NOV 21, 2022 15:37:25

Ready to speed up an incredibly unoptimized store so well that it aces performance, UI/UX, and mobile responsiveness scores? Here’s your chance to demonstrate your skills and earn BIG rewards.

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Welcoming the Speed Enthusiasts

Get started in minutes; expedite our store & stand out with your optimization skills.

How To Participate?

Enter the contest with four quick steps & unleash your speed prowess to earn our exciting prizes.

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Fill out the registration form, and we’ll email you the challenge’s live date and the Hackathon Slack channel’s link.

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Access Cloudways

We will send you a 7-day trial promo code on 20th Nov’23 along with instructions for the hackathon.

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Optimize Store

You need to boost site performance, optimize UI/UX, and ensure mobile responsiveness through your optimization skills.

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Submit your optimized website on the 27th of November and wait for the results announcement.

Rules & Instructions

While you can play around the store to optimize it your way, you must follow some rules, including:


  • Stores will be judged based on Page Load Speed, UI/UX Design, and Mobile Responsiveness.
  • This challenge is for individuals only, not teams.
  • You MUST use only a 4GB Cloudways server.
  • Only the entries sent from the official sign-up form will be entertained
  • Send your GTmetrix results in a Word document with the testing link; also include a summary of your optimization steps.
  • Custom coding is allowed but not necessarily required.
  • The store must include a mega menu with all categories.
  • Removing the number of products and product images is also restricted.
  • You can remove, add, or deactivate the plugins, ensuring the site’s functionality and UI remain intact. But you can not deactivate the Nitropack plugin.
  • You can use Lorem ipsum content.
  • Participants have the option to use Brizy Builder for UI/UX optimization within the WooCommerce Storefront theme as you can not change the theme.


Our contest is open to everyone, but for a fair chance of winning, you should have basic knowledge about the following:

  • Web hosting
  • WooCommerce themes and extensions
  • Website speed test tools
  • Updating core files
  • Troubleshooting common WordPress errors
  • Image optimization
  • Use of caching
  • Understanding of site performance
  • Mobile responsiveness
  • Have a knowledge of UI/UX
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You can join our dedicated Slack channel for prompt communication and to stay
in touch with other participants & us.

Fill up the form to participate in the WooCommerce Speed Up Challenge.

The contest will commence on the 20th of November 2023, and we’ll send you prompt updates regarding the event happenings via email.

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Refer a Friend

Fancy the prizes but don’t want to participate yourself?
Earn your victory via referrals in two ways.

Referral Leaderboard

Refer as many friends as possible to top our leaderboard and get rewarded. The more people you refer, the stronger your chances become. We’ll reward the top 10 referrals with the following prizes:

  • $50 worth of hosting credits
  • $50 Amazon cards
  • Cloudways T-shirt

Winning Referrals

If any of your referrals manage to make it to the top 3; we’ll also reward you with prizes, including:

  • $100 worth of hosting credits
  • $100 Amazon cards
  • Swag Box

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