Above The Fold Optimization [DEPRECATED]
This plugin is deprecated. For the successor of this plugin, see WordPress WPO.
The Above The Fold optimization plugin was a plugin that introduced several new innovations to achieve a stable Google PageSpeed 100 score. In specific, it provided a async script capture solution to automatically proxify external scripts and stylesheets, an issue that was otherwise almost impossible to resolve for some scripts. In 2014-2015 it was of high value.
The original author of the plugin, optimalisatie, ran a small freelance White Hat SEO agency in The Netherlands to fund innovation projects.
For the purpose of freelance website performance optimization services, a custom optimization plugin was created that was later shared publicly as Above The Fold Optimization.
The plugin was published using the company PageSpeed.pro.
The plugin started as a quickly setup boilerplate plugin and based on user feedback it became more mature over time. It grew to 20.000 users.
In 2016 a Goo.gl short-link was placed in the browser console. It received over 218,000 clicks from developers so it is evident that the plugin was in use on many websites.
Based on user demand, a new project was started for advanced optimization. The new plugins have a multi-plugin format and are available for free via Github https://github.com/o10n-x/