Viewing Results

PageSpeed Analysis results are available on any public Page, Post or Custom Post Type, and can be viewed:

  • In the table list of Pages / Posts / Custom Post Types
  • When editing an individual Page / Post / Custom Post Type
  • In the WordPress Admin Bar when viewing Pages / Posts / Custom Post Types

Table Lists

When viewing a list of Pages, Posts or Custom Post Types, a PageSpeed Analysis column is displayed with a simple tick or cross symbol.

  • Tick: PageSpeed Analysis overall score is greater than or equal to 90%
  • Cross: PageSpeed Analysis’ overall score is less than 90%

PageSpeed Analysis: Improvements

Unlike our other Analysis Addons, which require all tests to pass for an overall pass, PageSpeed Analysis works on the basis that an overall PageSpeed performance score of 90% or greater is a pass.  This is because a 100% score is rarely, if ever, truly possible, and any score of 90%+ will be good for SEO.

Editing Content

When editing a Page, Post or Custom Post Type, the results of the Content Analysis will be displayed, typically below the main Visual Editor, by clicking on the PageSpeed Analysis tab:
PageSpeed Analysis Addon: Tab

If this is the first time you’re creating or editing content since activating the PageSpeed Analysis Addon, you’ll see a notice telling you that results will be displayed once you have saved the content.

Results are broken down as follows:
PageSpeed Analysis Addon: Results

To understand how each test works, refer to the below table:

Test Description
Overall If the score from all other tests results in 90% or greater, PageSpeed Analysis passes for this Page, Post or Custom Post Type
Redirects Redirects can result in higher page loading times, affecting SEO. If redirects are detected
Compression Checks that a server compression method (gzip or mod_deflate) is enabled.  This reduces the size of your page, improving loading times.
Caching Checks that static resources (images, CSS, Javascript etc) have expiry dates, so that web browsers can cache them to speed up loading times.
Server Response Time If the initial server response time (from a visitor making a request to view this content) is too high, this can impact on SEO.
Minify CSS Checks that CSS is minified (spaces and newlines removed from files), to reduce file size and decrease loading times.
Minify HTML Checks that HTML is minified (spaces and newlines removed from files), to reduce file size and decrease loading times.
Minify JS Checks that JS is minified (spaces and newlines removed from files), to reduce file size and decrease loading times.
Rendering For the best user experience, any CSS or JS that blocks the browser from rendering the rest of the page quickly will be listed as an area for improvement.
Optimize Images Any images that can be losslessly compressed, to reduce their file size and decrease loading times, will be listed.
Visible Content Confirms that there is visible content available to the visitor as the page loads.

Alternatively, you can hover the mouse cursor over the bottom line of each test, to see what was checked:
PageSpeed Analysis Addon: Hover

For any tests that fail, further information will be listed below the results table, providing a breakdown of the exact item(s) that need attention:
PageSpeed Analysis Addon: Results Breakdown


Admin Bar

When viewing a single Page, Post or Custom Post Type on the frontend WordPress web site, a PageSpeed Analysis result is displayed in the WordPress Admin Bar with a simple tick or cross symbol.

  • Tick: PageSpeed Analysis tests passed successfully.
  • Cross: One or more PageSpeed Analysis tests failed.

PageSpeed Analysis: Admin Bar

If you don’t see a black WordPress Admin Bar at the top of the screen, navigate to Users > Your Profile in the WordPress Administration interface, and make sure that the Show Toolbar when viewing site option is enabled.