PageSpeed Module plugin allows purge caches created by Apache or Nginx Module and turn on development mode for WordPress site, bypassing PageSpeed cache.
Plugin has options page in the site console, with relevant buttons and controls. Please see screenshots.
Plugin requires PageSpeed Module to be installed with your Apache or Nginx web server. If PageSpeed Module is not installed, plugin does nothing.
- PHP version 5.2.4 or greater (PHP 7.0 or greater is recommended)
- MySQL version 5.0 or greater (MySQL 5.6 or greater is recommended)
- PageSpeed Module for Apache or Nginx
- In Apache config, the following directives must present:
- In Nginx config, the following directives must present:
pagespeed EnableCachePurge on;
pagespeed PurgeMethod PURGE;
Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install of PageSpeed Module plugin, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.
In the search field type “PageSpeed Module” and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found our plugin you can view details about it such as the point release, rating and description. Most importantly of course, you can install it by simply clicking “Install Now”.
The manual installation method involves downloading our plugin and uploading it to your webserver via your favourite FTP application. The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to do this here.
Automatic updates should work like a charm; as always though, ensure you backup your site just in case.