Support » Plugin: Autoptimize » Useless, didn’t fix anything

  • I tried this as I have an error:

    Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content

    no chance what so ever. I looked at this topic in the support forum and there was a lot of talk about options where to make chances. Well, ummm, in the version I downloaded none of those where there! Just 3 ON/OFF options for HTML, CSS and Javascript with nothing else.

    If you update your plugin, also update your help topics.

    Also there was absolutely no difference in performance what so ever.

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by artbyheart.
    • This topic was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by artbyheart.
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  • Plugin Author Frank Goossens

    (@futtta)

    afternoon @artbyheart 🙂

    first off, have a look at this screenshot, I’m sure it will clarify a great deal;

    View post on imgur.com

    now that having been cleared up; AO is not a automagical google pagespeed insight fixer. AO aggregates and minimizes CSS & JS, which in general will improve real-world performance as measured by e.g. https://webpagetest.org/ which measures time. GPSI on the other hand is “but” a tool that tries to quantify to what extent best practices are followed. AO can help there as well, but you’ll have to dive in (and one should, in my opinion, rather focus on the real-world performance mentioned before).

    have fun! 🙂
    frank

    Well, now that we are talking about that, webpagetest.org also reports no improvement.

    Plugin Author Frank Goossens

    (@futtta)

    well, as I said; dig in and ask questions if unsure. pretty sure you can improve your site’s performance if you really want to :-p

    BTW, you can dislike Googles policies of ranking based on mobile performance all you like, but that doesn’t chance the fact that SEO ranking on Google, 70% of the traffic is based on that and not on real life performance. So you can make fun of me, if you think it’s appropriate…

    It looks like only CDN will help this particular website site as I really do not want to change the theme or reduce the images due to the nature of my blog.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by artbyheart.
    Plugin Author Frank Goossens

    (@futtta)

    hey @artbyheart;
    I’m really not making fun of you, but trying to be somewhat lighthearted in spite of the 1-star review. 1-star reviews are not fun to get and even then (or especially then) I try to help people.

    Regarding pagespeed insights & google ranking; performance is one of the factors for search-engine ranking but Google does not use the GPSI score for that, but rather the _time_ it takes to render pages (not sure if it’s above the fold render or start render or … should try to find a reference for that).

    Now to show you I want to help instead of making fun of you; if you can share your URL (here or via futtta-at-gmail-dot-com) I’ll be happy to have a look and give advice on how to proceed! 🙂

    frank

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