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  • Resolved marikamitsos


    Hello Frank and thank you for your work.

    Reading your answers in various threads (as here or here) I get the feeling that using both at the same time, one will not benefit.

    At the moment we use Autoptimize in conjunction with WP-FastestCache.
    Do you think we would benefit adding Cloudflare in the game? If so, do oyu hae any suggestions on how (at least Autoptimize) we should configure a site?
    We are interested on a WordPress 4.4.1 single site with the latest Autoptimized v.2.0.0 and WP Fastest Cache v0.8.5.5

    thank you in advance,

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  • Plugin Author Frank Goossens


    Hi marikamitsos;
    Cloudflare does a lot of things actually; page cache (well, reversed proxy), CDN, rocket script (and possibly more).

    * CDN can be useful, even if the autoptimized scripts won’t use it, as it can offload e.g. images.
    * Cloudflare can conflict with AO, so proceed with care.
    * The page cache is what WP Fastest Cache does as well, but the advantage of CF would be that it can handle an avalanche of traffic better.

    hope this clarifies,

    Thread Starter marikamitsos


    Hello Frank and thank you for the quick reply,

    For the images we utilize photon (since we need to use Jetpack for the needed statistics).
    On the other hand we experience no more than a small bursts winder frost when it comes to traffic. πŸ™‚
    So for the moment I think we will just skip it.

    hope this clarifies,

    It most certainly does.

    Thanks again for clarifying the subject,

    PS: marking it as resolved

    I have disable all minification and caching. Both Autoptimize and WPRocket. No errors. Since it is not minified. Can you see the reason for it?

    Thanks in advance

    Wrong topic

    thanks Frank,

    Cloudflare can conflict with AO, so proceed with care

    If I just use CF for Firewall and HTML, CSS, JS using AO, and Image using Photon like marikamistos, is it the best setting ?

    Plugin Author Frank Goossens


    the main (and I think only) source of conflict would be cloudflare’s CSS/ JS minification & rocketloader. so you would be safe using CF for firewall & general offloading πŸ™‚

    thanks Frank!

    hello frank,

    I have installed autoptimizer on my website and as i am not much familiar with it. i have few questions if you could help me please.

    1. Remove query strings from static resources – I still find the error “Remove query strings from static resources” on my site test after i installed the plugin and i also tried “Remove query strings from static resources PLUGIN” but had minimum effect.

    2. Leverage browser caching – after installation of the plugin i still have very poor score on Leverage browser caching in google pagespeed and the issue is still active.

    3. CDN on CLOUDFLARE- i have recently activated my Cloudflare service and i am still unknown as how to configure it with autoptimize. i cannot install WP-FastestCache or w3 total cache as the site is hosted on “WORDPRESS POWERED GODADDY” and they dont allow these plugins to work so i opted for autoptimize.

    I am new to the working of wordpress and website end issues so please forgive me for asking me so many questions but i do need guidance so please help me for it.

    Thank you.

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