PageSpeed says to compress thumb.php images (4 posts)

  1. SocialSpark
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I ran PageSpeed Insights on my sight and it recommended I losslessly compress 4 files. The problem is, the path it gives for the files is

    I compressed the slider-local-search.png file and put it in the appropriate upload folder, but it's not reflecting the change in the thumb.php file. How do I fix this? My site is scoring 73 on the pagespeed insights and it is only a small site.

    Thanks in advance for any help you can give.


  2. Mark Ratledge
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    PageSpeed is an automated system that recommends some improvements that make little or no sense when it comes to WordPress and dynamically generated sizes for images. Best overall thing to do - if the site in questions is socialsparkmedia.com - is find a better host; GoDaddy is well know to be slow. See Recommended WordPress Web Hosting And then work with a cache plugin like WP Super Cache and set up browser caching, too.

  3. SocialSpark
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks so much. That's great information.
    Do you use a plug-in to resize your images (like smush.it)? Or do you do it manually before you upload? I'm wondering what kind of an impact these types of plugins have on performance.

  4. Mark Ratledge
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Depends on how many images you have and how large they were. Your site is very light already; your speed problems are mostly the server itself, i.e. GoDaddy.

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