Internet and websites have brought a revolution in the arena of information. Whether the recipe for your favorite dish or Einstein’s genius theory of relativity- almost any existing piece of information is just one fingertip away.
More or less 1.7 billion websites are there, mobilizing on the internet right now. This considerable number demonstrates how competitive it is now for a website to stand out in this crowd.
It is super tough to make a mark in this era if your web page is not fast enough. Following some methods will help your website gain some extra speed.
- Improves the Core Web Vital Metrics: There are a few core web vital metrics. Their job is to assess a page with respect to their user’s experience. A good score in these metrics increases the webpage’s SEO factor, which leads to more visitors.
Open the DevTool, then press “ ctrl/command+shift+I”, then press “ctrl/command+shift+p” to open the command menu. Afterward, click on “show Coverage”- reload the page again, and finally click on the “JS” file.
Here are all the useless files.
Pagespeed Insight is a tool to optimize a website and find out whatever is wrong with it.
There you will find the list of all the unnecessary files.
A little disclaimer for you, these tools stated below are the best known for this job, but it won’t be wise to trust that they will give you completely error-free outcomes.
First, go to the Elementor, click on the ‘setting’, and choose the ‘Experiments’ segment.
If everything has been done correctly, then there should be an option on the screen- ‘Improved Asset Loading’. Activate this option.
This will lead the program to find out unused files and get rid of them.
Divi Theme Option
Divi somehow works kind of the same way as Elementor.
First pen the Div Theme Option, then choose the ‘General’ option, and then ‘performance’.
The application will do the rest.
Then add the ‘Better WordPress Minify’ plugin.
This plugin will add a new option to the dashboard with the name ‘BWP Minify’. Click on that label- you will see the plugin’s setting page.
Finally, click on the save changes button.
The setting has the instruction, and it will now minify the codes by default.
This can be done via a few modifications to the codes, and those modifications will keep the resources away from loading until the viewer clicks on it or scrolls to that point.
This will also make improvements to the metrics.
These are the methods one can use to fix their issue for a period of time, but with time and changes on the website, there are supposed to be new files that go unused. So, the necessity of doing this never gets out of date.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is not possible to bind all the information just within a few thousand words, and so there could be curious questions on your mind that we haven’t addressed yet. That’s why we have gathered around a few questions on the topic that are frequently asked by the audience.
Does Minification improve performance?
Minification is a process that removes all the excess codes from the program. Most of the time, it improves performance, but as it is just an AI, it makes mistakes sometimes and removes essential files. Performance deteriorates in such cases.
Does Minifying reduce download time?
As minifying shreds away all the unnecessary files, naturally, all the files become lighter than before. So, to some degree, minifying reduces download time.
Is it safe to remove unused code?
It is safe to remove unused codes, as they are entirely redundant. If those codes play a vital role in the function of the website but seem useless, then removing such codes may cause malfunction on the website.
Do I need to hire professionals to remove unused JS files?
There is no yes or no answer to this question. You may do it with or without any professional help depending on the complexity of your site. But, it’s always best to seek help from those who are good at the job.
The tools mentioned above may be efficient to some degree, but none of them ensures a hundred percent flawless outcome. After all, they are just some mere codes written by someone who understood the problem.