Google Largest Contentful Paint / LCP Issues - Any Easy Fixes?

Are there any quick/easy fixes to this problem. My site is very simple, text only, Discourse only, on a single droplet on DigitalOcean (nothing maxing out in terms of performance measures).

The issue I’m seeing is long Google Largest Contentful Paint LCP (over 4 seconds for mobile) results - for about 80 pages on my site - so Google is complaining to me about this - see image below:

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We are actively working on improving LCP using a multi-pronged approach.

  • We are working on a splash-like loader that better the LCP metric. This is slated to land in the coming weeks.

  • The Upgrading Discourse to Ember 4 work that is ongoing will make Discourse snappier, and benefit the LCP metric. That is ongoing but the bulk of improvements will land later this year.


Now live at Introducing Discourse Splash - A visual preloader displayed while site assets load