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WordPress site has slow load time, need help! (4 posts)

  1. Decision Games
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It seems that one of my sites is loading very slowly. It is almost like its loading the entirety of the site before showing (usually some things pop up as it loads until its completely loaded).

    http://strategyandtacticsmagazine.com/

    I am using WP Super Cache, which helps my other sites, but this one is still ridiculously slow. Any suggestions?

  2. Jess
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Wow, that is super slow.

    I have found this site to be very helpful in diagnosing where things break down:

    http://gtmetrix.com/wordpress-optimization-guide.html

    For your site, are you using a lot of scripts? Because where they are placed in the code can determine whether or not they hold up the site's load time.

  3. Decision Games
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    To be honest I just started working here last month (after it was made) so there is still a lot I am trying to figure out. I dont know if there are a lot of scripts or not. Do you mean whether they are in the header or footer?

    Also I checked out the site you gave me and it was so bad I got this:

    Analysis Error
    Unable to analyze your site with Page Speed
    Please contact us if you have a URL that isn't working.

  4. Jess
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Youch.

    Okay. Start with the basics - disable ALL the plugins, and switch to the default theme. Test with gtmetrix. Turn on your custom theme, then test again. Then go through each plugin one by one and test to see if any of them are the problem.

    Scripts - yes, footer is better, and also if you have too many they may be conflicting.

    Also check with your host to see if there's something going on with the server.

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