How to Check for Your Site Speed?

There are 2 ways in which you can check your site/page speed.

(1) Google PageSpeed Insights

  1. Go to https://developers.google.com/...
  2. Enter the page URL you want to test
  3. Click 'Analyze' and it will show you the details
  4. You can switch between desktop and mobile view

It's definitely recommended to meet all the criteria shown in Google's analysis. However, there are usually a lot of technical stuffs like JavaScripts and CSS code involved. It's impossible for people like me who know nothing about coding to make the necessary changes.

So the trick here is to ignore the things you can't do and focus on the things you can.

For example, if the result asks you to optimize certain images, you can do that on your end without any coding knowledge. (I'll show you how I do that later on.)


(2) Wealthy Affiliate PageSpeed Insights

Wealthy Affiliate has just added a new feature to its website management platform in 2017 - SiteSpeed.

If you are a Premium member and have websites hosted here at WA, you can switch on SiteSpeed at your site manager.

Go to your Site Manager > Click on "SitePlus+" > Scroll down and turn on SiteSpeed.

The good thing about WA SiteSpeed is that you can check your SiteSpeed score directly in Wealthy Affiliate for both desktop and mobile.

You can also view the detailed results in Google PageSpeed Insights just by clicking on the "G" button.

(P.S. The scores in WA PageSpeed Insights are adapted from Google PageSpeed Insights)


Other Page Speed Checkers include:

Next Page: Let's Start to Speed Up Your Website (Step 1)



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Gopika1 Premium
I've been trying to delete themes and I cannot find the way, any help?
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JHaugland Premium
Appearance > Themes
Then hover over a theme that is not in use and click Theme details.
In the window that opens, click Delete in the bottom right corner.
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JerryHuang Premium
Go to your themes > Click on the theme you want to delete and there's a "delete" button at the bottom right corner :)
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JerryHuang Premium
Haha, thank you Haugland! We posted the answer together.
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JHaugland Premium
Hehe :)
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Gopika1 Premium
hahaha :)
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Gopika1 Premium
hehehe
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drjec Premium
Thanks. This is a very practical, clear training.
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure :)
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BenjisDad Premium
Good stuff Jerry.

Really appreciate you taking time to write this out!

On Lesson 2, Do you know if that affects SEO at all?

Also, do you know of a bulk way to turn it off on all pages and posts?
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JerryHuang Premium
Hi Chris!
Do you mean if deleting the unused stuffs affects SEO?

For those published posts & pages, if your original setting is to have trackbacks and pingbacks turned on, you have to edit it one by one.

You can only change the setting for all your future contents in the WordPress Discussion setting page.
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BenjisDad Premium
Does turning off the trackbacks and pingbacks affect SEO. IDK why it would, but I guess i need to do more research as to what it is! lol.

Thanks for the info, I will use this stuff to speed up the site.

Do you think Thrive makes the site run slowly at all? I dont think so, just curious your thoughts.
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JerryHuang Premium
Hi Chris, here is a good post you can refer to to learn more about trackbacks and pingbacks.
https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/resources/wordpress-trackbacks-and-pingbacks

Basically, they have both pros and cons. But many believe that they are dead today. Check it out yourself :) I'm also learning at the same time!

As for Thrive Themes and its plugins, I know they have huge file sizes. However, they work great on my end. Maybe because their products are well-coded.

There are some people having issue with Thrive products but I don't know much about that because it doesn't happen on my end. If you have any issue, you should approach SiteSupport and Thrive Support!
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SeanGreentre Premium
Great article. Thanks Jerry.
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure!
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MKearns Premium
Good points on the speed issue Jerry. Before you load for speed don't forget image attribution also!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks Michael, good input! Image attributes are important for SEO!
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