WordPress Mobile Speed


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Salient is a slow theme. It loads in about 169.2 milliseconds. Changing the theme would be painful $$$. If we were building today fresh, we’d use something else. But that is not a goal or realistic. A fast theme is Twenty-nineteen or Twenty-twenty-one default (but not Twenty Twenty theme!). Twenty Nineteen loads in 15 milliseconds. Most free default themes are fast. Other fast
free themes include GeneratePress, Kadence, and Astra. These all load in around 20 to 40 milliseconds. The pro versions are twice as slow (about 50 milliseconds more).

But we don’t recommend changing your theme now. A bad theme is Divi. It loads in 1 second.2. The theme is using Google Fonts. We would consider removing Google Fonts with a plugin today. But it is OK if reviewed in the future. It will change the look of your site. Presently you are using Rubik font with no fallback. And also Archivo Black font.


Steve Teare
performance engineer
May 2021


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Instead of band-aid approaches, we drill down to the root cause of your slow site. This is origin optimization. Also known as site tuning. To do this, we analyze site components:

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