Awake 3.2 Causing Slow Homepage Loading Time

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  1. tedsmith
    Member

    Using WP 3.8.1 and Awake 3.2, my homepage is really slow to load. Even using broadband connection, it often takes 15-20 seconds which is too slow in this day and age considering my slider graphics are quite small to start with and should load quickly.

    Can anyone give me some tips on where to look and what to enable\disable to increase load times of my homepage?

    Ted

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. Elliott
    Support

    Hello tedsmith,

    Send us a link and deactivate all plugins.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. tedsmith
    Member

    Hi Elliot

    http://www.tedsmithphotography.com

    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. Elliott
    Support

    Try deactivating timthumb resizing in Dashboard -> your theme -> Image Resizing to see if that makes a difference.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. tedsmith
    Member

    Hi Elliot.

    I don't use TimThumb because JigoShop (even with the Awake Jigoshop child theme) thumbnails get all distorted with it. So I have been using the built in Wordpress resizing instead, which seems to then all work OK other than this slow homepage loading.

    If I disable resizing all together, most of my site works OK, including JigoShop, but then the homepage sliders are distorted unless I manually resize every picture to the precise dimension of the slider which I'd prefer not to have to do. :-(

    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. Elliott
    Support

    I recommend doing that anyway as it will shorten the download times of the images and make them sharper.

    If you use timthumb with large images / a lot of images then it takes a lot of memory and processing time for the server and can slow things down depending on your hosting provider.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. sungyoung
    Member

    Hello tedsmith,

    No,
    Faster Theme.

    I am going to show you which Theme is faster by doing a very simple and quick site speed test. I will use Pingdom Website Speed Test. http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/

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