MailChimp has not be cooperative with helping developers speed up website loading by simply minifying their mc-validate.js file. There’s a growing thread on Twitter started over two — yes, 2! — years ago!
Here’s what i did to stop receiving terrible grades on GT Metrix and Google’s PageSpeed Insights.
//s3.amazonaws.com/downloads.mailchimp.com/js/mc-validate.js src in the default MailChimp embed code with the code in my gist. I prepended “local” to the default file name like so
You’ll also need to supply a local, minified version of the .css file MailChimp uses
horizontal-slim-10_7.css. Rename it to something like
local-horizontal-slim-10_7.css just like the .js file.
Here’s the gist.
Hope that helps you speed up your websites.