Google Lighthouse score on versions w/ GenerateBlocks, Premium, and Leap
Core Web Vitals passed FCP and CLS, but did not pass LCP
Core Web Vitals passed when Leap was enabled
Fastest Score from all versions tested with and without Leap
What was tested?
The GeneratePress theme was implemented on the website and tested to check its page speed and Core Web Vitals.
+ GenerateBlocks Pro
and GP Premium
GenerateBlocks Pro and GeneratePress Premium were activated on the website. The website was then tested on PageSpeed Insights for site speed and Core Web Vitals.
w/ Ezoic Leap
With GeneratePress theme implemented on the site alongside Ezoic Leap, we tested Core Web Vitals to see how it compared against the theme without Leap. See the configuration here.
Multiple pages and posts were tested on the site. All the sites were displaying ads server-side from Ezoic Cloud. The site is hosted on Ezoic’s free WordPress hosting and includes articles with videos, images, social widgets, sidebars, floating ads, and several other common article elements that make it a typical, lightweight WordPress website.
When testing the Core Web Vitals with and without the features above, we also had these plugins installed. The site received a 93 site speed score when just using GeneratePress alone but did not pass LCP.
When GenerateBlocks was activated, these plugins were installed. The site did not pass LCP and had the worst site speed score of the three experiments at 91.
Summary of Results
The site speed is 93 and while it passes most of the Core Web Vitals, it does not pass LCP.
GeneratePress Blocks and GP Premium
Using GeneratePress Block and GeneratePress Premium proved to have the worst site speed and Core Web Vitals. Once again, the site did not pass LCP.
GeneratePress with Ezoic Leap
When the site used just GeneratePress and Ezoic Leap, site speed rose to 95 and the site passed all Core Web Vitals.
Core Web Vitals Results
The theme passed 2/3 Core Web Vitals and did not fail any; however, FCP was “needs improvement”
The theme passed 2/3 Core Web Vitals and did not fail any; however, FCP was “needs improvement”. It was the slowest tested.
The theme w/ Ezoic Leap passed all Core Web Vitals and consistently produced the fastest experience.