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My first blog ever. Any tips? Site seems slow (7 posts)

  1. ragtopb
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So I finally decided to start a blog, yeah I know I'm behind the ball but you have to start sometime.

    First my site is really slow. I'm wondering if it is because of godaddy.

    Second I was wondering if I could get a few tips. I know there are tons of resources out there. I just mean is it obvious I'm doing something wrong.

    Thanks. The address is http://www.ragtopb.com

  2. Patrick Nommensen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It loads well on my computer. I noticed you have W3 total cache installed, so that's good.

  3. ragtopb
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    At the time I posted this I didn't even know what a cache was.

    Then after I installed W3, my page blew up in IE and FF. Turns out there is an problem with minify in W3.

    Also, page cache doesn't work on disk enhanced, but will work with disk basic.

    wp minify is working though.

  4. Patrick Nommensen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I see. To be honest I like Quick Cache the best for WP caching. I use that and Cloudflare and I get pretty good results on the sites I run.

  5. ragtopb
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm still working on getting my Google page speed score up. right now it is fluctuating between 90-93. before I started caching and compressing it was in the 60s.

    my next project is doing a css sprite. If I can ever get it working right. Once I have everything just right then I will be able to focus more on content.

    I'm going to be adding some interesting things in the next few weeks.- well I think they are interesting.

  6. tomelliott
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Your site seem to load fairly quickly, though if you're on shared hosting with GoDaddy, you'll never get to the speeds that dedicated or VPS hosting can offer.

    It seems like a good score for Google page speed - however as I understand it, this tool will look at all elements on your page to see what can load faster rather than the time it takes for a website to respond.

  7. firebladex
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I think the load speed is ok, dont worry about it!

    I'm using WP supercache for load speed enhancement, its good.

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