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June 24, 2020 at 4:57 pm #1340811Leif
Hi, I have a 3 part question about page speed.
I got GP because I’m trying to have a fast site and google insight says I fail right now. Namely in the LCP, FCP and CLS…which is basically everything (I’m just looking at desktop right now, I’ll deal with mobile later).
1 – I know I should remove any and all plugins I can but a bunch came with the site gallery install I did and I’m not sure which ones are still in use on my site. How do I tell?
Namely, I have Black Studio TinyMCE Widget, Lightweight Grid Columns, WP Featherlight, Lightweight Social Icons (I know I use GP Social Share but maybe it’s dumb to have 2?)
2 – Google keeps flagging me about Webfont loads of generatepress.woff2 and fontello.woff
I don’t know what to do about that
3 – The main thing google points at are render blocking resources and most of them seem like they are related to GP but I have no idea if there is something I can do about it.
Link to image of insight readout: https://photos.app.goo.gl/QYpR9U8GFEeU7hZh6
Page attached as my URL is a random blog post that I’m using for my test.June 25, 2020 at 4:02 am #1341201DavidStaffCustomer Support
1. Black Studio TinyMCE Widget – this won’t make a difference to front end performance. But i cannot see any widgets ( footer or sidebar thats using it ).
Lightweight Grid Columns – this will add extra CSS to the front end – so if you’re not using it best to remove it.
Lightweight Social Icons are the follow links you’re using in your single post sidebar. This plugin is making the Fontello request.
generatepress.woff2is the themes icons – go to Customizer > General and change the Icon Type to SVG to remove the font request.
See above re: Fontello
3. I would recommend running a GT Metrix report on the site. Its showing a 2.8 second load time ( Canada Server ), of which 1.5 seconds is the time it takes for your server to respond to the first request – i would begin with speaking with the Host on how that can be improved.July 4, 2020 at 10:47 am #1351944Leif
OK got it. I’ll move my host.
I will say though. I changed to SVG like you recommended, removed lightweight grid columns and removed JQuery Migrate and now google says I’m in the green! 🙂
But only for desktop. 🙁July 5, 2020 at 12:07 am #1352355DavidStaffCustomer SupportJuly 30, 2020 at 1:49 pm #1382321Leif
Do you have a recommended replacement for Lightweight Social Icons. On mobile the google insight says fontello takes 3s to load :O
Is there anything build into GP?
The GP social icons don’t seem available to load into the sidebarJuly 30, 2020 at 5:19 pm #1382429LeoStaffCustomer Support
You could try the block element with GenerateBlocks:
https://generatepress.com/gp-premium-1-11-0-block-elements/July 30, 2020 at 8:06 pm #1382491Leif
OK they look super cool and I can wait for the stable release in the summer.
However, how does that give me a different set of social icons? I get that I can hook things into my sidebar but what am I going to send in there? GP social icons only let’s me hook into one place 🙁
Or would I build a set of icons in HTML and hook it?July 30, 2020 at 9:55 pm #1382529LeoStaffCustomer Support
This should help:
https://docs.generateblocks.com/article/icon-picker-overview/July 31, 2020 at 6:38 am #1382940Leif
Oh cool, that does look easy. It references blocks so that is something that comes with the 1.11 update?July 31, 2020 at 6:44 am #1382946DavidStaffCustomer Support
GenerateBlocks you can use right away. And create your own social icon buttons.
GP Premium 1.11 provides the new Block Element – so you can create your social icons and hook them in across your site.August 2, 2020 at 10:32 am #1384962Leif
OK so right now I can’t get those icons into my sidebar true?
I went looking thinking there was a widget and couldn’t find one 🙁August 2, 2020 at 1:23 pm #1385072TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Right now you could hook them into your sidebar, but you would have to either:
a) Add them above your other widgets
b) Add them below your other widgets
c) Replace your entire sidebar with a Block Element
There isn’t a widget, unfortunately.August 2, 2020 at 6:41 pm #1385230Leif
Ok so on the release of 1.11 (I don’t want to bother with beta) I can hook the icons block into the top of my sidebar, with normal hook locations? That works.August 3, 2020 at 1:19 am #1385385
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