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Website speed improvement - I need tips

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by aspe_heat, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. aspe_heat

    aspe_heat Power Member

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    Hey everyone!

    My website (WordPress) loads so slowly, even if I try to make it fast. I use CloudFlare, I have that Plugin which optimizes imagines, I have a plugin for DB optimization as well, and a plugin which stores only up to 3 post revisions. I try to optimize my website every day, but it seems so damn slow!

    Could anyone take a look at tell me what I should do, please? Or maybe it's only me, but I doubt it, it loads slowly on my other computer as well.

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    http://theleaguenews.com/ 
    Thanks!
     
  2. Scripteen

    Scripteen Elite Member

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    The home page size is 1.80MB and it takes 6.3 secs to load. You need to optimize the images on your website. Setting cache expiration time per file type in your htaccess file will reduce load time for repeated visitors dramatically but do this after you reduce the size of the images. There is a free program called Riot that reduces image size in bulk for thousands of images on your computer at once.
     
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  3. Moosey

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    Get rid of you Jetpack and use Clicky as an alternative to Google Analytics. They are much lighter weight, you will notice a difference. Also try to combine you plugins into more efficient solutions.

    I can't find information about the theme you're currently using "sahifa" but I would install a cache plugin (W3 total, or other alternates of choice). Also as mentioned above, try to reduce your image sizes for unique visitors.
     
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    aspe_heat Power Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions!

    I'll change it to Clicky then. And when I was using W3 Total Cache plugin, my website would become a mess. I suppose I need to set it up better. And I have some plugins which are supposed to optimize images during their upload process...but it seems they do nothing.
     
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    Gmetrix offers a simple analysis that can help improve a site's performance. I ran your site. Here the test results:

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    http://gtmetrix.com/reports/theleaguenews.com/G7qvFq0a
    It looks like the site offers good solutions to your issues. Notice the WP specific tips link the top right hand corner.
     
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  6. Moosey

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    But take a couple hours and walk through the installation and integration process thoroughly. It is a pain, but it will pay off.
    Just make sure your development is finished, because it is extremely aggravating when you're trying to design with trial and error and changes are delayed for 30 minutes lol.
    If you need help hit me up, I'd be willing to give you a hand.
     
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  8. aspe_heat

    aspe_heat Power Member

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    Thanks to all of you! I'll take some time and try to fix it, hopefully I'll make it fast!
    And I've hit my +rep limit, so I can only thank, but I really appreciate your help guys!
     
  9. LV John

    LV John Registered Member

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    I ran your page through Web Page Test dot org (you can see your results below). By using the slider, you are loading too many images on page which is slowing down first time visitor load time - over 15 seconds. Also, as you look through the results, you will be able to see which specific images are still too large. Hope that gets you going.

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    http://www.webpagetest.org/result/130710_9D_A2/
     
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    aspe_heat Power Member

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    Thanks a lot! I'll limit number of slides to 5-6 now.