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Slows website dramatically (20 posts)

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  1. vladeta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This plugin has slowed my website dramatically. With it, my average load time was 8-10 sec. Without it 3 sec!.

  2. Aaron D. Campbell
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Since all of it's API calls are done in the back end and not on a front end page load, it shouldn't have made any real difference at all. Can you give me any more information about your site (URL, host, etc)?

  3. vladeta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    url is http://presta-ecommerce.com, dreamhost hosting...

  4. Aaron D. Campbell
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Did you contact Dreamhost support to ask them to take a look? I happen to know they have an amazing and knowledgeable WordPress support person there. Maybe they could at least give me something to go on. I've never seen this plugin add even 1 second of loading time much less 5-7, and that's definitely not normal.

  5. vladeta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've tried few times. They've always responded how i should disable some of the plugins...

  6. Ipstenu-DH
    DreamHost Rep
    Posted 1 year ago #

    vladeta - I'm looking at your site right now (of course you have the plugin turned off), as well as your support tickets, to see if there's anything we may have missed.

    You're using PHP 5.2, which is always a tetchy point. While WP works on it, it's not best, and if possible, using 5.3 fast CGI would give you better performance.

    I am going to install this plugin on a test site, to see if I can cause the same problems, Aaron.

  7. Aaron D. Campbell
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks a ton Mika. I appreciate it.

  8. vladeta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks a lot guys! Let me know if you find something.

  9. Ipstenu-DH
    DreamHost Rep
    Posted 1 year ago #

    On my small, barely traveled, test site, it's actually just barely noticeably slower than my other test site. I can just tell it's slower. Same version of WP, same server, same (sample) data. I happen to have 5.2 PHP on that server because I was testing nginx and we only have 5.2 for that (I know).

    I'm going to run the P3 suite on it later today after training, Aaron.

  10. Aaron D. Campbell
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    According to the P3 plugin that Mika ran, it looks like Twitter Widget makes about a 6.7% impact on load times on a basic site on DreamHost. So if your site loaded in 3 seconds without it, it should load in about 3.2 seconds with it. Having said that, a 3 second page load is actually quite slow, so maybe something else that was causing the slowing caused worse slowing with my plugin.

    Anyway, it appears that it's not something caused by Twitter Widget Pro.

  11. vladeta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok. Thanks for your help. I'll try to sort it out some other way.

  12. Ipstenu-DH
    DreamHost Rep
    Posted 1 year ago #

    vladeta - I was running the P3 Plugin Profiler Plugin (say that 10 times fast!) to see where the slow times were.

    Note: The only plugin I was running when I ran the test was Twitter Widget Pro.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/p3-profiler/

  13. vladeta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've tested loading speeds with P3. Now when I've uninstalled Twitter widget pro, majority of loading time goes to woocommerce and the theme. I feel that there is still room for improvement.

  14. Ipstenu-DH
    DreamHost Rep
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What were the results when you had TWP installed?

    If you want to email me at mika.epstein at dreamhost.com, I can see if it's anything we can do on this end :)

  15. Aaron D. Campbell
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Did you ever get this resolved? I hate to see this bad rating sitting here.

  16. vladeta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, I have solved this issue by migrating from DreamHost. The moment I migrated, my site started working normally. So its not up to your plugin, its up to DreamHost servers.

  17. Aaron D. Campbell
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Would you mind changing your rating here then? You should be able to do so at the bottom of this thread.

  18. vladeta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I would gladly change my rating, but sadly I don't have this option :S

  19. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I would gladly change my rating, but sadly I don't have this option

    Yes, you do. Visit the reviews page for the plugin. You can edit your review and change your rating. No time limit exists.

  20. Aaron D. Campbell
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the instructions Otto.

    vladeta: You can change it here: http://wordpress.org/support/view/plugin-reviews/twitter-widget-pro

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