Impressive Google Lighthouse Results on a clean WordPress install with no plugins for the Stallion Responsive Theme.
Stallion Responsive Theme Lighthouse Test: https://googlechrome.github.io/lighthouse/viewer/?psiurl=https%3A%2F%2Fclassic-literature.co.uk%2Fstallion%2F&strategy=desktop&category=performance&category=accessibility&category=best-practices&category=seo&category=pwa&utm_source=lh-chrome-ext
You can see the lost Performance points is related to “Eliminate render-blocking resources“, this is an important issue, other than loading all CSS inline (NOT a good idea) this is difficult to solve at theme level: easy to solve with a plugin.
Astra Theme Eliminate render-blocking resources
With the Stallion Responsive theme out the box there are 4 render-blocking issues, 3 of these are the themes CSS stylesheets.
…block-library/style.min.css(classic-literature.co.uk) 7 KB 70 ms
…colors/layout-310r.css(classic-literature.co.uk) 4 KB 150 ms
…colors/font-times-new-roman-times-serif.css(classic-literature.co.uk) 1 KB 150 ms
…colors/style-facebook-blue.css(classic-literature.co.uk) 4 KB 150 ms
Total size: 16KB, time delay 520ms
Ignore the “Reduce server response times (TTFB)” numbers, that’s my super cheap Godaddy VPS server: only cost me $200 a year and I have about 80 domains on it!
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