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Testing out the speed of various themes #37
I am looking to renew an existing client site: https://celias.no/
Following plugins are active:
San Fransisco (as it is close to the data center for Arch Hosting where I have my domains.)
Pagebuilder framework theme (By David Vongries):
Tabor theme (By Rich Tabor):
Twenty Nineteen theme:
Jarvis theme (as of 25 July 2019):
Atomic Block theme:
Beans theme (Thierry Muller):
Hey Paal - thanks for the research. It's interesting to see just how much stuff gets added by plugins.
I tested my Jarvis test site and it got a better score than anything you're seeing here, but that's because it's not including all the bits from those plugins.
The results I get are here if you're interested.
Perhaps it would be worth reviewing what plugins you have as well? Maybe there's some that are less popular, but more performant? It could potentially make more difference than the theme I think.
I turned off all the plugins. Installed the latest version of Jarvis. Then tested in pingdom.
Jarvis did really well in this speed test!
Page Builder Framework:
Btw Beans them has a setting: Appearance -> Setting
Jarvis came out clearly best in the no plugins active speed test!
How are you thinking we should do this? It would be great to review the plugins.
Well those scores are a lot nicer (for me :))
I don't think that's something I can do. It depends on your requirements for your projects. Personally I would try to measure the weight of the plugins individually, and see which are adding the most stuff, and then replace them with something lighter.
I don't know your requirements but I would guess many of the plugins do a lot of things that you don't use.
For example the theme you currently have activated looks to be one of the bigger themes. I ran the pingdom test and sorted the file requests by response body size descending (untick the rising box) and then you can see the biggest requests.
The top one is font-awesome.ttf. The theme is including the entire font-awesome library, but I suspect it's only using a few icons.
If you enable all your plugins then you could run the test again, see what plugin is using the largest files and then see if you can replace it with something more efficient.