Using a localhost, latest build of XAMPP and latest WP:
1. Install WP, update to latest
2. Drop in PL Framework
3. Navigate to localhost/plframework
No other plugins, barebones installation, 10-15 second response time, appears to be missing CSS styling.
I have tried adding the following to wp-config.php, both one at a time and together, per other topics I found in the forum.
define( 'PL_NO_DYNAMIC_URL', true );
define( 'LESS_FILE_MODE', true );
The 2012 theme loads in <1 second and the CSS appears fine, so it is not a general server setup issue.
I believe the CSS generation is performing very slowly, because every so often (about 1 in 5 times), the styling will work. It seems to be a race condition, where if the CSS finishes processing in time and is available, everything is happy. But if the style generation takes too long, Apache serves the page without CSS.
Is there a way to force the CSS to be pre-rendered and served as a static file? I do not need dynamic CSS generation and it's a waste of resources to generate this every page load. It's especially painful on a development machine where it takes 15 seconds to check every code change.
Please advise how I can get the speed to be comparable to other WP themes and how I can ensure styling completes in a timely manner.