The Automattic’s Jetpack plugin is undoubtedly popular, yet it bloated by tons of features to behave like a Swiss knife plugin. However, you probably don’t use all of them.
I notice Jetpack is slowing down my site and consumes huge amount of CPU resources on my server. However, I can’t remove this plugin since it serves some quite useful features.
Turns out, Jetpack is made out of different modules that you can deactivate. This hack could improve site speed and reduce server usage.
If you still want to keep Jetpack but don’t want to sacrifice the site’s performance, this is a great tutorial for you!
How to stop Jetpack slowing down WordPress
NOTE: Make sure you understand modules you want to disable. Each site may have a different module configuration. You can always reactivate the modules if something goes wrong. Please click on the module name to learn more about its functionality.
Jetpack is just one of many probable factors that could slow down your site. If deactivating modules still did not give a difference, removing the plugin altogether may be the answer.
One example from Rob Watson shows a significant speed improvement after removing Jetpack. He also recommends some replacements if you no longer using Jetpack. Check it out on his page! Your WordPress site may have a similar case.
So, that’s how you can make Jetpack lighter. What do you feel about that? Do you notice any improvement?