While our Cravings Pro and Seasoned Pro have some default settings that make it marginally faster than Foodie Pro, Brunch Pro, or Cook’d Pro, the real pagespeed factors come into play with some specialized hosting configurations (WPEngine, Flywheel) or plugins (WP Rocket)
Your goal here is simply to speed up how fast your pages load, not chase some arbitrary pagespeed score. Pagespeed scores have no relation to reality. Anything above an 80 in Google’s pagespeed test is good, and at that point you can move on to more important things.
We recommend checking out this article: https://kinsta.com/blog/google-pagespeed-insights/
How to Optimize Your Blog’s Pagespeed
- Use a host that has built-in caching (WPEngine, Flywheel) to speed up page response times
- caching works by saving a static copy of your webpage, rather than making your server unnecessarily re-calculate the page based on 1,000,000+ lines of code
- Use an image handling plugin like WPSmush or ShortPixel to reduce image sizes
- Use WPRocket to:
- enable caching
- optimize CSS delivery
- lazyload images
- We recommend using a CDN (eg. Cloudflare, MaxCDN, fastly) once you hit 500,000+ pageviews/month
For a full list of our recommended WP Rocket settings for pagespeed, see the SEO for food bloggers post.