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  • Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

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    But the link of GTMetrix you sent still shows the problem I’m talking about. Look at:

    GET Building-Background, with 51,9KB
    and the last two, the “cropped favicon”

    They all are loading separetely, instead of asynchronously. I’m losing at least 1 second there.

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    They’re separate images, they’re supposed to load separately. One favicon is 32×32 and the other is 192×192. The other is your background.

    If you want to tighten things up further, there are some general recommendations at https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Optimization

    I think I’m not explaining it right… I know they are different images, but every other image on this page (and on other pages too) loads async, and they all are different images. Just look at the waterfall, the only images that load “in order” are these 3.

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    If I recall correctly, such things are delayed in loading because they’re not deemed critical for page display. The idea is to get content in front of the reader first, and all the extra bits like favicons last.

    So you can see in your waterfall that content loads first, followed by the background, then ads and trackers, and finally the favicon.

    Therefore, while the _full_ page load time for your site is 2 seconds, it’s really only a fraction of a second before a reader starts to interact with it.

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