WordPress announced an official plugin that helps speed up websites. Publishers can test the new beta features and offer feedback The Performance Lab plugin provides access to improvements to WordPress that are designed to help publishers speed up their websites and also to diagnose issues that may be slowing their websites down.
Performance Lab Plugin Modules
The new Performance Lab plugin has four modules.
The four plugin modules are:
- WebP Uploads
Converts newly uploaded JPEG files to the faster WebP format. The functionality is dependent on server support for WebP.
- WebP Support
This is a site health module that checks to see if the server supports WebP and shows a warning if WebP is not supported.
- Persistent Object Cache Health Check
A site health check module that may suggest the use of object caching. Object caching is a way to speed up the amount of time it takes for the site to respond, helps reduce the database load and speeds up the website for site visitors.
- Audit Enqueued Assets (experimental)