How to speed up a WordPress website?

WordPress is an incredibly popular platform for building websites, but it can be quite slow, especially when you have a lot of plugins and customizations.

Slow page load times can negatively impact your site’s user experience and SEO rankings.

Fortunately, there are many ways to speed up your WordPress website, and one of the most effective ways is to use the WPMeteor plugin.

So far I have tried a lot of different plugins that are used to speed up WordPress sites and I have to admit that many of them worked poorly or simply did not do what they were supposed to do.

speed up a wordpress website WP meteor logo

I came across WP Meteor quite by accident, when I was working on a page in Elementor and the speed for mobile devices was only 19%.

After I turned on the plugin the speed jumped to 75% which was simply amazing.

You can download WP Meteor from the WordPress plugin folder.

Wp meteor download folder

How does WP Meteor work?

WP Meteor eliminates render-blocking Javascript.

It can be said that he “rearranges” certain elements on the page and places the first ones that serve to display the page.

This gives a 2x-5x increase in page load speed, as well as in relevant Google page speed metrics.

Defining settings

After you download, install and start WP Meteor you will need to define 3 types of settings.

Don’t worry because the setup is not complicated.

Settings panel

In this panel, you will be able to specify four options:

  • LCP optimization only
  • One second delay
  • Two seconds delay
  • Delay until the first interaction
wp meteor Settings1

You will choose Delay until the first interaction if you want the greatest acceleration, and if you have certain problems and the page loads incorrectly, then you will choose LCP optimization only.

You can also experiment with other options to see which one works best for you.

Elementor panel

You will use the third panel called Elementor if you are using the Elementor page builder.

WP meteor Elementor settings

Of course, after changing the settings, you must press the Save Changes button to save the settings.

Exclusions panel

We have left this panel for last because it needs additional explanation.

Here we will define the scripts for which we do not want the program to accelerate.

wp meteor Exclusions

For example, when the highest acceleration –Delay until the first interaction is set in the settings, it may happen that Google Analytics does not record the visitor.

To prevent this from happening, we will exclude analytics scripts from acceleration.

We will write them in the provided window (ga and gtag in the picture) and mark Exclude scripts matching regexp from optimization.

If you have problems with loading, for example, contact forms, then we simply exclude the Javascript they use from acceleration.

An example of acceleration

Here I also give you an acceleration test measured by Page Speed ​​Insights for one of my websites.

WP Meteor disabled

The speed is 86% for mobile devices and 92% for desktops.

webpage speed without wp meteor

WP Meteor enabled

The speed is 95% for mobile devices and 100% for desktops.

webpage speed with wp meteor


WP Meteor is a really good accelerator for WordPress websites

and for now, it’s free.

But I have to mention that depending on themes and plugins it might not work well for someone.

It can also work together with many plugins with a similar purpose:

  • Autoptimize
  • WP Rocket
  • WP Total Cache
  • WP Super Cache
  • LiteSpeed Cache

WP Meteor is not compatible with Nitropack.

I hope that this simple method will help you to speed up a WordPress Website.

You can read more on the author’s website.

Soon, new interesting additions and themes in the WordPress category.

Until then, best regards.

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5 months ago

Can I use that metod on Elementor? Thanks.