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Divi Theme – Update Now for Better Performance

Great news! Elegant Themes has updated Divi to only load what is truly needed for the current screen.  Today I updated this website from Divi 4.9.4 to 4.10.4 and tested with GTMetrix and PageSpeed Insights.  The website continued to have PerfMatters and WPRocket installed.

GTMetrix desktop load < .7 seconds, grade A 100%
PageSpeed Insights deskop 100

GTMetrix mobile load 3.2 seconds, grade A 91% [ images could be scaled better ]
PageSpeed Insights mobile 93

I am very happy with these results.  These first tests were on a very simple, already optimized website.  If all goes well, I will continue updating client websites with this great new version.

Local Pest Control Website

The website is Gene Wright’s https://planetfriendlypestcontrol.com/ Before the upgrade we have an optimized site, with WP Rocket and PerfMatters installed.  Divi was at 4.9.4.

Before

GTMetrix desktop load < .5 seconds, grade A 100% with mobile 2.6 seconds, grade A 97%
PageSpeed Insights 84 / 93

After

GTMetrix desktop load < .4 seconds, grade A 100% with mobile 2.1 seconds, grade A 97%
PageSpeed Insights 91 / 96

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August 24, 2021