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Opinions wanted on my bulky WordPress store

  • # February 29, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I have been thinking my site has been loading very slow. It must be the store plugin I’m using, Wp-Ecommerce. It’s pulling like 10 different javascript files! Below you can see how many there are.

    Would you say this is slowing my site down dramatically?
    Do you know of any other stores that are much lighter?

    Any advise is appreciated!
















    # February 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    It isn’t bloat that is causing the slow page load – you’re only loading 1mb worth of stuff. Something seems to be causing a delay on loading the page, though. For me it only starts loading around the 11 second mark…

    # February 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Hi Aaron,

    I took a look at goodwynbuilding.com
    For some reason it took 5 seconds for my browser to find that page
    Then it went and got each individual file adding time on to that
    I suggest grouping your scripts, into fewer files

    If you open up chrome dev tools and select the network tab it will time the page load by individual requests, best thing to do is reduce the number of requests

    also adding this to the head section might help a little

    It could possibly be a bottleneck at your hosting provider

    Very nice site design, wish I lived in Alabama :D

    # February 29, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Do you have wp-supercache plugin installed? try deactivating that and see how your times are affected.

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