We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Powered Cache 3.2, a pivotal update aimed at Turbocharging WordPress Performance like never before.
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Defer JS & Delay JS
For a real-world example; if the contact form is not working as expected after enabling defer or/and delay js, simply disable it for a particular page.
Add Missing Image Dimensions
Is your website suffering from layout shifts due to images loading without predefined dimensions?
Powered Cache Premium 3.2 addresses this by automatically injecting missing width and height attributes into your images. By defining these dimensions ahead of time, the browser knows exactly how much space to allocate for images, resulting in a smoother, more stable rendering process. This not only enhances your visitors’ experience but also positively impacts your Core Web Vitals, a crucial metric for performance.
Are you aiming to achieve not just fast, but instant subsequent page-loads? Powered Cache 3.2’s Prefetch Links feature is engineered to do just that. By prefetching or prerendering in-viewport links during idle time, this premium function pulls likely-to-be-visited pages into the browser’s cache before the user even clicks on them. The result? When they do, the page loads virtually instantaneously, giving your visitors an unparalleled browsing experience.
Please check our documentation to learn more about prefetching links.
Under the Hood
While the major features often steal the spotlight, it’s the under-the-hood improvements that ensure everything runs like a well-oiled machine. Here’s a peek at the technical tweaks that make Powered Cache 3.2 more stable, compatible, and user-friendly.
Compatibility with Bricks Builder
With this update, Powered Cache is now fully compatible with Bricks Builder. This opens doors for users who rely on Bricks Builder for their site architecture, ensuring smooth performance without any compatibility issues.
New Global Admin Notice for Cache Purging
The addition of a global admin notice prompts users to purge their cache when a new plugin is activated or deactivated. This smart feature aims to prevent any potential conflicts or issues that could arise from stale cache data.
Customizer Preview and Colibri Page Builder Compatibility
The file optimizer now intelligently abstains from running when you’re in the Customizer preview mode. This makes Powered Cache 3.2 compatible with Colibri Page Builder, enabling you to fine-tune your website’s appearance without any hiccups.
Disabled DOM Parser for HTML Minification
We’ve disabled DOM parser-based optimization for HTML minification to prevent any unintended issues. This ensures that your HTML remains clean and streamlined without affecting its integrity.
Diagnostic Modal Glitch Fixed
A glitch that occasionally appeared in the Diagnostic modal has been addressed, making the troubleshooting process smoother and more reliable.
Feedback Messages During Async Tasks
In an effort to keep you informed during key processes, Powered Cache Premium 3.2 now provides admin notices for async tasks like generating used CSS or Critical CSS. These feedback messages appear only on the plugin’s admin page, ensuring you’re always aware of the progress or completion status while these critical tasks are running. This feature enhances the user experience by adding a layer of transparency and real-time feedback, making it easier to manage your website’s performance optimization.
Settings Page DOM Violations Fixed
Any DOM violations that appeared on the Settings page have been resolved. This is part of our ongoing commitment to adhere to best coding practices, ensuring that the plugin remains robust and error-free.
These behind-the-scenes enhancements may not be immediately visible, but they contribute significantly to the overall performance, reliability, and compatibility of Powered Cache 3.2. We believe in a comprehensive approach to optimization, and these changes echo that philosophy.
Important Upgrade Routine for Existing Users