WP Rocket Settings
A guide to excluding our scripts and stylesheets from being optimized by WP Rocket
Jacob Feltner avatar
Written by Jacob Feltner
Updated over a week ago

We will continue to update this as necessary. When using 3rd party caching and optimization plugins, it is important to check your ads after you update as changes can have drastic impacts that aren't always evident in the release notes.

Trellis users: You can disregard these steps since none of the File Optimization settings should be active due to fundamental conflicts with Trellis.

WP Rocket is a popular optimization plugin with a robust set of features and many of these features are designed to improve a site's speed. However, in an effort to improve site speed, this can lead to issues where scripts, styles, and even ads can encounter unintended consequences.

Since so much of our technology is heavily optimized with speed being a primary concern, any additional efforts to alter how our assets load or behave can lead to a number of unpredictable issues.

To stay on the safe side of things and ensure all of your Mediavine ads and products are running as intended, just follow these steps to exclude us from their optimization settings.

Mediavine ads

With version 3.10.1 and above, WP Rocket should be automatically excluding our ad script from its optimization efforts. If you are on an earlier version of WP Rocket, just update the plugin and the ad script will be all set.

Note: In the past, WP Rocket's lazy load setting for iframes and videos has conflicted with our ads by catching them in a lazy load loop. Their current implementation of this setting doesn't conflict with our ads, however we recommend keeping an eye on your dashboard after each WP Rocket update to ensure there is no impact on earnings or ad performance.

Create and Grow Social

With our Create and Grow Social plugins, these include both a script and a stylesheet that need to be excluded. To exclude these plugins from being affected by WP Rocket, you'll also want to go to the same File Optimization section of WP Rocket settings.

First, you want to exclude the stylesheets for the Mediavine plugins you have installed. You can exclude Create's stylesheet by adding mediavine-create and you can exclude Grow Social's stylesheet by adding social-pug to the Excluded CSS Files section(if visible).

Next, you want to exclude the scripts for the Mediavine plugins you have installed. You can exclude Create's script by adding mediavine-create and you can exclude Grow Social's script by adding social-pug to each available Excluded Javascript Files section that is visible and click SAVE CHANGES..

Note: You only need to worry about adding these exclusions for the visible text areas.

Once you've made the necessary exclusions, click SAVE CHANGES, and clear WP Rocket's cache along with any caching plugins you have installed and you'll be all set with your plugins!

NOTE: NerdPress has informed us that their clients already have this exclusion in place via the NerdPress Support plugin.

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