Extended – Speed Boost Module

Speed Boost allows you to improve your page loading speed and get a higher score on the major speed testing services such as GTmetrix, Google PageSpeed, YSlow, Pingdom, Webpagetest or other speed testing tools.

WHY SITE SPEED IS IMPORTANT

When visitors lands on your site for the first time, you only have 3 seconds to capture their attention and convince them to stick around. That’s not convinced you? Read on:

  • Google incorporating site speed in search rankings
  • 47{5b9820eebf9f100330b8826b2c8b91f5968eeec0e0e1b435fff90c01e8c1522a} of online consumers expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less
  • 40{5b9820eebf9f100330b8826b2c8b91f5968eeec0e0e1b435fff90c01e8c1522a} of people will abandon a site that takes more than 3 seconds to load
  • 80{5b9820eebf9f100330b8826b2c8b91f5968eeec0e0e1b435fff90c01e8c1522a} of online consumers are less likely to return to a slow website

MAIN MODULE FEATURES

  • Eliminates external render-blocking javascript and css in above-the-fold content.
  • Moves scripts to the footer to improve page loading speed.
  • Loads CSS asynchronously to render your page more quickly and get a higher score on the major speed testing services.
  • Minify and inline all CSS styles and move them to the footer to eliminate external render-blocking CSS and optimize CSS delivery.
  • Lazy loads images to improve page load times and save bandwidth.
  • Changes image compression level to keep file sizes smaller.
  • Loads javascript files from Google Libraries rather than serving them from your WordPress install directly, to reduce latency, increase parallelism and improve caching.
  • Defers parsing of javascript files to reduce the initial load time of your page.
  • Removes query strings from static resources to improve your speed scores.
  • Removes extra Font Awesome stylesheets added to your theme by certain plugins, if Font Awesome is already used in your theme.
  • Removes junk header tags to clean up your WordPress Header.
  • Displays page loading time in the plugin options page.
  • Displays the number of executed queries in the plugin options page.
  • Displays the Peak Memory Used in the plugin options page.

PAGE LOAD STATS

Page Load Stats is a brief statistic displayed in the plugin options page. It displays your homepage loading speed (in seconds) and number of processed queries.

Page loading time – the progress bar color will be:

  • green if the page load takes less than a second
  • orange when loading the page takes between 1 and 2 seconds
  • red if the page loading takes longer than 2 seconds

Number of executed queries – the progress bar color will be:

  • green if there were less than 100 queries
  • orange if there were between 100 and 200 queries
  • red if the page required more than 200 queries

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