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Ultimate Guide to Faster + Responsive Forum [Minify+Htaccess+Cache+Phone+FA5]

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This guide is written by my personal experiences for over a year with xenforo

You may or may not use all options but at the end u will find your forum more responsive then before and I can guarantee that


Spoiler: BEFORE STARTING!!!
Go here: PageSpeed Insights
Enter your website url and analyze it
Then screenshot both Mobile+Desktop ratings and save them!
[Mine were 30s for Mobile, 60s for Desktop]


1: Minify CSS/HTML/JS

Spoiler: What is Minification?
Minification is the process of minimizing code and markup in your web pages and script files. It’s one of the main methods used to reduce load times and bandwidth usage on websites. Minification dramatically improves site speed and accessibility, directly translating into a better user experience. It’s also beneficial to users accessing your website through a limited data plan and who would like to save on their bandwidth usage while surfing the web.


How to enable it?
Just head over to https://dash.cloudflare.com/ and register/login
add you website and they will ask if u need Auto Minify[So enable it for all three as below]

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Brotli also helps so don't forget to enable it

Spoiler: What does Auto Minify do?
Auto Minify removes unnecessary characters from your source code (like whitespace, comments, etc.) without changing its functionality.

Minification can compress source file size which reduces the amount of data that needs to be transferred to visitors and thus improves page load times.

Spoiler: The Flaw in CloudFlare!
While doing some work with PageSpeed insight I found a flaw in Cloudflare too
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Rocket Loader took 732ms of...

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