Website Speed Issues

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  • #120387
    socialamyw
    Member

    Hello – I just switched to the “Port” theme from “Baskerville 2” and am noticing a significant decrease in speed. It went from a 4s load time to 11s.

    According to Google the issues have to do with the following:
    – Render-blocking Javascript and CSS in above the fold content
    – Browser caching
    – server response time
    – minify javascript
    – minify css

    Has anyone else experienced this and can you recommend anything I can do to resolve it?

    The blog I need help with is: (visible only to logged in users)

    #120460
    themetrust
    Theme Author

    Hi,

    Your site loads instantly for me. And I just ran a speed test of your site on Pingdom.com, and it loads in 1.34s.

    https://tools.pingdom.com/#!/DMKTK/amywright.me

    On a sidenote, the issues you listed are all controlled by WordPress.com and are not theme related, other than maybe Render-blocking Javascript.

    Perhaps try doing another test to see if you get a better speed result.

    #120461
    socialamyw
    Member
    Original poster

    I see what you’re saying on Pingdom.com. But, even Pingdom shows that I get a grade of C from Google (which is where I ran my original test that said it took 11seconds).

    https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=amywright.me

    Any idea why there is a discrepancy between these two reports?

    #120462
    themetrust
    Theme Author

    Just clicked the link you sent for the Google text, and I’m seeing a score of Good 87/100.

    I do notice that you banner image is quite large, over 500kb. Optimizing that and your other images should help quite a bit.

    #120463
    socialamyw
    Member
    Original poster

    That’s strange – I’m seeing 68 on mobile, 83 on desktop.

    I also tried this tool, which seems to combine the two. There’s something strange going on:

    https://gtmetrix.com/reports/amywright.me/tZgSEepH

    #120464
    socialamyw
    Member
    Original poster

    I ran the banner image through a compression tool to get it down to the size it is, but I can try again.

    I was also thinking about installing a plug in. Do you have any suggestions considering this theme? WP said to avoid anything with caching, so I was thinking to try JH Optimize

    #120465
    socialamyw
    Member
    Original poster

    I just reduced the size of both of my homepage images. It helped on desktop, but mobile barely budged.

    #120478
    themetrust
    Theme Author

    There are several caching plugins available, but I can’t really recommend one over another. I’m afraid I don’t have any experience with JH Optimize.

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