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Help with load times
09-12-2014, 03:24 AM (This post was last modified: 09-12-2014 03:26 AM by ajm_76.)
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RE: Help with load times
(09-11-2014 10:18 PM)pmeenan Wrote:  [...] the theme [...] the original author focused a lot more on "pretty" than performance.

^ This really is the bottom line, Enduring Epilepsy. Further, a good chunk of the things that can be done with the theme to improve its technical shortcomings aren't likely to make much of an impact due to the theme's aesthetic dependencies. The site, with this theme, is almost entirely dependent (again, aesthetically) on JavaScript that -- in all likelihood -- has to be blocking, and style sheets, that even if in-lining only 'critical' CSS and deferring the rest, will issue an increase in HTML so large as to get you right back to square one. Further, the problem is compounded by many of the plugins that have been added to an already poorly-coded, and bloated theme (Slider Revolution and the VC Add-Ons, as but two examples).

It's the last thing anyone wants to hear, but your site will never be fast with this theme, even if you were to trim-back on the plugins you've added. It can be made relatively faster, but will never, ever, (...not ever...) be fast.

I just don't want to see you tear your hair out trying to 'polish this turd,' as they say.

Best,
AJ

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Help with load times - Enduring Epilepsy - 08-26-2014, 02:35 PM
RE: Help with load times - ajm_76 - 09-04-2014, 05:26 AM
RE: Help with load times - ajm_76 - 09-09-2014, 12:41 AM
RE: Help with load times - pmeenan - 09-10-2014, 11:28 PM
RE: Help with load times - pmeenan - 09-11-2014, 12:58 AM
RE: Help with load times - pmeenan - 09-11-2014, 01:59 AM
RE: Help with load times - pmeenan - 09-11-2014, 10:18 PM
RE: Help with load times - ajm_76 - 09-12-2014 03:24 AM
RE: Help with load times - pmeenan - 09-12-2014, 12:09 AM

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