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What's slowing down my site? (6 posts)

  1. adamj
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    First off, I'll admit I'm a newbie to stylesheets so I may be my own worst enemy. But I am toying with a site at Bessed.com and the more I tinker to get things the way I want them the more it slows down, with the home page taking 5 seconds or more to come in.

    I used this Onef theme, which is an offshoot of the Blix theme, then I started monkeying with it so I could get a bigger search bar, lose the navigation bar, and have just a small image as the header. It still seems fairly simple to me but it has slowed way down.

    I'm wondering if the header has something to do with it. All the themes I see use a background as the header where I'm just plugging in a single image instead, but that doesn't seem like enough to slow it down.

    I might be better off just hiring someone to create a theme along the lines of what I'm looking for, but if I can figure out how to NOT slow things down when I'm tinkering with the look, I won't have to.

    The Web host is Jumpline, who I use on other sites and like. I don't thinkthey're the problem; I think it's the theme (and my messing around). Any thoughts would be appreciated.

  2. projectego
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Your blog loaded almost instantly for me on 750K, what connection speed do you have?

  3. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I dunno what the problem(s) are per se, because for me, on a crappy Juno Dial Up connection at prolly 32k, it came up for me in about 2.2 seconds..(almost instantly) =) By the way, nice job on the theme, keep up the good work! =D

    spencerp

  4. adamj
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm looking at it on IE & I have a cable connection; I know it comes up fine on Firefox, but IE is still the majority of the users. Maybe it's my computer versus my connection, but other WordPress sites I see come up much faster for me.

  5. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Maybe it's my computer versus my connection

    That's very possible..because for me in IE, it loaded just as quickly.. =) I hope you get this solved soon though..

    spencerp

  6. PurpleFlower
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Came up fine for me :D look nice too clean and tidy

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