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  • Hello,
    I am trying to speed up my wordpress site. I looked up the page speed on google page speed insights and there are a few high priority problems.

    My website is

    1.Leverage browser caching
    This is what shows on google page speed insights:

    The following cacheable resources have a short freshness lifetime. Specify an expiration at least one week in the future for the following resources:…/nivo-slider.css (expiration not specified)…/reset.css (expiration not specified)…/arrowup.png (expiration not specified)…/facebook-big.png (expiration not specified)…/gallery-icon-small.png (expiration not specified)…/heading-box.png (expiration not specified)…/navigation-bg.jpg (expiration not specified)…/navigation-current.png (expiration not specified)…/navigation-line.gif (expiration not specified)…/pattern1.png (expiration not specified)…/rss-big.png (expiration not specified)…/search-button.png (expiration not specified)…/social-bg.png (expiration not specified)…/twitter-big.png (expiration not specified)…/twitter.png (expiration not specified)…/widget-title-bg.png (expiration not specified)…/wrapper-bg.png (expiration not specified)…/colorbox.css (expiration not specified)…/border.png (expiration not specified)…/controls.png (expiration not specified)…/loading.gif (expiration not specified)…/loading_background.png (expiration not specified)…/overlay.png (expiration not specified)…/style.css (expiration not specified)…/SiteLogo1.png (expiration not specified)…/baf-50×50.jpg (expiration not specified)…/mocloose1-50×50.jpg (expiration not specified)…/toy-hunters-travel-channel–50×50.jpg (expiration not specified)…/whattocollect-50×50.jpg (expiration not specified)…/whycollecttoysfeatured-290×160.png (expiration not specified)…/264830_10151037682669145_1793728231_n… (expiration not specified)…/P1010281a-290×160.jpg (expiration not specified)…/SyFy-290×160.jpg (expiration not specified)…/gijoesubscriptionfeatured-290×160.png (expiration not specified)…/hulkhottoysfeatured-50×50.png (expiration not specified)…/images-50×50.jpeg (expiration not specified)…/nightmarefeatured-50×50.png (expiration not specified)…/protectyouractionfiguresfeatured-50×5… (expiration not specified)…/toycollectioninsurance-50×50.png (expiration not specified)

    My current .htaccess contans this:

    <IfModule mod_expires.c>
    ExpiresActive On
    ExpiresByType image/jpg "access 1 year"
    ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access 1 year"
    ExpiresByType image/gif "access 1 year"
    ExpiresByType image/png "access 1 year"
    ExpiresByType text/css "access 1 month"
    ExpiresByType application/pdf "access 1 month"
    ExpiresByType text/x-javascript "access 1 month"
    ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash "access 1 month"
    ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access 1 year"
    ExpiresDefault "access 2 days"
    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

    The next thing that is high priority in goodle page speed insights is Combine images into CSS sprites

    This is what page speed insights shows:

    The following images served from should be combined into as few images as possible using CSS sprites.

    Then there is enable compression.

    This is what shows on google page speed insights:

    Compressing the following resources with gzip could reduce their transfer size by 140.1KiB (70% reduction).
    Compressing could save 59.7KiB (64% reduction).
    Compressing could save 23.3KiB (79% reduction).
    Compressing could save 23KiB (80% reduction).
    Compressing could save 12.1KiB (78% reduction).
    Compressing could save 8.3KiB (79% reduction).
    Compressing could save 5.4KiB (56% reduction).
    Compressing could save 3.2KiB (70% reduction).
    Compressing could save 2.2KiB (67% reduction).
    Compressing could save 1KiB (57% reduction).
    Compressing could save 858B (41% reduction).
    Compressing could save 485B (52% reduction).
    Compressing could save 327B (42% reduction).

    The last high priority item is Defer parsing of JavaScript

    This is what shows on page speed insights:

    1.1MiB of JavaScript is parsed during initial page load. Defer parsing JavaScript to reduce blocking of page rendering. (381.9KiB) (225.9KiB) (88.1KiB) (86KiB) (63KiB) (44.5KiB) (41.7KiB) (37.6KiB) (31.3KiB) (26.4KiB) (17.8KiB) (12.7KiB) (9KiB) (8.4KiB) (6.7KiB) (4.6KiB) (2.4KiB of inline JavaScript) (2.3KiB) (1.8KiB) (685B) (453B of inline JavaScript) (342B)

    I am in need of some help as I do not know how to do what goole page speed insights is suggesting. Help with any or all of the problems would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Your site seems to be using W3 Total Cache plugin. It usually takes care of expiration and compression, if the server has mod_expires and mod_deflate. It also combines CSS files. It doesn’t do “defer parsing of Javascript” files, though. There are many free guides (or tutorials) available on how to make use of all the features available in this plugin.

    Hope this helps.

    Ignore the results from other servers that you have no control over…ie, facebook, google, why would google ‘like’ facebook?

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