WordPress themes and plugins impact Core Web Vitals
Ever wonder how much a WordPress theme, plugin, or script in your header impacts Core Web Vitals? What if you have ads or speed optimizations that make it even more difficult to see through the noise?
This was a topic I wanted to bring some transparency to. Google’s Core Web Vitals being a major area of focus for websites concerned about the impact of site speed on their Google Search rankings, I thought it would be helpful to share some examples, data, and knowledge on how WordPress themes and plugins affect overall Core Web Vitals in the wild (when visitors are browsing your website).