If you bought a theme from us and once is installed and configured you realize that it is very slow, here are the most common issues :
Take a look at any of our theme demos you’ll see that they perform rather well, even despite being emulated on the fly.
The trick is simple, we invest money to achieve this result.
Here’s what you can do to get similar results, or even better ones (hey, we too could still improve things):
5. You are using big images - Use ShortPixel for image optimization.
5. You are using big images
Nowadays you can find images at really high resolutions and with a size up to 10-20MB, however uploading an image like this to your site, will make the loading animation that we have on some of our themes to load forever, so make sure your images aren't bigger than 500KB - 1MB ( for the bigger ones )
On most sites, images account for the majority of bandwidth consumption. However, the whole text content of the message you’re reading now – the whole thing, from top to bottom – is only around 6KB. If you want to optimize, images are your quick win. Now,
* Use ShortPixel for image optimization.
Why ShortPixel? It’s simple, they improve your website’s performance by reducing the disk sizes of the images you have on the site, and without losing any of the visible quality of those images.
For $9.99 / mo you can process up to 12,000 images per month.
* Use WPMU WPSmush for image optimization.
WP Smush Pro’s SuperServers let you bulk optimize without timing out. No more having to deal with confusing Photoshop settings – compress and resize huge 32MB images.
When you run Smush, WPMU servers will get to work smushing in the background so your site runs at top speed while our API does all the heavy work.
WPMU is offering WPMU WPSmush together with all their suite of plugins for a monthly fee of 49$ / month
4. You have a lot of plugins
Most of the plugins add css/js on their own, so on top of the theme, you might have a lot of code that slows down your site, so make sure you investigate this.
Check https://wordpress.org/plugins/p3-profiler/ to analyze the plugin back-end performance, for the front-end simply look with View-Source and see what scripts the plugins are adding
3. Hook up your site to MaxCDN.
CDN stands for Content Delivery Network – a network of servers that deliver your website to the visitor from the nearest geographic location possible.
he data has less distance to travel, therefore it can get to your visitor quicker. Simple.
Now, the free CDN services (like the native one for images, provided by WordPress.com) will only take you so far. Again, everyone’s using them, so it’s not like you gain anything just by joining the bandwagon.
That’s where MaxCDN comes into play. They are the leader on the CDN market not without a reason. The service is not free, but it’s well worth your money. They offer a range of features and performance improvements that you simply won’t find with the free alternatives.
Their Starter Plans go for $9 / mo. For that, you get 100GB of bandwidth / mo. This plan should be good enough to get you going.
2. Go for a premium caching tool like WP Rocket.
WP Rocket delivers really impressive performance improvements compared to the free solutions like W3 Total Cache, or Super Cache (WordPress plugins).
The setup is easier, there’s cache pre-loading, compression, and many more features that you don’t get from the competition. Why? Again, that’s simple, WP Rocket is a paid solution, so they can actively invest in their infrastructure and deliver an overall better service.
If you’re running one site, that’s $39 / mo.
1. Do yourself a favor … use a good web host.
A good web host can mean the difference between a successful website and a failed one.
There are many different options