I appreciate that, as I quote “this is a theme rich with features”. I’ve now optimised my site to an inch of its life (I would suggest to all to GZIP Compress your site via .htaccess since all plug ins do not work with this site and neither does W3 Cache so use Super Cache) There are some bits that still need to addressed and would appreciate any assistance. According to GTmetric is the following messages which scores very badly re site speed. I obviously only seek answers relating to the theme and not plugins below:
1. The following images served from popupspeeddating.com should be combined into as few images as possible using CSS sprites.
2. Resources with a “?” in the URL are not cached by some proxy caching servers. Remove the query string and encode the parameters into the URL for the following resources:
pecify image dimensions
What does this mean?
3. The following image(s) are missing width and/or height attributes.
http://popupspeeddating.com/wp-content/plugins/revslider/images/transparent.png (Dimensions: 10 x 10) (2 uses)
http://popupspeeddating.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/PUSDNL_020512-e1373958094547.jpg (Dimensions: 163 x 65) (2 uses)
http://popupspeeddating.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/MadeInChelseas_PopUpSpeedDating.jpg (Dimensions: 1074 x 489)
http://popupspeeddating.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/PopUpSpeeddating-hp.jpg (Dimensions: 1074 x 379)
I look forward to your response.
I’m not sure what you mean by “since all plug ins do not work with this site”. The Theme isn’t capable of enabling GZIP, it has to be done on the server via the .htaccess. The theme does work extremely well with W3 Cache and Super Cache.
1. Only two are from the theme, I cannot combine those two images into a CSS sprite because they are set to repeat. If I could, they would be in the main css image sprite.
2. There are a couple of lines you can enable via the DynamiX/functions.php ( remove the // from each line ):
//add_filter( 'script_loader_src', '_remove_script_version', 15, 1 );
//add_filter( 'style_loader_src', '_remove_script_version', 15, 1 );
3. I’m not sure where those images are ( /wp-content/uploads … ) – do you have a link to the page where they’re on?
I would like to say, the theme does react to plugins differently than others (I’ve had 5 3rd party themes on my site). plugin conflict is the biggest issue. Another issue is css files (try putting them all in one place).
To the OP, leverage browser caches for image issues in your .htaccess file put this at the top of it:
## EXPIRES CACHING ##
ExpiresByType image/jpg “access 1 year”
ExpiresByType image/jpeg “access 1 year”
ExpiresByType image/gif “access 1 year”
ExpiresByType image/png “access 1 year”
ExpiresByType text/css “access 1 month”
ExpiresByType text/html “access 1 month”
ExpiresByType application/pdf “access 1 month”
ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash “access 1 month”
ExpiresByType image/x-icon “access 1 year”
ExpiresDefault “access 1 month”
## EXPIRES CACHING ##
YOu can edit the time frame in quotations to suit your site.
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