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  • Hi, I have a question, working on a client’s website with high load times, tried deactivating plugins and stuff like that but still the load time is huge, almost 90 secs, then, checking the site settings I found this on the store uploads path:


    But when you see media files, for example, a flash banner, its been called using :

    <embed src=”<?php bloginfo(‘siteurl’); ?>/carousel.swf” width=”675″ height=”280″></embed>

    That swf file is stored not in images/stories but in the root of the server, in httpdocs so not sure what’s going, or if any of this has to view with the loading issue, when running a test using gtmetrix its says 80 requests or 120 requests, I’m completely blind here, any idea, any comment? anyone with this same problem in the past?

    Thanks so much!


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  • Try using firefox with yslow installed. then run your test and yslow will tell you what requests and how many are being made. So tips would be to combine style sheets as js files. you can alway use a css compressor to add all you css files in to one file. this will help with http request. Also, you want to look at image size’s making sure to have cut back on file size when ever possible.

    I would definitely start with yslow and firefox for a good assessment.

    Thanks so much Gabriel, downloading right now, one question, what do you think about that image path, do you think the problem might come from there?


    The flash file will have a impact on load time depending on how big the file is but the path doesn’t matter as long as its showing. I usually store all asset file within the theme directory and adding the appropriate file path for sec reseaons. Seems to me though you are making a lot of http request more the 200 from what you posted. The web browser can only pull two file at a time. So that is something to think about.

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