Fast Backend


Do you think the WordPress backend is too slow? Good news, this plugin will improve the speed of your WordPress Admin backend by some efficient tweaks.

  • Native Lazy Loading of Images in the backend
  • Reduced WordPress Heartbeat
  • Less autosaving of posts
  • Loading of plugin stylesheets in the footer

“Fast Backend” will only have affects to the Admin area of WordPress and won’t have any impact on your theme.

Native Lazy Loading of Images

The plugin adds loading=”lazy” attributes to images if missing to take advantage of native lazy loading.

Reduced WordPress Heartbeat

Usually the WordPress heartbeat is every 15 seconds. The plugin extends the time period to 45 seconds.

Autosaving every 2 minutes

Instead of autosaving posts every 60 seconds, we’ll do this only every 120 seconds.

Loading of plugin stylesheets in the footer

The plugin moves plugin stylesheets to the bottom of the page to prevent them to block rendering.


Upload the the plugin, activate it, and you’re done. Congrats, your backend will be faster!


Do I need to configure anything?

No. “Fast Backend” is very lightweight. It has no settings, just activate it and it works immediately.


April 12, 2021
Does what it says, and does not have unnecessary features. Follows the traditional decisions not options philosophy. Pity more plugins are not lik
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  • Added: Loading of plugin stylesheets in the footer
  • Fixed: Prevent multiple loading attributes for images


  • No lazy loading when creating new post


  • Disabled native Lazy Loading in Gutenberg Editor


  • Improved Lazy Loading in Media Library


  • Initial release.
  • Native Lazy Loading of Images
  • Reduced Heartbeat
  • Less Autosaving