If you are using Google PageSpeed Insights to run the WordPress website you might be suggested that you need to exclude the render-blocking resources from your WordPress website. This is the reason why we are going to study how to eliminate Render-Blocking resources from your website.
You must be wondering about two things
*. What do you mean by render-blocking resources?
*. What is the perfect way to exclude the render-blocking resources on a WordPress website?
At this end of this blog, you will get the answers for the above two questions
Let us first study about “exclude Render-Blocking resources”
If you want to know about render-blocking resources and why they harm your WordPress website loading speed, then you should know how a web browser render occurs.
When a user visits your website, the web browser first executes the topmost content and then the bottom section. This is called top to bottom approach.
Let us study why rending blocking harms your WordPress website
So your website execute in this pattern
*. Header meta
*. Above-the-fold content of HTML(this is the content which user see when they land on the page)
This is the reason that browser rending blocking problem occurs
When a user visits your website, their browser’s content get loaded from top to bottom. Before your HTML content gets loaded their browsers take time to get coolfooter.js file downloaded.
Because the HTML file for above-the-fold content needs time to load user needs to wait for a long time.
Suppose Google is telling you that you need to eliminate Render-Blocking resources, which means you need to remove unnecessary resources that are present on the top of your website code because it is taking much time to load.
What do you mean by Render-Blocking Resources?
If your website content is taking time to load their possibilities that your user will face the flash of nu-styled content i.e. FOUC.
Do images render-blocking resources?
Images are not considered to be render-blocking resources. But still, you need to optimize your website images to minimize the file size.
The step is mentioned below to test the render-blocking resources on your website
To test your website has resources for render-blocking you should use a tool like Google PageSpeed Insights.
You just have to enter your website URL to test render-blocking. Suppose your website encounters some render-blocking resources, this test will list all the problems in eliminating render-blocking section. This section is visible under ‘opportunities’ option.
How to eliminate the resources of render-blocking?
To eliminate the render-blocking resources you dont have to do anything manually. Some WordPress plugins are available that will help you to remove unwanted resources that take much time to get load.
How you can remove render-blocking CSS?
Removing the render-blocking from CSS can be a very crucial job because there are the chances of getting your CSS lost that is essential to render above-the-fold content. The simple technique to remove render-blocking CSS is to
*. Determine the styles that are essential to render above-the-fold content and pass the style in line with the HTML.
*. On the link elements, you can make use of media attributes that will take out the CSS file to detect the CSS resources that are required for some devices.
*. Rest CSS resources should not be loaded synchronously.
*. WP Rocket(paid)
If you are checking the changes after eliminating the render-blocking CSS resources with the help of Google PageSpeed Insights then be alert as Google caches its results for many minutes. This means if you are testing your unoptimized WordPress website, activated the plugin, or retest your website then also you might be getting the same result that was given for unoptimized website. Therefore you need to wait for some extra minutes to get all the cache clear.
In the quick setting box, select between ‘apply defer and apply Async’.
Suppose Async is generating any problem then we suggest you use Defer or delete jQuery.
Once the set up is done for Async and Autoptimize. PageSpeed insight tool will give you a report for eliminating Render-Blocking resources.
If you still want to eliminate each and every file then make use of Autoptimize to do manually. To do this you will need some development knowledge, therefore if you are a non-tech person then you should not try this stuff.
If you want you can use the plugin individually. But because both plugins are developed by the dame developer team they both have some features that will be required and they both work best with each other. Therefore we suggest you use both plugins.
How to remove render-blocking resources with WP Rocket?
WP Rocket is the most popular premium WordPress caching and performance plugin. Usually caching plugin is allowed to be hosted in Kinsta because it is handled with the speedy Nginx FastCGI cache.
After installing and activating the WP Rocket plugin you have to go to the file optimization tab. Then you need to enable the given option.
*. Under the CSS file section, enable ‘Optimize CSS deliver’.
Using a proper plugin that is mentioned above is the basic way to eliminate render-blocking resources from your WordPress website which works better and fast.
Some render blocking resources actually slow down the page load time that make your users or visitors bore due to delay in displaying content.
To help your users to get visible required portion of a content you should do something to delay the loading resources that are not required at that time.
To eliminate Render-Blocking resources you can a use off-the-rack plugins.