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[resolved] Please update docs (6 posts)

  1. fireproofsocks
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    How are you supposed to launch the scan? Please include this information in the docs, e.g. right after the perfunctory "How to install" and on the FAQ page. I know GoDaddy isn't known for intuitive UI/UX on their sites, but it's sad if you've spent all this time developing a potentially useful plugin but you don't bother to tell anyone how to use it. I don't see any errors in my PHP logs, and Firebug isn't complaining about anything... the plugin is enabled and happily doing nothing from what I can tell. If you've got any pointers, I'd strongly recommend putting them in the docs so others might benefit from the plugin.

    Version 1.2.0 of the plugin on WordPress 3.3.2

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/p3-profiler/

  2. Kurt Payne
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you see a "Start Scan" button?

    If not, there may be a conflict. Some themes/plugins include an older version of jQuery UI (1.7 or older) that conflicts with jQuery 1.8 that ships with WordPress and the UI is rendered incorrectly.

    There should also be a help page:

    How do I use this?
    Simply click "Start Scan" to run an automated scan of your site. The scanner generates some traffic on your site and monitors your site's performance on the server, then shows you the results. With this information, you can decide what action to take.

    What do I do with these results?
    If your site loads in an acceptable time (usually < 0.5 seconds), you might consider other explanation for sluggish loading. For example, loading large images, large videos, or a lot of content can cause slowness. Tools like webpagetest.org, Firebug, Pingdom tools, or Safari Developer Tools or Chrome Developer Tools can show you a connection breakdown of your site's content.

  3. fireproofsocks
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Almost, but not quite: on what page should the START SCAN button appear? On my homepage? Inside some page in the manager? Where is the help page? I didn't see it anywhere. Details details details...

  4. Kurt Payne
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    P3 is located under Tools -> P3 Plugin Profiler

  5. fireproofsocks
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks. Probably best to reference that in the docs.

  6. Kurt Payne
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you for your feedback. The FAQ now includes this item:

    I installed P3, what now?
    Open the Tools menu, then open P3 Plugin Profiler then click Scan Now.

    The new version (1.3.0) also includes a "Scan Now" link on the plugin table list.

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