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Speed Up Joomla Using Gridbox Performance App

Site loading speed is an important part of usability. In addition, the load speed of the website is becoming important for search engines. For example, Google considers page load time when ranking search results. So as not to keep customers waiting and bring the site to the top, use Gridbox Performance App to make your Joomla site faster.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to speed up Joomla using Gridbox Performance App. Also, we will explain the basic principles of how these tools work.

How To Speed Up Joomla in 1 Minute?

The Joomla Website Builder Gridbox has built-in performance tools that allow you to optimize and speed up Joomla in a few clicks. Gridbox Performance App includes next performance tools:

How to install Gridbox Apps you can find here: Installing Gridbox Apps.

Notice!

Activate Gridbox PRO to enable Gridbox Performance App. To activate the PRO functional you need to Activate License.

After installing Gridbox App, you'll find Gridbox Performance Tools in the “Site Settings” panel, tab "Performance".

Let's take a closer look at the available options.

Minify Code to Improve Joomla Performance

Gridbox code minification tools minify and combine source code to improve the performance of your Joomla site.

Code Minification Tools - Speed Up Joomla Using Gridbox Performance App


Code Minification removes all unnecessary characters from the HTML, CSS and Javascript source files. Code minification improves page load time by reducing the size of the source files.

Combining Files replaces separate source CSS and Javascript files with one CSS and one Javascript file, and thereby reduces the number of HTTP requests. The smaller the number of HTTP requests, the faster the browser loads the page.

Page And Browser Caching

Local storage of static site elements (CSS, JavaScript, images) reduces page load time. Thus, each time a user visits the same page again, it will be served from the cache. Such an approach makes sites extremely fast, improved SEO and usability.

Page And Browser Caching - Speed Up Joomla Using Gridbox Performance App


Page Cache is a caching technique that saves the entire page in the cache on the server-side which is significantly minimize response time for displaying page.

Browser Cache. If the page has been cached in the browser, the site sends the “304 unchanged” header to the browser, so the server does not need to reupload the page for the site visitor.

How To Optimize Images For Website?

Image optimization is an important part of speed up Joomla, which should be given special attention. Joomla Website Builder Gridbox provides 2 ways to optimize images for a site: manual and automatic.

Compress Images Manually

Joomla website builder Gridbox has its own Photo Editor which allows you to reduce picture file size and weight (quality), crop, adjust, and add a filter. With Gridbox Photo Editor, you can optimize each image individually to the needs of a concrete element on your site. Speed up Joomla beforehand, optimize your images before adding to the site.

Compress Images Automatically

Automatic Image Compression Tool and resizing is an algorithm that reduces the size and weight of images using the compression method.

To enable Automatic Image compression and resizing, from the Gridbox editor navigate to the Site Settings, tab Performance >> Images and click toggle button “Compress Images”. Set the max. size and quality.

Automatic Image Compression - Speed Up Joomla Using Gridbox Performance App


Notice!

Compressed pictures will be placed to the folder ".../images/compressed". After disabling image compression, folder "compressed" with all pictures inside will be deleted.

Adaptive Images

Adaptive Images automatically generates images for each screen size of the mobile device and will display the appropriate version.

Adaptive Images - Speed Up Joomla Using Gridbox Performance App

Lazy Load Images

Lazy Load Images is a performance optimization method that load only visible images. Images that are off-screen don't load until the user starts scrolling down the page.

To enable Lazy Load on your Joomla site click toggle button “Lazy Load Images”.

Lazy Load Images - Speed Up Joomla Using Gridbox Performance App


The Joomla Website Builder Gridbox always provide ready-made and excellent solutions for your sites. Speed up Joomla using powerful Gridbox performance tools in a few clicks.