Hummingbird Performance Report Not Returning Full Results

I'm using Hummingbird and WP Smush Pro for site optimization.

I'm wondering if the test scores use/are based on Google Page Speed Insights? When I run the homepage through it I get roughly the same score and recommendations. However if we analyse a sub-page on the site with PSI we get a different (usually lower) score and more recommendations.

A lot of the fixes implemented through Hummingbird (minification etc.) work site wide, but I'm having difficulty with image optimisation.

A lot of the recommendations heavily affecting the score are 'Compressing and resizing ' for images. Manually fixing the ones given to me is no problem, but when we run sub pages through PSI we get more of these, and haven't found a way to get these in Hummingbird.

(example:

https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fruminant.gainfeeds.com

- Returns 3 minor image edits, exactly the same suggestions as Hummingbird

https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=ruminant.gainfeeds.com%2Fwhy-gain

- Returns 10 or so image edits, some of which are major and do not appear in Hummingbird)

Is there a way to choose which page to analyse, or preferably a way to analyse the whole site?

I've read in the forums that the plugin gives a score for the entire site but if this is the case then why is it not returning all the relevant recommendations?

Some of the images in question are stored in the theme so I understand WP Smush won't cover these, but the main issue on the sub-page is from an image in the media library, which is being pulled into the page through a custom field and not hard coded, so instances liek this should be flagged in Hummingbird)

  • Adam Czajczyk

    Hello Tristan,

    I hope you're well today and thank you for your questions!

    I'm wondering if the test scores use/are based on Google Page Speed Insights? When I run the homepage through it I get roughly the same score and recommendations. However if we analyse a sub-page on the site with PSI we get a different (usually lower) score and more recommendations.

    No, Hummingbird's using its own internal scoring/rating and Google Page Speed Insights algorithm is not publicly available officially. These results can be different in some cases the same way as for example GMetrix ratings are often a bit different than Pingdom and Page Speed scores :slight_smile: We did however based performance scan of some of the most critical metrics used by Page Speed and attempted to make it as close as possible in terms of results.

    A lot of the fixes implemented through Hummingbird (minification etc.) work site wide, but I'm having difficulty with image optimisation.

    On Multisite the "Minification" can be used on sub-sites separately (well, up to some point) but other "fixes" are indeed site wide.

    A lot of the recommendations heavily affecting the score are 'Compressing and resizing ' for images. Manually fixing the ones given to me is no problem, but when we run sub pages through PSI we get more of these, and haven't found a way to get these in Hummingbird.

    (example:

    https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fruminant.gainfeeds.com

    - Returns 3 minor image edits, exactly the same suggestions as Hummingbird

    https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=ruminant.gainfeeds.com%2Fwhy-gain

    - Returns 10 or so image edits, some of which are major and do not appear in Hummingbird)

    I followed the Page Speed reports that you linked to and it seems that apart one image that comes from /wp-content/uploads folder the rest of them are images that are part of the theme. As you rightfully mentioned, such images are not processed by Smush and you could optimize them manually.

    As for the one from /wp-content/uploads folder. It seems that this is very big image and it may have not been optimized if smushing original images is disabled in WP Smush Pro settings and it has been uploaded before WP Smush Pro has been installed. Could you please try to find that image in Media Library and smush it individually from there?

    http://ruminant.gainfeeds.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/MG_2735.jpg

    Is there a way to choose which page to analyse, or preferably a way to analyse the whole site?

    Currently there's no "choose a site to analyze" option available but we are constantly developing the plugin and I believe this is a great idea for a new feature. The scan should be returning the "network wide" results currently.

    As for WP Smush Pro though. This can be run for each site individually so the results for sub-sites would be most relevant in "Media -> WP Smush" page of that sub-site.

    If you got any further questions or I missed anything, let me know please.

    Best regards,
    Adam

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