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  • Hey, I need a little help with my site, and any help, and / or, criticism would be useful.

    The site I’m currently addressing is We are a slow, but rapidly growing, business within the camping trade, and we are currently in our peak season, so time is of the essence.

    Since the site was upgraded and moved to wordpress, around February, we have been having issues. I would like to note here that the site was set up externally by a professional, I am just a student, working here for the summer, and currently trying to fix the issues we are having.

    The first issue we have had was that the website would not be indexed by google, practically making our site unfindable, and causing many complaints amongst our customers. I have later found that a setting had been left on to disallow search engines from indexing the website, which hopefully will fix this issue with google, as I have also sent them a site map.

    The new issue though is that the website seems to be taking a long time to load. At first I assumed that it was just the internet being slow at the office, but after comparing the website speed to that of a major competitor, I was shocked to say the least. It took me almost 11 seconds to load up one of our pages, compared to theirs which took 1 second.

    TL;DR, If anyone has the time to have a look at the website quickly, and comment on why they think it is currently running so slowly, I would be very grateful.

    Have a few ideas but would like to check with others as well.

    Thank you for reading, and any help you may give.

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Have you tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    – switching to the Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    Thank you for the reply Esmi.

    I will have a look at the plugins now.

    Just curious, did you find the website slow? Or did you have no issues yourself?

    I’m also going to have to have a look at the sidemenu, as it is far too much of a nuisance.

    Thank you again.

    ALSO, If anyone knows how to get rid of the blue box around the side menu, I would be very grateful. :L

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    It’s slow for me and I’m on an industrial network.



    I don’t think this is anything to do with deactivating plugins, it’s plane to see that it’s an issue with SEO.

    I’d say your best shots at trying are to add robots.txt and define sitemap locations, submit the site to Webmasters Tools, make sure that you have nowhere in your site the noindex, nofollow tags (although I couldn’t find them on the homepage). In addition, try to analyze the site via SEOmoz and see if they find any potential issues. But the best bet, sign up to Webmasters Tools and wait until they give you the appropriate message to what’s going on your site (via warnings).

    Also, this isn’t the place to post these types of questions. Go to Google’s Webmaster Forums & Bing Webmasters Tool Box.

    Good luck!

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