[Resolved] Pagespeed Insignt score is very low

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  • #1285242
    Sachin

    Hi,
    The Pagespeed Insight score of my website is very low – 56 for mobile and 83 for desktop.
    I had installed WP Rocket to resolve the issue. But it has not helped. Would you please advise me what should I do to solve the problem.

    #1285424
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    two main issues i can see:

    1. Reduce the number of requests. Follow our optimization tips:
    https://generatepress.com/fastest-wordpress-theme/

    2. Most of your images could be better compressed. I would recommend using a desktop application to compress the files. You ideally want images to be below 50kb to 100kb.

    #1286899
    Sachin

    Hi David – you have suggested three steps
    1. Reduce the number of requests ( i believe that you are advising me to not check the Pagespeed Insight score too often) – ok, I will check the score every Sunday only.
    2. Follow the optimization tips as per your link – are you advising me to install the plugin “Autoptimize” to improve the PSI score?
    3. Reduce the size of images – done. Now, all images are well under 100kb each.

    Is my summarisation above correct? You may advise more to improve the PSI score.

    Thanks

    #1287606
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hi there,

    By requests, we mean the number of HTTP requests on the site. For example, each CSS file which is loaded on the site is a “request”. Same for javascript, images etc..

    So Autoptimize will take all of those separate CSS/JS requests and combine them. So 10 CSS files (10 requests) turns into 1 CSS file (1 request) and so on.

    Hope this helps 🙂

    #1287777
    Shrawan

    Hi David, which image compression software would you recommend from your experience? I came across Squoosh, a Google-developed one, but it does not have batch processing capability. If you give us some names, we can check them out (preferably compatible with Mac)

    #1288468
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    This is a great option for Mac:

    https://imageoptim.com/mac

    #1288524
    Sachin

    Hi,
    I activated Autoptimize about 12hours back and just checked. The speed is 55 for mobile and 83 for desktop.
    Pl guide further.

    Thanks

    #1288863
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support

    The speed of your site depends on many factors.

    Perhaps one or more of your plugins are causing the issue?

    Have you tried disabling all plugins to test if the score is much better?

    #1289455
    Sachin

    Hi,
    I have deactivated all plugin except the following
    1. GP Premium
    2. Really Simple SSL

    So, the score improved to 74 mobile and 94 desktop. Earlier, it was 55 & 83.

    What is the next step?

    Thanks

    #1289715
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    The one Theme related thing you can do to improve the ‘score’ : Go to Customizer > General –> and change Icon Type to SVG.

    Now Re-enable autoptimize to combine the scripts and style sheets.

    #1290418
    Sachin

    1. Icon type changed to SVG
    2. Autoptimize – activated.

    Score – 75 & 90.

    Still, the other plug-ins are deactivated. How do I get functionalities of those plug-ins? eg – contact form etc.

    Thanks

    #1290544
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support

    You will need to reactivate them to get those functionalities unfortunately.

    As I mentioned the speed of your site depends on many things such as the quality of your hosting and the plugins you are using. Therefore you might not be able to get the score you have in mind.

    The most import thing is load time though so if it loads decently fast then I wouldn’t worry about the score.

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