Autoptimize & speed

WordPress Mobile Speed

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Substitute Autoptimize plugin. It is breaking your site CSS styling file. I would use Better WordPress Minify plugin. After tests, we’ll decide if we should keep minification or not. It’s not important.

Activate the following on Autoptimize plugin: emoji removal, query strings removal.

Autoptimize settings need to be corrected. These include enabling:
a. optimize HTML code.
b. Lazy-load images.
c. Remove emojis.
d. Remove query strings from static resources.

Autoptimize is also a caching plugin. So there is caching plugin redundancy. We recommend removing the slow SiteGround Optimizer plugin.

Autoptimize is good for reducing the number of calls (requests). But it is not a critical plugin for speed because of parallel loading of browser assets. We often remove it. IT improves scores but not necessarily speed. Minification isn’t a problem but concatenation risks breaking sites. If you feel you must use a minification plugin, this is a good one to use or our first preference is Better WordPress Minify.

REFERENCE: http://pagepipe.com/concatenation-is-the-site-killer-not-minification/

We recommend activating Remove Emojis and Remove Query Strings in Autoptimize plugin under extra settings.

REFERENCE: https://pagepipe.com/plugins-autoptimize-eliminates-for-speed/

Godspeed-

Steve Teare
performance engineer
May 2021

 

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