These days, when we say, “Mobile Responsive,” we actually mean lightweight, easy to load and easy to run. Back in the old days, it meant making your website into a mobile website and all that nonsense. That is not the case anymore since all modern websites are responsive. However, you still want your responsive website to run quickly on a mobile device, so here are a few plugins to help make that happen.
2. WP Masters Plugins
The team at the WP Masters WordPress development company have done an amazing job creating plugins that make WordPress websites run more efficiently, more quickly, with more security and so forth. Rather than jumping onto the WordPress marketplace and finding a plugin that has 10% tools you need and 90% tools you will never use, instead, you use the WP masters plugins to pick and choose the functions you need for your website. You can tailor your website into one that runs quickly on any device.
3. Asset Clean-Up
Though this tool has its functions in cleaning up your website’s assets, its most valuable purpose is making a web page suitable for its intended use. For example, the functions and features you need on a page with a contact form is far different to the features and functions needed on a gallery page or an eCommerce shop page. This tool simply turns off and on the things you need for each page to make sure it runs more efficiently.
This plugin has a mixed reputation, but it works as a nice all-round package for people wanting to lower their website speeds and create more lightweight (mobile friendly) web pages. It has a mixed reputation because some of its tools work better than others. Nevertheless, it offers a wide range of tools that should help you optimize your website for mobile devices.
This is actually a great tool. It is just that it kinda sucks if you don’t pay, and yet you probably won’t use it all that much after paying. Either way, this tool helps you upload images at their correct size. It changes the images that are presented to your website and makes the right size for your website. This has the potential to save a lot of space and time. Just don’t abuse it. Remember that some of your images need to be very large, especially if they are works of art or are maps and such. If this tool’s paid features were free, then it would have topped this list.
They claim they are running a tool that helps you speed up your website, but in reality it is a caching plugin. It asks users if they would like to save your web pages to their mobile device. This is good if your website doesn’t need regular and live updates, in which case things can get a little trickier. Also, these sorts of tools are useless if your website isn’t the sort of website where people will hang around and re-visit the same pages over and over. Nevertheless, if you are looking for caching tools, along with a few others features to make your website more lightweight, then Hummingbird is a fair option.
This plugin is a little outdated these days since most websites are already responsive. However, this plugin’s underlying features and functions are still good for people wanting a faster and more efficient website. It still switches on and off the features needed to make your website run faster when it is on different devices. Plus, it gives you a little bit of control back with regards to what your mobile website shows and what your desktop website shows.