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My WordPress Website is Slow

  • # June 14, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Hi Guys,

    I just recently installed wordpress on my web server to use as a CMS. However, from the moment i installed it, my website became extremely slow. Prior to this I never had this problem, so I am sure that its not entirely from my hosting (hostingdude). I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this problem. If so, any advice on how I could fix it?
    The website is: http://www.pikatzu.com

    Many thanks in advance

    # June 14, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Seems quick enough to me.

    I just ran YSlow on it and it gets a reasonable score. You could probably do with fewer http requests, add some far future expires headers and gzip all your css and js files.

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    # June 14, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Which browser are you testing your site in? There are a lot of people finding the latest WordPress 2.8 to be very slow when viewed in Firefox 3.

    # June 14, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    I have firefox 3 and it took about 8 seconds to load the full page. Whether that;s a good or bad thing is a point of view.

    # June 14, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    i tested it in firefox, safari and chrome and I find it painfully slow. @Mattvot, 8 seconds is too long don’t you think, i’d get impatient and leave a site if each page took that long to load, if it didnt have large images in it? I’m getting a little above 5 seconds for the home page. It was less than half that before I incorporated wordpress.

    # June 15, 2009 at 10:02 am

    well, i don’t particularly mind. I open in new tabs and check out other pages while it loads

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