questions about hummingbird

Hi,
Is it safe to just take the automatic options in hummingbird where it offers them? Are there any known issues with the asset optimization? We are using X theme as the site theme. When you activate page caching is it just safe to accept the default options? Can removing a url query string have any negative impact on SEO?

  • Nastia

    Hello cornelius_butler

    Hope you're doing well!

    Is it safe to just take the automatic options in hummingbird where it offers them?

    The Asset Optimization needs to be approached with caution. When activated for the first time, Hummingbird enabled only minification options for CSS and JS files, if it will go smoothly depends on how the themes and plugins were developed in the first place. In 99% of the time, it goes well.

    After activating Asset Optimization, please visit the front end pages to see if all is well. If something will not loading, to find which file can't be minified, deactivate minification option for one file at the time, each time after saving changes visit the front end

    When you activate page caching is it just safe to accept the default options?

    We have no reported issues regarding X theme and page Caching. Caching sending a static HTML file to the browser instead, which is much faster. If your site is like a movie, then it may can cause issues. If all you have on your site are blog posts or pages that consist of text, photos, videos the Page Cache will not break your site. If it will you can exclude certain pages from caching.

    Can removing a url query string have any negative impact on SEO?

    Please clarify, you mean id a URL link removed from your site, will it affect an SEO? Yes, because of the page was indexed, the visitor will land on 404 page.

    To solve this, use a redirect plugin. Redirect all 404 pages to a home page with this plugin:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/all-404-redirect-to-homepage/

    Hope this helps!

    Cheers,
    Nastia

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