Site just updated to version 2.3 today and plugins are up to date.
I’m using Autoptimize and Cloudflare ‘free’ plan. Any suggestions to really make my pages fly? I’m trying to get the pagespeed as efficient as practically possible before adding more design to it.
Thanks in advance!
the main thing is that site is already loading at a good speed. The pagespeed rating should be used as a guideline for where improvements ‘could’ be made but not necessarily should.
The main thing that is reducing your rating is the high number of external requests being made for JS and CSS files for things like JetPack, Secure Gravatar, Like Button. Minimizing the number of requests is key to improving the rating.
So choices are to not use some of those plugins/addons or research how to server the files it needs locally, then they can be combined with your other scripts and styles via autoptimize.
Also in 2.3 we provided two new options in Customizer > General – first off is to use SVG for Icon fonts, second is to combine some CSS files. These will reduce the number of requests but i wouldn’t expect to notice a huge improvement as you’re already optimizing the site.