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Speed up my Wordpress site!

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by cromano923, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. cromano923

    cromano923 Registered Member

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    My site takes forever to load and only gets a 77 on the big G's page insights. Look up confitdent (the name of my site) and you'll see exactly what needs to be worked on.

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    See for yourself: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights#url=confitdent.com&mobile=false
    My goal is to get this above 90. Experienced people who have done this before and know what they are doing wanted. No BS.

    Post a reply to let me know your rates or PM me. Serious inquiries only.
     
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    SEO_Alchemy Senior Member

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    Do you have a caching pug-in already installed?

    WP-Super Cache combined with WP-HTML-Compression will make your site load almost instantly. You do need to be logged out of Word Press when using the default Super Cache settings. Or just load it in another browser that you're not logged into your site. If you haven't already tried this.... prepare to be amazed my friend.
     
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  3. cromano923

    cromano923 Registered Member

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    I really appreciate the wise words of wisdom. I do have WP Super Cache, but this is the first I've heard of HTML Compressor and will give it a whirl. I really appreciate it!
     
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    GiorgioB Supreme Member

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    Exactly what SEO Alchemy said, was gonna post that.

    Also, try and reduce the resolution of your images on your site, make sure they are gifs and saved for web.
     
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    pnvhq Junior Member

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    Speaking to GiorgioB's point, look up the WP Smush.It plugin to losslessly compress your images easily.
     
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    SEO_Alchemy Senior Member

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    Absolutely fully optimize your images for the Web. This will make a huge impact on your load times.
     
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    I have all those plugins installed and still get a 74. However, my 2 competitors above me are in the low 60's. /sigh
     
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    Thanks I have never heard of WP-HTML-Compression
     
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    Either get a cache plugin, or you can also do a preloaded page as well.
     
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    BENNY8877 Supreme Member

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    I was screwing aound with one of my older sites the other day and ran it though the speed test and it got 68/100. I edited a few images, which I had on the homepage, and it immediately went to 92/100.
     
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    HTTP/GZIP compression works wonders with website speeds. As HTML, css, and javascript are text based, they can be highly compressed and served by the server to browser to decompress and render. It can reduce the size of the site to upto 30%. I use W3 cache plugin for this. The plugin also offers options to set expire headers and other optimiziations.

    Also using plugins like Smush.it, it compresses images to some reduction, which helps the sites be faster. Also optimize your database at regular intervals, i use WP-Cleanfix and also phpmyadmin to optimize tables. Use wordpress's own image size feature to serve thumbnails and images, don't use huge images reduced by width and height.

    Check how many external scripts run on your sites, don't use them if you don't need to. Check your themes for external css or javascripts.

    Doing this can help you freely optimize your site speed and also get better score on Google Page Speed and YSlow
     
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  12. cromano923

    cromano923 Registered Member

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    Update: It has been taking awhile for things to render with changes I've made. But I've already jumped 3 points with the advice listed in this thread. Thanks so much, everyone! I will keep you all in the loop and appreciate the continuing recommendations.
     
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    Use lazyload images and increase your google score by 10 points. I have tried it personally and yes it works.
     
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    The page markup contains over 100 errors probably because of markup errors in the head section. If the browser cannot intepret your HTML code at once, it drops back to a fault-tolerant rendering method and that slows the pagespeed down considerably.
     
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    A lot of the time bad loading speeds are down to shit hosts.
     
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    mine is 65 70
     
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    WP-Super Cache - isn't this installed with wordpress as a default? Maybe I'm wrong...

    WP-HTML-Compression I'll give this a shot, thanks!
     
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    wphtml as a conflit with facebook plugin
     
  19. cromano923

    cromano923 Registered Member

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    For the love of Jor El, I can't seem to find a sweet spot here. I made some minor tweaks and my PageSpeed has risen by a few points, but it changes daily by 1 or 2.

    The best result that I have experienced thus far is disabling WP Super Cache and HTML Compression and have replaced them with W3 Total Plug-in. In fact, I didn't even fine tune all of the settings and still had stronger results with W3. Going to continue to experiment here and will keep you guys in the loop.

    So far, it seems like we have a winner.
     
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    You should be happy with your numbers. You have so much onLoad events and js calls in that site you can produly represent javascript.com. In addition you are hosting with GoDaddy, enough said.
     
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