How to Optimize Image ?
Pingdom Tools test will help you create a list of Images which are causing page load time and then you can use Smush It tool by Yahoo! to optimize images on website.
Before we proceed with the tutorial, I want to make sure that you are using latest version of thesis, if not then you can refer to article and Safely upgrade to latest version Thesis 1.8
Thesis Theme has an advanced control panel featuring a lot of options to optimize SEO, typography and layout design. I have already mentioned the Design Options in an article Ease with Thesis WordPress Theme Design options panel. We will use design options to embed code in footer which will reduce page load time.
How to add Script using Thesis Options ?
In order to overcome page loading issues, simply add the code after footer section. Here is a simple procedure to move scripts from head section to footer section (If there is no code in head section, then you can simply skip this procedure):
- Login to WordPress Admin panel and navigate to Thesis > Site Options.
- Click on the Additional Scripts to expand.
- Click Big Green Save Button.
- Paste the code in the text area, you can refer to the screenshot below.
- Now click Big Green Save Button and you are done.
Refresh the site, and test it out using the Pingdom Tools again. Let us know your page load time after using this tutorial, by posting a comment below.
Page load time should not be more than 10-15 seconds, as accordingly to Google terms, your website can be black listed. But you can surely optimize website using thesis, and I hope this tutorial get productive for you. If you have any query or further assistance is required, you can simply post a comment below as your feedback.