Top 5 WordPress caching plugins of 2017

Top 5 WordPress caching plugins of 2017

Caching plugins save dynamically generated HTML files and serve them up the next time it is required. This bypasses the necessity to reload all the PHP scripts over and over on your WordPress website, making it a lot faster.
Now here we have put together a list of some of the best caching plugin for WordPress which can help to improve your website loading time.

This, in turn, will favor you to get better rankings on search engines. That being said, here are 5 WordPress plugins that can make your site faster and rank better in SERP.

WP Rocket

WP Rocket is a premium WordPress plugin designed to make your site faster in the simplest way possible. The selling point of the plugin is that it’s super easy to use and comes with a lot of useful features that just work right out of the box.

In the huge array of features that the plugin brings to the table, a few of the highlighted ones include cache preloading, browser caching, HTML, CSS, JavaScript minification and concatenation, GZIP compression, and even lazy loading options. The plugin can also seamlessly integrate with CloudFlare.

WOT Cache

WOT Cache is designed to make your site load faster and to subsequently improve conversion rates, generate more traffic, and increase user engagement. The plugin does what is needed to make sure that everything is optimized and doesn’t hamper loading time.

It can cache your pages which itself will cause an improvement in loading speeds. On top of this, you will get features like browser caching, HTML JavaScript and CSS minification, GZIP compression, image optimization, lazy loading and much more. There even are options to remove render blocking CSS and JavaScript as well as query strings.

W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache is a free WordPress plugin designed to boost user experience and improve page loading time. By default, everything works out of the box, but you also get 16 pages of settings to give you complete control over all of its features and functionalities.

Notable features of the plugin include GZIP compression, concatenation of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, support for CDN and much more. You also get full access to every type of caching, including database caching, browser caching, object caching, page caching, and so on.

WP Super Cache

WP Super Cache is another free plugin you can get from the WordPress repository. The plugin can generate static HTML files out of your dynamic WordPress blog and then cache it. For speeding up the loading time of your site, the plugin can use the mod_rewrite function to deliver static pages, serve static pages using PHP, or even use a legacy caching mode which can cache pages for users when they log in.

Besides all this, the plugin also offers other features including page compression and dynamic caching, caching for visitors on a mobile device, a scheduler that manages re-caching or deletion at given intervals, CDN support and much more.

WP Fastest Cache

WP Fastest Cache is somewhat similar to WP Super Cache and generates static HTML files based on your dynamic WordPress install, also using the mod_rewrite function. However, in terms of being easy to use, WP Fastest Cache is probably number one. If you are new to WordPress or don’t want to spend too much time on the technical aspect of things, then this will be an excellent plugin for you.

Noteworthy features include minification, GZIP compression and browser caching. There is also an added ability to combine JavaScript and CSS files together to reduce requests from the server.

In Conclusion

In this article, we have listed the top 5 players when it comes to caching your WordPress website. However, if we were to choose just one, then that might have been Wot Cache. It is a premium plugin, so you will have to invest a little, but you will get a lot of necessary features. Image optimization and lazy loading are some important features which themselves require the installation of other plugins. Getting those features along with caching, site compression, and removal of render blocking content will make your site much faster.

This is a guest post by Roi Ben.