Google Page Speed Service Integration with WordPress
If you have arrived here, you were probably approved to use Page Speed Service powered by Google. Congratulations! Google Speed Service is an amazing CDN service, which is free for now. The users still don’t know for how long it will be, but we hope stays for free for a long time.
However, the other reason why you might be here it is that you are probably having a difficult time to set it up properly for your WordPress site. And, you are looking for some guide on how to make Google Page Service integration with WordPress an easy process.
From my experience, I can say that Page Speed Service is an amazing tool that will definitely help to speed up your website like no other service at not cost. However, there isn’t really good documentation on how to integrate with WordPress and how to use the tool properly.
For that reason, I will give you a quick guide on what’s most important and the tricks for using this amazing service.
1) The first thing you have to do even before your point your servers to pagespeed.googlehosted.com, you need remove your cache plugins completely. If you don’t do it because you think it will make it faster, you are completely wrong. You will have nightmares thinking that next day everything will work but it does not. So just save yourself the trouble and delete all your cache plugins.
2) Familiarize yourself with the homepage of Page Speed Service. You will spend a lot of time there doing some tweaks for your site. My recommendation will be to bookmark it, just saying.
3) Since Google will be doing all the caching, you will need to learn how to use the Flush Cache feature on Page Speed Service. What does it do? Well, it just tells Page Speed Service that you have made a change on your html or resources/images. It means that every time you make a change on your site, and you will like to see it live as soon as possible you need to use the flush. I know that sometimes it could very annoying but it is worth it.
Here’s a Video Explaining the Features in more Details:
P.S I almost gave up on Google Page Speed Service because I was frustrated that I kept having a difficult time setting up with WordPress . However, I have always been Google Fan and didn’t to give on them so soon. I know you guys won’t.
Let me know in the comments below your experience with Google Page Speed Service. Are you still using it? Did you find a better service?