Reducing Website load time

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  • #10604
    Herbjosephherbjoseph
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    We’ve noticed that the website always seems to take a long time to load. We talked to our hosting provider and they noticed our website is loading the fonts from Google or something like that. Which is adding to our load time. Is this something we can change?

    Also I’ve been told that cashing has a lot to do with reducing load time but I’m not sure how to remedy this issue either. Is there a cashe plugin that works well with this theme?

    Is there any other reason you guys would be able to think off as to why our site runs so slowly?

    #10621
    RaghavendraRaghavendra
    Moderator

    You can use the WP-Super-Cache plugin from Automattic to achieve caching. That should help quite a bit in making the site load faster.

    We do load Google fonts for our theme but I am not sure that should cause too much of a delay. Pls get back to me if you still face issues after enabling caching and I will see if we can optimize the font load as well. Pls forward me a link to the site so that I can check what fonts are being loaded and how. Thanks

    #10631
    Herbjosephherbjoseph
    Member

    Loading from Google does add time to the loading process, not a very noticeable amount but still an amount none-the-less and my job is to right now reduce the load time. I added the Cashe plugin so that should go a long way. Now I’m just trying to reduce the file sizes of images and remove unnecessary plugins.

    dev.emergetech.com

    #10658
    RaghavendraRaghavendra
    Moderator

    There is an entry in the Revolution slider Custom CSS which loads the Open Sans font. Do you need the same? You may want to check the PunchFonts tab to remove the entry or Custom CSS may have this entry.

    The theme itself loads the two fonts Lato and Merriweather. If you want to control the same and want to manually load them instead of theme loading it(it can load all the styles by default and hence slow your site down), remove the entry in line number 163/164 in framework/extensions/stylizer.php file and then edit the custom/custom.css file or your child theme style.css file to load the fonts manually by visiting the site (for Lato and Merriweather fonts)

    https://www.google.com/fonts#UsePlace:use/Collection:Lato

    and choosing only those styles you need. That should reduce the load time too if you choose only a few styles that you actually need.

    I noticed that the revolution slider can be a little slow on your site as in this page – http://dev.emergetech.com/instock-product-locator/. Pls check if you can optimize the same by visiting the documentation for the slider.

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