• I’ve very happy with Hummingbird and I recommend it. I got a good increase in overall speed. I like that you can select individual CSS or JavaScript components and combine them and move them to the end of the page. Very nice for the landing page where many components are not needed at all.

    However it’s a little thin in the caching options (at least the free version) so I use WP Rocket as well and let it control the caching.

    Hummingbird combined with WP Rocket has given me a nice performance boost. I can still do more with Hummingbird because there are a lot of detailed options.

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  • Plugin Support anitandilyan

    (@anitandilyan)

    Hey @jamesprw

    Thank you very much for the kind words. Good to know that Hummingbird helped to boost your site speed. šŸ™‚
    Can you please let us know which Caching (Page caching, Browser caching) features you are using in WP Rocket that Hummingbird doesn’t have?.

    Regards,
    Ani

    Thread Starter jamesprw

    (@jamesprw)

    WP Rocket has a lot of settings I like, but regarding caching specifically:

    The ability to specifically not cache certain pages like login/logout. It also automatically prevents caching on WooCommerce cart, checkout, and MyAccount pages.
    Also Being able to pre-load the cache.

    Mostly, having it automatically take care of preventing caching on WooCommerce pages is probably the biggest thing I like.

    That being said, as I look more closely at the Hummingbird options it can do more than I’m currently using and I would love to have just one optimization plugin instead of managing two. If you could give more custom control over elements that should not be cached (especially integration with WooCommerce) I’d be tempted to go to the Pro version.

    Keep me informed (or tell me what I’m missing regarding WooCommerce in the current available version) and we can go from there.

    Thanks

    Best Wishes

    Plugin Author Anton Vanyukov

    (@vanyukov)

    Hi @jamesprw,

    I’ll try to answer all your questions šŸ™‚

    The ability to specifically not cache certain pages like login/logout. It also automatically prevents caching on WooCommerce cart, checkout, and MyAccount pages.

    By default Hummingbird will not cache any WooCommerce pages that have user data: cart, checkout, account pages. Also, all WooCommerce cookies are excluded by default. So if you have a cart widget on some pages and a user added something to their cart, those pages will stay uncached.

    Also Being able to pre-load the cache.

    Hummingbird allows preloading the home page and any page that has been updated. We’ve tested full site preloading, and it was causing server performance issues, so that feature was pulled out for maximum compatibility.

    Mostly, having it automatically take care of preventing caching on WooCommerce pages is probably the biggest thing I like.

    All this is auto handled by Hummingbird. You should not need to worry about caching and WooCommerce. We haven’t had any reports of incompatibility yet. But if you do encounter any issues, please let us know, and it will be fixed ASAP.

    If you could give more custom control over elements that should not be cached (especially integration with WooCommerce) Iā€™d be tempted to go to the Pro version.

    On top of all that I’ve said above, you can fine-tune Hummingbird to exclude specific pages, pages with cookies or based on user agents. Plus we do not limit the functionality of page caching in the free version.

    Best regards,
    Anton

    Thread Starter jamesprw

    (@jamesprw)

    Thank you for all the answers. I am already using the Pro version. I’ll consider adding specific pages (checkout, My Account, etc). as specific exclusions so I’m sure the will be excluded from caching.

    Best Wishes

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