Slow WordPress and Not sure Where to Turn (3 posts)

  1. couponingbythesea
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have a site Couponingbythesea.com that is loading very slow especially in the am hours EST. I have contacted Godaddy and they told me that I need to contact Cloudflare. I changed by DNS setting to Cloudflare to try to speed it up. That worked for about a week but now it is slow again. I can't get anyone at Cloudflare to respond despite leaving a few messages.

    I have disabled plug ins one by one to see if that helps. I can't see a difference. I realize there are a lot of plugins about 16, but I don't really want to disable any unless they make a difference in the speed.

    I have Quick Cache and Smush it installed.

    I have tested my site at several of the testing sites, like Pingdom, etc, but I don't know how to read the results and I seem to get different resutls depending on what time of day I run the test.

    I am so frustrated. I am trying to learn but I have been struggling to fix it for several days now and am ready to pay someone else to try to see where the problem is and to fix it.

    First of all, any ideas?

    How can I find out if the problem is with Cloudflare, Godaddy or code errors, or a plug in?

    Any ideas of who I could hire to help me?



  2. Michelle Reece
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Try the P3 Plugin Performance Profiler and scan it 5 or 6 times in a row so you can get a good idea of what's really slowing down your website. If you haven't already done it, check out YSlow, Google Page Speed, Webpagetest.org, and Pingdom Tools. Alexa can also audit your site and can give you a lot of instructions to speed it up (but you have to pay for the full report).

  3. Michelle Reece
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I forgot to mention that the P3 Plugin Performance Profiler also checks your core and theme time.

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