Install and Set the MainWP Page Speed Extension

Installation of the MainWP Page Speed Extension requires two important steps:

  • Installing the Extension itself on your MainWP Dashboard site
  • Installing the Google Page Speed Insights for WordPress plugin on Child Sites

Installing the Extension

The MainWP Page Speed Checker Extension needs to be installed only on your MainWP Dashboard site. You can install it as any other MainWP Extension.

Installing the Plugin

For the proper use of the MainWP Page Speed Extension, you need to install the Google Page Speed Insights for WordPress Plugin on your child sites.

Install from MainWP Dashboard

  1. Login into your MainWP Dashboard
  2. Go to the MainWP > Plugins > Install page
  3. In the Search field, enter the plugin name (Google Page Speed Insights for WordPress )
  4. Press enter on your keyboard
  5. After the search results appear, locate the plugin
  6. Select the Install this Plugin option
  7. Select your child sites
  8. In the Installation Options box, make sure that the Activate after installation option is selected
  9. Click the Button to complete the installation
For additional help with installing WordPress plugins from the MainWP Dashboard, please review this help document.
In rare cases, the Google Page Speed Insights for WordPress plugin fails to create necessary tables in child site database and it never starts generating reports, so it is highly recommended to check child sites and see if there is an error message displayed in WP Admin section. If yes, it’s required to deactivate the plugin and re-activate it again.

Install directly on Child Site

  1. Login into your child site
  2. Go to the WP > Plugins > Add New page
  3. In the Search field, enter the plugin name (Google Page Speed Insights for WordPress)
  4. After the search results appear, locate the plugin
  5. Click the Install button
  6. Click the Activate button
For additional help with installing WordPress plugins, please review this help document.

Important Note

After installing the Google Page Speed Insights for WordPress plugin, it is required to Synchronize your sites so your MainWP Dashboard becomes aware that the plugin has been installed and activated.