Wp Rocket Review: Worth for Core Web Vitals & Pagespeed

Updated on January 11, 2023 | By

Wp Rocket has been a long-standing WordPress plugin with immense technical documentation, covering almost any issue that you might find when using it on WordPress, and Wp Rocket has worked making it compatible with also almost any popular WordPress plugin and themes.

Wp Rocket has also a large development community on Github, covering the most edge issues from WordPress users.

Another advantage of WP Rocket over its opponents might be its UI and UX, which makes it possible even for non-developers to optimize their websites.

What is Wp Rocket and its Features

Wp Rocket has released lots of new features to help improve the Core Web Vitals in WordPress, including new features like ‘remove unused CSS’ and updating the delay Javascript feature, which now delays all javascript but not essential ones by default.

Wpalpha has a complete and beginner-friendly guide on improving your Core Web Vitals with Wp Rocket: How to setup Wp Rocket and Best Settings for Core Web Vitals

These news features have a key function in improving Core Web Vitals even on bloated plugins such as Elementor and other website builders. Wp Rocket also offers beginner-friendly features to improve Web Vitals or your backend(database).

  • Tools to improve Core Web Vitals LCP
  • Tools to improve Core Web Vitals CLS (Filters to Critical CSS and RUCSS)
  • Delay JS until user-interaction
  • Critical CSS
  • Cloudflare integration
  • Database Optimization
  • Lazyload
  • HTML/CSS/JS minification & compression
  • DNS prefetching, preloading
  • Remove unused CSS
  • CDN (Rocket CDN $8/month)
  • Image Optimization + WebP (Imagify $10/mo)

Pricing

The yearly pricing on Wp Rocket plans are:

  • WP Rocket 1 website license: $59
  • WP Rocket 3 websites license: $119
  • WP Rocket Unlimited website license: $299

Speed Test and Core Web Vitals Results

According to a recent report from httparchive.org, Wp Rocket ranks in the top 2 among other WordPress cache plugins on mobile and desktop Core Web Vitals field data.

The Core Web Vitals Technology report uses field data to get Core Web Vitals metrics and display the number of passing pages with “Good” CWV metrics per technology. Field data is the one used by Google in the ranking algorithm.

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Nitropack ranks below Wp Rocket on CLS for mobile, even as Nitropack has a built-in CDN. While choosing an option for improving your Core Web Vitals, have in mind that Nitropack may lack features to improve CLS.

Autoptimize vs Wp Rocket

WP Rocket has quite a lot more features than Autoptimize, including Remove Unused CSS, Critical CSS, and Delay Unused Javascript. You can complement missing features from Autoptimize using free, compatible plugins, such as Wp Meteor.

Wp Rocket vs Cloudflare

Wp Rocket and Cloudflare can be used together, consider using Wp Rocket’s recommended settings for better results. For Cloudflare APO, you will need to clean the cache also on the Cloudflare dashboard as it doesn’t have direct integration with its cache.

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