Tagged: minify W3TC genesis theme
May 5, 2015 at 4:09 am #150181
Last two weeks I am trying to optimally configure W3TC for my Outreach Pro Genesis theme.
Manually minify or auto minify, this is my to be or not to be question?
I have been looking for any information avaliable on internet concerning W3TC best settings for Genesis themes in a shared server but I havent found almost anything that helped me to get better loading page results.
My page speeds results are not bad but I think I could increase my performance by choosing best settings for this plugin.
I am basically concern on my mobile Pagespeed Insights results; 74/100. I have a couple of red warning concerning blocking scripts and I dont know how to deal with.
Does anyone knows how better configure W3TC minify for a Genesis theme?
By the way, my site: aitana.pl host in a typical apache shared server.http://www.aitana.pl
Thank you in advance
Fernando P.May 10, 2015 at 8:04 am #151457
I've found it hard to get a high score on the Google mobile page speed test also. Here is a post I recently read with some suggestions:
May 10, 2015 at 7:37 pm #151614
The best settings for W3TC depend very heavily on your hosting environment and any Op Cache / APC Caches / Zend / Etc - can you give more insight into your hosting environment? Who's the host and what options are available for your caching methods (is it just disk, or do you have memcached or opcache options)?
We're starting to move away from W3TC and looking to mod_pagespeed (on nginx) and HHVM for our performant sites.
In general, the process to work through for W3TC minify is to add each script / css to W3TC minify (manual, not auto) one by one. Flush any server caches, CDNs, etc and make sure nothing breaks. Then add another - it is a very time intensive and cumbersome task, but does gain results.
mod_pagespeed seems to handle much more gracefully and less likely to break sites - so that's why we're looking to possibly jump ship. Just need to nail our memcached / opcaches first. May end up with a combo of W3TC with memcached for db and opcache and mod_pagespeed for minify. Nging fast-cgi full page cache handles the rest.
Sorry if too detailed, but posting more detailed if others find this later or helpful.
May 11, 2015 at 4:13 am #151673
Thank you very much for your reply. Being honest I decided to implement GENESIS on my webs because I dont have enough knowledge of codding. I have been installing step by step different plugins (SEO by Yoast, NextGen gallery, Genesis simple social icons, itp.) and learning how to deal with them. Until W3TC, everything Ok. No high technology required
Regarding my hosting, I dont know what information could give you a clear idea of my hosting environment:
MySQL 5.0.92 – community-log
Cheap shared hosting because sites have not still too much traffic. I can attached information about PHP by mail, if you have a while you can have a quick look. I think it is just a disk without memcached or opcache options. As far as I dont increase my traffic I cannot afford a better hosting.
I will try to manually minify script/css by adding one by one in order to gain results as your advice.
Anyway, another question make me think if is W3TC really a good option for me as I installed a WP multisite. I read very different opinions about this matter on internet. Many people saying that it is not a good idea in wp multisite as settings are only referred to the recent site configured. Do you have any opinion about?
Once again, thanks a lot.May 11, 2015 at 5:15 am #151678
Thank you very much for your reply. I have carefully read this post but I don’t agree too much with the aproach. I think the less plugins the best. That is the reason why I am so interested in searching always the best plugin for the most important things. W3TC vs WP super cache? To be or not to be?
For example, regarding images I am working with Ewww image optimizer Cloud (previously I resized images with http://www.webresizer.com) with impressive results. At the post Brenda wrote that it was not worth to use it. But maybe she didn’t use it at the right time or maybe she was creating conflicts by installing and desinstalling s omany plugins.
Anyway, thanks for your reply.
What plugin are you using W3TC, Wp Super Cache, WP Score Booster,….
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