Your WordPress, Streamlined.
Nice boost to wp possibilities.
Lots of useful features. Some of them should definitely go into the main WordPress code!
I don't like it. It slows the site down considerably. Updates take forever, sometimes even stalling completely, leaving you with a blank page and nowhere to go. It's bloatware.
Who needs every possible functions in one singe plugin?
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!
Kudos for the outstanding plugin. Very friendly language.
The only annoying thing is having to click the "full features" button to configure them.
Makes turning off multiple features a bit longer than it needs to but otherwise, does as advertised.
I'm not a huge fan of all the modules but I don't use them all. That's one of the reasons I like this plugin. I don't have to use everything. I have a choice! I'm sure somebody will and does use everything and to those that do: awesome!
I've used this plugin as a learning reference when it comes to plugin development and believe it or not, my PHP chops as well. Yes, I learned a lot from looking at the code and how it's utilized.
In all it's a great plugin to use and learn from.
Wonders if James will actually read this
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.
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