Speed Optimizations

Updated on January 28, 2021

The speed optimizations settings in the Theme Options let you improve website performance by optimizing and compressing CSS and JS files in the Jupiter theme.

In this article we will explain the options available in the speed optimizations settings and how to use them. You can access the options from Theme Options > Advanced > Speed Optimizations.

To access Theme Options:

1From WordPress left menu, go to Jupiter > Theme Options.
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Minify Theme JavaScript Files

The Minify theme JavaScript files option lets you minify the JavaScript files associated with the theme. If this options is enabled, it will load the minified versions of the JS files which will increases your website’s page load speed. Minifying your code removes:

  • White space characters
  • New line characters
  • Comments
  • Block delimiters

These characters only adds readability to the codes, and aren’t required for the code to execute properly.

Minify Theme Styles Files

The minify theme style files option lets you minify the CSS files associated with the theme.  When this option is enabled, it will load the minified version of the CSS files and increase your website speed.

If this option is enabled, all shortcode styles will be combined/minified and moved to the footer of the page.

Query String from Static Files

When you enable this option, it will remove every query string from the JS and CSS files. For more information read here. Disabling this option may cause issues with some hosting provider’s internal caching tools.

Global Lazy Load

The Global Lazy Load option, when enabled, delays the loading of images when the images are outside of the viewport. The images will not be loaded until the user scrolls down to them which increases the website speed.

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When the Global Lazy Load option is turned on, the disable lazyload option will be available in the individual shortcodes settings.

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Using a cache plugin

Each time a user visits a website, WordPress fetches information from the database and some other steps and then sends the page to the user’s browser. Using cache plugins allows your WordPress website to make a copy of pages after the first load and serve that from there on instead of requesting the whole backend process from the server. As a result, your website loads faster. We suggest WP Rocket since we tested it and it’s fully compatible with Jupiter and Jupiter X, to learn how to install and set up WP Rocket visit this post.

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