How to Optimize Divi for Free Using Our Smush and Hummingbird Plugins

How to Optimize Divi for Free Using Our Smush and Hummingbird Plugins

When it comes to themes for WordPress, Divi needs no introduction. It’s only the most popular WordPress theme out there, created by one of the leading WordPress theme shops globally, Elegant Themes.

Considering its popularity, it’s worth demonstrating how to enhance Divi’s optimization as much as possible — which can be done (for free!) with our Smush and Hummingbird plugins.

Divi has over 203 WordPress layout packs and (at the moment) 1495 layouts that come with the theme. That makes an almost endless amount of photos, text, and features that can be optimized for maximum performance.

We’ll check out what our optimization duo, Smush and Hummingbird, can do to enhance your Divi site with a popular layout.

When it comes to optimization, Smush is our 5-star image optimization plugin with over 1+ million active installations. She’s able to optimize images, lazy load, resize, compress, and bulk smush all of your images for improved speed.

Smush is ready to help with Divi optimization!

Our other optimization plugin, Hummingbird, has a solid 4.5-star rating and over 100K active installs. She’s in charge of making your site run faster by adding ways to boost Google PageSpeed Insights with tweaked controls over file compression.

Also, she can minify for CSS & JS, lazy load images, cache, and more.

Hummingbird will help make your Divi site fly!

It’s always worth noting — again — that Smush and Hummingbird are both free to use!

(Spoiler alert!) You’ll see how we took our Divi website from a desktop GTmetrix grade “C” to an “A”! And improved our Google PageSpeed Insight score by 31.9% for desktop and 126% for mobile!

Additionally, this article will cover some basic tips on keeping your Divi site in tip-top shape for optimal speed and performance. We’ll explore:

To follow along, you’ll need Divi (you can try it risk-free for 30-days here), Smush, and Hummingbird. Once you have those installed and activated, you’ll be ready to go.

By the end of this article, you’ll see how to implement all the tools at your disposal to make your Divi site run at peak performance!

Divi Overview and Test Layout

Without going into detail (since you’re probably familiar with it), Divi is pretty awesome. It cranks your typical WordPress theme up a notch by being a website-building platform that replaces the standard WordPress post editor with an amazing visual editor.

If you haven’t started using Divi yet, and want to, be sure to read our article about everything you need to know to get started with Divi. 

For the price, you can’t go wrong with Divi. It’s designed for ease and efficiency for programmers and newcomers alike. And considering over 2 million websites are built with this theme, it has a solid reputation.

That being said, this would be a rather lengthy article if we covered every

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This article was written by N. Fakes and originally published on WPMU DEV Blog.

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