Minimall’s Performance Setup

Minimall is built for easy optimal performance.

Minimall’s Performance Plugins

The theme’s performance setup needs four free plugins:

  1. Autoptimize (required)
    Autoptimize is one of the most robust performance plugins out there and it features more than 400,000 active installs. You can use something else to minify and aggregate files, but you will not benefit from Minimall’s built-in critical CSS.
  2. Cache Enabler (optional)
    In one way or another, you need a server cache. Some hosts already offer a server cache, but most don’t. We recommend the Cache Enabler plugin for its simplicity, but you are free to use whichever one you like.
  3. Speed Up – Browser Caching (optional)
    Most shared hosting services do not automatically activate browser cache and file compression options on Apache web servers, and this plugin solves the problem. You can use whichever service you like as a browser cache plugin.
  4. Compress JPEG & PNG Images (optional)
    This plugin might require a little bit of setup, but trust us: It is worth it! The free account let you optimize 500 images a month for free. Again, you are free to use whichever tool you like as an image optimization plugin.

If you haven’t installed Minimall’s plugins yet, I recommend you do that first.

Autoptimize Setup

You must set up Autoptimize as follows—nothing less, nothing more.

Of course, if you know what you are doing you can do as you wish.

  • HTML Options
    • Optimize HTML Code (check)
  • Javascript Options
    • Optimize Javascript Code (check)
  • CSS Options
    • Optimize CSS Code (check)
    • Inline and Defer CSS? (check) This option activates and inlines Minimall’s critical CSS.
Autoptimize Options for Minimall

Cache Enabler Setup

Simply activate the plugin.

Speed Up – Browser Caching Setup

Simply activate the plugin.

Compress JPEG & PNG images Setup

This plugin requires some steps to be functional. I have created a step-by-step tutorial to guide you through the process.

Theme’s Performance Options

The performance panel is located in the WordPress Customizer, under Appearance/Customize.