In this guide you will find information about:
Once you have it enabled load the page with your video and play it and see it anything comes up and if your videos still play.
Also note that these optimizations apply to any plugin, not just FV Player. In some bad cases a single bad actor can break your whole site optimization. So really check your browser console carefully.
While compression reduces size of your files which makes them faster to download, combining all the JS files and all the CSS files together means they can't download in parallel and it might not actually improve your page speed at all.
But it's still a great first step at your site optimization. So check our list of recommended minify plugins and pick your favorite. Make sure you check your website before and after in Google PageSpeed Insights tool and you will see an improvement. You should be able to improve your score and tick off the following optimizations:
- Minify CSS
To optimize your site further make sure to use:
- critical CSS with rest of the CSS files loading asynchronously
- deferred JS load
That way the page can start drawing without having to rely on additional files and Google PageSpeed values that the most. It also changes its scoring mechanism over time, so this is a moving target.
Update: PageSpeed scoring has been adjusted and the scripts in footer are no longer reported as render-blocking. Since FV Player already puts its scripts into footer, it makes your site optimization easier.
What to use
If you use it you have to make sure these options in Settings -> Autoptimize are set as following:
- Also aggregate inline JS - off
- We recommend adding jquery.js into "Exclude scripts from Autoptimize"
- Do not use "Remove query strings from static resources", here's why: How to use WordPress with CDN
Google PageSpeed Module
This is not a WordPress plugins, but a web server module. So you might need your own server or a VPS to use it. In our test it didn't caused any issues with FV Player.
WP Fastest Cache
FV Player works fine with this plugin, however to really optimize it you need the Premium version.
That way you can enable "Combine Js Plus" (to combine JS files in footer) and "Render Blocking Js" (to defer the JS loading). We didn't had the chance to test the Premium version though.
It also caches your page HTML code, so your website can sustain peak traffic without taking your server down.
This is a paid caching plugin which does a lot of things well. It works with FV Player perfectly.
WP Rocket is primarily a cache plugins, so it speeds up your website to sustain peak traffic without taking your server down.
W3 Total Cache
We don't recommend this plugin as it's too much work. Check our post in support forums for details.