We setup the theme a while ago while building our site for final release, we’ve been experiencing significant slowness on the website. We checked with our Host and have performed troubleshooting on our end with regards to disabling all plugins. The issue seems to go away once we switch to another theme. Our host also agrees that the issue seems to be from the theme. Could you guys give us a hand in trying to isolate the problem on the theme that’s causing the site to slow down?
The URL is: http://takemyhand.ca/Cliff/
You can do the following:
1.) Keep the number of WordPress plugins you use to a minimum. Lots of plugins adds an overhead to your blog and slows your website speed.
2.) Delete post revisions. Just like spam comments, copies of old post revisions make your database heavier and slow down the speed of your website.
3.) You can also optimize your database. You can use plugins like WP-DBManager plugin. This plugin helps you to back up, restore, repair and optimize your database.
4.) Actually, caching plugin like http://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache/ helps you retain website speed.
5.) Integrate CDN. http://williejackson.com/making-wordpress-faster-integrate-a-cdn/
6.) Upgrade your domain services.
7.) You can also use this plugin to minify your CSS and JS files. http://wordpress.org/plugins/bwp-minify/
If you’re having problem with minification, refer to this link: http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/the-ultimate-quickstart-guide-to-speeding-up-your-wordpress-site/
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