Pagespeed

Best Tips for Improve Wordpress Pagespeed

  • Jetpack Boost Review: How does it compare to others

    Jetpack Boost is Automattic’s plugin to improve Wordpress performance. It optimizes the performance by addressing one of the main speed issues of Wordpress sites, which is loading unused CSS. ✨Best Alternative: Perfmatters Jetpack can be a complement to websites that use the hosting proprietary speed optimization plugins or compatible performance plugins with no overlapping features.…

  • Does Elementor slow down your site & How to improve speed

    Elementor is currently one of the preferred choices for building websites without writing code. But what is the real cost of building upon Elementor when weighing speed, and performance? Elementor recently added features to improve speed, but as the Core Web Vitals update takes place, a new challenge appears. Can a website have green metrics…

  • Lighthouse Performance Audits: Is score important?

    Lighthouse Performance Audits: Is score important?

    The Lighthouse Performance Audits score evolves constantly as developers adjust the metrics. In the last version 10 update it had a major change, which removed TTI and gave CLS(cumulative layout shift) a larger score, now representing 25% of the total. The audits also used only to be able to measure the cold page-load, making it…

  • How to do a full Wordpress website audit

    Are you familiar with Lighthouse? It’s the package that runs on Google Pagespeed. Google recently also added all remaining categories other than PWA audit to the site. What if you could run multiple Lighthouse tests like Pagespeed and do a full audit on your Wordpress website? This is what Unlighthouse does.  It is fully configurable…

  • How to Reduce the Impact of Third-party Code in Wordpress

    Lighthouse flags pages that have third-party code that blocks the main thread for 250 ms or longer. To reduce the impact of third-party code in Wordpress, you can delay, run async or defer. The solution may depend on whether you consider the code essential and if it can run delayed/deferred. You may also change 3rd-party iframes to javascript…

  • Serving images in nextgen formats in Wordpress

    The Lighthouse Wordpress stack pack recommends serving images in nextgen formats. This means you need to upgrade to Webp or Avif. Webps images load faster than png or jpegs. To create Webp images for newly uploaded jpegs, use the Wordpress performance team plugin Performance Lab, which will later be merged into Wordpress. To transform png…

  • How To Improve total blocking time in Wordpress

    Total Blocking TIme is a Pagespeed metric that may have the same end of TTI(Time to Interactive), which was removed as of Lighthouse 10.0.  You may ask why; the metric has almost no validity on field data. For example, the URL youtube.com fails on Pagespeed mostly because of TBT, but on field data in the…

  • How to Minimize Main Thread Work in Wordpress

    How to Minimize Main Thread Work in Wordpress

    The minimize main thread work is diagnosed by Pagespeed(Lighthouse) as bad when the main thread works process for longer than 4 seconds during the load. The thread work can be done either by HTML, CSS, or JS, to turn code into your page. The main difference between this diagnostic and “reduce javascript execution time”, is…

  • How to Reduce Server Response Time and TTFB in Wordpress

    Time to First Byte (TTFB) is the time your server takes to make the request to your page load. It has a lot of technicalities as to what goes into all the requests for the page to start loading. You can test your TTFB quickly with Bytecheck or test simulating a real user TTFB metric…

  • How to preload key requests on Wordpress

    Key requests are critical resources for the page render. By preloading, you are telling the browser to fetch the resource early with the rel=preload tag. To preload key requests you can either, use a free plugin, with code on funtions.php, or use Wp Rocket. To check if you need to preload key requests, go to…