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Last updated by Carlos Rojas 1 year, 10 months ago.

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January 12, 2020 at 9:38 pm #5277289

dmitryP-8

Improve Website Speed and SEO ranking.

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Attacking pictures of what Google PageSpeed Insights shows before WPML (94%) and with WPML (74%).

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Is there a solution you may provide?

Thanks in advance!

Warmest regards,
Dmitry

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January 13, 2020 at 2:53 pm #5283627

Carlos Rojas
Supporter

Languages: English (English ) Spanish (Español )

Timezone: Europe/Madrid (GMT+01:00)

Hello Dmitry,
Thank you for contacting WPML support.

I would like to ask you to follow this steps in order to isolate the cause of the issue:
- Back up your site first before making any- change, this is for security reasons.
- Update all outdated plugins and themes.
- Flush any cache memory that might exists.
- Deactivate all the plugins that are not related to WPML.
- Switch for a moment to a WordPress default theme like Twenty Seventeen.
- If the issue is gone, activate one by one to see with which one there is an interaction issue.

Could you tell me the result of this steps?

Kind regards,
Carlos

January 13, 2020 at 3:23 pm #5283865

dmitryP-8

Hi Carlos,

We test this by deactivating all plugins and using default wp theme.

Higher score picture is before WPML plugins and the other shows the score when your team plugin is activated.

January 14, 2020 at 11:53 am #5289043

Carlos Rojas
Supporter

Languages: English (English ) Spanish (Español )

Timezone: Europe/Madrid (GMT+01:00)

Hi Dmitry,

Please follow the steps described in this link https://wpml.org/faq/prevent-performance-issues-with-wpml/ and let me know if the issue is solved.

Regards,
Carlos

January 14, 2020 at 12:16 pm #5289347

dmitryP-8

Hi Carlos,

I understand you're trying to no dig in into my question, and suggest at first general solutions, but I sure you, all plugins are up to date and all other features such as PHP 7 are at place.

The issue comes only after we plug in the following features:

sitepress-multilingual-cms
wpml-string-translation
wpml-translation-management

Note that no other plugins are activated during the test and the test is conducted on all latest versions of plugins and on Twenty Twenty WP theme is up to date.

Looking forward to hearing from you on the question of why WPML reduces Google PageSpeed by 20 points or more?

Warm regards,
Dmitry

January 14, 2020 at 1:26 pm #5290067

Carlos Rojas
Supporter

Languages: English (English ) Spanish (Español )

Timezone: Europe/Madrid (GMT+01:00)

Hi Dmitry,
I'm sorry if I gave you the wrong impression.

I asked you to take a look at the steps recommended by WPML to avoid performance issues just in case you found some configuration could be improved.

I would like to request temporary access (wp-admin and FTP) to your site to take better look at the issue. You will find the needed fields for this below the comment area when you log in to leave your next reply. The information you will enter is private which means only you and I can see and have access to it.

Our Debugging Procedures

I will be checking various settings in the backend to see if the issue can be resolved. Although I won't be making changes that affect the live site, it is still good practice to backup the site before providing us access. In the event that we do need to debug the site further, I will duplicate the site and work in a separate, local development environment to avoid affecting the live site.

Regards,
Carlos

January 14, 2020 at 3:31 pm #5290927

Carlos Rojas
Supporter

Languages: English (English ) Spanish (Español )

Timezone: Europe/Madrid (GMT+01:00)

Hi Dmitry,
Thank you very much for the information provided.

I was able to reproduce this behavior and I'm consulting our specialists about it. I will get back to you as soon as I have an answer.

Thank you very much for your patience and understanding!
Best regards,
Carlos

January 15, 2020 at 1:34 pm #5297871

Carlos Rojas
Supporter

Languages: English (English ) Spanish (Español )

Timezone: Europe/Madrid (GMT+01:00)

Hi Dmitry,

After consulting our specialists, they suggested to:
- Deactivate the browser redirection
- Remove the flags from the language switchers or using a custom language switcher that doesn't load js.

However the steps above are just for loading just a little bit resources, what can improve this results is using third party plugins to optimize the performance of the site, for instance: Autoptimize, WP Rocket, W3TC, etc

Basically you need to find a way -maybe using the plugins mentioned above- to caching, minifying and concatenating the resources of the site.

Please let me know if you need further assistance.
Best regards,
Carlos

January 15, 2020 at 4:05 pm #5299401

dmitryP-8

Hi Carols,

Thanks a lot for your help.

- May I know what Browser redirection has been meant?

Do you mean to deactivate secure SSL redirection and leave it insecure http wise?

- Does it mean that by default WPML lang switcher drains too much resources?

Shouldn't it work fine without caching plugins as its only a matter of one default wp theme + 3 WPML plugins?

Thanks and appreciate it.

Warmest regards,
Dmitry

January 15, 2020 at 5:58 pm #5300441

Carlos Rojas
Supporter

Languages: English (English ) Spanish (Español )

Timezone: Europe/Madrid (GMT+01:00)

Hi Dmitry,

1.- The browser redirection mentioned is an option that can be found in WPML -> Languages. For more information about this option you can visit our official documentation: https://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide/language-setup/automatic-redirect-based-on-browser-language/

2.- Actually the default language switcher doesn't load too many resources, but it includes it's own CSS, JS and the files for the flags. The recommendation was to create a custom language switcher so you can control which resources are loaded.

For example: Creating a language switcher that displays the language names or codes instead of the flags will make the site not to load the files of the flags from the server 🙂

3.- The site works fine with this WPML plugin, but based on the PageSpeed service it isn't optimized -speed wise-, that's why our specialists recommended to use third party plugins that are specialized on optimize the site resources.

Best regards,
Carlos