A fresh installation of WordPress default theme on my hosting – GTmetrix shows page load time of around 1 second.
Switch to Directory theme (same hosting, same domain) – page load time goes up to around 4 seconds.
All those files in PageSpeed Insights report are files belonging to PP themes. There is no customization on my end, there are no heavy images/files on the website.
Minify plugins don’t work with PP, I tried a few of them, all of them destroy website’s layout.
I tried the following plugins:
W3 Total Cache
GZip Ninja Speed Compression
Far Future Expiration Plugin
GtMetrix continues to point to different problems:
Remove query strings from static resources
Resources with a “?” in the URL are not cached by some proxy caching servers. Remove the query string and encode the parameters into the URL for the following resources:
Make fewer HTTP requests
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