How to Use GTMetrix Plugin to Improve WordPress Site Performance


How to Use GTMetrix Plugin to Improve WordPress Site Performance
Lynsey Colson

If you notice, that the same site has two separate grades. 95% A from Google Page Speed, and 87% B from YSlow. If your YSlow score is lower, it probably means that the YSlow system is not smart enough. They can’t always detect your CDN. You have to go in your user settings to define the CDNs vs. Google automatically detects it. As you can see in the report breakdown, it shows all the things you need to work on based on the priority level. In our case, it was Optimizing Images. The best part is when you click on the tab, it tells you exactly which image needs to be optimized, and how much size you can reduce. Most importantly, it allows you to preview the optimized version of the image. All you have to do is right click on the optimized image, and save it. GTMetrix is doing the work for you.

GTmetrix Performance Blog
Pat Sullivan

Minifying and combining HTML/CSS/JavaScript can break functionality in your website. Minification essentially goes through your scripts are removes extraneous data like comments, formatting, whitespace and other things that computers don’t need to read. Combining takes the contents of each individual script and aggregates them all into a single script.

WordPress.org
Shelley Diaz

GTmetrix has created GTmetrix for WordPress – a WordPress plugin that actively keeps track of your WP install and sends you alerts if your site falls below certain criteria.

GTmetrix Performance Blog
Francie Carver

Many of our users run WordPress either as a CMS or blog platform. With a lot of great plugins available, it’s easy to create a full-featured website with a lot of neat functionality. These plugins however, can insert additional CSS and JavaScript files into your header which can hurt your site’s performance (and PageSpeed and YSlow scores).

Analyze your site’s speed and make it faster.
Patsy Lindsey

Slow your playback up to 4 times the original speed, jump to major page load milestones, and get a filmstrip view that gives you a different visualization of your page load.

WordPress.org
Milda Layman

GTmetrix has created GTmetrix for WordPress — a WordPress plugin that actively keeps track of your WP install and sends you alerts if your site falls below certain criteria.

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