View Full Version : Slow Loading Site

01-28-2012, 07:31 PM
Hey guys,
I've got a site I'm working on... been reducing file sizes and such to make it load faster, however I still have a pretty big problem.

If you look at my link here to speed tests: http://gtmetrix.com/reports/t3safety.com/Sl203e4e

You'll see the first item under timeline is super slow! Any ideas on how to reduce this? It's gotta be a website problem as I've never had any other sites load this slow!

Thanks guys!

01-28-2012, 08:32 PM
It looks like you have some sort of plug-in that optimizes it?
Try turning that off first.

Then, remove the part with the image sliders.
See if that speeds it up. I wonder if it's loading all .jpg images before displaying?

01-28-2012, 09:20 PM
Yea, I added that plugin just recently and it has helped with speed a little. I think your right that it's the sliders part.... I'm gonna try a template w/out it.

01-29-2012, 02:49 AM
If it happens to be the slider part,
put a static image there for now, and then
let us know what plugin you used ... maybe
there's a better one.

I've used this one before, but it's Flash:


01-30-2012, 01:12 AM
The slider I actually hard coded into the theme. It's a jQuery slider.

01-30-2012, 10:24 AM
Have you checked the code execution time. Looking at the timeline it appears to be similar to a firebug report - you have 8 seconds of 'waiting' before the page was even served.

01-30-2012, 06:03 PM
So is their waiting due to the larger images from the slider? Or what is that exectly?

01-30-2012, 08:31 PM
I just noticed something else ...

I see both of these lines in your header:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js"></script>

<script type='text/javascript' src='http://t3safety.com/wp-includes/js/jquery/jquery.js?ver=1.7.1'></script>

You're calling two different versions of jquery ... that's not right.

Make a safe copy of "header.php" where the scripts are loaded.
First remove the one with ver=1.7.1 and leave the Google one there.
Try your script.
Reverse it ... remove the Google one and use the ver=1.7.1

I suspect the Google one is the best to keep, and change the src to this:


02-01-2012, 05:07 AM
Oh, good catch! The first google one I had added to the header, however the other version was a default used by Wordpress. I'm actually not sure why it's being called... but I now have just the one new Google version since it'll be using their CDN network.

Still a lag though. haha. Should I chalk it up to the fact it's on a shared server?

02-01-2012, 05:32 AM
So I've actually had to revert back to two jQuery sources. The 2nd wordpress one is used in the administration side and features didn't function suddenly. And the google jQuery is the only one that works for this slider :-\

Regardless, even temporarily having one jQuery didn't really solve the issue...

02-01-2012, 05:59 AM
That's fishy.

I think you said that you totally removed the JQuery slider to test it out?
When you did that it loaded fast again?

If you didn't test that, remove it totally (along with the extra jquery.js).
See if things operate quickly. Let us know.

The next approach would be to find a proper plugin?

02-01-2012, 11:12 PM
So without any slider: http://t3safety.com/test-2/
It's still lagging. I also temporarily took out the jQuery in the header. Still slow.

Any more ideas?

After looking more, I've got serious latency problem... think this is from the host?


02-02-2012, 12:41 AM
I've got another idea for you ...

If your webhost has "fantastico" or some other auto-install system,
Create a new directory called "test" and install a whole new WordPress
site using the default theme.

See if the other wordpress site loads the same way.

02-02-2012, 12:57 AM
Hmm... I seem to have found a plugin error. Fixed it and I think it's a bit faster. Anyone else seeing anything faster than about 4seconds?

02-02-2012, 01:00 AM
I deactivated all the plugins and changed to the default theme and it was quite snappy. I think it ended up being a cache error with w3c plugin and another plugin.

-----nvm It is still slow initially loading------