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  1. Darthfluffy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm open to any comments on my site (GoodChurchWebsite.com), but I'm specifically concerned about the loading speed. Any ideas for making it faster?

  2. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hop on over to tools.pingdom.com/fpt/ when you get a chance and run your URL through the website speed test. The results are usually pretty interesting to look at, and if you have a huge bottleneck somewhere, it makes it easy to get a general idea what might be causing it. Give it a try and see what you think.

    Note the tabs at the top of the results for viewing page analysis and comparing performance.

  3. Darthfluffy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That is fascinating, thanks. The initial HTML document is overwhelmingly the slowest part. I don't think that there's anything in particular I can do to fix that, is there?

  4. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Using a caching mechanism of some sort might help. Take a look at some of the cache related plugins in the Plugin Directory. Be sure to consider the overall ratings and browse the support threads for any plugin you might be interested in. That usually reveals both some pros and cons, and should let you gather some good information before deciding if it's something you might want to try out. Lots of great information to consider: wordpress caching plugins

  5. staytamed
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    hi Darthfluffy,
    Your loading speed is ok, it is not fast but still it is not a big issue.
    If you want to speed it up further, try resizing your images. Your 700+ pix image is scaled to 500+ on the browser, it takes tim to load. Resize it off line before uploading for faster page loads.

    Your blog needs a lot of work, you are using the default theme or so it seems. Try getting a logo or a header at the top.

    The best part is your content which you have both plenty and of high quality.

    keep it updated,
    cheers!

  6. Darthfluffy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks! Staytamed, you're definitely write about the site's visual design. It's clear I have no graphic design ability! Glad you like the content...the design is a work in progress. Thanks for looking at it!

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