Google Page Speed report gives you an insight into your site’s performance. This tool is very useful if you are concerned about your site’s performance and user experience. To ensure best performance practices, then you need Google Page Speed tools and it will be easier to have it on your WordPress dashboard than heading over every time to their site to check on your site’s performance.
Enabling the Google Page Speed report on your WordPress dashboard will allow you to easily get the Google Page Speed results of your site from right within your WordPress dashboard. Your site will be analyzed by this tool and the report displayed for you on your dashboard.
Now let’s see how we can enable the Google Page Speed report on your WordPress dashboard using the W3 Total Cache (W3TC) plugin. So if you haven’t installed this awesome plugin – W3 Total Cache (W3TC) plugin, then immediately do so as this plugin is one of the most important and widely used optimization plugins you can find on the internet today. Ensure it’s the latest version of W3 Total Cache (W3TC) plugin that you installed and activated.
Then go to Google apis, click on services. (Note you will need a Gmail account to access this service).
Scroll down towards the middle of the page until you see PageSpeed Insights API, click on the “off” button next to it to enable it, remember you will have to accept all the terms and conditions Google presets to you.
Next click on API Access on the same Google apis, scroll down towards the Simple API Access and copy your API key.
The go to your WordPress dashboard and click on the W3 Total Cache plugin settings plugins to reveal the other options. Go to General Settings > Miscellaneous. Enable Goggle Page Speed dashboard widget and enter the API key you copied earlier under the Page Speed API Key and click on save all settings.
Then go to your W3 Total Cache plugin dashboard; Performance > Dashboard and scroll down to the bottom to see a new Google Page Speed report widget added to your dashboard.
I hope now you can easily enable the Google Page Speed report widget on your WordPress dashboard following the guide on this tutorial. If you don’t understand any steps used on the tutorial, then use the comment form below to ask your questions.