I'm using Hummingbird need page speed scores in the 60 to 70 range

I'm using Hummingbird and not getting any better Google Page Speed reports. Still below 50 on both mobile and desktop. I need page speed scores in the 60 to 70 range. I saw a slight change, but not what I was expecting. On GTMetrix the site has gone from 14 sec to 10 sec on an unthrottled connection. But on 3G there is no improvement, still in the low 20s.

  • Sajid

    Hello Bill,
    Hope you are doing good today

    Thanks for keeping the support staff access open. I re-run the performance test on your site, the new score is 52. That means you are making progress, good job right there

    However, I still see there are two major issues on your site.

    1. You did not optimized all of your images with WP Smush yet. So first step that can be taken immediately is bulk smushing all of your images in media from WP Dashboard -> Media -> WP Smush -> BULK SMUSH NOW.

    2. Once, image optimization is done, then re-run the performance test. This should increase the score and also decrease the server response time from 5.2 seconds. Since processing heavy images does takes more resources of a server that increase the latency response request.

    I think you may still require to improve the server response time. For this purpose please configure WP Super Cache plugin. This will definitely improve this score.

    Hope that helps! Feel free to post a reply if you need further assistance!

    Best Regards,
    Sajid - WPMU DEV Support

  • Patrick

    Hi there Bill

    I'm adding my replies here from our Chat earlier so we can keep track of stuff.

    I saw that you still have support access enabled. So I popped into your site to see what had been configured. At first glance, things do appear to be correctly configured, so you should have seen improvement in your performance report.

    I just ran a report at GTMetrix for your site, and it comes up quite good actually: https://gtmetrix.com/reports/www.dermatologocontour.com/KTPb2uVi

    With some notable exceptions, like images being resized via CSS to fit small containers. Those images should really be uploaded at the same size they are used on your site.

    But as you noted, Google doesn't use GTMetrix, so I ran another report in Google Insights:
    https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dermatologocontour.com%2F&tab=desktop

    Their recommendations are still to Reduce server response time, Optimize images (those oversized ones), and to Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content

    Server response time can be improved by upgrading the version of PHP you are currently running - 5.5 - which has attained end-of-life, is no longer supported, and may have security vulnerabilities.

    Also, your max_execution_time should be increased from 30 seconds to 300 (or at least 180 if your host doesn't allow 300). Memory limit could also benefit from an increase. This article should help you get that done:
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/increase-memory-limit/

    Please let us know if and how these changes improve thing, and we'll continue working from there.