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lloydc1c1
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Site Speed

Hi guys,

I contacted Cecille about making my site faster and she suggested i use Wordfence to make my site load faster. The problem is that i have installed it to my site but when i go to GOogle analytics to check my site loading speed i really cannot tell if it is faster or not because when i logg in it is fast. I look at my stats and for some countries it is 10 seconds and for other it is 0 second. It is really confusing. Can you guys just click on my url to see if it fast or slow.

www.simple-fast-weight-loss-secrets.com

I would really appreciate that guys.

Cheers.

Lloyd
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jimcoe
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Just counting in my head,your page took 9 or 10 seconds to load (in the San Francisco North Bay via DSL). You want it to be under 5 seconds - some would say under 3 seconds and that's what I tune my own WordPress blogs for.

My page load speed control method is:
* Careful jpeg compression of all photos in Adobe Photoshop (I'm a computer graphics expert)
Keep them under 30 kb to 40 kb in size - never over 50 kb.
* I use a WordPress plugin called "Use Google Libraries" to speed up the loading of the javascript libraries
* I test page load speed on Pingdom, not Google: http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/.
Be sure to set the city the test comes from first. Use Pingdom to see what page elements are loading the slowest and then fix them in WordPress and re-test.

Hope this helps...
_jim coe
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joelpalarca21
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Yeah jimcoe is right!

Here are some info Use a Cache Plugin. WordPress is a PHP script, so everything is dynamic, which means every time a page is loaded

make GZIP-APPAGE make a php.ini file and inset this code zlib.output_compression = On and upload this into your wordpress. Every web pages produced by PHP will now be compressed before sending over Internet to the web browser to decode.

Split Long Posts in Several Pages

Reduce Image Sizes

Remove Inactive Plugins

Thats all

Good Luck!
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lloydc1c1
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Hi guys, thanks for the advice. I have another quick question. I posted the same question on another forum and they suggested i use a Content Delivery Network to make my site faster. I dont know if you guys have any experience using them. Would it be advicable to a Content Delivery Network or not.

Thanks guys
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Yes that is great if you have lots of money to provide. .haha
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lloydc1c1
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Hi guys, thanks once again for the advice. I have compress all of my images and made them under 50kb and i also changed my hosting company. Can you guys please check to see if my site is still slow.

Thanks guys
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joelpalarca21
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Hello lloydc1c1,

Your site speed is

Load time
11.59s

choose a good webshoting! yes your site speed loading is good when its connected in your webhosting. But in first level loading up your website your domain gets difficult to get the information in your webhosting thats why 3-5 seconds will connect in your webhosting. did you get my point? :D

in short change your webhosting again

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lloydc1c1
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But why should i change my webhosting again because the company i changed my hosting to is an internationally acclaimed company. There must be another problem. i dont think it is my hosting.

Thanks guys
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It seems to be slower. I tested it from Dallas, Texas on Pingdom and got 16.62 seconds with only 1 test (usually I average 5-10 tests).

Took 4.25 seconds just to connect to your web server. Your "pattern6.png" image is over 277 KB in size and takes over 6 seconds to load.

Guess you didn't do Pingdom testing and fixes as I recommended above and so you missed that image. It's probably part of your theme. If you have an FTP program, you should be able to find and download that image and compress it - or get a better theme.

Moving to a new hosting service is unlikely to help (unless your old host was quite bad and the new one quite good).

Several times, Pingdom wouldn't even connect to your web server. If I were you, I'd call your web hosting service and ask them why Pingdom can't connect 4 out of 5 times at:
http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/

I've never had that happen before.

Hope this helps
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joelpalarca21
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"Moving to a new hosting service is unlikely to help (unless your old host was quite bad and the new one quite good)." Yes jimcoe i think your right.

lloydc1c1 we really think your problem is in your web hosting service.
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I dont understand because i am using the Affilotheme hosting and i am using the new Afillotheme 4. Could them Afillotheme Hosting really be the problem.

Lloyd.
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I'd say any theme that uses an image which takes 6 seconds to load and is over 277 KB in file size has a problem - no matter who created that theme.

Those are the figures I got with a single test from Dallas, Texas on Pingdom. Could Pingdom be wrong? Maybe - but that's not my experience with them.
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Hi Llyod,

Try to check Pingdom analysis and see which content loads slower. Also, you may want to try to check this blog- http://cleverwp.com/wordpress-optimization-checklist/

It provides a good checklist on how to make your site load faster.

I hope that helps!

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Thanks for the excellent reference Mary! I signed up for their newsletter.
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jimcoe wrote:Thanks for the excellent reference Mary! I signed up for their newsletter.


No problem Jim. Always glad to help :)

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jimcoe wrote:I'd say any theme that uses an image which takes 6 seconds to load and is over 277 KB in file size has a problem - no matter who created that theme.

Those are the figures I got with a single test from Dallas, Texas on Pingdom. Could Pingdom be wrong? Maybe - but that's not my experience with them.


Hi Jimcoe thanks for the advice. I understand what you are saying but what i don't understand is how i go about compressing a file. I know that Pingdom lists all the files that are too large right but what i need you too explain is how do i compress those large files.

Guys please help

Thanks
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lloydc1c1
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marytordecilla wrote:Hi Llyod,

Try to check Pingdom analysis and see which content loads slower. Also, you may want to try to check this blog- http://cleverwp.com/wordpress-optimization-checklist/

It provides a good checklist on how to make your site load faster.

I hope that helps!

Mary



Thanks Mary. I checked out that site and i must say, I really don't know anything about coding or touching HTML. I am really just having a problem compressing files. I am scared to touch my sites HMTL. I don't want to mess everything up.

All i just want to know is how to go about and fixing all the problems that are Pingdom has list. For example if a file is to large how do i compress it.

Thank you.
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lloydc1c1
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Guys maybe if should be more clearer.

If Pingdom says

Compressing 'http://www.simple-fast-weight-loss-secr ... uery.js?...' could save 58.8KiB (64% reduction).

What must i do next. I understand that they are saying i must compress that file and i could save 58.8 kb. I want to know what are the steps i must follow.

Thanks guys
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Hi lloydc1c1,

Sorry for the delay in responding.

I apologize but it seemed that file compression is really a technical thing.

You may refer to these pages here for information on how to compress website files:

http://webdesign.about.com/od/speed/ht/ ... ession.htm
http://betterexplained.com/articles/how ... mpression/

I hope that helps!

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In addition, you can also look at this site for tools that you can use in compressing internet files-> http://www.priteshgupta.com/2011/06/opt ... echniques/

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lloydc1c1
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Thanks Mary, those references are great.

Have a great day.

Cheers.
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Web sites speed depend on sites design and images. If your sites have more images then its speed will be slow.
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lloydc1c1 wrote:Thanks Mary, those references are great.

Have a great day.

Cheers.


Not a problem :)

Let us know also how you get by.

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Hi guys, i would like to thank everybody for all yours comments and suggestions. I really learnt alot. I made all the necessary changes, like you guys suggested. I would please like one last critique. Could you guys please tell if my site is fast enough now.

That would really be much appreciated.

Thanks
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Hi Lloyd,

Your site loaded quickly on my end. It loaded in about 2-3 seconds. :)

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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lloydc1c1 wrote:Hi guys, i would like to thank everybody for all yours comments and suggestions. I really learnt alot. I made all the necessary changes, like you guys suggested. I would please like one last critique. Could you guys please tell if my site is fast enough now.

That would really be much appreciated.

Thanks


I ran a test on Pingdom and it showed 2.92 sec to be exact! :)

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Thanks Mary and Cecille.

Much appreciated.

Cheers
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Hi lloydc1c1,

Welcome :)

I am glad that you resolved the issue with your website speed.

All the best!

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