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April 10, 2020 at 9:01 pm #1234718Anonymous
In contrast to other site libraries such as Sider, there appears to be a significant difference when comparing results such as performance.
For example, when the a site that is configured with Charge is displayed for the first time it has a performance metric of 21. When it is requested the second time, it has an exponential improvement to 100.
In contrast, a site that is deployed with Sider has a starting performance measurement of 53 versus 21.
These were tested using Google Chrome’s Lighthouse audit.
Is there any particular reason why these differ and is there a way to improve these?April 11, 2020 at 10:51 am #1235478TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
The biggest difference between those two sites is the number of images being loaded.
Charge has more images, so it will take longer to load (until those images are cached).
Other than content, most sites in the library are very similar (a combination of Customizer options and plugins).April 11, 2020 at 12:17 pm #1235552Anonymous
The test was the “About” page for Charge which has no images.April 11, 2020 at 4:39 pm #1235719TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
It could just be the testing mechanism you used? You should be able to compare the file size of the pages/other metrics by using a tool like GTMetrix or Pingdom.April 11, 2020 at 4:43 pm #1235720Anonymous
Thanks Tom. Interestingly, I would expect similar results with Google Chromes Lighthouse audit. I’ll give GTMetrix a whirl.April 12, 2020 at 9:32 am #1236370TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Lighthouse is great as well. There are a lot of factors that can go into the scores. Different plugins, HTTP requests (from plugins and options), server performance at the moment of the test etc..
In the end, they’re both the same theme with the same underlying code.April 12, 2020 at 12:38 pm #1236527Anonymous
If they are the same theme, the underlying factors are consistent. For example, they are on the same server, with a replica of the configurations, no plugins, minimal images and the like. It continues to return differing results. They are being accessed from the one device and location for testing purposes.April 12, 2020 at 4:41 pm #1236680TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
The only difference is the CSS in Customize > Additional CSS and the options set in the Customizer.
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