Google Speed Online API widget integration with W3 Total Cache in WordPress

Tutorial of Google Speed API widget integration with W3 Total Cache in WordPress with step by step Screenshot

W3 Total Cache is the industry known solution for the caching mechanism of WordPress blog. Even lots of hosting proving companies like HostGator is suggesting the users to use this plugin for there wordpress blog. The “W3 Total Cache ” has lots of advance feature and needs expert level of understanding to enable or disable those options. From many options available, there is the option of displaying “Google Speed Online API” widget on the dashboard of the WordPress which will display the performance of the website on scale of 100.

Getting started with Google Speed Online API:

Go to Google APIs Console and navigate to “Services”.

Google API Console
Google API Console

Now go to “Page Speed Online API” listing and enable it.

Google Page Speed Online API
Google Page Speed Online API

Accept the terms of the service and navigate to “API Access” tab.

Google API Access
Google API Access

Copy the API Key displayed in “Simple API Access” section as shown in below image:

Google Simple API Access
Google Simple API Access

I am assuming that the W3 Total Cache is already installed. So go to “Performance | General Settings” and Miscellaneous section.

W3 Total Cache Google API Setting
W3 Total Cache Google API Setting

Click on the Save all settings after entering the API key provided by the google and also dont forget to select the check box saying “Enable Google Page Speed dashboard widget”.

Now go to the dashboard and you will see the following type of report:

W3 Total Cache Google API Report
W3 Total Cache Google API Report

I hope this article is very useful for most of the Web developers and the bloggers.

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