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May 29, 2020 at 1:55 am #1306009Michael
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:
Since the Core Web Vitals are now in Search Console, I wanted to do a quick round-up of the tidbits I found while researching. Maybe this'll save you a few minutes, or encourage you to test, or to watch a video. How much time do you invest in being able to save time? Focus, John
— 🍌 John 🍌 (@JohnMu) May 28, 2020
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.May 29, 2020 at 2:47 am #1306062Robin
Same here. My score is horrific. Tom et all… any news on how these changes will affect GP? TIAMay 29, 2020 at 2:58 am #1306084Michael
I think Google would rather we just load a blank page 😉 100% no render blocking….May 29, 2020 at 3:04 am #1306087Robin
Now there’s an idea. My site is minimalist anyway 😉May 29, 2020 at 3:17 am #1306094Michael
It would have to be an informative blank page though which provides value to users…. TrickyMay 29, 2020 at 5:22 am #1306205DavidStaffCustomer 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:
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.May 29, 2020 at 5:46 am #1306235Michael
Down with monopolies! Google and Amazon CEOs can volunteer for the Mars mission I think 😉
Thank you for your input David.May 29, 2020 at 6:15 am #1306254Robin
Thanks, David.May 29, 2020 at 7:26 am #1306336DavidStaffCustomer SupportMay 29, 2020 at 8:20 am #1306543Michael
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…..
Michael.May 29, 2020 at 8:35 am #1306576DavidStaffCustomer SupportMay 29, 2020 at 9:55 am #1306720Michael
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.
The failing elements appear to be GP generated, so I wanted to ask your advice on how to implement their suggestion so I can scrape another point or two here or there.
I’m busy testing the jquery side of things at the moment, and will revert back with hopefully some useful info for others 🙂
Michael.May 29, 2020 at 12:17 pm #1306884Michael
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.May 29, 2020 at 4:53 pm #1307095TomLead DeveloperLead 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/291711/90661May 30, 2020 at 2:14 am #1307367Michael
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:
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