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Old Sep 25, 2012, 04:31 PM
jrmallory
 
3 posts · Sep 2012
I have an Atahualpa site (www.ourkingscross.org) in need of some cleanup. I can handle basic tweaks but I'm running up to my limitations.

Specific items include:
-- Improve homepage loading speed to avg. page load of <2 seconds. (It is ridiculously slow right now).
-- Fix Twitter widget. (worked intermittently and is currently disabled)
-- Fix calendar plugin and widget. We use Google calendar for the raw feed, but we're having problems with the calendar plugin properly updating events.
-- Several random image alignment issues.

If this project is handled well, there is significantly more work available on this site and several others (www.schatzmold.com, www.leadtestingseattle.com).
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 04:37 PM
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23,545 posts · Mar 2009
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Is this site hosted on GoDaddy? domain tools shows 4,124 other sites hosted on the same server
in addition it is sending 2.3MB of data for teh page - way way too much.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 05:38 PM
jrmallory
 
3 posts · Sep 2012
Yes, it is hosted on a deluxe hosting account at GoDaddy with about 8 or 10 other sites. I'm not sure how many other company's sites are hosted on that server as well. It sounds like quite a few. However, our other sites within that same deluxe account load quickly, so I believe the problem is on my end.

Where do you think the biggest culprit lies? The slideshow includes a video, is it loading the whole video with the initial page load? Amazingly this page scores a 94 on PageSpeed, which clearly is not an indication of real world speed.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 06:22 PM
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23,545 posts · Mar 2009
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I would disable all plugins and then load the site and look at the speed. Then add the plugins back one at a time checking the loadtime to find the culprit.

You also might want to look at a caching pluging
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 11:48 AM
jrmallory
 
3 posts · Sep 2012
Thanks for the tips. I'll see what I can find by checking the plugins. It looks like the sliderpro is a significant culprit. Any recommendations on someone to hire if I need additional assistance?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 06:17 PM
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Any recommendations on someone to hire if I need additional assistance?
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