Gzip compression wordpress

Gzip compression can be enabled in WordPress. There are several ways to enable gzip compression in WordPress. Gzip compression reduces 60-70% of the page size.

Enable gzip compress using WordPress plugins

 

1. WP Super Cache

WP Super Cache can be used for gzip compression wordpress. It has a feature in “Advanced” tab from where compression can be enabled.

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2. W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache is another wordpress plugin which can work for gzip compression. gzip compression via W3 Total Cache in the following way. Open performance > Browser Cache, and then check 

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Enable gzip compression through htaccess

There is another way other than plugins to enable gzip compression. gzip compression can be enabled using htaccess file by adding the following code into htaccess file.

 

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Gzip Compression htaccess

Compression is important in a sense that compressed pages take less time to load. Most of the sites enable gzip compression because it compresses around 60 to 70 percent. Thus lesser bandwidth is required to download pages. It is also good for SEO because it reduces the response time.

 

How to enable Gzip compression

In order to optimize you website, gzip compression can be enabled by adding following code in .htaccess file.

 

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