Rooms Site Optimization/Hosting Caching Plugin Test Results

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    • #982
      Erma Gerd
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      Following from a previous post, I have done some testing of Divi with some popular caching plugins to determine which ones work* with Divi and which ones don’t. Results are below.

      *Works simply means it doesn’t cache the first page load. This is critical due to the implementation of Divi’s dynamic optimisation features. It does not mean all optimisation features are compatible and is not a comment on how well other features work with Divi. Only that the caching plugin will not cache the first page load.

      NB out of the 13 tested, 6 don’t work with Divi and technically 1 isnt a caching plugin so that’s a 50% failure rate (or succees rate if your a glass half full kinda person).

      DO NOT WORK – Cache first page load

      • Cachify
      • Hypercache
      • Simplecache
      • WP Fastest Cache
      • LS Cache (solution provided in another post)
      • Swift Performance Lite

      DO WORK

      • Comet Cache
      • Hummingbird
      • W3 Total Cache
      • WP Super Cache
      • Cache Enabler
      • WP Optimize
      • WP Rocket

      Also worth mentioning

      • Autoptimise

      Works, however it doesn’t cache HTML anyway so would not expect any issues. This is strictly speaking an optimisation plugin, not a caching plugin.

      [original FB post]

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    • #983
      Anita
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      I heard Swift Performance was best. Maybe worth a test.

      • #984
        Erma Gerd
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        just tested – Doesn’t work! Will update the list

        • #985
          Anita
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          Weird, I saw a YouTube video where it did… You testing it on a clean install or something?

          • #986
            Erma Gerd
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            All of the above will “appear” to work, but due to the way Divi changes content from page load one to page load two – they will not work properly.
            All the ones that say they do not work, will cache the page on the first page load – this stops Divi’s updated css to work on second page load.

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            Hugh N. Cry
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            I had the best results with Swift and I’ve tested with most of those. And I’m talking Insights results not GT.. What “works” for me is a 99 for mobile. Google mobile score is all that matters.

          • #988
            Lynne Guistic
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            Are we talking Swift Performance paid OR free that does/does not work? Thanks!

          • #989
            Anita
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            My tests were done with the free one and done after I watched this YouTube. I did it on a couple sites – one was 53 mobile and the other 47 mobile on Insights.
            I disabled the WP Rocket plugins on them, cleared the caches, installed Swift with basic settings and one went o 98 and the other 99 on mobile so I’m pretty excited about it.
            I have rolled those back for now though because I’m waiting to make sure the Divi update is stable before putting it into production than I’ll start with doing it on about 6 sites before doing the rest so when I do I’ll post some screenshots and results.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er9ltpbQCsM

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      • #990
        Erma Gerd
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        you will likely have inconsistent results and sometimes have CLS issues. It’s entirely up to you what you use – this post is only to inform users which ones will play well with Divi. If it isn’t important to you that the dynamic css is applied consistently correctly then that’s your choice.

      • #991
        Erma Gerd
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        the tests were done with Lite version, though I’d be willing to bet the paid version does the same thing.

    • #992
      Colin Sik
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      LS Cache works perfectly but you must get provider who have a LS module 🙂

    • #1003
      Maureen Biologist
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      This is a bit confusing, the first page load triggers Divi to evaluate the HTML and generate the CSS for the 2nd page load?

      Shouldn’t it just do that internally, then render the first page load optimized?

      The 2nd page load not not set the DONOTCACHE flag?

      • #1004
        Erma Gerd
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        Yes, doing it internally on save/update would be the sensible, low impact, more sustainable, more cache friendly way to do it. I don’t believe the DONOTCACHEPAGE constant was ever really designed to be used dynamically like that. It is used by some plugins such as WC for cart pages and other pages that are never meant to be cached, but having it turn on and off for the same page…. uggghh
        ET have a different view.. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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