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Boost SiteOrigin Plugin Performance with Autoptimize

Autoptimize is our preferred plugin for reducing page size and improving load time, we use it right here on SiteOrigin.com. By default, Autoptimize excludes the WordPress uploads folder in its concatenation and minification processes. The SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle stores its stylesheets in the uploads folder. This means that up until now, Widgets Bundle generated stylesheets haven’t been concatenation and minified by Autoptimize. In our latest release of the Widgets Bundle, version 1.15.6 we’ve added a filter which prevents the exclusion of the /uploads/siteorigin-widgets/ folder, ensuring Widgets Bundle stylesheets are concatenation and minified. If you’re using Autoptimize, you’ll already be taking advantage of this enhancement. If not, we recommend you give it a try.

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  1. 6 months, 7 days ago The Working At Home Man

    Hi Andrew,
    Thanks for the update!
    I have been using both SiteOrigin and Autoptimize in my blog as they are both great plugins. I look forward to further speed improvements and collaborations with other plugins as well :).
    Matt

    • 6 months, 5 days ago Andrew Misplon Hi, I Work Here

      Hi Matt :) Thanks for reading. I’m glad to hear you’re taking advantage of this speed improvement. All the best. Andrew

  2. 6 months, 3 days ago Anthony

    Short and sweet article. Thank you. I posted this to my facebook page as well: https://www.facebook.com/BytesUnlimited/posts/2930089647217068

    We use both Site Origins and Autoptimize on our site as well.

    Thanks from Anthony – https://BytesUnlimited.com

    • 6 months, 3 days ago Andrew Misplon Hi, I Work Here

      Hi Anthony, thanks for the share and for reaching out, that’s most appreciated :)

  3. 6 months, 22 hours ago Praveen Rathour

    Is This Plugin Included in Site origin Theme or We have to Download it?

    • 6 months, 22 hours ago Andrew Misplon Hi, I Work Here

      Hi Praveen, thanks for posting. It’s a separate plugin. Looks like you’re already using it on the site linked in your comment. All the best :)

      • 5 months, 25 days ago Praveen Rathour

        Yes Mr Andrew Mlsplon, I have Downloaded it from the WordPress.org Portal Store after getting Notification in my Flash Theme. Thanks for your comment and Support.

  4. 5 months, 25 days ago Praveen Rathour

    Yes Mr Andrew, I have Downloaded it from the WordPress.org Portal Store after getting Notification in my Flash Theme. Thanks for your Important Support

    • 5 months, 25 days ago Andrew Misplon Hi, I Work Here

      Super, glad to hear you’re making progress.

  5. 5 months, 5 days ago Patrick McCoy

    Any plans in the future to include more optimizing such as an alliance with WPRocket or Swift?

    • 5 months, 5 days ago Andrew Misplon Hi, I Work Here

      Hi Patrick, thanks for reaching out. Integrations like this, unfortunately, aren’t quick to implement. I’ve logged a Swift Performance request here: https://github.com/siteorigin/so-widgets-bundle/issues/866. I’d imagine we’d consider active installations for the next performance plugin we look at implementing integration with. In summary, no news at the moment for a new integration. I’ll be sure to update the blog and Twitter/Facebook when there is an update to share. Sorry, I don’t have more to offer right now.

  6. 4 months, 8 days ago April

    Hey SO!

    This sounds like a wonderful option, especially since my sites have been getting very boggy as time has marched on. I would appreciate an expansion of the article with a highlight of the best settings for PageBuilder. After download you are directed to a settings page for which I have no idea how to best address. I’m sure I could do some reading and work my way through, but a simple table with the best choices would be sooooo appreciated.

    Cheers!

    • 4 months, 8 days ago Aaron Evans Hi, I Work Here

      Hi April

      Thanks for your feedback and support. From a performance perspective, there aren’t any settings at Settings > Page Builder that need to be adjusted. The settings provided there are mostly to solve specific requirements or use cases. If any SiteOrigin questions arise in the future, please let us know :)

  7. 2 months, 22 hours ago Sri Hidayat Sukanta

    Hi sir,
    i’m using litespeed cache on my website, is there will be a conflict if i install autoptimize ?

    • 2 months, 4 hours ago Andrew Misplon Hi, I Work Here

      Hi Sri, the two plugins will most likely have overlapping functionality. If you enable Autoptimize CSS optimization you’ll need to deactivate that functionality in your caching plugin. Hope that helps :) Don’t forget to test your website functionality after adding caching/optimization.

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