How To Get Google Page Speed Report on WordPress Dashboard Via W3 Total Cache

See a screen shot of the Dashboard Page Speed Report that will tell you where the issues are with slow loading pages on your site.  Follow the instructions below to install it.

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Obviously, if you are blogger or webmaster, you would have tried both Google Page Speed and W3 Total Cache WordPress plugin. Now this tutorial is to combine both and help you to give better performance.

Google Page Speed evaluates the page’s conformance to a number of different rules and gives score according to it. W3 Total Cache is a famous WordPress plugin which improve WordPress’ performance and user experience of your site via caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network.

In this tutorial, I’ll share some simple ways to get Google Speed Report right on your dashboard.

Here you have to do two things in order to get Google Speed Report on your dashboard.

1. Get Page Speed API Key from Google APIs.

2. Update your W3 Total Cache plugin settings.


Get Page Speed API Key from Google APIs

To acquire a free API key, visit the APIs Console. Go to the Project Home tab, activate the Page Speed Online API, and accept the Terms of Service.

PageSpeed ON

Then go to the API Access tab. The API key is in the Simple API Access section.

Simple API Access

That’s it. You can use this API key or generate a new key. Now copy this key and keep it safe!


Update your W3 Total Cache plugin settings

Upgrade the plugin to the latest version if you haven’t. Now go to W3 Total Cache settings | Miscellaneous section.

Enter API Key

Now paste that API key here. After entering the API Key, select “Save all settings”.

Now go to your dashboard, and now you can see instant Google Page Speed Report.

Page Speed Dashboard

The Page Speed Score (0-100) indicates how much faster a page could be. A high score indicates little room for improvement, while a low score indicates more room for improvement. View all results shows all the relevant and detail analysis.

It helped me to save my time, and hope it helps you too.

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