Quickest Guide to Pass Core Web Vitals Test by using WP Rocket & Perfmatters

Worried about Google’s Web Vitals update?

Everyone is.

80% of the websites that I see, can not pass the web vitals audit.

If your blog or website is one of these, then you must be looking for a way to pass the core web vitals.

You search on Google and you see these loooonng guides.

These guides ask you to use a faster hosting.

These guides ask you to use a better theme and fewer plugins.

Well, they are right. But what if you cannot switch to a faster hosting or better theme or have fewer plugins?

Well, you can still optimize your WordPress site to successfully pass the web vitals’ test.

So, is this going to be a long & detailed guide as well?

No.

Obviously not.

What do I need?

You need two paid plugins:

  1. WP Rocket ($49)
  2. Perfmatters ($29) – use WOORKUP code to get 15% discount.

Final cost: $75 approx after the discounts.

WP Rocket is not required. You can couple Perfmatters with any cache plugin. If you are looking for a free option, I’ll always suggest Hummingbird.

Configure WP Rocket

Installed WP Rocket?

Configure the plugin as instructed here.

Remember to:

  • enable separate cache for mobile devices.
  • Enable Critical CSS

Done.

Next, you will need to configure perfmatters.

Configure Perfmatters

Enable these modules:

  • Disable Emojis
  • Remove jQuery Migrate
  • Disable Dashicons
  • Disable Google Fonts (if possible)

Don’t enable Lazy Loading if you enabled it in WP Rocket. In WP Rocket, exclude your logo image (you can use logo filename, like logo-dark-520.png). This helps in handling cumulative layout shift.

Enable local analytics in perfmatters.

Once you are done with these, go to Extras > Assets section in perfmatters.

Enable Script Manager and save it.

Now open your blog’s homepage and click on Script Manager in Admin Bar.

Here you will see all the files that your theme or plugins are loading on your homepage.

Disable unnecessary scripts and styles from loading on Entire Site or on just the current URL.

You can use post types, regex and user-types to exclude when you select to disable a style or script on the Entire Site.

Done.

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