My Blog Is Too Slow To Load ?

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can anyone suggest or help me anyway you can on this matter please?

I am using Wordpress for my blog: Container Homes and it is taking way too long to load ? Ive been blogging now for close to 3 years, know some tech stuff but not a whole lot.

The truth here is that i really love my blog and want to keep it running as effectively and efficiently
as possible.

I have close to 400 subscribers that are loyal to my site. I am afraid i will start to lose some of them if they do not wait for my blog to load !

any help will be appreciated !
:confused:

Thank You,

Dave L.
#blog #load #slow #slow loading blog
  • Profile picture of the author phpbbxpert
    Yes, it definitely needs some attention.

    Start with removing one of the 2 SEO plug-ins you are using.
    Firstly they are both making database calls, secondly they are giving you duplicate meta tags.

    Next get rid of Hot linked images from places like Photo Bucket.
    There is one in the sidebar, probably more but I noticed it was hot linked from Photo Bucket which has poor delivery most of the time.

    All images should be on site unless you use a CDN where they are optimized for speedy delivery.
    Limit the images loaded also. Sprite them if possible.

    Next, any plug-in that is not useful to your site, get rid of it.
    They are using resources.

    The rest of the static files, CSS and JavaScripts, combine them to reduce HTTP requests.
    You can also compress them removing all white space making them smaller.

    Plug-ins that are loading their on static files can be added to these as well.
    Then if the plug-in has the proper hooks theirs can be disabled so only yours are loaded.

    If you have some a little advanced CSS knowledge there are some images that can be combined into a sprite. eg(your container images on the home page) can be made into one image and displayed with CSS. Lowering HTTP requests more.

    You have a ton of stuff loading.
    A lot of this can be optimized down.
    Your current HTTP requests on the home page is at 62 requests at 1.79MB thats quite large.
    Get that down to 20 or lower and you will see huge improvement.

    Your single post pages are even higher at around 110 requests.

    You also have a syndication_custom_stylesheet.css loading in your theme somewhere that does not exist.
    This forces the browser to search for something that is not even there.

    An animated gif ad from sharesale.com took a good amount of time to load.
    Every file loaded is a request, images, CSS files, JavaScripts, even the index page itself.
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    • Profile picture of the author 123davelee
      thank you very much !!!!

      i will try these techniques !
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    • Profile picture of the author 123davelee
      phpbbxpert ! THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR INFORMATION YOU TOOK THE TIME TO SHARE WITH ME ! I AM EXTREMELY GREAT FULL !

      DAVE L.
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    • Profile picture of the author 123davelee
      Originally Posted by phpbbxpert View Post

      Yes, it definitely needs some attention.

      Start with removing one of the 2 SEO plug-ins you are using.
      Firstly they are both making database calls, secondly they are giving you duplicate meta tags.

      Next get rid of Hot linked images from places like Photo Bucket.
      There is one in the sidebar, probably more but I noticed it was hot linked from Photo Bucket which has poor delivery most of the time.

      All images should be on site unless you use a CDN where they are optimized for speedy delivery.
      Limit the images loaded also. Sprite them if possible.

      Next, any plug-in that is not useful to your site, get rid of it.
      They are using resources.

      The rest of the static files, CSS and JavaScripts, combine them to reduce HTTP requests.
      You can also compress them removing all white space making them smaller.

      Plug-ins that are loading their on static files can be added to these as well.
      Then if the plug-in has the proper hooks theirs can be disabled so only yours are loaded.

      If you have some a little advanced CSS knowledge there are some images that can be combined into a sprite. eg(your container images on the home page) can be made into one image and displayed with CSS. Lowering HTTP requests more.

      You have a ton of stuff loading.
      A lot of this can be optimized down.
      Your current HTTP requests on the home page is at 62 requests at 1.79MB thats quite large.
      Get that down to 20 or lower and you will see huge improvement.

      Your single post pages are even higher at around 110 requests.

      You also have a syndication_custom_stylesheet.css loading in your theme somewhere that does not exist.
      This forces the browser to search for something that is not even there.

      An animated gif ad from sharesale.com took a good amount of time to load.
      Every file loaded is a request, images, CSS files, JavaScripts, even the index page itself.
      You have a ton of stuff loading.
      A lot of this can be optimized down.
      Your current HTTP requests on the home page is at 62 requests at 1.79MB thats quite large.

      Get that down to 20 or lower and you will see huge improvement.

      Does anyone know how to do this in WordPress?
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  • Profile picture of the author idcatalin
    Firefox have a plugin named speed analyzer which tell you all problems you have with your pages so you can fix it one by one and reanalyze again
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    • Profile picture of the author shabbirbhimani
      Originally Posted by idcatalin View Post

      Firefox have a plugin named speed analyzer which tell you all problems you have with your pages so you can fix it one by one and reanalyze again
      Or can even try YSlow and PageSpeed by Yahoo and Google respectively
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  • Profile picture of the author hilhilginger
    I have just visited your blog and it loads very fast in my laptop. I think your design looks good and nothing to be rearranged over there. Good work!I hope you might have rectified the loading issue by this time.
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  • Profile picture of the author phpbbxpert
    Well your home page went up in requests to 69
    But the size went down a tad to 1.74MB

    The Gzip Scripts plugin is adding 4 extra requests.
    I would think about getting rid of that plug-in and using straight PHP code and htaccess codes to compress the scripts.

    The plug-in also seems to stall on some page loads, this test it stalled for 29 seconds.
    The entire page load
    69 requests ❘ 1.75MB transferred ❘ 1.4min (onload: 1.4min, DOMContentLoaded: 39.42s)

    On my connection.

    There is no actual easy way to optimize any site.
    It takes time, tools and knowledge of coding languages.

    You can work your way through it yourself if you understand code.

    The last thing you should do is add anymore plug-ins for anything until you resolve as much as possible..

    Tools you can use are FireFox with FireBug plug-in on the Net tab in FireBug you can see the requests and the time they take to load.
    Google also has an extension for FireBug that adds optimization input.
    Page Speed Downloads

    There are some other optimization on that page as well if you have the technical background to understand them.

    In Google Chrome browser I use the Developer tools built in.
    Its very similar to FireBug and has a Network tab showing the same data.
    And Yslow https://chrome.google.com/extensions...piilnmkgllmakh is available for Chrome that will analyse and give you a grade and hints on fixes. Although I have not used it.

    These tools are essential to hunting down the issues, but will not fix them.
    You have to dig through the code, edit code, edit images, CSS, etc.... to actually optimize the site.
    It takes work and some times a lot of time to get it optimized decently.
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    • Profile picture of the author 123davelee
      Thank You Again phpbbxpert !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      I have taken a lot of your advise and tried my best to apply what you said to the best of my knowledge. You are 100% correct that it does take some experience when dealing with code so i am being very precautions when editing. I wish there were more individuals on the internet like yourself providing good, honest information. by the way, since i have made these adjustments, i have already noticed a big improvement on the page loading time !

      Thanks again,
      D Lee.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mo Annuar
    Yes your blog loads hardly. Try to get rid of the errors and useless scripts.
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  • Profile picture of the author kjhosein
    I would also consider using a caching plugin. The top 2 are arguably:
    * WP Super Cache
    * W3 Total Cache

    But definitely take @phpbbxpert's advice to heart.
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