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  • # December 29, 2009 at 6:08 am


    I want a ‘page loading’ message up while my wordpress website loads. It loads in bits and looks messy.
    There do not seem to be any plugins available?
    The site was static previously and the old version of my page-loader is not working in wordpress

    website – (currently without pageloader)

    Anyone have a tip?


    # December 29, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Putting the idea of a page loader aside, you may try optimizing your site so as to prevent the piecemeal loading.

    • Optimize your images using a service such as Smushit or PunyPNG.
    • Use GZIP to compress your css, javascript, and html.
    • Remove any unnecessary whitespace or comments.

      A lot of thus and more can be accomplished using a WordPress plugin such as W3 Total Cache. It won’t optimize the images for you, but both the services I listed are incredibly easy to use.

      Let us know how it goes!

    # December 29, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Speaking of optimizing…

    This image: … ewcol2.jpg only needs to be 1px wide. This will GREATLY reduce the file size.

    This image: … stpage.png has a huge file size. 225KB for something like that isn’t really necessary. I’d try compressing it, maybe chopping it up into other parts so it doesn’t need to rely so heavily on the transparency.

    # December 30, 2009 at 2:47 am

    YUP, much improved.



    # December 30, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Glad to know that you got everything sorted out.

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