I've been doing most of the optimalization on the website myself but I've reached a point where I need some outside help to get the website to the next level:
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So, now we are looking for a real expert in regards to wordpress and site speed. This is where we will start working together but I'm looking for an expert to work with on a continual basis. It's not a one time job to get the site fast but we do need to start here.
The website currently load at 4.8 seconds on GTmetrix: [login to view URL]
a retest will give 2.3 seconds (cache?)
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our score in PageSpeed Insights is:
1,1s FCP & 1,1s DCL (no idea what these numbers even mean)
79/100 mobile & 85/100 for desktop.
Our Lighthouse results you can check in the attachments
We are looking for someone who is aware of these results and who knows how to bring an already good website to the next level. We'd like to have a blazing fast -mobile- website and so whatever option(s) you have to reach this are fine by me. I mean you are the specialist and we are the amateurs which tried to make a 'bad' website already good but we want great and even amazing.
We want to be sure that you know what you are talking about and that we are dealing with an expert who also understand that this is a prestige project.
So here are the rules: MAXIMUM 1 link
give us a sample of a -wordpress- website that you made blazing fast in insights or gtmetrix
1 link maximum, every post with more then 1 link will automatically removed.
provide me with some real good reasons why these metrics are not important and how your way of working gives better results (max. 1 link) I'll open the site and see how it feels.
Here is some extra technical information for those who are interested and already willing to take the extra mile:
Currently we have hosted our website on [login to view URL] (great service and very happy about them) and we use [login to view URL] to further increase our site speed (paid functions)
Polish (losless, WebP)
Accelerated Mobile Links
Caching level (Ignore Query String)
Browser Cache Expiration (4 hours)
Our wordpress page is not -yet- compatible to switch to PHP 7. (so we would also need help with this as I believe it should further increase our pagespeed)
Currently we are using the following plugins:
Query Strings Remover
Business Hours Indicator
Google Tag Manager for Wordpress
Head & Footer Code
MailPoet 2 (should be Mailchimp as we are using them for our mailings, complicated)
Menu Social Icons
ShortPixel Image Optimizer
Uber Grid - shared on [login to view URL]
Better Search Replace (disabled)
WP Clone by WP Academy (disabled)
Duplicate Page (disabled)
Akismet Anti-Spam (disabled)