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Incredibly slow site
03-23-2014, 02:27 AM
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RE: Incredibly slow site
(03-22-2014 03:46 PM)Breece Wrote:  Thanks very much Anton Chigurh and GreenGecko.

My site actually crashed and burned during testing, so what you can see there at pillarpost.com.au right now is the fresh load of the Slowave Theme with no mods (I'm working on a rebuild this weekend).

I've installed WP SuperCache this time instead of W3TC and noticed an immediate improvement.

I intend on following your advice Anton here but I'm going to wait until I have a bit more of the site up and running. I am inexperienced with modifying things like the .htaccess file.

Interestingly, the Theme that I'm using was around 1.5mb before I started to tighten it up. That's pretty darn heavy before I even start adding my bits and pieces to it.


I will follow your advice and kill CF. That's interesting because I've been sold on it's "speed and reliability".

The TTFB seems to be a little bit all over the place. In tests I've done today it can be as quick at 500ms and as slow as 7500ms. Highly variable?

On the page you guys originally tested, I had a WP plugin called Progress Map. It seems like a great feature to show the 100s of projects we have around Melbourne, but it's incredibly "heavy" and impacted on the load times. Maybe I'll put that on a specific page for "projects" ?


Anyway, thanks so much for all your help. I really appreciate it!

- Breece
TTFB - WILL be highly variable if you are on shared hosting. Because these machines are usually oversold and have alot of sites on them, with all different load characteristics.

As far as the "heavy" add-ons go, you might code in some <if> conditionals, hiding these from guests making them visible only to those who log in.

The code provided for .htaccess is stand alone, you merely copy and paste it into the top of your existing .htaccess file. You can easily revert if it messes you up.

If a theme is 1.5mb before extras, it might be a good idea to look for some other themes.Smile
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Incredibly slow site - Breece - 03-19-2014, 05:31 PM
RE: Incredibly slow site - jklein - 03-20-2014, 12:40 AM
RE: Incredibly slow site - Breece - 03-20-2014, 08:58 AM
RE: Incredibly slow site - Anton Chigurh - 03-22-2014, 04:50 AM
RE: Incredibly slow site - GreenGecko - 03-22-2014, 09:30 AM
RE: Incredibly slow site - Anton Chigurh - 03-22-2014, 11:54 AM
RE: Incredibly slow site - damoncloudflare - 03-25-2014, 07:21 AM
RE: Incredibly slow site - Anton Chigurh - 03-25-2014, 09:16 AM
RE: Incredibly slow site - Breece - 03-22-2014, 03:46 PM
RE: Incredibly slow site - Anton Chigurh - 03-23-2014 02:27 AM
RE: Incredibly slow site - jashbrook - 05-15-2014, 09:26 PM

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