First Use - 90%
Features - 95%
Compatibility - 100%
Technical - 60%
Documentation - 100%
Cool Factor - 50%
The ZenCache Plugin is a great plugin for speeding up your website. Recommended for WordPress novice users as it is just so simple to setup and easy to use. It has detailed advanced features if you want to delve deeper.
ZenCache is Freemium WordPress plugin that offers a simple install and to speed up your WordPress site (by present a ton of options around caching performance). If you’re worried about your PageSpeed Insights score then this plugin will help you improve your ratings there and serve your content quicker to your website visitors.
In our WordPress plugin reviews we look at the ‘first impressions’ that they give you, are you left hunting around for where the settings page is, or are you presented with a nice way into using the WordPress Plugin. After install you will find ZenCache along the left hand side menu when logged in. Once installed it was easy to find. Winner!
This is very simple plugin to activate. As you can see above you have one click and ZenCache is activated and running. This works for the majority of users, but if you’re more technically minded you can delve into all the settings and customise to your hearts content.
The main functions and features of the plugin are activated with one click of the a button. For more advanced WordPress site owners the advanced features are well laid out with excellent documentation and guides for each feature under the settings of the plugin.
A great little compact WordPress plugin with a lot of juicy goodness for your page speed!
The plugin looks to be compatible with the plugins and themes we have tried and so far have not come across any issues in using it. We don’t recommend that this is used when you’re initially developing your website (as you may wonder why changes to stylesheets don’t appear! doh). But once you’re up and running it’s a nice plugin that doesn’t seem to complain much or cause any front-end issues.
For 95% of the users installing this plugin there are no technical issues as it is very much a one click to activate plugin. For advanced users there is enough notes and guides explaining what each advanced feature will do. It’s very technical on the face of it (e.g. what the heck is GZIP compression?).
The documentation is also really detailed and works well. Within the plugin the documentation is excellent and on the ZenCache they also have a Knowledge Base containing questions and Tutorials.
This is a fantastic plugin and is very much a switch on and forget plugin to speed up your wordpress site and improve the users experience. However it doesn’t scream “Cool”. No one will know you use it on the front end (except noting some speed improvements possibly). However it does have some power and we do recommend it.
Bonus Upgrade to PRO
Like most WordPress plugins there’s a PRO version waiting in the wings. Here at bosswp we are of the view of absolutely trade up to the PRO version once you’ve settled on a caching plugin you like. You can upgrade to Pro here or by clicking on the banner below