March 12, 2017 at 9:31 pm #111820
The more I use this theme, the more broken it is. Site is SUPER slow. The main cause is the Slider. Seems I can not specify an expiration date on the 4 photos in the slider. Or the Background image, or the loader icon. No Cache program will work. GTMatrix gives me an F for Leverage browser caching.March 13, 2017 at 12:06 pm #111845March 18, 2017 at 5:40 pm #112248
No caching add-in will cache the slider images. Which in turn is making the site super slow, and giving me bad speed reports. When I switch themes, its super fast with a really good score.
March 20, 2017 at 2:18 am #112377
@analog2112: Which theme did you check it against? If you are using slider and image heavy site then you will have this. Your site is loading at pretty fast with that level of images. You can check at https://gtmetrix.com/reports/oddnovember.ca/UzHzLzQi and https://tools.pingdom.com/#!/edry0E/http://oddnovember.ca/
But if you are looking for leverage cache then you might want to take the help from your Website hosting server. See this instructions https://www.siteground.com/kb/leverage-browser-caching/
About Serve scaled images: where are you loading images for the post “This Summer = Awesome” and “MyDentity”. This is not from our theme. Our theme uses images for latest post as 420px by 280px, but these 2 posts are using image large size that is 1024px by 536px. You need to reduce that image size.
And the blog posts displaying on the front page, are you using some plugins for that or have done some customization? Its not for the theme. And is loading the large sized image of 1024px which definitely hampers the loading speed.
You’ll need to somehow use small images on these, that will fix the issues for you. All other rankings are pretty good.
Let me know if any problem.
MaheshMarch 20, 2017 at 7:13 pm #112444
Just one of the free ones offered. Is there a way to change the size of the slider in CSS?
So far the leverage caching does not work from what I can tell. Ive tried that solution.
I resized the images in Photoshop to 420×280. It stretches the images a bit, but im not getting warnings in GTmatrix anymore. I had though I had done that earlier. I am using WP Blog and Widget. Im assuming this was the cause because they use a different size?
But I would like to resize the slider. The slider picture are tiny, all 4 around 43kb each.
I just notice it takes 20-30 sec before the page even loads.
Thanks for the help.March 21, 2017 at 2:44 am #112469
@analog2112: Checked your site, you have now resized the image on the blog to 203 x 200, which is great. What do you mean by change size of the slider? You mean the width of the slider? or the dimensions of the image used in the slider?
Tried loading your site with full refresh and it just take 4-5 secs to load the page completely. This loading time is really good. I don’t see your site taking more load time than that.
If you have any problem, let me know further.
MaheshMarch 21, 2017 at 7:40 am #112494
Yes the dimensions of the slider. I assume that it would be scalable to the size of the picture I use?March 21, 2017 at 7:55 am #112497
@analog2112: Please check the theme instruction for recommended images sizes:
MaheshMarch 25, 2017 at 7:49 am #112840
I am WELL within the recommended sizes for the featured images. I resized the pictures in photoshop to your specifications, and they are larger in file size than my original ones, by alot. I did some testing this morning and I turned off Static Front Page. This was the cause of the problems, as most (not all) images in the GTMatrix test passed. The featured Content pictures still remain a problem as they are loaded each and every time someone goes to the site.March 26, 2017 at 2:42 am #112891
@analog2112: You can compress the image further. We don’t recommend to you the large size images. Use the image as small sized as possible but do keep the dimensions to make it look better. If the image size is large, yes, it will definitely take much time to load the site. Let me know if I can help you further.
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