Last update 10 Novemberra 2021, Adamovic SEO

We will deal with this article WP Rocket Plugin do CMS WordPress. We will go through all its available functions and show you optimal settings for your site.

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Content

  1. What is WP Rocket?
  2. WP Rocket in stock
  3. How to increase the speed of your site in less than 15 minutes
  4. WP Rocket, how much does it cost?
  5. WP Rocket and its features
  6. Why use WP Rocket instead of a free cashing plugin?
  7. What are the benefits of WP Rocket?
  8. What are the disadvantages of WP Rocket?
  9. WP Rocket - evaluation
  10. Summary

What is WP Rocket?

WP Rocket is caching add-on specially created for WordPress. WP Rocket successfully launched in 2013 to solve the problem of slow loading websites and it was a revolutionary solution.

Easy-to-use interface, minimal setup and great support have quickly built the market leader.

Today WP Rocket It runs more than 900 websites and continues to evolve as one of the leading accessories for caching for WordPress.

WP Rocket in stock

Instead of talking endlessly about how good WP Rocket is - we want to show you the real results from a test website.

A little about the test site. It is set up using PHP 7.3 on a server in Gransy with WordPress 5.3.10, WP Rocket 3.9.2.

adamovic seo

Hello! My name is Filip and I am the CEO of Adamovic SEO.

Our goal is to help small and medium-sized businesses grow in the online space through affordable search engine optimization, the so-called SEO. If you still can't know how to set up the plugin after reading the article, all you need is us contact and we will help you.

-> Click for special offer of WP Rocket plugin for 20 Eur. With the possibility of installation by our SEO specialist.

click PULLif you need personal help or want to contact our team.

Result without WP Rocket plugin

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Full page load time 3,1 seconds, page size 1,37 MB and 164 requests. Not very good results! But I'm sure activating WP Rocket will make it much better.

Result s WP Rocket plugin

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google page speed uploading.sk

WP Rocket We have one of our corporate blogs installed. See the result of page loading 1,5 seconds, page size 283 KB, number of requests 12.

We did not achieve such a result with the basic settings of WP Rocket. After installing the plugin and measuring, the required page load time was not saved. This is not uncommon for caching add-ons.

We spent some time by configuring the add-on for optimal setup. Overall us configuration WP Rocket insisted on achieving these results less than 15 minutes.

Let's take a look at what we've edited.

How to increase page speed in less than 15 minutes

You've seen our results above and now you want to achieve something similar to your website. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it.

Hook 1: Install and activate the WP Rocket plugin

Unlike classic add-ons, which you download from the WordPress.org database, you will need to upload the add-on to your site manually.

The path is: WP administration> Plugins> Add new> Select file> Find the file on your computer and click Install Now> Activate Plugin

WP Rocket will immediately enable caching, but let's take a look at the settings.

Hook 2: Set up File Optimization 

wp-administration> settings> WP Rocket, click on the option "File Optimization".

file optimization

Here you can minify and combine various file types (HTML, CSS, JS).

Set the following options:

  • Minify CSS files
  • Combine CSS files (Enable Minify CSS files to select)
  • Optimize CSS delivery
  • Minify JavaScript files
  • Load JavaScript deferred
  • Delay JavaScript execution

When you have enabled all these settings, click on "save changes".

What do all these settings mean, and what exactly does combining, minifying, and all those fun things do to your website?

Minification unnecessary white spaces are removed from the files; if the file is large enough, it can save a few KB per file, in the end it can save a lot of data!

Combining files is where the real magic happens, but how does it work? Let's say you have 15 JavaScript files, when you opt to combine JavaScript files, you'll end up with your website loading just 1 JavaScript file saving on page requests.

Combining files is this where the real magic takes place, how does it work? Let's say you have 15 JavaScript files. When you decide to combine JavaScript files, your site will only load 1 JavaScript file, which of course saves time and query requirements.

 

Step 3: Check the Heartbeat 

heartbeat

Heartbeat is a WordPress API that uses WordPress add-ins, themes, and the core; It works by constantly sending requests to your server, which can affect the performance of your site.

In WP Rocket you can control how often Heartbeat works, we recommend enabling Heartbeat control and setting it to “Reduce activity” for everyone with options (backend behavior, post editor behavior, frontend behavior).

WP Rocket, how much does it cost?

WP Rocket is not like most other add-ons, most add-ons offer a free version, usually with limited functionality and limited support. And then it offers a paid version in the form of a "Pro version" with additional features and support.

WP Rocket However, knowing that caching is complicated and people need a lot of support and without excellent support you can't create an excellent product that costs money.

WP Rocket is only premium, official prices are distributed as follows:

  • $ 49 per page.
  • $ 99 for 3 pages.
  • $ 249 for an unlimited number of pages.

All licenses include support and upgrades for 1 year from the date of purchase, after which you can renew your license with a 30% discount after the first year.

You can with us order a license for 1 page for 20 euros / year. If you order a license from us with the installation + setup of the plugin, you will pay only 30 euros.

If you want more licenses, contact us.

WP Rocket and its features

You may be wondering what the WP Rocket plugin has to offer? It's a whole bunch!

  • Caching pages
  • Cache prefetching
  • Site map prefetch
  • GZip compression
  • Browser caching
  • Database optimization
  • Google font optimization
  • Remove query strings from static sources
  • Lazy Loading
  • Minification and chaining
  • Delay loading JS
  • CloudFlare compatibility
  • CDN
  • DNS prefetching
  • Mobile detection
  • Multisite compatibility
  • eCommerce Friendly (WooCommerce)
  • Multilingual compatibility
  • Import / Export
  • Developer friendly

A quick look at some of our favorite aspects of WP Rocket

Cache exclusion 

WP Rocket comes with an easy-to-use interface for setting advanced caching rules.

advanced rules

Makes it easy to exclude add-ons and scripts that you don't want included in your cache.

When setting up caching add-ons, you also need to keep in mind that not everything may always work properly on the first try.

In such cases, you can use advanced caching rules to exclude a specific add-on or script.

Extensive documentation

WP Rocket has not only top support, but also an extensive amount of documentation, which is available directly in the add-on.

Preload do cache

How does it work? When you turn on caching, you must wait for someone to visit the page for the cache to "build up." We will explain this in more detail below.

Pre-caching a page loads your page into the cache before anyone visits it. Which will cause your site to load at rocket speed.

Best of all, all this can be done with a single click.

preload wp rocket

Database optimization 

WP Rocket provides an easy way to clean up the database, over time, unnecessary data is created in the database, revisions of old posts and a lot of other things you no longer need.

database wp rocket

Database optimization in WP Rocket It's as simple as checking the boxes and then scrolling the page down and clicking the "Save and Optimize" button.

Although optimizing a database is easy, you should always take the necessary precautions, which include backing up your database before running the optimization itself.

Why use WP Rocket instead of a free cashing plugin?

The main reason is undoubtedly excellent support, we have never had a problem with WP Rocket support.

More than 92% of customers rated the support as great. And if you happen to read a negative review, you have to take it with a grain of salt. Caching is complicated for many people. The perfect setup can be successful with a few trials and errors. With WP Rocket, it's getting easier anyway.

Unlike many free accessories, WP Rocket receives regular updates and developers are constantly working to improve it. Any bugs are fixed much faster than most free add-ons.

We want to emphasize that WP Rocket is a great add-on and it is definitely our favorite caching plugin and we also recommend it to our clients. However, there are also free options and if you have a limited budget, a free alternative will be a decent option, e.g. WP Fastest Cache.

What are the benefits of WP Rocket?

Support - ok, we know we've harped on about it a lot, but it really is special! 

Support - well, we know we've talked about it a lot, but it's really special!

User Interface - The amazingly beautiful user interface is the core of the add-on, just take a look at this:

deashboard wp rocket

Undoubtedly one of the best looking interfaces of any WordPress add-on.

He has come under criticism within the WordPress community, who believe that all add-ons should adhere more to the standard WordPress design pattern, while we see their benefits and personally feel that the add-on looks fantastic.

Features - WP Rocket has one of the most robust feature sets of all caching add - ons on the market.

Easy to use - WP Rocket is one of the easiest-to-use caching add-ons for WordPress. It instantly sets up a number of enhancements when you activate it, and then it can be configured in less than 15 minutes, as we showed you above.

Not only that, but it's easy to eliminate add-ons that you don't want cached without complicated procedures.

What are the disadvantages of WP Rocket?

From our personal experience with WP Rocket, we have not come across any negatives. If we were to say something negative, it would just be a price, and that there is only a PRO version.

The price for which you can buy a license from us is unbeatable.

WP Rocket Review

WP Rocket would put the following:

features 5/5
User interface: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5 
Support: 5/5
Price: 3/5 

Overall: 4.8/5

Summary

WP Rocket is without a doubt one of the best caching add-ons for WordPress. You use on your site WP Rocket?

Or are you considering which caching add-on to use for your next website?

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