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really slow load times

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  • #3081

    Hi jason

    nearly finished the site and it’s looking great (well my opinion)
    my problem is the load times. I’ve set w3 cache up (super cache didnt work for the images) and followed some documentation for settings. this has helped with google speed tests on the site, but it’s still taking 15+ seconds to load compared to competitors 3 seconds and friends wp sites on weaver theme at .02 seconds.
    I’ve already disabled the sociable plugin which wasnt helping but Is there anything that can be disabled in the theme to speed things up as i think most of the delay is css.

    many thanks


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    Jason Bobich

    There’s nothing in regards to the theme that you can really change that’ll effect anything. W3 Total Cache would be the best solution in terms of compressing all of the CSS. Honestly though, in terms of simply removing CSS or compressing it, this realistically isn’t going to have a huge effect. If you’re using W3 Total Cache the way you are, that’s about all you can do there.

    Keep in mind that pulling in data from a 3rd-party host can slow down your load times and give you varying results. So, for example, pulling a video from YouTube can either be instant or take an extra few seconds. You just never know because this depends on what is happening at their servers at that moment.

    The next issue to looks at could be your web hosting. Are you using some sort of inexpensive shared plan? If so, you may want to consider upgrading there. Keep in mind that if you’re on a generic, cheap shared hosting account, you’re sharing server resources with tons of customers. How much traffic their sites are getting or how much server resources they’re using at any given time can effect your site and how long it takes to load, as well.


    ok chears. I’ll look at the hosting. might pull the youtube vid out of the side bar and put it in a post too

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