Add Expires Headers


Plugin will improve your website loading speed by caching various types of static files in browser of User. It is light weight plugin but its impact on page loading speed in very crucial and easy noticeable.


1) Reduce page loading time of website.

2) Improve user experience as page loads very quickly than before.

3) Decrease total data-size of page.

4) Larger band of predefined file types are covered so it will increase bandwidth of files which can have expiry headers.

Pro Features

1) Ability to add expires headers to External Resources

2) Adding new file types for adding expires headers

3) Refresh cache periodically

4) Unset Entity Tags

5) HTTP(Gzip) compression

6) Prevent Specific files from caching

7) Removing version info from files


For Plugin documentation, please refer our plugin website.


1) Make sure that the „mod_expires” module is enabled on your website hosting server.

2) It is necessary to have read/write permission of .htaccess file to plugin. If not then update file permissions accordingly.

3) check status page of plugin for more info.


To use this plugin do the following:

1) Firstly activate Plugin.

2) Go to plugin settings page.

3) Check Files types you want to have expires headers and also add respective expires days for mime type using input box and make sure you enable respective mime type,for which group of files you want to add expires headers.

4) Once you hit „submit” button all options you selected in settings page saved database of website and accordingly .htaccess file will updated and add expires headers for respective selected files.

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  • Plugin Settings


1) Deactivate and uninstall any other expires headers plugin you may be using.

2) Login as an administrator to your WordPress Admin account. Using the “Add New” menu option under the “Plugins” section of the navigation, you can either search for: „add expires headers” or if you’ve downloaded the plugin already, click the “Upload” link, find the .zip file you download and then click “Install Now”. Or you can unzip and FTP upload the plugin to your plugins directory (wp-content/plugins/).

3) Activate the plugin through the „Plugins” menu in the WordPress administration panel.

Întrebări frecvente

Does this plugin have custom expiry time for different resources?

Yes base on Mime Type you can have different expiry time.

Does this plugin help in gzip compression of output html?

No, But if you upgrade to pro verion you will have facility for same.

Can we add custom file types for adding expires headers?

No, But with upgrade you can have facility to add custom file types.


3 iulie 2020
I have been using this plugin from intial release and it is very helpful so far increasing speed and score of my website.
18 iunie 2020
Plugin solved my onsite resources have expires headers. But still have third party resources on gtmetrix score showing not fixed but i think as noted pro plugin will fix that. I will going to try that. Thanks!
13 mai 2020
After installing this, I noticed that I could not open Settings on any plugins. Then I could not edit any of my articles; it just sent me to the Dashboard. I uninstalled it and now everything works fine again, so there ya go. Also, it made no difference in my GT Metrics score. I might have need to configure it, but since I couldn't open the settings, makes no difference.
14 aprilie 2020
Please don't download this plugin. It crash my website and it can't fix any more.
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Contributori și dezvoltatori

„Add Expires Headers” este un software open-source. La acest modul au contribuit următoarele persoane.


Istoric modificări


Initial Version of Plugin


Added Activation and Deactivation hooks.
Added Settings link on plugins page.


Adding functionality to disable Etags.


Basic feature for adding expires headers for pre define file types
Ability to have Pro-Version


Adding functionality for caching and adding expires headers to External resources
Added Plugin compatibility status page
Added more file formats