'Enable compression' & 'Leverage browser caching' not seeming to update

'Enable compression' & 'Leverage browser caching' not seeming to update. I've updated them by activating and changing settings, but still seems like the test either isn't updating, or the changes aren't sticking.
'Enable compression' appears to be stuck at 33, and 'Leverage browser caching' at 81, even though I've turned them both on.

  • Nithin

    Hi Jeremy,

    Hope you are doing good today. :slight_smile:

    I gave a closer look at your site via support access, and could see what you meant. Checking the Hummingbird settings, the Browser Caching, and Gzip settings are configured correctly.

    On giving a closer look, this looks more like a cache issue, I could see you have 3 different set of settings for cache enabled. Please do note that enabling same cache features in different plugins can cause anomalies, you'll have to make sure same cache features, or functionalities are only enabled in either one of the plugins, or in the server side.

    I cleared the cache in Hummingbird, and under Settings > General page, and also by clicking the "Clean cache" button in the admin bar, and then re-ran a new Performance scan, which instantly resolved the Leverage Browser caching issue, improving the score from 81 to 93.

    However, you'll still notice 3rd party scripts listed in Leverage Browser caching tab, as follows, under Hummingbird > Performance Test page :

    https://static.doubleclick.net/instream/ad_status.js (15 minutes)
    https://www.google-analytics.com/plugins/ua/linkid.js (60 minutes)
    https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js (2 hours)

    I'm afraid, there isn't much of an improvement that could be done regarding these files, as there isn't any way to control browser caching of files served from another server. If you are looking to use Google analytics, there 3 listed files is something which you'll have to ignore.

    Enable Compression score improved from 33 to 72, however, I could still notice there are couple of files which could be improved:

    Compressing https://www.quitfaxxx.com/ could save 42.8KiB (80% reduction).
    Compressing https://www.quitfaxxxx.com/wp-includes/js/wp-emoji-release.min.js?ver=4.9.8 could save 7.5KiB (63% reduction).
    Compressing https://www.quitfaxxxx.com/wp-content/plugins/elementor/assets/css/frontend-msie.min.css?2.2.7 could save 7.4KiB (90% reduction).

    I'm checking with the developer to see whether there is anything specific that could be done to improve "Enable Compression" score related to these.

    Will keep you posted via the ticket once we have got an update from the developer. Have a great day ahead. :slight_smile:

    Best Regards,
    Nithin

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