GTmetrix for WordPress

Description

GTmetrix has created GTmetrix for WordPress – a WordPress plugin that actively keeps track of your WP install and sends you alerts if your site falls below certain criteria.

Run analyses, schedule reports on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, and receive alerts about the status of your site all from within your WordPress Admin!

Screenshots

  • Dashboard Widget
  • Tests Page
  • Settings Page
  • Video Analysis

Installation

  1. Upload gtmetrix-for-wordpress to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Click on the new menu item to enter your GTmetrix API details.

FAQ

How do I get a GTmetrix API account?

Go to GTmetrix.com and register. It’s free.

How can I get more API Credits?

You can purchase more API credits under the GTmetrix PRO tab on GTmetrix.com.

Only administrators can use the plugin. How can I grant access to other roles?

GTmetrix for WordPress creates a new capability called access_gtmetrix. Using a plugin such as Members or User Role Editor, you can assign this capability to any role.

Reviews

March 18, 2019
The GTmetrix for WordPress plugin is nothing but amazing, feature rich and well built. * Performs test of sites within WordPress * Features a dashbord widget showing latest results * Scheduled tests with email reports if speed falls below preferred level * A lot of tests in the free tier, with option to upgrade if managing a large number of sites. * Tested in WordPress 5.1 on two different hosts, 10+ sites - works perfectly. Highly recommended and certainly deserves a 5 star rating. Update: The last few days, the testing has been hanging uncompleted. No indication of what the cause is. Hoping for GT-metrix to respond the the support request. The "old way" of testing site directly on gtmetrix.com still works great 🙂
December 22, 2018
If this plugin supports multisite then the scheduling of reports seems off. On the second site the date is 1/1/1970 12:00am for the next report
January 25, 2017
Extremely detailed reports on page loads speed. Tells you how to improve performance of your sites. Shows you whats fast and whats slow. After making recommended tweaks using this plugin i went from a B grade to A grade.
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Contributors & Developers

“GTmetrix for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.4.4

  • Fixed compatibility issues with other plugins using the Services_WTF_Test class

0.4.3

  • Updated icons and letter grade images
  • Added fully loaded time for report preview
  • Fixed dashboard widget style
  • Fix Video widget

0.4.2

  • Fixed deprecated constructor call
  • Fixed letter grade generation bug
  • Added utm parameters to GTmetrix links
  • Made some responsive layout tweaks

0.4.1

  • Added caching to Latest News
  • Added error handling to Latest News
  • Added Twitter link
  • Updated Credits meta box content
  • Updated jQuery UI theme
  • Minor formatting changes
  • Some refactoring for efficiency

0.4

  • Added video functionality
  • Added page load time to test list
  • Added front page options to settings (for subdirectory installs)
  • Added reset function to settings
  • Added tooltips
  • Made toolbar link optional
  • Added pause control to scheduled events
  • Added automatic pausing on multiple failures of scheduled events
  • Replaced get_posts with WP_Query for efficiency
  • Removed some illogical Ajax calls
  • Forced front page check to http (to override FORCE_SSL_ADMIN)
  • Fixed trailing slash bug for front page tests
  • Fixed cascading deletes when scheduled items deleted
  • Replaced jQuery Tools with jQuery UI
  • Updated Services_WTF_Test.php
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Some refactoring for efficiency

0.3.4

  • Fixed notifications bug

0.3.3

  • Fixed notifications bug

0.3.2

  • Fixed meta box bug
  • Fixed issue causing low scores to display incorrect grades
  • Added function to translate API messages
  • Some refactoring for efficiency

0.3.1

  • Minor bug fix

0.3

  • Added access_gtmetrix capability
  • Fixed scheduling bug
  • Minor bug fixes

0.2.1

  • Minor bug fix

0.2

  • Added front-end widget
  • Replaced custom function with size_format()
  • Implemented caching of credit status
  • Updated Services_WTF_Test.php

0.1

  • Initial release