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I constantly get back through site audits that I need to minify JavaScript & CSS. I also get to create Expire Headers & to compress files with Gzip but my concern is t

Are you hosting your site here at WA. If so, do you have Site Speed Turned ON? I believe it will take care of this for you with no need to use caching or minify plugins unless something in the theme contra indicates it.

Perhaps put in a site support ticket and ask about it. ~Jude


Thanks for taking the time to reply Jude. I have tried everything you suggested but the SiteSupport Ticket, I never thought of that as I never thought they could be someone I could contact with an issue like this.

Thanks so much Jude. I was seriously getting frustrated as I even emailed the developer, spoke to people within the theme's FB group as well as my Page builder FB page and no one else seems to have this issue. I too thought SiteSpeed would correct this. My load times for new visitors are all good. My main page is just over a second and some blogs are near 3 seconds but that's it.

But every time I do any site audit I get the same minify JS & CSS every time. I would just like to not have that in case I want to sell my site and move onto another project. I will try the support ticket and let you know how it rolls in the end, thanks again Jude!

-Jair.

If your site speed is otherwise good, I wouldn't worry about minifying JS & CSS. It's only something to consider if the page loading is slow - in which case ask Site Support if the WP Fastest Cache Plugin would help in this situation.

~Jude



I submitted a ticket and just awaiting a response. I already use the Super cache/CDN and like I said my site speeds are below the acceptable guidelines, I just am a bit....ok that's a lie I am totally a neat freak perfectionist and I hate that being the only thing wrong with my site audits. I am always 97% because of it, so I want to correct it and get my golden star lol. Plus I would like to know how to deal with it now in case it does become an issue on future projects.

I will keep you updated on how this is all solved as it sounds I have peaked your interest as well. Happy Affiliating Jude!!

-Jair.

Here's the reply I got from SiteSupport, it seems it's more a theme issue than anything they deal with. I am just really surprised my question has not brought more replies as I have it posted in several classrooms. Guess I am the only one with a problem like this.
SiteSupport - It is not an automatic task which we do. To eliminate render-blocking JavaScript, CSS and Leverage browser caching you will have to contact your theme provider and ask them to look into it as that will certainly help.

Interesting. Thanks for letting me know.

Have you tried deactivating Super Cache/CDN and checking site speed loading to see how it compares?

Also, are you using a Page Builder for your site or does your theme incorporate Page Builder software? ~Jude
~


My theme is very lightweight and responsive and is designed specifically for page builder software like Beaver Themer or Elementor.

I have no issues with my load speed as my speeds are between 0.87-2.94 seconds and I have one mobile page at 3.13 seconds, all within Googles site speed recommendations. I score like 95-97% on-site audits depending on which ones I use

The issue is I get that same warning to minify my render-blocking JS/CSS on all audits regardless of what I do. I can't find a plugin which I trust or can get someone to verify or recommend. It seems that using an offline program is the way to go but I cannot figure out exactly which files it is I have to minify and/or compress as there are so many to do I don't know where to start or get someone to walk me through. I just know that you don't want to be guessing as it's very hard to reverse if you can even reverse at all and you can very easily break your site. My next step is going to contact Carson as he has always been my last resort tech guide

Thanks for your reply Jude and helping me talk it out, hopefully, I do resolve this and I can pass the answer on to you.

Beaver and Elementor are pretty good drag and drop web page builders. But they add extra layers of code into the WordPress core structure.

Jay explained in one of his webinars why he would not use page builders, or themes that include them.

WordPress 5.0 will have the Gutenburg Editor. It will have drag and drop page builder features similar to Beaver and Elementor but built directly into WordPress core.

Time will tell if it overcomes the 'bloat' and site audit issues caused by most page builders.

The minify js & css average rating at GTMetrix is 72%, which is acceptable. Unless yours is below 72%, you probably don't need to worry about it given that your loading speed is very good. ~Jude

Your right, but it drives me nuts when I fix everything else but that car used to be.but that's just me be anal and a perfectionist.

As for the extra weight, it will be the same as any other within reason. You add more parts or options and you'll need more code. But this is why I want to minify my JS/HTML/CSS files.

I tested on my test site with and without elementor installed. With it installed on 12 pages, only 2 pages came back slower than recommended on mobile only, there were 5 pages that were faster than not having Elementor, the other 5 pages were even as w/o elementor.

If you do start to use too many of the bell and whistles I did notice a heavier load but

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Does anyone know how to minify js & css?

Does anyone know how to minify js & css?

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I constantly get back through site audits that I need to minify JavaScript & CSS. I also get to create Expire Headers & to compress files with Gzip but my concern is t

Are you hosting your site here at WA. If so, do you have Site Speed Turned ON? I believe it will take care of this for you with no need to use caching or minify plugins unless something in the theme contra indicates it.

Perhaps put in a site support ticket and ask about it. ~Jude


Thanks for taking the time to reply Jude. I have tried everything you suggested but the SiteSupport Ticket, I never thought of that as I never thought they could be someone I could contact with an issue like this.

Thanks so much Jude. I was seriously getting frustrated as I even emailed the developer, spoke to people within the theme's FB group as well as my Page builder FB page and no one else seems to have this issue. I too thought SiteSpeed would correct this. My load times for new visitors are all good. My main page is just over a second and some blogs are near 3 seconds but that's it.

But every time I do any site audit I get the same minify JS & CSS every time. I would just like to not have that in case I want to sell my site and move onto another project. I will try the support ticket and let you know how it rolls in the end, thanks again Jude!

-Jair.

If your site speed is otherwise good, I wouldn't worry about minifying JS & CSS. It's only something to consider if the page loading is slow - in which case ask Site Support if the WP Fastest Cache Plugin would help in this situation.

~Jude



I submitted a ticket and just awaiting a response. I already use the Super cache/CDN and like I said my site speeds are below the acceptable guidelines, I just am a bit....ok that's a lie I am totally a neat freak perfectionist and I hate that being the only thing wrong with my site audits. I am always 97% because of it, so I want to correct it and get my golden star lol. Plus I would like to know how to deal with it now in case it does become an issue on future projects.

I will keep you updated on how this is all solved as it sounds I have peaked your interest as well. Happy Affiliating Jude!!

-Jair.

Here's the reply I got from SiteSupport, it seems it's more a theme issue than anything they deal with. I am just really surprised my question has not brought more replies as I have it posted in several classrooms. Guess I am the only one with a problem like this.
SiteSupport - It is not an automatic task which we do. To eliminate render-blocking JavaScript, CSS and Leverage browser caching you will have to contact your theme provider and ask them to look into it as that will certainly help.

Interesting. Thanks for letting me know.

Have you tried deactivating Super Cache/CDN and checking site speed loading to see how it compares?

Also, are you using a Page Builder for your site or does your theme incorporate Page Builder software? ~Jude
~


My theme is very lightweight and responsive and is designed specifically for page builder software like Beaver Themer or Elementor.

I have no issues with my load speed as my speeds are between 0.87-2.94 seconds and I have one mobile page at 3.13 seconds, all within Googles site speed recommendations. I score like 95-97% on-site audits depending on which ones I use

The issue is I get that same warning to minify my render-blocking JS/CSS on all audits regardless of what I do. I can't find a plugin which I trust or can get someone to verify or recommend. It seems that using an offline program is the way to go but I cannot figure out exactly which files it is I have to minify and/or compress as there are so many to do I don't know where to start or get someone to walk me through. I just know that you don't want to be guessing as it's very hard to reverse if you can even reverse at all and you can very easily break your site. My next step is going to contact Carson as he has always been my last resort tech guide

Thanks for your reply Jude and helping me talk it out, hopefully, I do resolve this and I can pass the answer on to you.

Beaver and Elementor are pretty good drag and drop web page builders. But they add extra layers of code into the WordPress core structure.

Jay explained in one of his webinars why he would not use page builders, or themes that include them.

WordPress 5.0 will have the Gutenburg Editor. It will have drag and drop page builder features similar to Beaver and Elementor but built directly into WordPress core.

Time will tell if it overcomes the 'bloat' and site audit issues caused by most page builders.

The minify js & css average rating at GTMetrix is 72%, which is acceptable. Unless yours is below 72%, you probably don't need to worry about it given that your loading speed is very good. ~Jude

Your right, but it drives me nuts when I fix everything else but that car used to be.but that's just me be anal and a perfectionist.

As for the extra weight, it will be the same as any other within reason. You add more parts or options and you'll need more code. But this is why I want to minify my JS/HTML/CSS files.

I tested on my test site with and without elementor installed. With it installed on 12 pages, only 2 pages came back slower than recommended on mobile only, there were 5 pages that were faster than not having Elementor, the other 5 pages were even as w/o elementor.

If you do start to use too many of the bell and whistles I did notice a heavier load but

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I constantly get back through site audits that I need to minify JavaScript & CSS. I also get to create Expire Headers & to compress files with Gzip but my concern is t

Hi Jair,
I haven't. but I understand that it's good for SEO as at helps to increase loading speeds by removing so called 'white space' in Javascript. I'd also be interested to hear if anyone else has employed this successfully, and seen good results in terms of SEO.

Sean

You are completely correct Sean and this is partly why I want to correct this. Just sucks having that 3% you can never achieve.

I have a few avenues being traveled since posting this question and I will be sure to post my findings and my answers back up here once things go full circle. Happy Affiliating Sean...btw the love the response you gave to this question even though it was not the answer I was looking for. I have had a streak of bad luck with my respondents as of late to my queries.

You give a little more insight, you share a common ground to the question and even start to explain what it does. Great response, just thought I would mention that. Thanks, Sean!

-Jair.

Hey Jair,
No worries mate. We're in this together, so let's share the experience. Always happy to offer a lending hand where I can.

Thanks too for your very kind words. It's much appreciated.

Sean

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Has anyone used jsmin the javascript minifier?

Has anyone used jsmin the javascript minifier?

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I constantly get back through site audits that I need to minify JavaScript & CSS. I also get to create Expire Headers & to compress files with Gzip but my concern is t

Hi Jair,
I haven't. but I understand that it's good for SEO as at helps to increase loading speeds by removing so called 'white space' in Javascript. I'd also be interested to hear if anyone else has employed this successfully, and seen good results in terms of SEO.

Sean

You are completely correct Sean and this is partly why I want to correct this. Just sucks having that 3% you can never achieve.

I have a few avenues being traveled since posting this question and I will be sure to post my findings and my answers back up here once things go full circle. Happy Affiliating Sean...btw the love the response you gave to this question even though it was not the answer I was looking for. I have had a streak of bad luck with my respondents as of late to my queries.

You give a little more insight, you share a common ground to the question and even start to explain what it does. Great response, just thought I would mention that. Thanks, Sean!

-Jair.

Hey Jair,
No worries mate. We're in this together, so let's share the experience. Always happy to offer a lending hand where I can.

Thanks too for your very kind words. It's much appreciated.

Sean

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How do change what loads on your page first? Apparently, this is an issue on my site and after going through every link Google Page Speed had on it, I am even further away from

Jair I remember you said you use elementor...right!???
Y'know what Jair let me talk to you in pm.

What loads first on your site?

What loads first on your site?

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How do change what loads on your page first? Apparently, this is an issue on my site and after going through every link Google Page Speed had on it, I am even further away from

Jair I remember you said you use elementor...right!???
Y'know what Jair let me talk to you in pm.

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