Does anyone knows how to optimize Genesis child theme to load fast, strip off things which may be not in use, like any javascripts. Thank you.

  • Run it through Google Page Speeds and see what it recommends
    – Samyer
    Apr 5, 2017 at 13:31

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There are plenty of ways to improve the speed of your WordPress site Irrespective of theme/ plugins you have used.

  1. Add caching plugin supercache which will show tremendous decrease in the speed loading time of your site.
  2. Put Following script in your sites .htacces file

    ExpiresActive On
    ExpiresDefault "access plus 10 days"
    ExpiresByType text/css "access plus 1 week"
    ExpiresByType text/plain "access plus 1 month"
    ExpiresByType image/svg+xml "access 1 month"
    ExpiresByType image/gif "access plus 1 month"
    ExpiresByType image/png "access plus 1 month"
    ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access plus 1 month"
    ExpiresByType application/x-javascript "access plus 1 month"
    ExpiresByType application/javascript "access plus 1 week"
    ExpiresByType application/x-icon "access plus 1 year" 

this will help you to add browser caching to your site.

  1. Minify all css / js files that you can.
  2. compress/ resize images as per requirements of your sites.

I am pretty sure by applying above points you will definately improve the speed of your site tremendously.

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