WordPress Speed & Performance Online Testing Tools

WordPress Speed and Optimization

So this post was initially created for myself, so I could remember all the really good and helpful testing tools. As it became a good resources I changed it a bit and and added more details to make it super useful for everyone.


When working on optimizations it is always good to know where you started and where you get to, that way you can measure the improvements and gains you have made.  Or perhaps can learn what not to change.


Below are the tools that I commonly use to get a before and after snapshot to see the improvements.


Here is a list of tools for Testing WordPress Speed, Performance and Code Optimization.


Pingdom Tools








This is a great tool and has a cool retest feature. To use this feature, copy the URL of your before or initial test, make your changes, run a 2nd GTMetrix test then click the compare button and paste the URL from your first test.  You are now presented a page where you can easily tell what changes have been made.

Pro Version

They also have a Pro Version. the pro version gets you priority in running your tests and can run from about $15/month to $150/month. When you pay money you can monitor more sites,


Google PageSpeed


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