Don’t be overwhelmed by the table below; most optimizations can be easily achieved with an optimization plugin. I personally use the free Speed Optimization plugin that comes bundled with SiteGround’s Hosting plan. However, there are several other options, including W3 Total Cache (W3TC), WP Rocket, and FlyingPress.
2. Review the Report: GTmetrix will quickly generate a performance report, pinpointing each area that requires improvement.
3. Consult our table below to address the specific areas highlighted by GTmetrix. While GTmetrix often uses complex terminology, overcomplicates its instructions, and provides guidance for a broad spectrum of websites, we’ve streamlined and tailored their recommendations specifically for WordPress sites. With our clear and straightforward guidelines, you’ll find it much easier to understand and implement the necessary changes.
4. Re-test After Implementing Changes: After making a change, clear your website’s cache if it’s enabled. Re-test on GTmetrix to assess the impact of your adjustments. Using the new results, move on to the next suggested improvement and continue the process.
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Implementing this feature can be achieved by using an Optimization Plugin:
As the size of these files increases, their download time also extends, resulting in longer wait times for your visitors to access the page content.How does your site score on this audit?
This acceleration in downloads enables your visitors to access and engage with the content more promptly.
Text compression mainly serves to decrease the file size or payload of text-based resources, resulting in a lower volume of data transfer.
A compressed text-based resource is delivered to your browser faster. There are 3 main types of compression algorithm:
Brotli and Gzip are the most commonly used compression algorithms and can reduce the size of resources/pages by up to 70%.
They have also been shown to reduce page load times by up to 50%, improving all the key metrics related to your Performance Score.
Copy and paste the following code into your .htaccess file:
Read the following guides to learn how to enable text compression on other server types:
For WordPress users, the easiest way to enable Gzip compression is by leveraging a caching plugin that supports enabling Gzip.
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