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Site Load Issue – looknig for non-existent quintus.css – causing long delays

  • Good Morning all!

    I’ve encountered a bit of a problem and after hours of searching, haven’t found any solutions. Here are the basic details:

    I am currently running the Quintus theme v1.2.2 on http://blog.deremerstudios.com and have been encountering issues with load time. Part of the issue is my hosting provider (Hostway) which is affecting load time across my wordpress sites, but what is really hurting my load time with my blog is seen at the following link: http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/#!/c9Na3Q/blog.deremerstudios.com.

    It appears that WordPress is directing the site to load the file quintus.css, however that file does not exist (I checked my original download of the theme and there is no such file). This is causing delays between .8 seconds and 20+ seconds on the load time, as none of the images load until the quintus.css querry times out (not sure if times out is the right term, but bascically, nothing else happens until the server stops trying to find the file). I have searched in my theme files to determine what file is trying to load quintus.css, but with no luck.

    So, I had a few questions that I would love some help on!

    1) Is the file in fact missing, or am I not understanding how CSS works or something (is it perhaps a file that is generated each time, but not present in the actual file system)?

    2) If it is missing, is there any way to determine and then change the site to not call on that file?

    3) If it isn’t in fact a missing file, but is working correctly, is there any way to speed it up or at least even it out? And as a followup, why would there be such a wide swing in performance from .8 seconds to 20+ seconds in the loading of that file?

    Thanks for the help!

    -Nate

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  • Can you confirm that — https://wordpress.org/themes/quintus — is the theme you downloaded?

    It appears that WordPress is directing the site to load the file quintus.css

    — it looks like it’s actually infinite scroll from the jetpack plugin, not WordPress. To test this you can disable jetpack and load the homepage again.

    1) Is the file in fact missing, or am I not understanding how CSS works or something (is it perhaps a file that is generated each time, but not present in the actual file system)?

    — the file is missing because the URL is malformed

    2) If it is missing, is there any way to determine and then change the site to not call on that file?

    – Yes, can you search your theme and plugins for the following lines and post that line here?

    wp_enqueue_style( 'infinity

    3) If it isn’t in fact a missing file, but is working correctly, is there any way to speed it up or at least even it out?

    — While the 404’ing css file is slowing down your site content from in the browser, your homepage is also downloading close to 13MB of content which will also slow it down considerably. You might want to investigate using the <!--more--> tag in your image heavy posts.

    Thanks for the very speed reply jkovis!

    I’m still working on your request – disabling all the plugins unfortunately did nothing after all, it just moved the cue of quintus.css to the top. I’ll work on your other suggestions and let you know.

    I don’t have any experience with W3 Total Cache, but have used WP Super Cache with good results before.

    That said, you should still look into reducing the number/size of images on your site’s homepage.

    Thanks for the very speed reply jkovis!

    I’m still working on your request – I was wrong – disabling all the plugins unfortunately did nothing after all, it just moved the cue of quintus.css to the top. I’ll work on your other suggestions and let you know.

    what is the best way to search for that piece of code? DO i have to individually search each file, or is there way to search them all at once? I used the search icon in the upper left and got some search results in plugins (JQuery UI Theme, WP Admin UI Customize, wp-postratings-my, and Admin username changer – none of these have ever been active on my site, just part of Jetpack I believe), but it isn’t even showing themes as an option and there is no way to see the code (at least not that I can find). Let me know if I’m missing something – which I probably am…

    You should be able to search a directory of files on your computer using a text editor like Notepad++ (pc), TextMate (mac), or Sublime Text (both).

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