October 1, 2018 at 2:37 pm #104444
Apologies for reaching out yet once again – but i’ve just asked a few people to test out the website and the one thing that keeps coming back to me is that it takes a really long time for the site to load?
i’ve run the EWWW Image optimiser.
The images that i Load on to the site are by default 1800px by 1200px (as suggested by someone on the forums) Are you able to help me further optimise it or suggest what else I can do to speed up the site?
SujalOctober 2, 2018 at 2:52 pm #104452
Your site is 42MB in size. That alone will drag the site’s load time.
A well-optimized site should stay under 2MB while your site is 20x more than that recommended size.
Please optimize the images you are using on your site. There is no need to show images that are 1800px in width specially on web. If you want to use 1800px width images, then you must still compress the images for web.
Also, it is best to coordinate with your server provider for further issues on the speed as this is not related to the theme.
Regards,October 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm #104488
Thanks Guys – ive now optimised my site so that the images on the home screen at 1600px and have also reduced the quality of it..
Also – looking at using Cloudfare – for CDN, ive hear it should help speed up my website. 🙂
Thanks again for all your help.
SujalOctober 6, 2018 at 12:41 pm #104490
Yes, CDN should help speed up the site specially since your site is mostly using images, which are static content and can be easily cached by the CDN.
Regards,March 20, 2019 at 9:33 am #105618
Hi Sujal, Your page size should be under 2 MB as per Google’s guidelines, heave load time can increase bounce rate and also its now the part of algorithm update, Fix the images and compress them, also, I was also facing the same issue with my WordPress websites and blogs, It had very slow backend and also server response was also very slow, that time, I moved to WordPress managed hosting with Cloudways platform, loading time is very fast and backend works smoothly on its managed platform.March 20, 2019 at 1:31 pm #105620March 27, 2019 at 1:01 pm #105685
I also used to have slow website load time issues, then I read about removing useless widgets and social sharing buttons along with some other awesome tips on WPblog and voila this helped me to speed up my website.March 31, 2019 at 1:59 am #105709
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