i was struggling for quite some time to get a decent nice rating for the performance. The majpr tools seemed pretty picky and all the measures i found were not fully satisfying. My recent approach though was amazing. I now have pretty awesome results with my average WordPress main site. Have a look:
Pingdom Tools – Grade A – 94
Googel PageSpeed – A Score of 100
GTMetrix – 99%
How did I do that? Let me explain
This is where i started: 70 Average rating from Pingdom tools.
I used these tools:
- At first i Did a Plesk check to make sure all necessary apache modules are active: deflate and expire.
- Then i installed these two plugins:
- Some minor htaccess tweaks for longer expires and gzip
- At least soem tweaking on the them side: I have put all my CSS in my child themes style.css and ditched the revolution slider for a basic and slim slider-element.