If you’re looking to optimize your WordPress website’s performance, Hummingbird is a great plugin to help you achieve that. And the best part is that it’s compatible with Hide My WP Ghost, allowing you to keep your website secure while improving its speed.
To take full advantage of Hummingbird, you need to activate the caching feature, which will store your website’s files on the server for faster delivery to your visitors. Once caching is enabled, you can use the Identify Cached Files option to find out which files are cached and where they’re located.
However, if you’re using Hide My WP Ghost, you need to make sure that the paths to these cached files are changed to prevent detection by potential attackers. To do this, you can use the plugin’s Change Paths in Cache Files option, which will automatically update the paths to your cached files.
But that’s not all. Hummingbird also comes with an Assets Optimization feature that can minify and combine your website’s CSS and JS files for faster load times. To take advantage of this feature, you need to activate the Minification option in the Basic Options section.
Once the Minification option is activated, Hummingbird will automatically combine and minify your website’s CSS and JS files, reducing their size and improving your website’s performance. And as with the caching feature, you can use Hide My WP Ghost’s Change Paths in Cache Files option to change the paths to these optimized files and keep your website secure.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that Hummingbird allows you to change the location of your cache files. By default, Hummingbird stores your cache files in the /wp-content/cache/hummingbird/ directory. However, you can change this location to a custom directory like /wp-content/cache/optimization in the Assets Optimization > Settings section.
By changing the location of your cache files, you can further improve your website’s security by making it harder for potential attackers to find your cached files.
By combining it with Hide My WP Ghost, you can keep your website secure while improving its speed. Just remember to activate the Minification option in Hummingbird’s Basic Options section, use the Identify Cached Files option to find your cached files, and change their paths using Hide My WP Ghost.