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Slow page loads - how do I tell if its is me or my web host provider (2 posts)

  1. Eric
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I began noticing that pages on all my sites seem to load really slow. Even when I am in dashboard it sometimes takes up to 10 seconds or more for the next screen to come up.

    I contacted my web host tech support and they used some speed tests with http://gtmetrix.com/ and told me its my WordPress installation.

    I considered using the W3 Total Cache to see if that makes a difference but the Plugin page says it is broken for the current version of WordPress.

    Here are screenshots of the speedtest:

    http://postimage.org/image/t8aqzpy6x/

    http://postimage.org/image/6843ne0d5/

    One of the sites that has been running slow is http://www.130poundsgone.com

    Are some themes better than others in terms of being fast?

    And can anyone point me to a good tutorial on how to optimize images for responsive pages while also being small as possible?

  2. Jess
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try these sites:

    http://gtmetrix.com/wordpress-optimization-guide.html
    http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/improve-the-speed-of-your-wordpress-site/

    Also, I have personally had no problems with W3 Total Cache on 3.5.1. Just back everything up before you install it, just in case.

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