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Version 2.4.1

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Version 2.4.1

  • Fix: Plugin copy updates


Version 2.4.1
  • Fix: Plugin copy updates

Version 2.4
  • New: Option to exclude assets from CDN
  • New: Integration with Beaver Builder to clear asset optimization and page cache
  • Enhance: Plugins page links
  • Enhance: Page Cache error handling on the Hub
  • Enhance: Move WooCommerce session cookie to default exclusion list
  • Enhance: Compatibility with ReCaptcha v2 for Contact Form 7
  • Enhance: Update browser cache expiry recommendations to 1 year
  • Enhance: Update asset optimization CDN expiry to 1 year
  • Fix: Do not preload cache on menu update/save
  • Fix: Asset Optimization not properly parsing some assets from the footer
  • Fix: Remove Take a Tour button from network admin Asset Optimization page
  • Fix: Do not rewrite critical.css file on updates
  • Fix: Fatal errors when logger class could not be found
  • Fix: Gzip compression module links
  • Fix: Compatibility with WooCommerce Product Filter
  • Fix: 502 errors with Gravatar caching and pingbacks

Version 2.3
  • New: Uptime and performance report layout
  • Enhance: Opcache support
  • Enhance: Page Caching preloading
  • Enhance: Accessibility in all modals
  • Fix: Cloudflare integration
  • Fix: Zend OPcache API is restricted warning
  • Fix: Smush configure link on Hummingbird dashboard page in multisite
  • Fix: Page Caching status on subsite dashboard pages
  • Fix: Page Caching not excluding pages by full URL
  • Fix: Page Caching purge when direct filesystem method is not available
  • Fix: Page Caching not removing PHP die function from cached files
  • Fix: Page Caching log link
  • Fix: Performance test reports notice text
  • Fix: Undefined index HTTP_REFERER notice
  • Fix: Asset Optimization tour modal based on the selected mode

Version 2.2.2
  • Fix: Duplicate preloading of home page
  • Fix: Front page preloader stuck in a loop on some hosts
  • Fix: Cache preloader settings

Version 2.2.1
  • Fix: Remove full site auto preload to avoid high CPU usage

Version 2.2
  • New: Add translation settings
  • New: Option to disable WooCommerce cart fragments scripts
  • New: React based dashboard for Gzip compression module
  • Enhance: Asset Optimization RTL support
  • Enhance: Optimize Cloudflare checks
  • Enhance: Performance report recommendations
  • Fix: Asset Optimization reset settings will trigger a new scan
  • Fix: Database module clearing out entries that are cached
  • Fix: Page Caching errors when clearing log files
  • Fix: Translation strings
  • Fix: Database cleanup json syntax error

Version 2.1.1
  • Fix: PHP Fatal Error on outdated PHP versions

Version 2.1
  • New: Add/remove new recipients for Uptime notifications
  • New: Serve compressed versions of cached files
  • New: Allow excluding pages with specific cookies from caching
  • New: Page Caching option to skip mobile devices
  • New: Page Caching option to clear page cache on comment post
  • New: Page Caching option to clear cache at set intervals
  • New: Preload page caching
  • New: SiteGround integration
  • New: WP Engine integration
  • New: OPcache integration
  • New: Varnish integration
  • New: Asset optimization tour
  • Enhance: Asset optimization publish changes button layout
  • Fix: Page Caching control on subsites
  • Fix: Asset Optimization inlining only compressed assets
  • Fix: Asset Optimization tooltips
  • Fix: Performance scan not showing progress when started from quick setup
  • Fix: PHP warning in Page Caching module when $wphb_fs was not initialized
  • Fix: PHP warning in Page Caching when compression option was enabled

Version 2.0.1
  • New: Upgrade page
  • Enhance: Show Smush meta box on dashboard in network installs
  • Enhance: Allow activating Gravatar and Page caching modules from dashboard
  • Enhance: Do not reschedule performance reports if no reports are enabled
  • Enhance: Uninstall procedure
  • Enhance: IE 11 compatibility
  • Enhance: Uninstall procedures
  • Enhance: Divi integration
  • Enhance: WP Hide & Security Enhancer compatibility
  • Enhance: Asset Optimization processing inline assets
  • Fix: Warnings from Page Caching module during uninstall
  • Fix: PHP notice when saving Performance report settings on main site in a network install
  • Fix: Asset Optimization filters
  • Fix: Asset Optimization PHP 5.4 incompatibility
  • Fix: Asset Optimization tooltips
  • Fix: Asset Optimization stripping slashes from local compressed files
  • Fix: Hide scheduled database cleanup from subsites
  • Fix: PHP warning when updating from Free to Pro
  • Fix: wphb_page_cache_custom_terms filter in multisite
  • Fix: Performance report audits classifications
  • Fix: Undefined index HTTP_HOST notice
  • Fix: Allow using / in user exclusion rules in Page Caching module

  • Fix: Frontend extra padding issue

Version 2
  • New: Performance reports API
  • New: Performance reports module
  • New: Option to keep plugin settings and/or data on uninstall
  • New: Add wphb_page_cache_custom_terms filter to clear cache for custom terms (see plugin documentation for example usage)
  • New: Integration with Cornerstone page builder
  • New: Network admin Asset Optimization settings page
  • New: Subsite dashboard page
  • New: Customize performance email reports
  • Enhance: Network admin dashboard layouts
  • Enhance: Performance report modal and loader
  • Enhance: Do not deactivate Cloudflare integration on plugin deactivation
  • Enhance: Plugin UI and UX
  • Enhance: Clear page cache when files from asset optimization module expire on CDN
  • Enhance: Allow combining files on HTTP/2
  • Fix: PHP warning when selecting a site from Cloudflare zone list
  • Fix: PHP warning when disabling Cloudflare integration
  • Fix: PHP warning in logger module
  • Fix: Asset Optimization not decoding HTML entities when inlining CSS files
  • Fix: Asset Optimization not loading inline mediaelement script
  • Fix: Asset Optimization CDN not replacing relative paths on multisite mapped domains
  • Fix: Asset Optimization filters
  • Fix: Clear cache notice not dismissing on multisite
  • Fix: Empty Page Caching settings page shown on subsites
  • Fix: Issue saving user agents with spaces in Page Caching module
  • Fix: Cache not cleared on plugins update (if auto clear enabled)
  • Fix: Uptime not loading scripts when Branda text replacement rules are applied to Hummingbird
  • Fix: Gravatar Caching not finding local cached files

  • Fix: Only cache valid http responses (skip 30x, 40x, 50x error codes)

Version 1.9.4
  • New: Gutenberg compatibility
  • New: WP Hide & Security Enhancer compatibility
  • New: Uptime notifications
  • New: Scheduled Uptime reports
  • New: Gzip compression module will now detect and warn about privacy mode
  • Enhance: PHP 7.3 compatibility
  • Enhance: UI/UX
  • Enhance: Remove activation tooltip
  • Enhance: Improve operations with advanced-cache.php file in Page Caching module
  • Enhance: Remove sitemaps xml from Page Caching (on default settings)
  • Enhance: WPMU DEV hosting integration with Asset Optimization
  • Fix: Typos
  • Fix: Asset Optimization reset button not working
  • Fix: Asset Optimization settings clearing out on plugin deactivation
  • Fix: PHP warning on first plugin activation (or after settings reset)
  • Fix: Front page not caching
  • Fix: Page caching not enabled/disabled from Hub
  • Fix: Fatal error in class-hub-endpoints.php
  • Fix: Inability to clear individual post cache in subdirectory WordPress installs

Version 1.9.3
  • New: Download and clear Asset Optimization logs on multisite
  • New: Color accessibility option
  • New: wphb_shold_cache_request_pre action hook to exclude requests from caching
  • New: Whitelabeling option when used with Dashboard plugin
  • Enhance: Remove activation redirect to plugin page, add pointer for new users
  • Enhance: Do not cache pages with wp_woocommerce_session_* cookies
  • Enhance: Do not redirect to plugin page after clearing cache
  • Enhance: Compatibility with Hub actions
  • Enhance: Do not recreate advanced-cache.php if already exists
  • Enhance: WPMU DEV hosting integration with Asset Optimization
  • Fix: Do not trigger new Asset Optimization scan in filters
  • Fix: UI overlapping issues on Asset Optimization page
  • Fix: Loader icons not showing progress in Database Optimization module
  • Fix: Compatibility with Ultimate Branding
  • Fix: Page caching not properly processing late init scripts
  • Fix: PHP warnings in settings-hooks.php

Version 1.9.2
  • New: Asset Optimization ability to regenerate single files
  • New: Auto clear out logs that are older than 30 days
  • New: Action hooks: wphb_get_performance_report, wphb_clear_page_cache and wphb_delete_db_data
  • New: REST API endpoints for gzip compression, browser caching and clearing caches
  • New: GDPR policy text
  • Enhance: Improve support for Bedrock installations
  • Enhance: Improve tooltips on Asset Optimization page
  • Enhance: Improve UI in Asset Optimization module
  • Enhance: Log file control for Asset Optimization and Page Caching modules
  • Fix: Errors in Asset Optimization module on WordPress versions 4.6 and lower
  • Fix: Messages in Asset Optimization dashboard module in network admin
  • Fix: PHP warnings after ignoring performance reports
  • Fix: Incorrect stats calculations in Asset Optimization module, when there are assets bigger than 1 Mb in size
  • Fix: Asset optimization scans getting stuck on some installs
  • Fix: Compatibility with WordPress 4.6

Version 1.9.1
  • New: Icons for modules on Dashboard page
  • New: Summary module meta box on caching pages
  • New: Retain Asset Optimization settings on recheck of files
  • Enhance: Optimize stylesheets and javascript code
  • Enhance: Replace plugin menu icon font with inline SVG
  • Enhance: Various UI/UX improvements
  • Enhance: Compression savings calculations
  • Enhance: Database cleanup module to use builtin WordPress functions to clean expired transients
  • Enhance: Cloudflare meta box behavior
  • Enhance: Handling of individual expiry settings in Browser Caching module
  • Enhance: Better sync with the Hub
  • Fix: Gzip compression not properly detected on some sites
  • Fix: PHP warning during cron performance report
  • Fix: PHP warning after clicking on configure link on the Dashboard Advanced Tools meta box
  • Fix: RTL styles in CDN will now be processed correctly
  • Fix: Asset Optimization module incorrectly showing 0% savings
  • Fix: Asset Optimization module include/exclude toggle not enabling Publish Changes button
  • Fix: Translation strings
  • Fix: Clear cache button on admin tab not working properly on some installs

Version 1.9
  • New: Page caching dynamic page types
  • New: Define the path where to store optimized assets
  • New: Advanced Tools now available on multisite installs
  • Fix: Asset optimization error during minify process
  • Fix: Remove invalid link to configure browser caching in IIS 6
  • Fix: Hide clear cache notice when setting file change detection to auto
  • Fix: Incorrect link on the Gzip compression and Browser caching modules
  • Fix: Performance report colors, icons and buttons
  • Enhance: Asset Optimization UI
  • Enhance: Asset Optimization re-check expiry button functionality
  • Enhance: Asset Optimization handling of root-relative URLs when using CDN
  • Enhance: Asset Optimization fonts moved to Other section in the file list
  • Enhance: Asset Optimization size handling of compressed assets
  • Enhance: Publish changes notice is now less invasive
  • Enhance: Error handling in Cloudflare module
  • Enhance: Optimize performance on Caching modules
  • Enhance: Prefetch DNS values are empty by default, with the ability to auto paste in recommended defaults
  • Enhance: Clear cache notices will not show on subsites in a multisite network
  • Enhance: Hummingbird will no longer store user selected server type and always show detected server

Version 1.8.2
  • New: System Information module in Advanced Tools
  • Enhance: Improve caching notices
  • Enhance: Remove clear cache notice in Asset Optimizztion when re-checking files
  • Enhance: Asset Optimization performance improvements
  • Enhance: Asset Optimization log option in multisite moved to network settings
  • Fix: Performance test previous score not updated
  • Fix: Links in performance reports in multisite are not always redirecting to correct page
  • Fix: PHP 5.2 compatibility
  • Fix: Various UI fixes and improvements
  • Fix: Browser caching changes not reflected when selecting LiteSpeed server
  • Fix: Asset Optimization incorrect states for some files
  • Fix: CDN option changing state during a new scan
  • Fix: Remove wphb_minify_clear_files cron task when Asset Optimization module is not enabled
  • Fix: Warnings during ignore performance report

Version 1.8.1
  • New: Option to auto clear cache on plugin/theme update
  • New: Option to hide all notices
  • New: Option to show clear cache button on the admin bar
  • Enhance: Various performance improvements and tweaks
  • Enhance: Removed duplicate queries
  • Enhance: Optimize database writes/reads
  • Enhance: Keep compression settings when switching from advanced to basic view in asset optimization
  • Enhance: Javascript code optimization
  • Enhance: Improve WP_CACHE detection to avoid PHP warnings on some configurations
  • Enhance: Increased expiry time for files in asset optimization module
  • Fix: Remove RSS feeds from page caching
  • Fix: Empty exclusion rules in page cache settings were halting all page caching
  • Fix: Publish changes button not working after bulk updates
  • Fix: Page caching exclusion rules will now only escape the dot in the file extension (if present)
  • Fix: Product page type not showing in page caching settings

  • Fix: API spam issue
  • Fix: Performance scans not returning any results on some hosts
  • Fix: High CPU usage with wphb-check-cf checks

  • Enhance: Better settings upgrade on multisite installs
  • Fix: Scheduled performance reports stuck on a loop

  • Fix: Cached with Hummingbird comment shows on top of the page

  • Fix: Missing share-ui library

Version 1.8
  • New: Advanced tools
  • New: Option to remove query strings from static resources
  • New: Option to remove Emoji
  • New: Option to add critical CSS
  • New: Link to Hummingbird docs on the plugin page
  • New: Page caching module can now cache 404 pages
  • New: RSS feed cache options
  • New: Clear cache button on specific pages/posts
  • New: Database cleanup module
  • New: Prefetch DNS
  • New: Option to ignore performance reports
  • Enhance: Refactored plugin code to reduce number of errors and collisions with third party plugins
  • Enhance: Add links to docs on the plugin page
  • Enhance: Minification renamed to Asset Optimization
  • Enhance: Minification logs are now stored in wphb-logs instead of wphb-cache folder
  • Fix: CDN being enabled from minification scans on subsites in multinetwork installs
  • Fix: Default page caching exclusion rules regex syntax error
  • Fix: Clear cache notice clearing minification settings
  • Fix: Gzip not activating on Apache even if mod_deflate is installed on host

Version 1.7.2
  • New: Minification logging
  • New: Performance reports for subsites
  • Enhance: PHP 7.2 compatibility
  • Enhance: Better support for installs where SSH of FTP filesystem methods are used
  • Enhance: Texts in tooltips and notices in minification module
  • Enhance: Improve dashboard performance module UI
  • Enhance: Page caching will now add die() to the header of cached files and logs to improve security
  • Enhance: Better integration with Divi theme
  • Enhance: Minification UI
  • Enhance: Uptime UI
  • Fix: Page caching will not be halted forever if minification scan fails to finish
  • Fix: Minification not enqueuing some scripts correctly (better support for Google maps, Google reCAPTCHA)
  • Fix: Page cache not updated when comments added on multisite subdirectory installs
  • Fix: Layout issues on IE11
  • Fix: Hummingbird causing Internal server 500 error on some hosts
  • Fix: Typos on browser caching page and membership modal

Version 1.7.1
  • New: Download log button in page caching module
  • New: Minification screen has been split into beginner and advanced views
  • New: Minification advanced view allows manipulations with jquery, jquery-core and jquery-migrate files
  • Enhance: Page caching module checking for wp-content directory and wp-config.php file
  • Enhance: Hummingbird will convert any path to regex expression in exclusion rules in page caching module
  • Enhance: Compatibility with Bedrock
  • Enhance: Detection and handling of WP_CACHE constant in wp-config.php file
  • Enhance: More informative tooltips for caching modules
  • Fix: Minification not always correctly detecting when HTTP/2 is used
  • Fix: Cloudflare integration shows empty zone when website domain includes www
  • Fix: Notices during page/post edit when page caching is active

  • New: Debugging option for page caching
  • New: Support for DONOTCACHEPAGE
  • Fix: Ability to disable minification on multisite
  • Fix: Rating message shown on Pro version and without a 7 day delay
  • Enhance: Description on clear cache notice
  • Enhance: Better support for clearing cache for post/page taxonomies
  • Enhance: Do not try to cache pages if advanced-cache.php can't load page caching class

  • Fix: Clear cache notices will not auto activate minification
  • Fix: Inability to update performance reports settings
  • Enhance: Improve page caching descriptions

  • Fix: White screen when trying to clear cache after plugin/theme update on multisite install

Version 1.7
  • New: Page caching
  • New: Inline styles in minification
  • New: Documentation link for all modules
  • New: Gravatar widget on dashboard page
  • Enhance: Code optimization and improvements aimed at improving performance in wp-admin
  • Enhance: Add type icons to browser caching and gzip compression pages
  • Enhance: Improved UX in the dashboard, browser caching and gzip modules
  • Enhance: Better notice handling
  • Enhance: Browser caching will auto check status on expiry settings update
  • Fix: Cache expiry time not shown correctly for month and year
  • Fix: Performance tests not running from quick setup modal
  • Fix: Minified files not hosted on CDN
  • Fix: Expiry times not displayed correctly for month and year periods

Version 1.6.2
  • Fix: API spamming issue

Version 1.6.1
  • New: Add font types to browser and cache rules
  • New: Automatic detection of HTTP/2 and disable of combine function in minification
  • Enhance: Add a button to the cache page for saving settings (instead of ajax)
  • Enhance: Add a scrollbar to expiry settings dropdown
  • Enhance: Better sync between Hummingbird and the Hub
  • Enhance: Improve error and zone handling for Cloudflare
  • Enhance: Links to support articles will now open in a new window
  • Enhance: Gravatar caching will respect the classes of original HTML elements
  • Enhance: Accessibility on hidden form elements
  • Enhance: Gzip module page layout
  • Enhance: Add Gravatar support when using get_avatar_url()

Version 1.6
  • New: Gravatar caching
  • New: Caching module layout
  • New: Ability to defer scripts in minification
  • Enhance: Better detect GZIP and browser cache
  • Enhance: Do not minify files that are already minified by a theme or a plugin
  • Enhance: Better support for older PHP versions (5.2 and 5.3)
  • Enhance: Improve admin notice styles, make notices dismissable
  • Enhance: Improve dashboard layout
  • Enhance: Better connectivity with the Hub
  • Enhance: Better support for support for screen readers
  • Fix: Overlapping issues in dashboard
  • Fix: PHP notices on dashboard page and during activation/deactivation
  • Fix: Minification not working on some subsites in a network
  • Fix: Minification stuck at 10% on some installs

Version 1.5.5
  • Fix: Bug in Performance Report
  • Fix: Fatal error on activation on the free versioon
  • Fix: HTML tags in CloudFlare module

Version 1.5.4
  • Fix: Cron reports were stuck on a loop on some WordPress installations
  • Fix: Issue with reports and calculating UTC time
  • Fix: Minification was duplicating inline styles
  • Fix: IE incompatibility in magnification screen
  • Fix: Compatibility with Contact Form 7
  • Fix: Mobile menus not working on Performance and Minification pages
  • Enhance: Remove jQuery and jQuery migrate from minification process
  • Enhance: Minor style changes and updates
  • Enhance: Cron reports functionality
  • Enhance: Code optimization
  • Enhance: Admin area performance improvements

Version 1.5.3
  • Fix: Avada & Google Maps scripts incompatibility
  • Fix: Bulk update not working when selecting all items in minification screen
  • Fix: Minification engine sometimes forget about files and did not clean them
  • Fix: Minification was always showing 0% saved in some cases
  • Fix: Enjoy pro features notice does not go away
  • Fix: Performance scans were not active for some users of the free version of the plugin
  • Enhance: Some code optimizations in few areas
  • Enhance: Minified files are now processed in a background task and in a bigger batch
  • Enhance: Some minor styles changes
  • Enhance: Use CDN option is not available in sites of a multisite anymore and is controlled from network admin
  • Enhance: Improved activation logic for free/pro versions
  • Some other minor fixes and refactoring

Version 1.5.2
  • Fix: Minification actions in bulk update modal were not functioning properly

Version 1.5.1
  • New: Allow to customise reports with WordPress hooks
  • Enhance: Reports notifications now allow user name to be customised
  • Enhance: When free and pro versions are activated, free version is auto deactivated
  • Fix: Do not assign any user for reports notifications by default
  • Fix: Performance settings were not properly saved if there were no user emails in the list
  • Fix: Reports notifications could not be switched off
  • Performance notifications is now pro feature only
  • Moved dashboard class to pro folder
  • Introduced ES6 in some scripts
  • Some minor styles fixes
  • Some other minor fixes

Version 1.5
  • This release is focused on a new brand Admin UI. Also, we would like to welcome the new feature Performance Reports. Users are now able to schedule performance reports and get the results right into their email inboxes!

Version 1.4.3
  • Fix: Sometimes minification stats appeared as a negative number
  • Enhance: Minification: Make all post metadata private
  • New: Added new actions to modify where HB saves the files

Version 1.4.2
  • Fix: MarketPress incompatibility
  • Fix: In some cases, assets were not moved to footer
  • Fix: Assets were always combined if some of them were marked as "not combined" in the same group
  • Fix: Keep handle name when only one handle is enqueued in a group for better compatibility with wp_script_is function
  • Fix: add_inline_scripts/styles did not work for plugins that inject inlines too late
  • Fix: Sometimes assets are not enqueued under https if the site is SSL
  • Enhance: CloudFlare box - Show a message if there are no zones available
  • Some other minor fixes/improvements

Version 1.4.1
  • Fix: Upgrade process was triggered too early provoking a fatal error when Smart Crawler was active
  • Fix: Minify Group warning
  • Fix: Error when WPMUDEV Dashboard was not activated

Version 1.4
  • New: Brand new minification engine
  • New: Minified files are now processed in WPMUDEV's servers
  • New: Users can use WPMUDEV's CDN to store minified files
  • New: Clear CloudFlare cache feature
  • Fix: PHP code in stylesheets could potentially be exposed
  • Enhancement: stylesheets with @import directives are not minified anymore due to multiple issues that were causing
  • Some admin styles improvements

Version 1.3.5
  • This version adds a better integration between Hummingbird and Divi 3.0 builder

  • Fixed: Minification was always enabled in some sites.

Version 1.3.4
  • Maintenance release. Minification now needs at least PHP 5.3. Some Javascript issues have been addressed for CloudFlare meta box

Version 1.3.3
  • Fix: Parse error in CloudFlare module when ASP tags detection was active in PHP

Version 1.3.2
  • Fix: Error when detecting CloudFlare on activation

Version 1.3.1
  • Maintenance release. It fixes a parse error in old PHP versions and a small bug related to CloudFlare module

Version 1.3
  • This release focuses mainly in a new feature: CloudFlare integration. Users can set CloudFlare browser caching settings from Hummingbird Dashboard. It also detects a new type of server: LiteSpeed and introduces a new Javascript minificator.

Version 1.2.4
  • Fixed fatal error on activation when PHP version is < 5.3

Version 1.2.3
  • Enhance: Updated WPMU DEV styles library

Version 1.2.2
  • This release features a new and more reliable Javascript minifier. It also improves Uptime notices and an error in old PHP versions (

Version 1.2.1
  • This release add some fixes and improvements on minification and Gzip modules among some others minor fixes:
  • Fix: Excluded files did not appear on list after re checking files
  • Minor fixes on Google Chart API
  • Search by extension in minification page
  • Faster minification scan
  • Fix: Server type not updated when user switches it
  • Better GZIP htaccess code

Version 1.2
  • New: Filter by plugin, theme or filename in minification screen
  • New: Bulk actions in minification screen
  • New: Divi integration
  • New: Splitted minification chart into header and footer charts
  • Fix: Unconsistent count of enqueued files in Dashboard
  • Fix: BuddyPress warning
  • Fix: PHP 5.2.4 error
  • Fix: GZIP and caching results were cleared after 1 hour
  • Fix: Login screen errors due to minification process
  • Fix: Sometimes minificated sources were enqueued twice.
  • Admin styles improvements
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

Version 1.1.2
  • Fixed: Performance test waiting time set back to 5 minutes

Version 1.1.1
  • Fixed: Uptime not displaying chart
  • Fixed: Warning in Uptime page

Version 1.1
  • New: New filetype in Caching results
  • New: wphb_add_meta_box filter
  • New: wphb_code_snippet filter
  • Enhance: Get Uptime results when the plugin is activated
  • Enhance: Start a performance test when the plugin is activated
  • Enhance: Better errors handling in Plugin API Classes
  • Enhance: Better cache clean on deactivation
  • Fixed: Minification cached resources not being loaded via https
  • Fixed: Permissions errors in multisites
  • UX Improvements

Version 1.0.1
  • Enhance: Added plugins list action link
  • Enhance: If Browser Caching is already recommended or better, Enable button is now hidden
  • Enhance: Activate API log by using WP_DEBUG_LOG constant
  • Fixed: Warning when deleting cached files
  • Fixed: Empty file was appearing when all assets were sent to footer
  • Fixed: settings were reset to default when plugin was deactivated.
  • Some other minor enhancements/fixes

Version 1
  • First release
Hummingbird is everything you need to get and keep your WordPress sites running super fast.
  • Combine, minify and set file load position
  • Full-page, browser, RSS and Gravatar caching
  • Downtime and slow-load notifications
  • Site speed performance reporting
  • Average page-speed analytics
  • GZIP file compression

Not only is page speed used by search engines to determine your site rank, it also keeps people on your site longer.

Hummingbird is a performance and optimization pro tool dedicated to giving your site SuperSpeed. Offer the same quality content at a fraction the load time – analyze, minify, compress, merge and cache.

Get and Retain More Users With a Speed Boost – Hummingbird Can Help.


Performance Report

Hummingbird scans your site and makes recommendations for improving performance.

Asset Optimization

Minify, combine, optimise and position files to improve page speed.

Gzip Compression

Compress HTML, JavaScript, and Style Sheets to reduces site load time.

Complete Cache Suite

Speed up page load times with full-page, browser, RSS and Gravatar cache.

Cloudflare Cache-Control

Hummingbird includes quick controls for managing Cloudflare Browser Cache.

Hosted File Optimization

Use WPMU DEV’s secure and hyper fast CDN for faster performance.

Image Optimization

Smush Pro integration lets you resize, compress and optimize all your images.

Uptime Monitoring

Monitor your website’s response time and know when you experience downtime.

Hub Security Manager

Monitor security issues, updates and backups for all your sites from the Hub.

Hummingbird advanced performance scans
Use performance reports and suggestions to keep your site running at top speed.

Scan, Analyze and SpeedBoost

Use Hummingbird’s recommendations to improve your site’s efficiency and speed.

Hummingbird scans your site, locates files that are slowing your site and fixes them to help make your site run faster.

Optimize, combine and position files to help pages load faster.

Optimize Your Files

Hummingbird uses WPMU DEV super servers and the asset optimization engine to shrink, combine and store files on our global CDN.

Did you know the more you load in the header, the slower your site loads? Customize load position to maximize speed.

  • Hummingbird lopped off 11 requests just using the default recommendations.
  • This plugin is just plain super! Hummingbird goes the extra mile to explain the why and how and makes it a breeze to add and test changes.
  • Hummingbird took me from 32 to 84 on Google page speed plus made my site 50% faster on GTmetrix!
  • Hummingbird is so easy to use. I thought it wouldn't change my speed much because I already made improvements. I ran the scan, it gave me recommendations, I pushed a button to apply them and it made my site even faster!


Q: Do I need Hummingbird if I already have WP Rocket or W3 Total Cache?

A: Yes! If you already use WP Rocket or W3 Total Cache the special monitoring tools Hummingbird offers makes it worth it. To ensure compatibility only activate overlapping features in one of the plugins.


Q: Does Hummingbird work with Cloudflare?

A: Yes! Hummingbird is built to take full advantage of Cloudflare features. Just plug in your API to get started.


Q: Does Hummingbird work with plugins like WP Super Cache, Batcache or the full-page caching feature my Managed WordPress host offers?

A: Yes! Hummingbird is stacked with its own powerful cache including full-page cache. But if you absolutely love WP Super Cache, Batcache or the caching tool provided through your Host, you can continue using your preferred service.


Q: Does Hummingbird work with WooCommerce?

A: Yes! Hummingbird will automatically excludes WooCommerce cart, my account and checkout pages from being cached.

Set caching to give users a faster experience the next time they visit your content.

Cache It

Hummingbird is packed with a complete range of cache tools for full-page, browser, RSS and Gravatar caching. Get faster pages and lessen the load on your server by delivering temporary files to your users.

Enable GZIP and send smaller files over the web for quicker load times.

Send Compressed Files

Hummingbird has GZIP powers to make sharing your site more efficient.

Sending zipped files is faster and can save you money on hosting. And don’t worry about setup, send Hummingbird instructions with the click of a button and she’ll handle the rest.

Hummingbird mobile results
Choose mobile or desktop results for your performance scans.

Mobile Performance Testing

Hummingbird can be configured to display desktop or mobile scan results. Customize your dashboard to highlight important metrics.

Get your site running its best on every device.

Install WP Smush Pro to get the most out of your website.

Smush Power With WP Smush Pro

If image compression is needed, Hummingbird calls on WP Smush Pro for epic smush power that compresses images while maintaining quality.

Save space and drastically improve site speed with WP Smush Pro.

Hummingbird Uptime reports integration
Uptime is always on the lookout to check speed and alert you if your site goes down.

Uptime Monitoring

Uptime is Hummingbirds trusty sidekick and is constantly watching to ensure your site is performing as it should.

Monitor your sites uptime, downtime and average response time to make sure your site is running its absolute best.

Getting Started:

The complete Hummingbird Pro setup guide is now located in the newly designed documentation section of our website. Access the full Hummingbird Pro tutorial now, complete with improved navigation and upgraded learning tools:

Hummingbird Pro Usage Documentation


Hummingbird Pro is covered by the WPMU DEV Guarantee

WPMU DEV Guarantee

We guarantee that...

  • Hummingbird Pro will work as advertised
  • You will receive 24/7 365 expert support for any problem
  • If you cancel your FREE trial, you can keep Hummingbird Pro
  • Hummingbird Pro is secure, always updated and well coded

Money back guarantee!

While you have 7 days, no obligations risk-free trial of WPMU DEV if you become a paid member and are dissatisfied with any of the above we'll refund you, no questions asked.

Hummingbird Features

Build a more speedy site with powerful optimization tools.

  • Generate performance reports
  • Recommended speed improvements
  • Browser caching
  • Full-page caching
  • Gravatar caching
  • RSS caching
  • Minify files
  • Combine files
  • Set load position
  • Included output graph
  • Simple GZIP configuration
  • Advanced Minification controls
  • Bonus: Sync with Uptime monitor
  • Down and slow load notifications
  • Track average pagespeed
  • Better search engine positioning

Happy Customers