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    Hi, I’ve tried a GTmetrix test on our new and existing websites to compare their performance: http://gtmetrix.com/compare/bkiyc62C/ezh2BMUl

    (Hope the link works)

    The previous homepage page load time was 3.92s, while the new homepage has 8.85s! More than double, while there is less info on it. Still, the test gives me an A (92%) grade for the new site, while a C (71%) for the old, yet faster, site. Anyone that can explain what I am to make of this?

    Some say the new site runs fast, others say it runs slow. Not sure what to make of it. Also, the YSlow test give me a D grade, with some issues about expiration dates on caching or something.

    Any help and advice will be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance.


    W3 Total Cache


    Already have that, but it’s quite advanced and I’m not entirely sure what to do in order to improve performance. I’ve checked all cache checkboxes, but other than that …


    Some images – eg http://wpdavy.bwmc.be/cms/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/campagnebeeld01-1500×1164.jpg – require 3-5 seconds to load (also compare the time line here: http://gtmetrix.com/compare/bkiyc62C/ezh2BMUl ). You might want to compress the image to reduce the loading time. In addition your server doesn’t support gzip compression (or at least it’s not activated right now – that explains the low YSlow rating (compare F grade “Compress components with gzip”).


    Thank you very much for the info. I’ll compress the image more when the site will go live.

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