js_composer plugin & speed

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This is a page builder plugin. Formerly: WP Bakery Visual Composer. We recommend using Elementor – or making the switch to Gutenberg block editor with enhancement plugins. Gutenberg is the best choice of speed and future-proofing your site. This is a major rebuild and beyond the scope of this speed tuning project. How much speed would it save? It’s unknown. But from our experience with page builder extraction, we’d say “500 milliseconds to 1 second” improvement.

If you are using the Gutenberg block editor, this is faster than using a page builder plugin such as Elementor. But you are using a built-in page builder – JS Visual Composer Salient. It may be redundant depending upon how your pages are built. It is adding 92 milliseconds globally to all pages of your site. Plus Ultimate Block library adds 149 milliseconds globally. These functions
should be consolidated. Using both isn’t necessary.


Steve Teare
performance engineer
May 2021


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