May 29, 2019 at 3:44 pm #3592
I’d like to thank you for your theme, it’s simple without all the bloated content that you find on most themes.
GTMetrix examined my website :
This page has 8 external stylesheets. Try combining them into one.
May 31, 2019 at 12:19 am #3595
- This topic was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by Marcus V.
Let me take a look at your website tomorrow and see if I have any ideas.
PaulMay 31, 2019 at 8:43 am #3596
That would be great Paul thank you.
MarcusMay 31, 2019 at 9:28 pm #3598
Marcus, the demo of the theme works pretty fast regardless of all the stuff you’ve mentioned. This all actually is not as important as lazy loading. If I were you, I would start with the following:
1. Make sure you’re using the version of the theme that supports lazy loading (Stills 1.3+). Turn it on (Jetpack > Settings > Performance > Enable Lazy Loading for images).
2. Reduce the size of the gifs as much as possible.
3. Make sure you are using a good hosting.
All these caching plugins, minified scripts, and other stuff — I don’t use it, and the demo runs fast. Just because of the lazy loading. “Minify your scripts and use caching” — is a generic site-bloating type of answer (imho).
PaulJune 1, 2019 at 5:04 pm #3599
Thanks for your response.
I will look into the lazy loading that you recommend. I’m sure this will improve the experience for users when the site loads images.
I have another WordPress website running on my host server http://www.realdesigns.info, it is super fast so its not a problem with the host.
BTW I used to sell a theme on themeforest and had over 1200 sales I appreciate the time that goes into building themes and I appreciate the time you have already spent on yours.
MarcusJune 3, 2019 at 1:59 pm #3601
I downloaded Autoptimize plugin and my website is now as fast as a rocket. Happy days! 🙂
Check it out:July 24, 2019 at 11:03 pm #3629
Looks good, Marcus!
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