Here is a list of all the plugins and things I’ve used on this WordPress site to make it run faster than the default installation.
Above The Fold Optimization – used for loading in the critical CSS first.
Google Tag Manager For WordPress – I use this to load in my tracking scripts like Google Analytics. It’s the one plugin that isn’t on this site to improve performance.
GZip Ninja Speed Compression – a really bad plugin name, but it does a great job of making sure my text based files are delivered optimally.
WP Htaccess Editor – a way to modify your .htaccess file in a relatively safe way.
WP Smush – optimise any images that I upload through WordPress to make them as small in file size as possible.
WP Super Cache – a performance plugin that allows me to easily configure a CDN and other tweaks to speed things up.
And of course, the theme for this site: Frank.
I’ll be keeping this page up to date as I add other plugins or even take them off.