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Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using Speed Booster Pack Plugin to Improve Your Child Site Performance

WordPress will try to load a number of additional requests, which in most cases are needed, such as emojis and dashicons. There is an easy to use a plugin called Speed Booster Pack, which can be installed on all connected child sites. The settings can be enabled using the MainWP Bulk Settings Manager extension. You can use this key to save the settings in Speed Booster Pack to all child sites where it has been installed and activated. If you have used WP Disable or Perfmatters plugins in the past, the Speed Booster Pack plugin is similar. After you have

Using Gumlet to Speed Up Your Child Site Images
Tips & Tricks
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

Using the Better Speed Plugin to Reduce WordPress Core Request Files
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the Better Speed Plugin to Reduce WordPress Core Request Files

WordPress (by default) will load a number of assets on the front-end of your Child Site, which will slow it down by adding a number of requests for features you may not be using. Some of the requests that WordPress core adds on load include emojis, embeds, dashicons, jQuery migrate, XML-RPC, pingbacks, generator tag, short link, Windows live writer manifest tag, and the RSD generator. There is an easy-to-use plugin called Better Speed, which will allow you to disable those assets from loading on the front-end of your site. After you have installed and activated the plugin it will add

WordPress Optimization
MainWP Updates
Sebastian Moran

How we made the MainWP site fast!

Why is the hosting so import? The MainWP site is hosted on Cloudways using Vultr for the infrastructure data center server. Without solid hosting, no matter the amount of site optimization is going to improve being hosted on subpar servers. After hosting, where to start? This is what the MainWP site was loading in GTMetrix results before the site was optimized for performance. Here is what the MainWP site is loading in after the site was optimized. You can not improve the load time performance of the site without having a benchmark to work from. GTmetrix and WebPageTest are both solid options

MainWP How To's
Sebastian Moran

WooCommerce Store Speed How to Improve and Manage from Your MainWP Dashboard

WooCommerce powers over 30% of all online e-commerce stores, but when used on stores, it can cause performance issues if you are not aware of how to improve the load times and optimize the performance. A number of optimization changes to your child sites which are using WooCommerce can easily be made from your MainWP Dashboard site. Cart Fragments If you speed test a site using GTmetrix or WebPageTest, the slowest request you will notice in the store waterfall will be for cart fragments. WooCommerce cart fragments request would be for example, if you have a mini cart in the

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