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Sebastian Moran

Using Statically CDN for Performance Gains

If you are looking for a free solid CDN option for your child sites then one of the best options out there is Statically. Statically is powered by Fastly, Cloudflare, BunnyCDN, CDN77 which means it has a higher number of PoPs that will be serving the site assets. Statically now has a plugin for WordPress which is very easy to setup. After you have installed and activated the Statically plugin you will need to go ahead and add your email address, site URL and then you will be able to generate an API key for the plugin. The plugin settings

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Using Flying Images Plugin to Improve Image Loading Time on Child Sites

Flying Images is a fairly recent plugin which by default will enable a lot of image-based gains for your child site. After you have installed and activated the plugin it will add a new sub-menu item under settings in wp-admin; Settings > Flying Images The tabs it will add are broken down as the following; Lazy load CDN Responsive Compression WebP The default lazy loading enabled is native and JavaScript. Native is only for supported browsers like Google Chrome at the moment. JavaScript will work in all browsers. The CDN which Flying Images provides at no cost is Statically.  Statically

Using Gumlet to Speed Up Your Child Site Images
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Sebastian Moran

Using Gumlet to Speed Up Your Child Site Images

Site image will be one of the heaviest assets on your child site. The easiest way to speed up a site is to have a CDN compress images when uploaded, and then have the CDN serve those site images for users of the site. One solid Image CDN which has an easy-to-use WordPress plugin is Gumlet. First, you will need to sign up for a Gumlet account. After you have signed and verified your account, you will need to setup your web folder source. The source for the web folder will be the site URL, without the trailing/at the end

How to use Cloudflare on your Child Sites
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How to use Cloudflare on Child Sites

Cloudflare is among the most solid CDNs out there and has a considerable amount of data centers. To utilize Cloudflare for your child site, you first need to change the domain’s DNS name servers to use the Cloudflare name servers. Now that your child site is using the Cloudflare name servers (which you can check from DNS Checker), the next step is to set DNS and enter the site domain. Cloudflare will show orange arrows for the domain in DNS, which means Cloudflare will be used. Cloudflare also has an option to check that the name servers are being used.

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