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XF 1.4 GT Metrix Tweaking

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by Chad, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. Chad

    Chad Active Member

    Hi everyone,

    Just playing around with this well known tool @ GT Metrix.


    So my site is pretty snappy on page loads, but I'm always looking for ways to further tweak any areas I can. I'm using memcache for now, and running my own box with SSD, dual quad cores, 16GB RAM, GigE uplink, etc.

    Results show F grades on two areas:
    Defer parsing of JavaScript
    Remove query strings from static resources

    I'm new to XF (only 2 weeks now). I'm not sure how to properly address these 2 correctly and would appreciate your advice. It advises to enable gzip compression. Is this a good idea with XF and if so, what's the best way to do that specifically for XF?

  2. Chad

    Chad Active Member

    I added this in config.php but GT Metrix is still showing the recommendation to enable it, after re-running the test. Right now getting 82% Speed Grade and 70% Yslow grade.

    $config['enableGzip'] = true;
  3. Puntocom

    Puntocom Well-Known Member

    I recommend you enable gzip compression in your webserver. This site is useful: www.tweaked.io

    I get A A in GTMetrix, although it's not optimized yet.
    • Remove query strings from static resources.
    • Defer parsing of JavaScript.
    I get the same for xenforo.com/community in GTMetrix.com. Is it planned to improve this in XenForo 1.5?
    otto and maszd like this.

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