Hi Dreamhost peeps,
I just upgraded to Dreampress. It’s a little different than what I’m used to when it comes to typically installing and customizing wordpress as far as hosting is concerned.
I know that many things are provided by Dreampress in order to take the place of using certain plugins and such. Therefore, Dreampress can be picky with certain plugins or settings. Because of Varnish, etc.
Do any of you Dreampress experts have any suggestions or tips as to what to do and not to do on a wordpress site while configuring your wordpress site that it doesn’t have a negative impact on performance, etc?
What plugins do you recommend? Especially security plugins or any other type. The Wiki touches a little on this, but doesn’t really elaborate too much.
I know that Wordfence is one of the best, but I remember reading in a thread here that it may cause problems.
Same thing goes for caching plugins (like supercache or w3) or services like cloudflare. If I use them, will they enhance things even more? Or are they going to slow my site down.
Anyways, any advice helps. I just don’t want to be stuck trouble shooting things too much or trying to hack things just to make them work right with Dreampress.
Thank you and looking forward for some feedback.