If you’re like me, you probably have at least one WordPress site with at least 5 plugins. Honestly, I have about ten different WordPress sites. Some of them have over 10 plugins. While all this functionality is great, it comes at a cost!
The problem is we can’t really do that with a WordPress site because we can’t control the CSS and JS that plugins use. They update frequently so it would not be a good idea to copy the contents and paste them into your giant concatenated file.
Fortunately, as is usually the case, there is a great free plugin available to do just that for us! It’ll check all your plugins, take the up to date CSS and JS and stick it all in one minified concatenated bundle!
Check out the difference having done nothing but install Better WordPress Minify.
Before (54 Requests)
After (36 Requests)
I think that’s a pretty great win for just installing one plugin!
Go out, download Better WordPress Minify and speed up your site!