I’ve been working with Pronaya since 2011 when I started my blog. He’s who I refer all my readers to for speed optimization.
You can hire him directly on freelancer.com or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He’s $40/hr and lives in Bangladesh (so there may be a time change). His communication is A+, he has access to all my logins, and can almost always fix any code or backend-related error which sometimes, is just over my head.
Hosting Migration + Server Optimization
While most hosts offer free migrations, this ensures you have an experienced developer and that caching layers + settings are tweaked for optimal performance.
Pronaya helped me the entire process of redesigning my site in GeneratePress. We used GenerateBlocks for more block templates which reduced CSS/JS around 50%.
Cache Plugin Configuration
I generally recommend FlyingPress or LiteSpeed Cache (not WP Rocket or SG Optimizer). He will configure the settings if you’re not comfortable with my guides.
Move to a faster CDN (i.e. Cloudflare Pro/Enterprise, Bunny, QUIC) and setup full page caching if the CDN supports it. Ensure files are served, and tweak settings.
Host fonts locally, convert them to woff2, and deque unused fonts. Preload above the fold fonts and use font-display swap to fix the ensure text remains visible error.
Compress, preload, and serve images in next-gen formats from a performant CDN. Ensure mobile resizing, optimize backgrounds, and switch services if needed.
Identify CPU-hungry plugins/tasks and limit preloading, setup cron jobs, and block spam bots from hitting your server. Setup Redis/Memcached + OPcache.
Core Web Vitals
Pronaya will find the cause of poor LCP, TBT, CLS, and TTFB. While the work is different for each site, all my URLs pass web vitals and you’re free to run it through any speed test.