Better Resource Hints

Version: 1.1.3

Version : 1.1.3

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Better Resource Hints will make your WordPress site or application faster and generally more performant by intelligently leveraging resource hints lik …

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Better Resource Hints will make your WordPress site or application faster and generally more performant by intelligently leveraging resource hints like prefetch, preload, preconnect, and server push. As it stands, WordPress isn’t that bad about providing a base level of these hints. In fact, a basic, dedicated API has been shipped since version 4.6.. However, this functionality only scratches the service, providing only dns-prefetch tags out of the box, and there’s growing opportunity to take advantage of different hints as they are introduced and gain more browser support. Specifically, this plugin focuses on the following types of hints for your styles and JavaScript assets: Preconnecting – This hint is similar to “dns-prefetch,” but a beefier version. Instead of just resolving the DNS, the preconnect hint handles TLS negotiations and TCP handshakes, resulting in reduced page latency. Preloading – Preloading occurs when the browser is told it can start downloading an asset in the background early during page load, instead of waiting until the asset is explicitly called to start the process. This hint is most beneficial for assets loaded later on in the page, but are nonetheless essential to the page’s functionality. More often than not, this is a JavaScript file. Enabling this results in an overall faster load time, and quicker time to interactive. Prefetching – Prefetching assets is...

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  • Minimal impact on memory usage The memory usage of this plugin is less than the average memory usage of other plugins on WordPress.org + 200KB. Check FAQ for more.
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  • No PHP errors, warning, notices WP Hive automated test found no PHP error while activating this plugin on our server
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  • No Javascript issues WP Hive automated test found no JavaScrip error while activating this plugin on our server
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  • Latest PHP 7.2.16 compatible The latest version of the plugin is compatible with the latest PHP version
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  • Latest WordPress 5.2.4 compatible The latest version of the plugin is compatible with the latest PHP version
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  • Optimized database footprint The plugin creates less than 50 database tables
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  • No activation errors WP Hive automated test found no activation error while activating this plugin on our server
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  • No resource errors WP Hive automated test found no resource error/s while trying this plugin on our server
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  • Frequently updated The plugin was not updated at least once in the last 90 days
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  • The test sites are hosted on Apache/2 server and they are tested on PHP 7.2.16 & WordPress 5.2.4.
  • The database server is MySQL 8.0.15 and the default PHP memory limit is 256MB.
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About Better Resource Hints

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Better Resource Hints will make your WordPress site or application faster and generally more performant by intelligently leveraging resource hints like prefetch, preload, preconnect, and server push. As it stands, WordPress isn’t that bad about providing a base level of these hints. In fact, a basic, dedicated API has been shipped since version 4.6.. However, this functionality only scratches the....

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Memory Usage

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+ 0.05s
/(front page)
- 0.01s
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
+ 0.15s
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
+ 0.05s
/wp-admin/edit.php
+ 0.06s
/wp-admin/index.php
- 0.06s
/wp-admin/media-new.php
- 0.06s
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
+ 0.04s
/wp-admin/options-writing.php
+ 0.09s
/wp-admin/post-new.php
+ 0.01s
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
+ 0.13s
/wp-admin/upload.php
+ 0.21s
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+ 14.39KB
/ (front page)
- 5.62KB
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
+ 3.31KB
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
+ 3.44KB
/wp-admin/edit.php
+ 3.45KB
/wp-admin/index.php
+ 3.45KB
/wp-admin/media-new.php
+ 3.47KB
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
+ 3.5KB
/wp-admin/options-writing.php
- 8.23KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php
+ 5.43KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
+ 4.08KB
/wp-admin/upload.php
+ 3.5KB
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