16 Responses

  1. Dave
    Dave January 13, 2016 at 09:57 | | Reply

    Is the chart at the end displaying results of themes after the optimizations recommended or without?

  2. skryptersi.pl
    skryptersi.pl January 14, 2016 at 00:21 | | Reply

    I think general problem with optimization WordPress theme is fact, that dev implement to much useless js and css. Simply themes are to big, they want to be for everything. It’s not good way.

  3. mirzazeyrek
    mirzazeyrek January 14, 2016 at 01:27 | | Reply

    Yes Dave, if you are above 80, usually that means you have done many good optimizations.

  4. dipakcg
    dipakcg January 17, 2016 at 11:02 | | Reply

    I recommend to use ‘WP Performance Score Booster‘ and ‘WP Super Minify‘ WordPress plugins which does the most of the mentioned above, and helps to achieve high performance scores in Google PageSpeed. GTMetrix, Pingdom etc…

  5. Dipak C. Gajjar
    Dipak C. Gajjar January 17, 2016 at 19:49 | | Reply

    Hi Ugur Mirza Zeyrek, Thanks for sharing such a wonderful article.

    The points you mentioned above definitely improves performance scores – no doubt. Personally I use ‘WP Performance Score Booster’ and ‘WP Super Minify’ WordPress plugins on my client websites to achieve high performance scores, which does most of the above things.

  6. mirzazeyrek
    mirzazeyrek January 19, 2016 at 02:37 | | Reply

    Thank you for your kind comments @dipakcg.

    I am also recommending Super Minify. It is a great plug-in.

  7. Francis Kim
    Francis Kim January 20, 2016 at 04:14 | | Reply

    this is something I really need to do – thanks.

  8. Web and Other
    Web and Other February 5, 2016 at 04:22 | | Reply

    This is one of the hardest tasks a WordPress admin has to do, but definitely a must.

    From experience, it takes a lot of trial and error and a lot of planned work.

    1. mirzazeyrek
      mirzazeyrek February 5, 2016 at 05:06 | | Reply

      yes that is definitely not a trivial 🙂

  9. Kushal
    Kushal March 15, 2016 at 00:05 | | Reply

    Hello Mirza Zeyrek,

    I added the lines in my .ht access file and the but an error called internal server 500
    Internal Server Error

    The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

    Please contact the server administrator at [email protected] to inform them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just before this error.

    More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

    Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    But the score got increased at google page speed

    Kindly help me to solve this issue, as nothing is wrong with i only copy pasted it to my ,htaccess file

    As now i have removed the code due to error occurred, but i scored well

  10. Kushal
    Kushal March 15, 2016 at 00:14 | | Reply

    The problem is with this code

    SetOutputFilter DEFLATE

    SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI \

    \.(?:gif|jpe?g|png)$ no-gzip dont-vary

    Kindly provide me a solution Bcoz this code made a great impact to my web speed
    Before Mob 60 Desktop 70
    After Mob 72 Desktop 100
    That is why i need a solution for this error.

    Kindly Reply me as soon as possible

    Thanks & Regards

    [email protected]

    1. mirzazeyrek
      mirzazeyrek March 28, 2016 at 08:37 | | Reply

      Hello Kushal,

      You’ve got great score because you actually removed all the content from your web-site and that’s why google gave this score for your error page, which contains only few lines of text.

      Since you didn’t specify your server & hosting settings, there is no way to predict which settings will work for you. I suggest you to contact with your server administrator or hosting company.

      You can also consider using google about this problem by adding your hosting information into keywords. For example:

      “how to activate gzip for godaddy shared hosting”

  11. Ben
    Ben May 24, 2016 at 20:50 | | Reply

    A big issue with PageSpeed Insights is that it does not measure a site’s loading speed, it simply categorizes it according to a series of performance best practices and produces a score. The problem with this approach is that performance optimization is a balancing act that combines many different factors. No single score can encompass the totality, and so that score can be misleading.

    In fact, it’s entirely possible for a site to have an excellent PageSpeed score, and yet load more slowly than a site with a lower score. Following the advice of PageSpeed Insights is broadly a good idea, but the advice is general and the factors are weighted such that a trivial infraction that does little to impact real world performance on specific sites can have an outsized effect on the score. So while there is some value in improving the score, it is not the final determinant for page speed.

    1. mirzazeyrek
      mirzazeyrek May 24, 2016 at 23:54 | | Reply

      Indeed that’s correct @Ben. Having an excellent page speed score does not mean everything is okey with your web-site’s performance in all aspects.

  12. Mark
    Mark July 31, 2016 at 23:35 | | Reply

    Hmm. Aren’t there plugins you could use to do this for you? On multiple of my websites, I use WP Rocket combined with MaxCDN and Cloudflare to make my sites load in about .5-.7 seconds. Granted, that isn’t the case for all of them as those can be some expensive services haha.

    Do you know of any free alternatives that could help speed up my site? You can take a look here: MMOByte. <- This isn't spam, it's just a general question. I want to try reaching fast speeds without resorting to paid services, so could you please take a look and tell me what's wrong with it. I am hosted with iPage and that's a paid WP theme through Themeforest.

  13. Ugur
    Ugur September 23, 2017 at 10:16 | | Reply

    After analyzing and optimizing thousands of sites, I can say from experience that Hosting/CDN and themes have the biggest bottlenecks in WordPress performance. Check out http://pagespeed.ninja, might be helpful to those who look for a simple all-in-one plugin

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