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WEBFI-WordPress-How to Properly Install and Set Up WP Rocket in WordPress



Are you working on setting up WP Rocket for your WordPress site? WP Rocket is one of the best WordPress caching plugin on the market because it offers the most comprehensive set of tools to help speed up your site. In this video, we will show you how to easily install and setup WP Rocket on your WordPress website.

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WP Rocket is a paid plugin that requires it be purchased to use but all of its different levels give you all of the tools you need. The different plan levels determine how many sites the plugin can be used on. Get WP Rocket using our referral link here:

https://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/wp-rocket/

Once you install the plugin on your site you should find a new section under Settings called WP Rocket to start modifying the plugin’s settings. To start we would recommend going under the caching settings and enabling caching as well as separate cache files for mobile devices. There’s also the option to specify the lifespan of cache files, for most sites 10 hours is fine but if your site is very active in updates you would want to reduce the time required.

For optimizing your images to load quickly on the web, you would want to take a look at our guide here:

https://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/speed-wordpress-save-images-optimized-web/

Under File Optimizations, the default options are what we normally recommend but as you get further into optimizing your site it can help with speed improvements. For the media section, you can enable LazyLoad so your images only load once a user goes to a section of your site where they are visible and soon WordPress will be able to do that by default. Disabling Emojis means that it will have your users using their browser emojis rather than pulling them from your WordPress site.

Preloading gives you the ability to give a bit of a speed boost to specific pages based on your sitemap. The plugin should give you the ability to specify the URL of your sitemap or it will try to find plugin generated files. Next, for the database WordPress handles most of this cleanup automatically but the plugin does give you more power over the ability to do this.

For CDNs, they help deliver your content from a geographically closer area to your users to reduce load time. If you would like to take a look at the CDN we use on WPBeginner, we would recommend taking a look using our referral link here:

https://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/maxcdn/

The heartbeat tab we would recommend avoiding for most users as there are settings for beginners that can break your site but the default should not cause any issues. There are also addons for improving Google Analytics, Facebook pixel, and interactions with your hosting provider if they are using Varnish for caching.

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39 Comments

  • marcus de roos on March 29, 2020

    try and buy wp rocket and cloudflare but nothing helps its stil 8mb website and 5 sec

  • SuperTekBoy on April 3, 2020

    I liked MaxCDN, but had issues where GoDaddy would periodically blacklist MaxCDN. I have been using KeyCDN for the last 2 years without this issue though.

  • top mastering on April 9, 2020

    Please help someone? I'm still getting error "Add Expired Headers" when I make GTMetrix test.. with 0% score even when I'm using WPRocket.. what should I do to fix this?? Thanks for your asnwers

  • Tamil Memories on April 15, 2020

    Thanks for reviewing useful plugins

  • Yassine Jabir on May 14, 2020

    you didnt talk about image optimization option

  • Peter Retvari on May 24, 2020

    Hi folks, I have a question regarding to WP-Rocket. What if I would like to set up this cache plugin for one of my customers? How do you manage that?

  • Joshua Joshua on June 1, 2020

    After installing I went from a 73C to a 70D and from 3.18seconds to 5.08seconds. So hmmmmm that wasn't helpful

  • Binyamin Dadoun on June 16, 2020

    HI Thank you for the great tutorial!
    Can you explain what is the "cache preloading" ? and in which cases it should be clicked/used..
    Thank you

  • Hari Kishor on July 4, 2020

    Please do let me know if I need wp rocket for my light weight website: criktrik.com

    Will using it give me any significant rise in speeding the site further?

  • Sanjit Mandal on July 5, 2020

    Great tutorial. It seems after installing WP Rocket, my site is blank except for the header and footer, humm….any thoughts?

  • Dero Moona on July 23, 2020

    What do think using other plugin with wp 🚀 . Or just this one is enough. Because I have this plugin but my website still load slow. . I don't know why

  • Zeff Constance on July 28, 2020

    I thing this plug in effect google analytics & the user bounce rate decrased to 60% that made me realize somthing fishy going on then I found out that because of the plug in it was showing user stayed for 2 mints in real user stay for 2 sec i have no clue why it was showing more time when its not may be cache issue

  • Decao Lopes on August 12, 2020

    Thaaaank yoooou. 12sec to 3.5sec

  • Abram Evnin on August 13, 2020

    Thank you for this great tutorial!!! It improved my site by a lot! How can I optimize it een further on mobile? Google tells me that I have Modile 67 and desktop 94.

  • Bryllupsfotograf Vores Store Dag on August 17, 2020

    Good guide!

  • Ryan on September 8, 2020

    Thank you for this. Your videos are top-notch.

  • Pip444 on September 19, 2020

    Hi, I just changed hosts and I need to enable gzip compression. The compression code in the htaccess is gone. Can you please share how I can do this? Thank you

  • Troy Wallace on September 23, 2020

    I did not get any bump on pagespeed insights score. It stayed about the same 45 mobile and 70 – 75 on desktop. I measured after loading WP Rocket and then again after making the changes suggested in the video. Does it take some time to "kick in"?

  • Abir Ahemmed on September 25, 2020

    thank you

  • Jason Byre on October 4, 2020

    On my website, I have an option in the top called "Managed WordPress" that enables me to flush the cache. This causes interference between WP Rocket and my WordPress site itself causing me trouble. Any possible way I can get rid of the "Managed WordPress" option and solely stick with WP Rocket?

  • Amir Azad on October 28, 2020

    I install and setup. But no results

  • Tom Fraser on November 2, 2020

    Can you schedule the plugin to empty the cache every night say at midnight

  • Animal Facts by Love Our Home Zoo on November 3, 2020

    Is CDN necessary for speed?

  • Animal Facts by Love Our Home Zoo on November 3, 2020

    If I install monster insight, how do I avoid the google analytics tracket to be installed twice? I have site kit. do I just remove that?

  • logosi ismyname on November 28, 2020

    Thanks, just what I needed. Forgot to measure the speed before WPRocket, so can't give figures, but it does seem faster on one specific page, one that had me concerned. Thanks.

  • Ashlee F on December 14, 2020

    Hi there – I have hummingbird and smush on my wordpress site currently. Should I deactivate these plugins before I download and activate WP rocket? Thank you

  • Cornerstone Digital on December 17, 2020

    cant find minify HTML in file optimization tab

  • Bibin Punnoose Michael on December 30, 2020

    No value in the tutorial ..you are just talking the features of what is there in the default version…..fuck your add

  • Red Fish on January 15, 2021

    What does setting cache lifespan to "0" do? Not sure.

  • SpaceBoundGames on January 25, 2021

    Thank you for the video.

  • zakaria amessad on February 7, 2021

    Thank you

  • Fikrad Ganacsi on February 12, 2021

    file optimization part solved my problem thank you so much, top video

  • Shamim Hosen on March 24, 2021

    Thanks

  • GraceCase on April 14, 2021

    I just did this and my GTMetrix analysis TANKED.

  • Candace Salter on April 24, 2021

    From a D to a B!!

  • Anonymous Reviewer on June 15, 2021

    If I use cloudflare, do I need jetpack? I believe jetpack is slowing my site down. If I used cloudflare cdn and deleted jetpack. How can i still monitor uptime?

  • RM 1876 on June 19, 2021

    My results pretty much match identically the example.

    Is this good enough? Or should I push more and reduce http requests?

  • IGNACIO JERIA on August 19, 2021

    Hi, if i have another plugin for cache like "lightspeed cache" will be a problem in my site if i install wp rocket? should i uninstall it after or before? im a begginer at this so i dont know if i can do that or not

  • David Barbosa on September 14, 2021

    I did all the steps and my performance improved greatly. But I have one issue i cannot fix or find the problem. The Menu from one of my Landing Pages doenst slide down anymore with the page, it remained fixed at the top, but only on mobile devices.

    The other menus are working fine either on mobile or desktop…

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