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  • #261944

    Hello,

    I am running Enfold using the Enfold Child Theme – http://www.farumkyokushin.dk/

    Since the last two theme updates my website has been loading extremely slow. The problem isn’t situated within my host. My host is agressively caching and I am also using CloudFlare as a CDN.

    I suspect the theme bien too heavy when loading. Can you guys confirm this?

    #261999

    Hey!

    Have you tried checking with a tool like:
    http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt

    Best regards,
    Josue

    #262808

    Yes, I have tried using that tool plenty of times, but even though the load is ok @ pingdom, my own loading time is huge! I have no idea why.

    http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/#!/uOOHP/http://www.farumkyokushin.dk/

    It has always been very fast, but haven’t since the last two theme updates. To me it seems like the theme has gone very, very heavy.

    #262814

    Hi!

    It loads fine on my (the first time it took some seconds obviously). Have you checked in a different computer with a different connection?

    Cheers!
    Josue

    #298542

    Sorry for the very, very… very slow respons.

    The website still loads incredible slow the first time. After that the site has been cached and loads fast.
    Could this have anything to do with the frontpage slider?
    Is the images too heavy to load?

    The website is hosted with WP Engine and it is running through Cloudflare at the moment.

    And yes, I have tried different connections such as Wi-Fi, cable, cellular 4G/LTE using my iPhone 5s, and also tethering through my iPhone to my laptop. Same results.

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by  mp3dk.
    #298551

    Hi,

    Just to discard, do you experience this load time with the default WordPress theme activated?

    Cheers!
    Josue

    #298559

    I have tried activating the default WordPress theme on my staging website and it feels much faster.

    #299076

    Hi!

    These are the things that you can do to optimize the website speed and page load courtesy of the wordpress community:

    1. Optimize all images with AI/Photoshop before uploading to server ‘save as web safe’ jpg
    2. Once all images are uploaded on the website, optimize with www optimizer plugin twice 1hr 10mins apart.
    3. Install wp-smushit run once to remove jpeg extra data, then uninstall.
    4. Use BWP minify plugin to minify scripts and stylesheets.
    5. Install WP-Super cache, select all recommended settings.
    6. Logout your website, visit every page at least once to create super cache files.
    7. Join Cloudflare setup your website on their CDN, Choose options: Full CDN Optimisation save then activate purge files. once done log out.
    8. Have a cup of coffee.
    9. Visit your site after 20 minutes or so.
    10. Don’t forget to smile.

    Best regards,
    Ismael

    #299078

    1. Optimize all images with AI/Photoshop before uploading to server ‘save as web safe’ jpg.
    I usually just saved them ‘normally’ and then run them through http://optimizilla.com/. Won’t this procedure result in the same way?

    2. Once all images are uploaded on the website, optimize with www optimizer plugin twice 1hr 10mins apart.
    You mean the plugin named ‘EWWW Image Optimizer’? If yes, I get the following error when activating it: http://code.youare.ninja/gpKb
    On another note, this is a disallowed plugin at WP Engine. Refer to: http://wpengine.com/support/disallowed-plugins/ (hosted on WPengine)

    3. Install wp-smushit run once to remove jpeg extra data, then uninstall.
    Run it? There is no admin panel attached to this plugin.

    4. Use BWP minify plugin to minify scripts and stylesheets.
    It has been activated. Anything else to do with this plugin?

    5. Install WP-Super cache, select all recommended settings.
    This is not an option. WP Super Cache is a disallowed plugin at WP Engine. Refer to: http://wpengine.com/support/disallowed-plugins/

    7. Join Cloudflare setup your website on their CDN, Choose options: Full CDN Optimisation save then activate purge files. once done log out.
    The website is already running through Cloudflare with that optimization.

    8. Have a cup of coffee.
    Has been done… Several times.

    10. Don’t forget to smile.
    Sometimes I do forget… Thanks for the reminder!

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by  mp3dk.
    #299262

    Hi!

    It looks like the extra plugins that are installed are more than doubling the number of scripts and then adding a good number of extra stylesheets to your initial page load. I don’t know which plugin but one of theme is loading in 16 of the jquery ui scripts.

    So taking stock of what you have and what is a must-have for plugins would be my advised next step.

    Regards,
    Devin

    #299268

    I have stripped down the plugins to the ones that is absolutely in use. Most of the css calls are actually coming from the Enfold theme.

    #299487

    Hi!

    Thank you for the info.

    WP Engine has its own caching system as described on their documentation so I guess you don’t need WP Super cache or any plugin regarding that matter. Regarding the BWP Minify plugin, add this on functions.php to exclude the layout.css and custom.css. These two files usually breaks something when they are included on the minification:

    add_filter('bwp_minify_style_ignore', 'exclude_my_css');
     
    function exclude_my_css($excluded)
    {
        $excluded = array('avia-custom, avia-layout');
        return $excluded;
    }

    Anyway, I tested your installation, load it from scratch-cache removed and it loads fairly well. Note that I’m using a pocket wifi and the connection is quite slow.

    Best regards,
    Ismael

    #299502

    My question is just that… Is the minify plugin nescessary when Cloudflare is also minifying all scripts and css when loading through their servers?

    #300304

    Hi!

    I’m not familiar with the Cloudflare service but if they minify/compress the scripts and stylesheets you don’t need to install BWP Minify or another minify plugin.

    Regards,
    Peter

    #300476

    Hey Peter,

    You are able to see the features at this site: https://www.cloudflare.com/features-optimizer

    AutoMinify
    On-the-fly removal of unnecessary characters from HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
    Saves 20% of a file’s size and works without caching so it can support even fully dynamic pages.

    #300520

    Hey!

    Thank you for the info. It says that it only removes unnecessary characters, maybe css, html, javascript comments etc. BWP or any minify plugin combine all js and css files to improve the page load time.

    Cheers!
    Ismael

    #300954

    I guess the site has been improved a lot by now. Thanks for all the input! It definately helped me out here.

    The requests has dropped from 73 to 31 (when using Pingdom).

    http://gtmetrix.com/reports/farumkyokushin.dk/N6F1MZK0
    http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/#!/ssi4F/http://farumkyokushin.dk

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by  mp3dk.
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