WordPress - long HTML bar (900ms)

https://www.webpagetest.org/result/171103_3J_df587cbfdcd5d34103e0759e502df8ad/

Is there anything I can do about the long bar of HTML at the top? Seems way too big…

Yeah, taking 1032ms to return your HTML content (also known as your Time to First Byte) is pretty slow. Google suggests that it’s under 200ms.

This is the time that your server is spent processing the html part of the page. It can be sped up through server-side caching, better hardware, and better code. Perhaps there’s a slow database behind it?