Improving Pagespeed Insights

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Improve Pagespeed Insights

Brand: Synergy Strategies

The Problem: Christy came to me with slow website concerns. Her Pagespeed Insights score was a low 18-22 for mobile and desktop.

When she hired me, I quickly got into her WordPress backend to take a look around. The first thing I noticed is that she had tons of plugins installed. And on top of that she had three WYSIWYG plugins installed to be able to drag-and-drop content.

  • Qode: One was purchased for to control her theme and some of the animations built into some of the content on the homepage (likely because WPBakery didn’t have the capability).
  • WPBakery: This controlled her homepage only. Christy hired someone to design the homepage, but they only knew how to use WPBakery.
  • Elementor Pro: She was using this currently on each individual post and all the other pages, but not using theme builder.

The Solution:

I worked through the most tedious work first – creating a Theme Builder Single Post Template for her blog posts template. Then, I had to go through each individual blog post to remove Elementor.

Using the All-in-One WP Migration plugin, I made a clone of the website and placed it on a sub-domain of my own website. I worked through removing all the plugins that weren’t necessary and ones that they weren’t using.

Since Qode was part of her theme settings for colors and fonts, I had to setup the defaults in Elementor’s Site Settings. I wasn’t able to tell where the CSS was pulling from, so I changed the theme to Hello Elementor. As soon as I disabled the Qode theme, then the website was finally taking on the fonts and colors from Elementor.

To help increase speed, I installed WP Optimize and Assets Cleanup plugins to assist with cacheing pages.

If you are looking for help on your WordPress website, don’t hesitate to reach out!


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