11 Strange Speed Tips #2847

WordPress Mobile Speed


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1. The host server is the biggest speed problem. It has a TTFB (server delay) of 1-second average. This prohibits a reliable subsecond page load.

2. Moving to a faster server on another host is the solutions to improve TTFB.
There is no plugin or site solution for poor TTFB.

3. Plugin surgery will reduce speed about 500 milliseconds.

4. Changing the theme would save an additional 50 milliseconds. Not a
justifiable enough gain. Theme changes aren’t included in Plugin Surgery.

5. Image optimization will produce additional speed gains. But how much is
unknown at this time. Guesstimating: 200 – 300 milliseconds. These gains for
mobile users would be important.

6. Deleting Goggle fonts could improve performance by 300 milliseconds. I can do this with a plugin. Playfair serif font presently falls back to helvetica, arial, sans-serif. It would be better as: Georgia, serif.

7. The ShortPixel CDN is not helping speed.

Mojo Marketplace
Jetpack Teach how to do favicon
XML SiteMap
OptinMonster unused
Akismet – unuses
One-click Demo Imports
Yoast SEO
Diff Navigation Page And Post
Google Analytics For WordPress

Media File Renamer
WP Featherlight
Really Simple SSL ???

Imsanity 2000px wide, 82 Q
Run PNG to JPG
Use Lazy Load in Autoptimize
Lazy Load for Video
Teach how to do favicon
XML SiteMap
CAOS UA-117755087-2
Remove Comments
Replace Simple Custom CSS with Simple CSS
Remove Google Fonts References – watch Sans-serif custom code
Schema plugin
Cache Enabler ???
Disable Embeds
Disable Emojis (GDPR friendly)
Far Future Expiration Plugin
WP Remove Query Strings From Static Resources
WP jQuery Plus

Block Bad Queries (BBQ)
Disable XML-RPC
Email Address Encoder
Limit Login Attempts Reloaded
UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore

LTI SEO Lightweight Meta Description Editor


Steve Teare
performance engineer


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