A new WordPress-powered website for Spokane Area Retired Educator’s Association (SAREA), a member organization of Washington State School Retirees Association.
This Spokane nonprofit association lost access to their domain registrar and host, after a key stakeholder passed away. After a new domain name was secured, site content was manually migrated into a WordPress CMS for more intuitive content editing. The new site incorporates an online application for scholarships and mini-grants awarded each fall.
Scope of Work
- Content Migration
- Performance Optimization
- Search Engine Optimization
- Security Hardening
- Visual Layout & Design
- WordPress Theme Development
- WordPress Training & Consulting
Page load speed is excellent with overall page size, 273 Kb, 88% below the median homepage size. Accessibility benchmarks are also superb.
|Performance Metric||New WordPress Website|
|Google Lighthouse: Accessibility||100/100|
|Google Lighthouse: Best Practices||100/100|
|Google Lighthouse: Mobile Speed||70/100|
|Google Lighthouse: Desktop Speed||91/100|
|Google Lighthouse: Search Engine Optimization||93/100|
|WebPageTest Speed Index||1.795|
|Total Homepage File Size||273 Kb (218 Kb Images + 9 Kb Scripts + 45Kb CSS + 8Kb HTML)|
|Total Web Server Requests||18 (5 Images + 4 Scripts + 8 CSS + 1 HTML)|
|Estimated Mobile Homepage Load Time||~1.8 seconds|
WebPageTest Speed Index: median = ~3.591; top 10% = <1.388
In 2022, the average page size = ~2.4 Mb and median page size = ~2.1 Mb.
Database-driven websites, like WordPress, are more performance optimized when server requests are < 40 – 60.
WordPress Design + Development: Scott Marlow