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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

    fscbmwcca
    fscbmwcca
    Participant

    I am interesting in this as well https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=fscbmwcca.com

    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?


    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.

    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.


    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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