[Resolved] Low YSLOW Score – an 'F' on two fronts

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    I’m using the ‘Bold’ theme on my site and ran a GTMetrix test. I get a score of ‘F’ in YSlow for two items.

    I’m not a programmer/web-developer. I did see this thread ‘https://generatepress.com/forums/topic/improving-y-slowness-scores/’ but I’m unsure if that’s universal advise or one that’s specific to that site.

    Here are my ‘F’ score limitations.

    Make fewer HTTP Requests:
    This page has 31 external Javascript scripts. Try combining them into one.
    This page has 8 external stylesheets. Try combining them into one.

    Use a Content Delivery Network:
    This has a long list of JS and CSS file names – numbering more than 30.

    What’s the best way to combine CS and JSS files?
    How can I improve these scores?


    I read about CDN and I understand its clearly not something I need. Being able to optimize HTTP requests should be good enough.

    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    our Optimization tips should help you with that:



    That did help. Instant improvement in score. Should do for now. Thank you.



    Customer Support

    Glad to be of help


    Hi. I had to deactivate Autoptimize because it took out my fonts. Despite ‘Google Fonts’ being set to ‘Leave as is’ as recommended on https://generatepress.com/fastest-wordpress-theme/

    Another user of Autoptimize had a similar problem. https://wordpress.org/support/topic/autoptimize-removed-font-on-main-page/

    This said that ‘a.htheme_no_logo’ needs to be added to CSS optimization exclusion list.
    Added the exclusion and nothing changed. No fonts still.

    Is there a generatepress/theme specific exclusion I should be adding?

    Thank you.


    Technically, The low YSlow problem is resolved. But it just led to another problem. If you need me to create a new thread, let me know.

    Customer Support

    Thats peculiar – would you mind creating a new topic – makes it easier for us to track. Thanks

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