Speed Kit – WordPress plugin
Speed Kit makes your WordPress website load instantly with one simple click.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS LOVE
Here’s what happens when you supercharge your website with Speed Kit.
* User Experience: Turn page speed into your competitive advantage.
* SEO Ranking: Let the speed-based search rank boost your visibility.
* Time on Site: Make your users stay longer and click more.
* Conversion Rate: Grow e-commerce revenue and funnel metrics.
* Bounce Rate: Reduce your marketing costs through lower bounce rates.
BUILT FOR MARKET LEADERS
Speed Kit accelerates more than 6,000 websites from a wide range of industries. But don’t just take our word for it. Check out what some of our market leading customers have to say…
“Google rating for fast First Contentful Paint increased by 68%.” – www.mydays.de
“Speed Kit does not only give us a 3.9x page speed boost you can feel, but a 55% conversion uplift we can measure.” – appelrath.com
„With Speed Kit, we achieved more than 2x faster paints for our mobile users.” – www.stylefile.de
“Thanks to Speed Kit, Black Friday brought us three times the normal traffic and four times the normal revenue – with zero problems.” – www.justspices.de
“Speed Kit helps Baur.de stay ahead of the competition by accelerating page loads through cutting-edge technology.” – baur.de
“There is no doubt about the great ROI.” – decathlon.de
HOW IT WORKS
After activating the plugin, Speed Kit adds a Service Worker to your WordPress. The Service Worker then reroutes all requests from your WordPress backend to a fast cache which is synchronized with your website. Speed Kit accelerates your WordPress website without any changes to the backend servers. Instead of re-engineering your server, network, and frontend performance, Speed Kit hooks into the traffic and accelerates it from the user side.
WHAT IT COSTS
The first 30 days of trial are free. No bank details required.
After the trial period ends you can continue using Speed Kit for 9.99 € per month. If you don’t do anything, Speed Kit simply stops handling your requests and they will be executed by your backend again. Your site remains online all the time without your users noticing anything.
Transparent and straightforward. No strings attached.
- Log into your WordPress website.
- On the left menu, hover over “Plugins” and click on “Add New”.
- In the “Search Plugins” field, type in “Speed Kit” and press Enter.
- You will see a list of search results which should include the Speed Kit plugin. Click on the “Install Now” button to install the plugin.
- After installing the plugin you will be prompted to activate it. Click on the “Activate Plugin” link.
- The Speed Kit plugin will now open and guide you through the setup.
How does Speed Kit work?
After activating the plugin, Speed Kit adds a Service Worker to your WordPress which will be accessible from /speed-kit-sw.js. The Service Worker then reroutes all requests from your WordPress backend to a fast cache which is synchronized with your website.
Speed Kit accelerates your WordPress website without any changes to the backend servers. Instead of re-engineering your server, network, and frontend performance, Speed Kit hooks into the traffic and accelerates it from the user side. Think of Speed Kit as the layer on top of your system, CDNs, and load balancers that guarantees the best possible performance.
With our research-backed caching technology for dynamic data (e.g. for search and personalization), Speed Kit delivers your pages extremely fast. We take care of keeping content in-sync and distributing it to many edge locations. From low-level details such as network protocols to high-level concerns like tailored images, Speed Kit handles everything automatically.
How can I measure my performance uplift?
If you want to measure your performance uplift manually in your browser, please read this instruction.
Please note: Speed Kit is built on Service Workers, a new technology that is currently entering all major web browsers. Unlike WebPageTest, most of the other popular performance measurement tools are currently not suited to provide accurate performance test results for websites that use Service Workers.
What is the difference between Speed Kit and traditional content delivery networks (CDN)?
With Speed Kit, you get all the advantages of a CDN. In fact, Speed Kit uses a CDN under the hood. In addition to a traditional CDN, you get the following benefits:
* Speed Kit caches static content such as stylesheets or images as well as dynamic content such as your HTML file or user comments.
* You decide how often Speed Kit updates your content in the cache.
* Speed Kit uses the browser cache which is located in the users device. Thus, Speed Kit serves data even faster than common CDN caches.
Why do I need SSL for Speed Kit?
Speed Kit is built on Service Workers, a new technology that is currently entering all major web browsers. Since Service Workers can only be enabled on SSL-secured websites, Speed Kit is also only available when SSL is turned on.
Is WooCommerce supported?
Yes! Our integration features for WooCommerce come automatically with this plugin.
When is Speed Kit active?
Speed Kit is caching content everywhere on your website except in the following cases:
* You are logged in
* You are using WooCommerce and have items in the shopping basket or on the wishlist
* Cache update failed multiple times
Why can I not install or update the plugin?
Probably the write permissions are not set correctly. The Service Worker needs to be stored in the root directory as /speed-kit-sw.js. You need write permissions to the root directory to let the plugin do so.
How can I control Speed Kit?
You can edit your white- and blacklists that control which pages and resources are handled by Speed Kit. In addition, you can turn off Speed Kit via “Deactivate Now” in your Speed Kit “Overview”.
If you have any questions, please contact us! We are happy to help you with your plugin setup.
Do I have to insert something into my HTML?
No, this plugin provides the full integration with your WordPress, including HTML.
Do I have to change my DNS settings?
No, your website will still be served from your IP. Traffic will be redirected invisibly to your users.
I tried the 30 day trial and regret doing it, after just 2 days my rankings were down 100% and lost all my keywords in Bing and Google seach console and things got worse, no point paying $9.99 after trial, serious waste of money
This is the WORST cache plugin I have ever tried (and I tried a lot). DON’T BELIEVE THE “ONE-CLICK INSTALL” ADVERTISED CLAIMS. After wasting over 7 days trying to get it to work, we are permanently uninstalling this garbage after wasting money buying the premium version.
– Caching is way slower than the page load speed advertised in the speed test
– Cache doesn’t expire. New posts aren’t showing up.
– Cache plugin sends a cache header of 365 days for your homepage, which means your visitor won’t see any updates for the next year, even after uninstalling the plugin. VERY DANGEROUS.
– No support at all, despite sending many e-mails with screenshots describing the problem. Baqend doesn’t even reply to support tickets.
– I paid to buy the official Plesk Speed Kit add-on. After installing, it says i’m on a trial expiring in a few days, asking me to pay again.
DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME
Thank you for this plugin!
We are very happy with the result! We decided to try out the Speedkit plugin since we have a lot of videos and images which slowed down our site. It was easy to setup and greatly reduced our website’s loading time. Configuration of the plugin is optional and allows you to tweak it for your requirements like specifying which URLs should be handled by Speedkit. The setup guide on the Baqend website explains everything very well. Also, a base number of requests and traffic per month are free so you can test it to really see the improvement.
Great plugin! Thanks a lot. Much more speed
“Speed Kit” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.
- Update plugin description
- Consider query params for revalidation
- Collapse revalidation of widget updates
- Expand tracking for widget updates
- Add GIF files with parameters to blacklist
- Automatically disable Speed Kit on cache revalidation error
- Remove cache invalidation of third party caching plugins
- Improve cache revalidation
- Send widget revalidation only if settings have changed
- Fix schedule of HTML revalidation jobs
- Fix Speed Kit update info
- Fix directory for Speed Kit updates
- Blacklist PDF files on default
- Add userAgent detection as new option
- Remove option to enable metrics
- Do not blacklist empty array
Expand default configuration
Remove source maps
Expand default configuration
Remove source maps
- Fix Woocommerce blacklist cookie
Use inline script to install Speed Kit
Fix cache revalidation of homepage
- Remove upselling for Plesk users
- Fix performance issues
- Use long life token to verify user permissions
- Remove warning if Speed Kit has been updated successfully
- Fix WooCommerce URL blacklist
- Only log critical errors in production mode
- Add support for Metrics Snippet
- Support new Speed Kit Trial
- Fix plugin issues with PHP versions < 7.0
- Add custom configuration option
- Analyse PHP metadata
- Let user login with token link
- Add setting to strip query parameters when caching with Speed Kit
- Test plugin with WordPress 5.0.0-beta1 and PHP 7.3
- Support non-SSL for localhost
- Fix regular expressions in Speed Kit configuration
- Fix login with token user rights
- Fix “Could not update Speed Kit” message
- Fix support for Simple Cache
- Fix support for WP Fastest Cache
- Fix error while logging in to new apps
- Fix redirect to settings page if not a Baqend admin (thanks to @glueckpress)
- Fix Service Worker scope for unequal hosts of home_url & site_url
- Fix usage of non-existing password attribute
- Add link to login with token on registration
- Rename “Getting Started” to “Overview”
- Improve security of connect call
- Improve stats for apps with exceeded limit
- Hide dashboard widget for Plesk users
- Fix bug with undefined page in
- Fix redirect bug for Plesk users after activating the plugin
- Limit cookie blacklisting to documents
- Use URLs instead of prefixes for revalidation requests
- Ensure triggered revalidations don’t contain empty prefixes
- Fix widgets being unable to save
- Fix settings link in plugin overview for Plesk users
- Add new tab for advanced settings
- Revalidate page for profile and taxonomy changes
- Change behavior for Plesk users
- Fix division by zero bug
- Trigger cache invalidation after saving settings
- Fix showing HTTPS note when on localhost
- Fix division by zero in stats
- Fix broken “Upgrade Now” button
- Redo the getting started page
- Show performance metrics on the getting started page
- Redo Speed Kit dashboard widget
- Add “Upgrade” tab
- Add examples for whitelist and blacklist
- Fix caching plugins not revalidating Speed Kit
- Fix issues with Strato’s ServerSide Security
- Fix plugin not working for multiple WordPress instances with same app
- Fix Speed Kit installed in multiple versions after update
- Fix Speed Kit scope for differing protocols in home and site URL
- Fix snippet and dynamic fetcher missing after update
- Fix and refactor blacklisting home URL when using WooCommerce
- Fix service worker request path
- Fix update link in plugin outdated note
- Add a note that one needs to be logged out for Speed Kit to work
- Revert the speed-kit-sw.js back to the root folder
- Add home URL, wp-content, and wp-includes/js to whitelist
- Add wp-json and login to blacklist
- Send Service Worker with PHP under “/speed-kit-sw.js”
- Remove site URL from whitelist
- Rename plugin from “Baqend” to “Speed Kit”
- Rename “Speed Kit” tab to “Settings”
- Rename menu item from “Baqend” to “Speed Kit”
- Update help text
- Remove Hosting feature
- Remove manual installation instructions
- Update dependencies
- Add Measure Performance widget on getting started
- Update plugin description
- Add FAQs to the README
- Remove hosting settings
- Add single mail registration
- Test up to WordPress 4.9.6
- Fix showing wrong username in account tab
- Wrap WooCommerce blacklist pathnames in regex
- Prevent the front page from being blacklisted by WooCommerce
- Add terms of service to registration form
- Remove automatic registration on first start
- Fix layout of account form
- Fix log out button bug
- Fix bug while updating a widget
- Make revalidation more prominent
- Add dashboard widget
- Change design of Speed Kit config section
- Add update widgets action to trigger revalidation
- Add additional actions to trigger revalidation
- Extend default whitelist with common CDNs
- Add new cookies to blacklist
- Be more robust in finding the Speed Kit config entry
- Display error messages if Speed Kit update fail
- Increase Speed Kit update frequency
- Fix pathname generation for WooCommerce
- Fix Speed Kit file updates
- Hide hosting on Getting Started page
- Add French, German (Switzerland), and German (formal) translation
- Automatically enable Speed Kit on first activation
- Automatically login user on first activation
- Redirect to “Getting Started” if not logged in
- Redirect to “Getting Started” on plugin activation
- Add warning if user has not enabled SSL
- Add hint to the help in Speed Kit and Hosting tab
- Hide hosting help if hosting is disabled
- Fix plugin URI
- Fix typos and URLs in texts
- Update help text
- Fix building of admin URLs
- Fix PHP compatibility check
- Improve hosting deployment speed
- Reduce plugin size by 70 kB
- Fix filenames not found by translate.wordpress.org
- Translate into formal German (Switzerland)
- Make German (Germany) translation informal
- Update Baqend SDK
- Fix calculated scope URL
- Fix wrong example content in Speed Kit tab
- Calculate the Service Worker scope by its URL
- Fix paths in subdirectory installations of WordPress
- Reduce built ZIP size by 200 kB
- Improve logging with Monolog
- Improve bootstrapping performance
- Fix check whether login is broken
- Fix bug in check_plugin_update hook
- Add API token support for revalidation
- Revalidate HTML after updating the plugin
- Add Speed Kit update cron hook
- Fix token revalidation code
- Fix check for connection in frontend
- Update release process
- Fix resolving dependencies with plugin in subdirectory
- Fix bug with “maxStaleness” in config
- Fix dependencies for PHP 5.5.9
- Register new users with Speed Kit sign-up type
- Move composer.json up and remove Dockerfile
- Check the PHP version before activating
- Automatically retrieve fetch origin interval
- Tested up to WordPress 4.9.4
- Tested up to WordPress 4.9.3
- Allow comments using semicolon in whitelist, blacklist, and cookie
- Fix release cycle for README and CHANGELOG
- Add script to convert Markdown to WordPress README
- Tested up to WordPress 4.9.2
- Remove third-party plugin update checker
- Improve packed ZIP file
- Update translations
- Update meta properties
- Add fetch_origin_interval option to Speed Kit
- Improve README
- Exclude some generated files from release ZIP
- Fix ZIP dist dir in release
- Fix ZIP command in release
- Fix pushd command in release
- Improve released ZIP archives
- Update the README
- Fix bug with wish lists in WooCommerce
- Fix bug which manipulates the options
- Fix bug in SimplyStaticOptionsAdapter
- Immunize against all exceptions in revalidation trigger
- Do safely logout on exception
- Add helpful heading in hosting
- Support new snippet
- Revalidate user if API access fails
- Advanced WooCommerce handling: automatically parse blacklist from WooCommerce shops
- Update Speed Kit snippet
- Change ServiceWorker path to “/sw.js”
- Show note when plugin is outdated
- Update only to version 1.X.X
- Update Composer hash
- Remove Hosting from help
- Fix content types, add track type
- Refactor config builder
- Fix preload ServiceWorker destination
- Improve error handling in upload_archive
- Improve labels of Speed Kit options
- Remove Hosting from view
- Replace content types with checkboxes
- Add bypass cache by cookie configuration
- Fix default blacklist
- Fix empty lines in lists
- Fix line breaks in list views
- Fix ServiceWorker URL
- Apply new ServiceWorker rules API
- Update the snippet
- Fix configuration parameters
- Map dev ServiceWorker from host to client
- Fix getting started design
- Add max staleness and app domain settings
- Stop calling identity on every request
- Fix line breaks when showing settings
- Revalidate Speed Kit when its settings are changed
- Stop sending Service Worker with PHP
- Add an example for white and blacklist in Speed Kit settings
- Add statistics to getting started
- Optimize frontend code
- Do not send Bloom filter preload anymore
- Send rel=serviceworker header
- Deactivate ServiceWorker manually in Admin
- Send revalidation asynchronously
- Update README.txt metadata