Over the years as “Page & Site Builder” themes such as Avada, Divi and others, have grown in both popularity and their ability provide just about everything, including the proverbial kitchen sink. These “features” come at a price, however . . . aka “Bloat” (the size and speed of the resultant website files) This theme “bloat” has caused these theme developers to take a hit from the WordPress community, especially those more advanced, warning people to stay away from such themes as they are not worth the performance drops. With that, Avada (and possibly other theme developers) has taken steps to improve performance by providing additional “tools and features” to disable and reduce some of the bloat.
Tongue in Cheek: I find it ironic that there are “features and settings” designed to improve the performance caused by so many other “features and settings” :P
With over 45+ Avada sites under our belt including alot of Avada experience, I was never confident that these performance settings were delivering what they said they were goign to – considerable results. So I’ve taken the opportunity to really dig in and analyze them.