I want to thank your support team for helping me all the way thru finish on this massive site I have been working on. It’s officially launching tomorrow as I have been up all night finishing loading over 30,000 products into the system. I have some more work to do just to make the look better but all the basics are there besides home screen promotions getting them done today. My question is what should I add if anything to help speed up the load time or anything that I could remove that I am not using that would be dragging the speed down. I am running on a dedicated server 3072MB of Ram and 4.2 Ghz CPU with 60 GB SSD space and 1.17TB bandwidth. If I increased the ram to 4096 and cpu to 6.5 Ghz will it make a very big difference or would you recommend something else plugin wise to help with speed. Any advice would be great.
Thanks again for all your support,
Child theme doesn’t affect site loading. Have you tried solution from the articles provided in the previous post?
Yes, you can update Woocommerce plugin.
We recommend always to create a back up before each update.
I have gone thru a ton of the fixes and compressing all images did help but cache seemed to help at first now seems slower. Not sure all the settings I should be using on it, some help sites recommend some others say this way. It may be the ubermenu I turned on lazy load and it’s faster pulling up, my site is picture heavy cause all product pics so I need to eliminate anything I really don’t need running as far as plugins or other useless items. I am not sure if the best option for the cache, minify and render blocking is an all in one like w3 Total Cache or have separate ones there are so many people that give so many different methods but never tell 100% how to set each up. Is there a way to keep my exact menu layout moved to just the royal menu without having to rebuild? So it would eliminate the UberMenu and take all images off the menu but leave all the text on there? That way I could truly test to see if UberMenu was a big slug slowing it down. The first thing I built was the menu and it seemed to run fine but that was before 30,000 products. I have been told that a woothemes Superstore Theme may help cause there is not much clutter but I used there store theme for another customer and it just doesn’t look good like the Royal Theme. What could I dump from the recommend plugins on the Royal Theme that may help?
From this page http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/#!/bEUREu/https://www.wherethefansshop.com/ you can see that slow loading is caused by admin-ajax.php.
This article may help you to resolve this issue:
Also images are causing slow loading http://www.webpagetest.org/result/150718_TT_ATF/1/details/
You need optimize them:
What would be a good setting for the banner as far as size. I want to say out of the box it was set to 1170 x 500. The main images that are taking the time to load now are those since I made the images 1170 x 500 but did optimize for web but are still very large. I am using Auto Responsive on the Slider Revolution so what are the suggestions for size on the banner.
I’ve retested your site via webpagetest tool and here is the result:
As you can see there is problem with time to first byte that’s why you need to contact your hosting provider regarding this.
Thanks for all your help on this I have been working with my hosting company and we have come up with this list my question is these plugins (WPBakery Visual Composer – 1.8804 sec – 49.77%, Essential Grid – 0.2118 sec – 5.61%, Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer – 0.1542 sec – 4.08%, Advanced Custom Fields – 0.0551 sec – 1.46%) are causing the biggest load time per the report they had me do and I was wondering once I am completely done with the site can they be deactivated without making the website go crazy? I know the others on the list can’t be removed without taking away the feature.
WordPress Plugin Profile Report
Report date: July 20, 2015
Theme name: Royal Child
Pages browsed: 4
Avg. load time: 6.4780 sec
Number of plugins: 22
Plugin impact: 58.32% of load time
Avg. plugin time: 3.7780 sec
Avg. core time: 0.9963 sec
Avg. theme time: 1.3308 sec
Avg. mem usage: 220.25 MB
Avg. ticks: 246,250
Avg. db queries : 96.25
Margin of error : 0.3729 sec
P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) – 0.0073 sec – 0.19%
Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer – 0.1542 sec – 4.08%
Advanced Custom Fields – 0.0551 sec – 1.46%
Easy Theme And Plugin Upgrades – 0.0008 sec – 0.02%
Essential Grid – 0.2118 sec – 5.61%
Google Analytics For WordPress – 0.1304 sec – 3.45%
WPBakery Visual Composer – 1.8804 sec – 49.77%
Master Slider Pro – 0.0496 sec – 1.31%
Payhub Payment Gateway For Woocommerce – 0.0010 sec – 0.03%
Revolution Slider – 0.0782 sec – 2.07%
Social Media Feather – 0.1022 sec – 2.70%
UberMenu 3 – The Ultimate WordPress Mega Menu – 0.1045 sec – 2.77%
W3 Total Cache – 0.1399 sec – 3.70%
WooCommerce Cost of Goods – 0.0143 sec – 0.38%
WooCommerce PayPal Express Gateway – 0.0397 sec – 1.05%
Woocommerce Product Csv Import Suite – 0.0060 sec – 0.16%
WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping – 0.0048 sec – 0.13%
WooCommerce – 0.5450 sec – 14.42%
Wordpress Seo – 0.1822 sec – 4.82%
WP-DBManager – 0.0013 sec – 0.03%
Yith Woocommerce Wishlist – 0.0628 sec – 1.66%
Empty – 0.0064 sec – 0.17%
If you built your site with the help of those plugins then you can’t disable them because your content will be messed. In this case you may try to recreate your pages and use only default WordPress text editor instead of the plugins.
If I go thru my cPanel and change the name of the file for each plugin one at a time (to try to find the plugin that is causing my load time issues) when I and change them back once I know it’s not that one in particular is this going to destroy my website? I now believe it has to be a plugin issue because we ran test and rebuilt everything on the server and even loaded a fresh no plugin WP with just theme and it has no slow first byte time. This all started when we where trying to optimize the site and make it faster. We had it to a 5 – 6 second load time and then the next day was customizing the homepage then we retested and not 30 second load time. I have even tried a different home screen all together. So I was going to go thru each plugin(thru cPanel) and see if I can narrow the problem down if this way would not destroy my site.
The required plugins for the theme are Revolution Slider, Visual Composer, Ultimate VC Addons. If you didn’t use them to build the site then you won’t destroy it, if you used them the site content will show only shortcodes.
By the way when you disable a plugin, for example Visual Composer, your site will show only shortcodes if a page was built with this editor, but when you activate the plugin back all your content will be shown properly again. So you can disable plugins for testing purposes, but don’t delete them.
As always thanks for all your help, I removed the revolution slider and now have a 4second load time so I think it must have been messing with another plugin so my page speed is fixed. I was wondering since I am not going to use the slider what is a good way to just put one of my banner pictures right below my menu bar that would be full width responsive?
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