Home Forums DynamiX Support How would you suggest optimizing or speeding this theme up a bit

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    cbritton
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    The theme has operated fairly poorly. I love the options and layouts, but performance is very low. Please see. Is there something that I am doing wrong? Thanks

    https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.geeksandvegans.com%2F&tab=desktop

    #87984
    fscbmwcca
    fscbmwcca
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    #87991
    Andy
    Andy
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    I will get around to writing a full article on how to improve page load speed one day. Both instances above, more so @cbritton, you need to compress your images. I found a plugin which does a great job of compressing them – “Compress JPEG & PNG images”, you get 500 compressions a month ( which isn’t a lot considering each image uses 1-5 compressions ).

    Secondly, I recommend using WP Super Cache and Autoptimize combined over any other caching plugins.

    Let me know how you get on after using them?

    #88019

    Kyle Fleming
    Participant

    Be interested in that article as well. I probably should use Jpeg mini on mine.

    I loaded that WP Super Cache but I may have it configured wrong.

    #88023
    Andy
    Andy
    Keymaster

    I definitely recommend using “Autoptimize” too Kyle, it helps a lot. As soon as I get a few hours, I’ll put something together.

    #88033

    heli
    Participant

    Hi

    I’ve a couple of Dynamix websites which use quite a few images & I’ve found tiny png is pretty good for optimising images ( I save for web in PhotoShop and then run them through TinyPng before I upload them) – it works on jpgs & pngs. URL is here https://tinypng.com/ Once they’re uploaded I also use the free version of SmushIt.

    I hadn’t heard of Autoptimize but I’ll give it a try – my hosting provides Cloudflare as a free option so I use their minification settings and caching settings and that’s useful.

    As far as caching goes WP SuperCache is really good – I used to use it but when I switched to using WordFence I enabled the Falcon Engine that’s part of that and that works quote well too.

    Sorry for butting in but thought the above might be worth a shot

    best wishes

    Heli

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