Any good gdpr cookie plugin?

Any good gdpr cookie plugin?

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Search Engine Optimization

I'm having some minor page speed issues and when I check the Pagespeed Insights result the main culprit is the cookie-law plugin. It takes a lot of time to load and the sugges

Thank you for the advice.

I think I have that plugin installed and will go to check and uninstall it straight away.

Elke

I use the GDPR cookie consent and I can't say I've noticed a drop in loading speed. Type the subject into the plugin search bar and see what comes up

I use the same one, however there's more options here

https://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/best-gdpr-plugins-for-wordpress-simple-reliable/

I actually went to that url and chose a new one (the 3rd from the list - Cookie Notice & Compliance for GDPR / CCPA) and my speed is now 99 🙂

Thanks, Abie 🙂

Thanks I have it bookmarked, but I am happy you were able to rectify your site speed. And no worries, most welcome!

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How to redirect a url to my main site?

How to redirect a url to my main site?

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Website Development & Programming

Hi guys,

Working on my main landing page this morning and doing some "Googling" I found someone who had taken a very similar domain name as mine back in 2020. To my surp

if you host it here then under sites=domains you have the option of redirect to another domian....
so change the nameservers to point to wa ...again found under sitedomanis at the bottom
good luck
phil

Thanks, Phil

How about the https certificate, doe this take a while to be implemented? When I do click on that Facebook page link (with the .marketing) I get that message Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead...

as long as you have switched it on in sitemanager>>details then it should be instantaneous....
but you may have to build a blank site on there first for it to show in sitemanager...

Ok, guys Thanks I figured it out! 🙂

That's awesome and so happy for you.

That's great.
So is there any content left on the marketing website? Or nothing and you just want anyone who lands on this domain to come to yours?

The redirect is mostly for the Facebook Page which is still active and has the .marketing suffix link, which now will redirect to my main website.

I would think that you can use the "move" feature in site manager, right?

I have no clue LOL

If both sites show up on your site manager, then you can click the one you want to move and then click the "move" button and move it to your .com site.

I've done that myself, Denis.
Just contact support and ask them to "point" that domain you just purchased to your .com domain. I have two other domains pointing to mine.

Good luck and keep thriving!
Al

Right on, so it's support that will do it 🙂

Thanks, I should have thought about that before LOL

Yes, they're great! Quick and easy👍

So you want to direct the new dot marketing domain name to your Facebook page in order to get the traffic.

Please correct me if I am wrong.

At your current registrar where you purchased the domain you may redirect to whatever link you want.

How3ever if purchased here, you just head to site domains and settings where you can redirect the URL.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/domains

I have already checked that dot marketing can be purchased here.

I purchased the .marketing domain here and I want to redirect to my main website, the .com, which is also hosted here...🙂

I'm not sure why my Facebook page is not on Google's SERP, but at least if someone goes to her Facebook page and clicks on her .marketing link it would be directed to my .com

Awesomeness, I would go to Websites tab > Site Domains > Settings and click redirect enter the destination URL and save changes.

If you cannot find it, you may reach out to site support


https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support


You apply the move button when you want the contents of one website moved to another, however in your case scenario, you are inquiring about a redirection (meaning your dot marketing domain you just purchased has no contents on it)

I asked support for their help, which is what I should have done before asking my question I guess 🙂

Thanks, Abie

No worries, you're very welcome.

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Critical error on website. updraft plugin error?

Critical error on website. updraft plugin error?

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Everything Wordpress

Is there anyone using the Updraft plugin for a secondary backup? (I know that WA also has an automatic daily backup)

This morning after an update I got this error:

I use All-in-One WP Migration. You might like to check this out:

Thanks, Phil 🙂

Hi Denis ... I use UpdraftPlus and have had no problems.

I have however read that a conflict was caused by a Jetpack update and UpdraftPlus have already fixed the problem at their end.
:-)
Richard

Hey Denis,

Wordfence Security issued a warning about that plugin days ago, and it is not the back up plugin I use.

However, have you contacted the developer of your plugin through their ticket service yet? Looks like other users are suffering with this issue too.

Hope you find this helpful.

Thanks Trish 🙂

I will definitely check it out!

Try reloading. Could be a "cookie" causing it.

No it was the actual plugin. I tried to reactivate it and got the same error. The only way I could get my WordPress to be accessible was to deactivate the plugin.

Well, happy you got it working.

Something to know about thankyou friend

I noticed that it was updated 2 days ago. The updated version could very well be causing the problem..

They may very well update it again if a bug exists.

Thanks, George & you may be correct!

I'll definitely wait before installing the new update.

Frank

It takes extra time not to automatically update plugins. but the risk is too great because plugin updates can definitely cause issues and bring a site down.

Yes, I always manually update my WA plugins, and do the same for app and OS updates on all my computers and iPhone.

If an update causes an issue, hopefully I will save me a lot of troubleshooting time to discover and rectify the problem.

Great. Exactly.. Agree with you.

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Core web vitals - lcp issue: longer than 4s on mobile fix?

Core web vitals - lcp issue: longer than 4s on mobile fix?

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Everything Wordpress

Hello fellow WA members.

I am reaching out to the more "technical people" here.

I have been scratching my brain trying to figure out how to "FIX" this issue I h

Hey Denis,

YOU ASKED
4. Provide proper dimensions for images and embeds.
Huh?? Where can I find this information? I usually don't bother with the dimensions of an image when publishing an article...

MY RESPONSE
WordPress SHOULD be providing this if you insert your images in the WordPress editor.

If you use the Classic Editor, simply review those posts when clicking on the Text tab, scroll down to the images and you should see width and height mentioned within the image links.

If you are using the Block Editor, you could easily check EACH image by following the training shown here: https://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-add-and-align-images-in-wordpress-block-editor/
Though it talks about alignment, please note the 3rd image on this tutorial that clearly shows the width and height of your images once you place your cursor on your image from inside the Block Editor.

YOU ASKED
5. Improve your server response time.
Does anyone know what to do for this one? It seems to be the culprit here.

MY RESPONSE
I would seek out Carson's assistance on this issue, as he would be able to provide you with the best advice on improving this... PROVIDING you have already turned on Extreme cache inside your website Details... under SiteSpeed.

Hope you find this helpful.

Great and very useful answers Trish 🙂. Thank you!!

i am not a fan of elementor...even though they have done a lot of work on pagespeed...
pagespeed insights whould give you an idea of what you can do...
if it is saying about javascript and fid( first input delay)issues...
then you can delay loading of a lot of stuff until the required page parts are loaded...
i know Carson and others say you don't need a caching plugin, but i disagree and have found them very beneficial....
i also use a plugin that minifies and concantates the js and css... again with a speed improvement....( removing spaces and reducing the number of files)
one of the main advantages is to reduce the file size of images yourself... i don't trust the plugins as they may not optimize as well as you can....
but adding autoptimize and enabling hte basics of java, css and html.. .may bring you speed increases...
and asset cleanup may be able to reduce the amount loaded on each page....
i hope you manage ot sort it out Denis...
phil

Hello Phil,
Can caching plugins mess up your site? I think the support team wrote me something like this so I haven't installed it as I have the extreme speed set up.
I do optimize pictures before uploading and I made the two largest pictures on the home page as small as possible, but still getting speed on mobile 85.
Thank you
Nat

Hey Nat
multiple caching can mess up the end user experience as there maybe different bits in each caching store...
but they won't break your site...
so i tend to add my own caching plugin and switch off extreme ...try accelerated and if it still messes pu then switch off sitespeed...using the caching plugin...
i have just had a play with clearfy a plugin that is very simple to use and it took my mobile pagespeed from 79 up to 99 by going through the wizard....
i like the plugins it uses as well ... i have used robin image optimiser before and it seems pretty good...

Thank you so much Phil.
Nat

I used to manually reduce the size of every image but I started using the bloc editor last year (changed over from Site content) and it's so easy to use (drag and drop) that I stopped reducing the size of my images then and there. Would that be one of the reasons for the mobile speed being so slow?

Also, I wonder if I should also try your method and install Clearfy and turn off extreme page speed...

it is not image on screen size ...it is file size that is important...
if you look in your media library and click on an image and find it larger than 100kb then it maybe slowing your page down... but pagespeed insights will tell you about that ...and if it isn't then your image compression is working....
but image size is usually one of the main compnoents of slow loading...

as i said above i tried clearfy and it worked ot get me a 10% increase in speed without raising a sweat...
htere is a button to reset it and then you can remove it if it doesn't work...
but i would definitely try it...
i went through the wizard at the start and this improved the speed...
i deactivated autoptimize and the speed dropped..
i then optimized java on the one click and the speed improved again...
try it with extreme switched on Denis...and see what happens...
mine went up to 99....on mobile...
let me know how you get on...

Hi Phil,
I went on pagespeed insight and these are the 3 items that have a red triangle:

1. Reduce unused JavaScript
From what I understand this one is related to unused Javascript from plugins...

2. Ensure text remains visible during webfont load
This one has to do with CSS features but CSS is Chinese to me...

3. Image elements do not have explicit width and height
Again this has to do with CSS which I have no clue what to do with...

I also have another 4 items that are in yellow, but I thought that fixing the red first would be the smart way to go...

Do you have any advice on any of these?

Thanks! 🙂

I will check my media Library and come back to you on this...

have you added the clearfy plugin and activated it ...
it should clear the first two...
it may have an effect on the third...
but yes google gives you clues as to the most gains at the top...so go down the list.....
remember each page may be different...
so you may need to check different types of pages...
so posts, pages, contact page, archive page, home page...

Well, after looking at my image sizes, I realized that it's most likely one of my major problems. A lot of them are over 100KB.

I used to watch this and reduce the size of every image I would upload on my website with tinypng.com but I stopped doing that when I started using bloc editor...my bad!

I have probably 4 to 7 images per article and probably 75 maybe 90 articles published with Bloc editor, so I have my work cut out to optimize these images...

you could try robin image optimizer...which clearfy uses as its image optimizer... it compresses them and creates a backup folder of the original...you see it doing it...lot easier than you converting them...
at least this way you know what is being done to your images....
i also just uploaded flying scripts plugin and added gtag to th edelayed scripts and the speed shot up again....

Great tip and much less work! Thank you so much Phil. Will definitely do that! I will keep you posted🙂🙂🙂

even i am suprised at this result...but not complaining.....
and this is on every page and archives and home page...
but not using elementor...
i do have a site that does and will have a play....

I really need to study this part so that I don't have to go through this again... And will definitely reduce the size of my images from now on!!!

Wow!!! My results are in the 30s for mobile...

i had wp rocket on one site with elementor and removed it ...and my mobile speed dropped to 31...so can fuly understand...
am working on that site now to see what i can do, but it seems that removing wprocket may be problematic...

you could go through this training for images have been working on the elementor site and got it up to 57 on mobile...
switching back to blog roll hte speed shoots up to 100 on mobile...
if i want more speed improvements i would need to add more plugins to allow more flexibility...
one thing i did find was my popup background image was huge ...really didn't think about that....came up on pagespeed insights and couldn't find it on the site....eventually found on popup on home page...
so really does mean you have to go through your site with a fine toothcomb to get the best speed...

Ohhh. I do have an exit popup that I have created with Elementor. That could also affect the speed then... I have lots to do for the next couple of days... Thanks again Phil🙂

if you can use, Canva images, you can use light images. there are little bite less than 100K, no need to change height/width, only consider image file size.

Great tip once again! Thanks

Hey Phil,

Can I ask you a question?

A while back you recommended the a3 Lazy Load and Autoptimize plugin to me.

I want to take your advice here too and start using the clearfy plugin.

So when I do would I keep using the a3 Lazy Load and Autoptimize plugin or should clearfy replace one or both of the other two.

Also, when I start using clearfy, will the wizard walk me through setting it up and everything that I need to do?

Many Thanks :)

Zach "The Prosperous View"

Hey Zach, what's your pagespeed like at the moment...
if it above 80 then i would leave it....
clearfy does walk you through the process and yes you would need to disable a3 and autoptimize....
as i said above it does a reasonable job on a site with elementor, but to get a very good sitespeed you will need to use other plugins...
if you are running a standard site without a pagebuilder then clearfy will hopefully get you an extremely good score, as it did with mine...
i was quite suprised how well it did...
i hope, if you go this route that yours performs as well...
let me know how you get on Zach...
phil

Thank You for your response, Phil!

I just checked my pagespeed.

I checked it twice in a row (I always do for some reason, as it changes from one time to the next).

The first time mobile was 77 and desktop 95.

Then the second time, mobile 89 and desktop 98.

However, I'm not using a pagebuilder.

So, do you think if I use clearfy it will be beneficial to my pagespeed or should I just leave it alone?

Also, if you do recommend clearfy, you said I would need to disable a3 and auptomise right, but would I also need other plugins as you mentioned, or is that only if I'm using a pagebuilder?

Again, thanks for your time and advice :)

You're very HELPFUL and GIVING, and it's much appreciated!!!

Zach "The Prosperous View"

Hey Zach, it is always good to check your pagespeed at least twice due to your browser having bits it wil slow it down with....the second time it is cached so bypasses most of the caching....
clearfy may benfit your site ...as you may have seen above my sitespeed went up to 99 for mobile, which amazed me....
the other plugins were only for if you used a pagebuilder....
so disabling a3 and autoptimize and adding clearfy and gonig through the wizard should be sufficient....
that's no worries Zach , i do enjoy helping....

let me know how it goes if you do decide to change ...

the other way to do this is to try a staging site ( get support to set one up) and change it on there and test the speed before and after ...see the difference and how it goes setting it up...
as you build out your site then it is always best not to disturb your main site trying out new ideas and a staging site is used as a test bed...even for updating plugins when your site gets very large to make sure none take it down....
just a thought....

Thanks again, Phil,

I have a few things going on right now, but I will definitely try out the clearfy. I will keep you informed on what happens.

Also, thanks for the advice about the staging site. I have a site set up now on one of my other domains that is pretty much a copy of my site, except it doesn't really have any content on it and I use it as a test site. Is that basically what you mean by staging site or is that something different?

no worries...

a staging site is an exact duplicate of your current site with content but not for analytics...but you can test everything out....
if you want to use your current test site i would add faker press and add some dummy content so if you use any plugins to style your site then you see the changes...
you can also use it to restyle your main site and then over write your main site with the new style ...so it reduces the interruption to your visitors...but watch out for 404 errors and redirections...
another plugin i have started using is inline related posts...this adds automatic internal links to related posts rather than you doing it....

Oh, ok, thank you :)

I will get site support to set up a staging site for me.

Also, I did install and activate clearfy.

It worked great!

It brought my mobile pagespeed into the 90s as you said.

My mobile pagespeed hasn't been in the 90s since before google convinced me to use analytics 4.

Many Thanks!!!

thats brilliant Zach ...
it does seem a pretty good plugin for standard sites ...
easy to use and optimised for mobile...
glad it helped a bit more..

Yeah, it did help!

Thanks again, Phil :)

Which plugin do you use to optimize?

i tend to use two or three or a combination....
the main one is autoptimize matched with async javascript and a3 lazy load...
and if i can't get the speed up with those then i will add asset cleanup...
but this last one is a pain to use as you ideally need to do it page by page t oget the most out of it...
i have tried wprocket, but found that not as good as the combination above...but does combine all of hte plugins mentioned and is a paid solution....
the first thing to do to improve your page speed is to go to pagespeed insights and read what is slowing your site down...if it is images then you need to sort those out..
feel free to pm me if you need more info Colin
phil

Hey Phil,

I kinda have a dilemma.

So, can I please get your input, advice, and help on something related to this thread?

I know earlier in this thread you said you were not a fan of Elementor.

Is it because of page speed or are you just not a fan of Elementor altogether?

I'm asking because I recently started using the pro version of Elementor and I really like how I can create a custom theme (whole website) with it that has total continuity, Including a modern-looking and custom static homepage, all other pages, blog page, and all the posts pages as well, without being a software engineer or knowing how to code, yet. (I say yet because I do intend to learn to code, but with my schedule, I don't know how soon it will be before I can learn it)

However, when I checked the site speed with core web vitals the website's speed isn't very good at all. (actually, it's bad)

Although, when I go to the website through an incognito tab (and I'm not sure if going to my site through an incognito tab does anything as far as caching or showing real-time site speed since I read recently that the incognito tab isn't really incognito) the website doesn't seem to pull up to slow in real-time (meaning what I see in real-time and not Google's milliseconds), but I'm sure google chooses to rank websites according to core web vitals scores and those milliseconds when it comes to site speed and not what I see in real-time.

So, after saying all that (and I'm sorry it was so long), what I need your input, advice, and help on is Elementor and how I can greatly increase website speed, while still using it.

P.S. I really hope I can increase my site speed a lot while continuing to use Elementor since I've already paid for the pro version and I'm pretty sure it's too late to get my money back.

Although, if I have to go another route I will (but I'm really hoping I don't have to🤞🤞🤞).

Oh, yeah, I'm also going to PM you this.

Thanks!

Zach "The Prosperous View"

instead of clogging up this thread i will go for the pm, but the warning about elementor still stands and you have just proved it...
i gave up my pro version for the very reason you are finding and went onto buy another builder..but this one is different...
it creates a site and pulls in what parts of wordpress it needs...
very lightweight and fast...
i've not used it many times, but the sites i have played with the speed is in the 90's on mobile....
it is a little less known, but a competitor of elementor called oxygenbuilder...and can do what elementor does and a lot more and is fast ( did i say that already....lol)....
you create hte header and footer and then use those as common templates for the rest of the pages...or not ( so you can build landing pages without header and footer)
so your archive page, 404 page, post and page page are all created as a template - just like in wordpress...and add a content area or design a complete page...
and it pulls in the bit of wordpress ot display...
no coding unless you want to...
and it is fast....
i'll talk to you more in pm...

Thank You So Much, Phil!!!

Oygenbuilder huh! Never heard of it but will certainly look into it. I've almost eliminated elementor completely (Except for a few landing pages - and my site speed has increased into the 90s 🙂) and I was wondering what I could use to replace it.

Like Zach, I am not a software engineer and don`t know much about coding! 🙂

Thanks, Phil!

sounds like you are getting there Denis....
yeah i would not advise anyone to get into elementor at the moment, they are making inroads into the speed issue, but i don't think hte way it integrates will ever be blisteringly fast...
oxygen can be a bit of a learning curve but to make a simple outline for a site it takes a few hours, once you know what you are doing ....and you can customize it as much as you want for different break points ( so reduced bits for mobile to improve the speed) ...
i have had a play and yeah it is fast...must get back into it...
there is a very active fb group who all will help...
sounds like a very fast site now Denis, congrats...

Actually it went down a bit lately. I checked this morning and Mobile is at 89 and desktop is at 91. Still very respectable 🙂

too much else going on on your computer - a single loss of speed is ok as google averages it out over 28 days and you must be fast 75% of the time( from what i remember)....
so even if you are slow today you will not get any ranking penalties, it is only if you are consistantly slow then you may drop in rankings....you will still rank highly for quality content, but hte speed and core vitals gives you a boost....

Denis, I really cannot help in this situation; however, wanted to let you know that you are not alone. The Theme creator would probably be your best option.

Hope things get sorted out,
Canty

Hello Denis.
I had the same problem. I contacted site support team and they told me to contact my theme support team. I did and they just recommended some catche plugin, but our support team didn't recommend it. So my only option was to change theme as it was very slow on mobile. Now all my articles are in green, but the whole website on mobile is still yellow. Some themes are very slow on mobile, but the one I have now is supposed to be fast. Which one are you using?
So I'm also curious whether someone will suggest something.
Nat

I have been using Generate Press Premium since the beginning (Jan. 2018) of the website that has issues. It's only the mobile part that is slow...

I also use Elementor, and I`m wondering if this is not the issue here. My landing page (Home page) has been created with Elementor... I`m not sure what to think anymore...

So the Elementor is the problem in your case. I was told that this slow down the page a lot. Generate Press is the fastest one. I had it before too and had no problems.
Nat

The thing is Elementor enables me to create custom webpages that the bloc editor doesn't... I heard that Thrive theme was also very good and it doesn't require a third-party like elementor to create custom web pages...

From my research, the downside of this type of builder (Elementor) is that it creates more bloat and unnecessary code in the html portion of the site's pages. Quite often themes and plugins are already doing this, so its just adding more weight to the website. So I believe you make a valid point as far as Elementor goes. Maybe I should change theme to something like Thrive...

Can't you just remove the Elementor? As Generate press is one if the fastest what I was told. I have never used Elementor.

It's a plugin (and I have paid for the premium version) but I will break my site if I remove it... I will do what Phil has been telling me to do and see how it goes 🙂

I was told Kadence is fast, so I changed to it recently. But as you said, your large pictures may be the issue too.

Hi

I don't know if you looked up this resource

https://seosandwitch.com/how-to-fix-lcp-issue/

I will look into it

Thanks, Abie 🙂

You're very welcome.

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Filtering blog posts to see the ones from my referrals only?

Filtering blog posts to see the ones from my referrals only?

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WA Affiliate Program

Hi there everyone,

I'm just wondering if someone can help me with this. Before the major overhaul of the WA interface earlier this year, on the old interface there use

Wow

I didn't know of this function.

What about tasks

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share/tasks

I would perhaps direct my question to Carson

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/carson

No, it's not tasks. I use tasks every day but it does not tell me when a referral has posted a blog, only if they post questions, their goals, a PM, etc.

The function I'm talking about used to be some kind of filter right on top of the main menu. I would choose "My referrals" and their blog posts would appear first on the blog roll.

I guess this has disappeared with the rollout of the new interface.

I had asked Kyle back then about this and he said that there was some "background" stuff they were still working on... I guess it's not an option anymore.

Okay thank you.

I would follow up with either Kyle or Carson, I looked now I cannot see where it is. However, when I find something else I would certainly share.

There's a chance it might be applied, when followed upon.

Thank you Denis for your patience.

You're not at fault here 🙂
It was a "nice to have" thing I guess...

No worries, hope they'll fix it. It would be a good feature and that something I have missed.

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