Install the kraken plugin

Since Carson announced the choice of a new image optimizer plugin to improve the overall speed of our sites, I could hardly wait to install, activate and use the plugin.

It is WOWing!

For those who missed the announcement, kindly find it here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/carson/blog/kraken-image-opt...

For some of us, less techy, there are some points to pay attention too.

  • Let us start with installing and activating the plugin

Go to your wordpress dashboard > plugins > add new (1)

Type kraken (2) and enter

Install and activate the plugin (3)

  • The screen looks like this :

The next step is to register with kraken.io



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manna4star2 Premium
Thanks Fleeky. I just finished installing it to a Test siterubix.com site that I have.

Sonny
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Fleeky Premium
And....?
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manna4star2 Premium
I am having Health Challenges at the present time and not doing much. I may get to chek it out today.
Prayers please, my friend.
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Fleeky Premium
Prayers send Sony
Just rest...
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baritonetom Premium
Which "site support" am I suppose to contact?
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JKulk1 Premium
Or you can find them under health centre on your profile page. You will find it at the he bottom of the page. Jim
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Fleeky Premium
Wa site support

In your wa dashboard > websites > site support
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Fleeky Premium
Thank you Laura!
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Fleeky Premium
Hi Jim!
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lesabre Premium
Hi Fleeky,

Thank you for the share. I also thank your descriptive images on how to install and activate the plugin.

For someone like me who is not very techie when it comes to Internet stuff, this is very much appreciated.

Thank you,

Michael
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Fleeky Premium
Thank you for telling me Michael.
Many of us are lost indeed and it takes time to get used to the technical aspect of a website without being drawn by it....

Just know that you need to ask site suport for help, since they have to move your site... and if you doubt, ask their advice.

If you have an active mailadress on your website like
me @ mywebsite. Com
Better delay the transfer and wait for the official moves.

I tested wIth one of my sites and WOW.
Could get rid of some plugins that marked my site as green
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lesabre Premium
Thank you Fleeky,

Michael
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - I have Kraken automatically activated in a new site I created a couple of days ago, but I understood that we are not supposed to add it to our older sites until they have been moved to the new servers.
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Fleeky Premium
Hi
Oh great!

Yes... you need approval of site support for older sites.

I tested on one of my older sites, and it is speedy.

Just know the mailbox is lost, if you have one on that old site.

Thank you for sharing
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NnurseBecca Premium
I love this! Does it mean only older sites need these steps? The new sites shall already be installed?
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YumaBloggers Premium
According to Carson Older sites should just wait to be updated to the new servers. Kraken is a paid system and they give us their API key when we are placed on the new servers so we need not register our own accounts. Kraken may actually slow you down without the proper PHP version on the older servers.
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Fleeky Premium
Hi!

Yes, as Carson said.

The plugin is awesome!

For now Old sites need to be adapted manually and transferred to the new servers indeed...

Just know it is still in beta!
But wow what a speed!

In doubt better ask site suport first
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Fleeky Premium
Yes indeed Yuma.

Better speek to site suport first.

I tested with one of my sites, and wow!
WOW
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YumaBloggers Premium
Yeah, just the off-site optimization alone should speed things up but what would really make us fast is a CDN network. Take images and media clean off the site and deliver them locally around the globe.
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Fleeky Premium
Many claim CDN is past too...

I am very happy with this step and WOW Is it fast!
Did you try or test?
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YumaBloggers Premium
haven't done too much to test but it did a good job shrinking file size on the primary images of the site I have it on.
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Fleeky Premium
If you dare... go for kraken
You will not regret it
And ask site support to transfer your site to the new servers!

WOW
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