Your WordPress, Streamlined.
After a lot of research and moments of angst and trepidation.... I downloaded and installed Jetpack.
I read many horror stories from the past but apparently things have been worked on and improved.
I am starting an insurance agency so funds are tight and I can't afford big cdn's like Max CDN.
While I'm not a developer, I am an ex IT admin so I know the importance of page speed for google and bing placement.
I had been experiencing page speed average of between 4.95 second up to 13 seconds. I just had too many requests.
I found out about Cloudflare and their free CDN and free SSL served from the CDN to the client page....
I got that working after about a month of trial and error.
I then installed W3 Total Cache and between the two that knocked my page speed tests down to about 4.25 but I was still averaging between 60-90 requests.
I took a chance and installed jetpack just for the Photon image "CDN" and now I'm finally at fantastic load times. Page Speed and Yslow have been averaging around 1.75 seconds and on pingdom I've been tested as low as 850ms.
I don't have a huge website footprint like Facebook or Yahoo or ESP, but it's fairly large but now I'm down to 28-3 requests and at 850ms, Pingdom says I'm testing faster than 97% of their tested sites. I can't complain about that I don't think. Now I just need to spend a little bit of money for Google/Bing and Yahoo adds and finish my yelp and Merchant Circle and Facebook pages and I might just start getting somewhere.
I'm happy happy happy.
Oh and just an update... I've been running Cloudflare minify and rocketloader for 2 days now and Photon is holding strong. It would seem that you guys have been doing a lot of work in the last year or two!!!!!
Thank you very much folks!
I struggled a little when I moved my site from wordpress.com - missed a lot of features. So thank you for this. Especially like the stats, as a quick alternative to more in-depth external options.
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I like it and absolutely free plugin, nice plugin for my website.
WordPress Stats makes the most popular metrics easy to understand through a clear and attractive interface, makes it easier to see traffic website.
Just installed JetPack on my home security site, and I must say - it's amazing. This will be one of the first plugins I install for my future wordpress installations.
Huge amount of goodies in one plugin, why wouldn't you want to use it!
I use this on a lot of my sites simply for the easy social sharing. Haven't had too much time to play around with the other features, but even if you use it for publicize alone I think it's worth it. Never caused an issue with any other plugins I've used.
One of the best and well documented plugins that I ever used.
An excellent plugin! Works fine with wordpress 4.1.
Thank you again for your work.
Real all in one plugin ever seen
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