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What do you think about WP Rocket?

Discussion in 'Blogs & CMS usage' started by Jon Snow, Nov 1, 2021.

  1. Jon Snow

    Jon Snow Active Member

    Jun 30, 2017
    Local Time:
    4:03 PM
    Nginx 1.13.9
    MariaDB 10.1.31
    I'm considering getting WP Rocket in the future. Has anyone had good experience with the plugin on your Wordpress websites on a Centminmod server and how does it match up with the other caching plugins like WP Super Cache?

    Last edited: Nov 1, 2021
  2. buik

    buik “The best traveler is one without a camera.”

    Apr 29, 2016
    Local Time:
    9:03 PM
    Old skool user here.

    Am not a fan of plugins with non hard-code, temporary optimization and lots of fancy pants marketing fuss. Where you don't know exactly what the plugin has optimized. With possible compatibility issues as a result.

    Based on this recent WP Rocket review you can easily hard-code optimize, do this yourself.

    - Combine Javascripts if possible
    - Combine CSS stylefiles if possible
    - Cleanup your code and remove unnecessary stuff
    - Minify JavaScript
    - Minify CSS
    - Optimize images
    - If used, minify static HTML
    - Cache pages and static assets with Centminmod- Nginx cache or Nginx Redis cache
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2021
  3. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

    May 24, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    Local Time:
    6:03 AM
    Nginx 1.25.x
    MariaDB 10.x
    I don't bother, Centmin Mod Wordpress auto installer plugins and cache are usually enough.
  4. mrkip

    mrkip New Member

    Jan 29, 2019
    Local Time:
    8:03 PM
    I use it on a couple of websites and have done for a few years now. It's been very problem-free. Only had one update bork a website with an auto-update a few years ago. And WP rocket allows you to revert to prior updates, so it was trivial to fix.
    I find it tends to work better with heavier and more bloated WP sites. And it really works well with Woocommerce sites and membership sites because it can cache logged in users.
    Just make sure to follow the instructions in this thread to get the most out of it when it's used with Nginx and CM.
    Black Friday is coming up, so you'll probably be able to get a discount on a licence and have a play with it