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  • ginasinsav

    (@ginasinsav)


    Hello,
    I’m a complete newbie to WordPress and have no idea what’s going on. I’m using Artificier and uploading a lot of photos for the website I am creating. For some reason it slows down my laptop so much, and its hard to upload more photos. At first I thought it was a wifi problem with my computer. I went to a Computer Advantage and one of the reps there said it wasn’t a problem with my computer, but a problem with WordPress. He said WordPress was bad and notorious for slow loading websites, which is the opposite of what I’ve heard. He said I should get a better FTP too. I’m so confused right now. I don’t know what to do. Please help.

    Thank you,

    Gina

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  • Will Schmierer

    (@officialwill)

    Gina,

    Adding a lot of images to your site can certainly cause a site to slow down no matter what platform you’re using to build a website. Good hosting is always something to consider when building a website for sure and there are a lot of great hosts with a variety of plans worth considering to best fit your needs. As for the images, I would recommend using a plugin like this to help ensure your images are optimized for the web.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/ewww-image-optimizer/

    I would also recommend doing a backup of your site and database before adding and running this plugin just to be safe. Also you may be interested in using a CDN if you’re planning on adding more images as time goes on, this article is a great place to start exploring those options as well. I hope this helps get you started.

    http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-install-wordpress-cdn-solution-maxcdn/

    ginasinsav

    (@ginasinsav)

    Thank you so much! I will try that right now!

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