Support » Plugin: Web Stories » User-friendly but…

  • I’ve used the plugin for some time now. All was good but after I had published over 170 web-stories and things were looking fine, the search console prompted me that the LCP was high. I optimized the images of certain web-stories and checked again but the results didn’t change. As of now I’m trying the other plugins to create stories and checking out a way to solve the LCP issue. Currently there seems to be no solution available from any of the web-stories plugins it seems. Can’t use caching as I got AMP error. Phew. Just when things are going right something has to go wrong 🙁

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  • Plugin Support Adam Dunnage

    (@adamdunnage)

    @kcalpesh Thank you for your review we appreciate the feedback. With regards to LCP, Google’s PageSpeed Insights recommendations fall out of the scope of our plugin support here so I would recommend following those and checking Core Web Vitals report as they may make recommendations on how to improve the performance of your overall site, including Web Stories.

    If you do experience any issues with the Web Stories plugin then please do open a support topic and we will be happy to help.

    Thread Starter kcalpesh

    (@kcalpesh)

    I sort of managed to better the previous load time with a big sacrifice though, with these:

    • Had to reduce the quality for all images to be under 50KB.
    • Had to remove background animation (makes the page dull but..).
    • For the effect and visual experience, I kept the text box animation as is.
      However, I tried it and I must mention that, removing text box animations, made the LCP even better. But it can make the whole experience plain and uninteresting. But I can see many big players are doing this from early days.

      I respect your feedback and I Understand what you mean by saying that load time, doesn’t fall under your purview. But you need to reconsider this aspect for a longer run. Providing features that will help users identify an estimated load time before publishing the story, will be helpful to the users. Especially someone who has slogged hard to create 100s of web stories (in the rightful way under guidelines) and suddenly the traffic goes down to zero due to the LCP factor.

      I loved the way your plugin works but… Not raising a query because many people have already done and I know the response. But I’ll keep checking if there’s something helpful in the future. Thankyou.

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