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  • #1306009
    Michael

    Hi guys,

    I noticed as of yesterday my scores in Google Web Dev and Page Speed Insights took an inexplicable nosedive for performance. After asking some questions online it turns out Google are the culprits having made a ton of changes. Nice one Google.

    Anyway, here is a page on it for anyone who might be interested:

    https://web.dev/vitals/

    And also:

    I’m looking through the suggested optimizations (or opportunities as they call it) and there are a number of generatepress css files and a few js files that are flagged, and jquery 1.12.4 gets pulled up a few times also (does that ship with WordPress? I’m not sure as I haven’t installed). Any ideas on how to streamline them further?

    Thanks a lot for your input.

    Michael.

    #1306062
    Robin

    Same here. My score is horrific. Tom et all… any news on how these changes will affect GP? TIA

    #1306084
    Michael

    I think Google would rather we just load a blank page 😉 100% no render blocking….

    #1306087
    Robin

    Now there’s an idea. My site is minimalist anyway 😉

    #1306094
    Michael

    It would have to be an informative blank page though which provides value to users…. Tricky

    #1306205
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Yeah Google is like a bored child on a car journey … constantly reminding you that you’re not quite there yet and when you do arrive they just want to turn back round again.

    I am not sure there is much for GP to do in regards to these changes.
    The benchmark site we use for speedtests is still performing:

    https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fspeedtest.generatepress.com

    Now to be fair the test site doesn’t have a lot going on especially stuff that impacts FID, LCP and CLS that are now vital metrics.

    But what i see on most recent tests is the FCP ( First Contentful Paint ) seems to be taking a bigger hammering then it used to and having much greater impact on the overall Pagespeed score.

    This means that we all have to be mindful of how many extra scripts and styles we are loading.

    I am sure Tom will be doing his utmost to improve what we can. Be interesting to see whether this hurries WP into action with implementing a core lazy loader or finally getting round to facing off the legacy jQuery issues.

    #1306235
    Michael

    Down with monopolies! Google and Amazon CEOs can volunteer for the Mars mission I think 😉

    Thank you for your input David.

    #1306254
    Robin

    Thanks, David.

    #1306336
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    You’re welcome – seen your other Topic Robin we’ll take a look asap.

    #1306543
    Michael

    Hi David,

    Is jquery migrate needed by GP?

    I’m looking into removing it, so wanted to check if there would be any knock-ons before I do that…..

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/remove-jquery-migrate/

    Michael.

    #1306576
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    I am pretty sure GP doesn’t require it on the Front End – but you may find other plugins do. Also been a few reports of customizer functionality breaking when its removed….

    #1306720
    Michael

    Hi David,

    In the 15 millionth web dev test I’ve run, under accessibility it says:

    ARIAThese are opportunities to improve the usage of ARIA in your application which may enhance the experience for users of assistive technology, like a screen reader.
    ARIA IDs are not unique
    The value of an ARIA ID must be unique to prevent other instances from being overlooked by assistive technologies. Learn more.
    Failing Elements

    #1306884
    Michael

    Hi David,

    What would your recommendation be as the safest way to remove or disable jquery migration? I’ve tried a couple of plugins but they don’t appear to work. I’ve seen code listed on a few sites, but looks years old so don’t necessarily trust it. I’d really appreciate your thoughts!

    Michael.

    #1307095
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    The failing elements appear to be GP generated

    Which elements are those?

    As for jQuery migrate – that’s a core WP thing. This should help: https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/a/291711/90661

    #1307367
    Michael

    Hi Tom,

    Thanks for getting back to me. Sorry for some reason they didn’t paste into the message. Here are the elements I was referring to:

    Failing Elements

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