Wp Optimize vs Wp Rocket: What is the best cache plugin?

wp optimize vs wp rocket

Wp Optimize and Wp Rocket are plugin solutions aiming at Wordpress Pagespeed and Core Web Vitals Optimization. What is the best solution for improving your Wordpress website speed and who has the best price?

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Wp Rocket is well-known for its user-friendly interface. Anyone can optimize their site with Wp Rocket(to a certain degree).

Wp Optimize is a plugin that got left behind. Wp Rocket is years in development and features ahead.

FunctionalityWp OptimizeWp Rocket
Improves LCP✔️✔️
Improves CLS1 feature
Delay JS✔️
Built-in CDN❌ (Use Bunny CDN)❌ (Use Bunny CDN)
Critical CSS✔️
Cloudflare APO integration✔️
Database Optimization✔️✔️
Lazyload + Image Optim. + WebP✔️❌(Use Imagify $10/mo)
Remove unused CSS✔️
LCP: Fetch Priority + Invidual Preload
Plugin Integration +116

Wp Rocket has way better speed results compared to Wp Optimize.

Wp Rocket recently launched many features not available on Wp Optimize including Remove Unused CSS, Critical CSS, and Delay Unused Javascript. These Wp Rocket features are essential for Wordpress Core Web Vitals optimization.

Wp Rocket also has plenty of integrations, between plugins and popular themes.

The pricing of each product is as follows:

Wp Rocket

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Leader in the cache performance, Wp Rocket has many new features released to help improve Core Web Vitals, including removing unused CSS and delaying all Javascript but not essential ones by default:

  • Delay Javascript until user interaction
  • Critical CSS
  • WebP Integration
  • Cloudflare integration
  • Database Optimization
  • HTML/CSS/JS minification & compression
  • DNS prefetching, preloading
  • Remove unused CSS
  • Lazyload
  • For CDN: Bunny
  • For Image Optimization: Imagify $10/month

Wp Optimize

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Wp Optimize is a plugin alternative to free cache plugins, and also a strong competitor for paid WordPress performance and cache plugins.

On the free version, Wp Optimize offers unique features that directly improve the Pagespeed such as loading css asynchronously and better Google fonts/Font Awesome loading, alongside so popular as CSS/JS minification, combination, and others.

It also offers Mobile-specific cache, Database Optimization, and Image Optimization which are features most seen on paid cache/performance plugins, on the free version.

Wp Optimize Premium main features:

  • Run CSS Asynchronously
  • Lazyload
  • Cloudflare integration
  • Database Optimization
  • Image Optimization
  • CDN Integration (Partial)
  • For Delay JS until user interaction, use Flying Scripts

Some extra features of Wp Optimize Premium are Multisite support, Multilingual and multi-currency compatible caching, Geolocation, and tax country for WooCommerce stores.

The pricing (1-year) on Wp Optimize would be as follows:

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