Despite all the performance options we provide, when it comes to site optimization, Avada plays a much smaller part than you might imagine. Avada is optimized so that it’s fast on its own, and can be tweaked to be faster as shown above, but ultimately, user content will primarily dictate how fast your site will perform. Images play a huge factor in speed results, as well as hosting, extra plugins, content, and more.
Just as an example, if you have a site that’s 1100px wide and upload a 2000px image on a page, your page speed score will drop heavily. This is because sites like Google or GTMetrix will see a 1100px container that unnecessarily has an image in it that is almost twice its size.
There is a wealth of external tools you can use to analyze your site’s loading times, and to find the bottlenecks and non-optimized content that will affect the load speed of your pages. For more information on these tools, please see the following docs: