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How to improve First Contentful Paint (FCP)

How to improve First Contentful Paint (FCP)

When a user visits your store, the last thing you want them to think is: Is this site broken? This can happen due to First Contentful Paint issues.

For those unfamiliar, First Contentful Paint issues occur when the web page is being downloaded and users can’t see any content being rendered onto their screen after a few seconds. This not only makes for a poor user experience but also can cause visitors to bounce off immediately.

With this in mind, in this article, we’ll explain what First Contentful Paint means and what causes FCP issues on your web pages. We’ll also take a look at various ways you can fix First Contentful Paint issues to help load web pages faster.

How to fix the Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) element

Fix Largest Contentful Paint element

Picture this: you visit a website and instead of seeing a well-crafted homepage you find no content, just a blank screen. This can happen due to largest contentful paint element issues. In simple words, this means that if the largest element on the page isn’t loaded completely, visitors will not be able to see anything except a blank page.

This not only damages the user experience on your website but can also make visitors bounce off your website immediately.

How to solve the “Avoid an excessive DOM size” warning

How to solve the "Avoid an excessive DOM size" warning

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’ve run into an “Avoid an excessive DOM size” warning from Google Lighthouse.

Your webpage has a large DOM size if it has too many DOM nodes or HTML tags or if these nodes or tags are nested too deep. This can lead to site performance issues such as jerky scrolling and slow page loading times. On the other hand, an optimized DOM size offers a better user experience, leading to increased conversions.

If you’ve added superficial CSS3 animations or JavaScript widgets to your website, it might be experiencing the effects of a large DOM size.

Best WooCommerce Badge Management Plugins

Best WooCommerce Badge Management Plugins

With the right WooCommerce badge management plugin, you can enhance the visual appearance of your online store and attract customer attention to specific products. This is particularly useful if some products are on sale if you want to offer discounts (e.g., 30% off) on certain products, or if you want to mark your bestsellers.


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