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  1. Hi, I'm trying to make improvements to 2 of our sites PageSpeed scores using W3 and Autoptimize, specifically Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content using Autoptimize. Both sites are running on Pagelines (2.2.4) but I'm having trouble locating the aggregated CSS stylesheet which should be at the top of the site header, but on these particular sites the source code look much different (http://imgur.com/a/0kqbc - Actual site we are improving) Whereas most of the sites we have improved in the past (inclduing the example demo site of the plugin) the source code looks like this; http://imgur.com/LjRy5K7 (Tutorial Site Example of Source Code with Aggregated CSS link) I've turned off all the plugins on both sites and at this point I am 99.9% sure the source code formatting has been 'altered' by pagelines. Does anybody know where/how i can locate the stylesheet I need? Thanks in advance.
  2. W3 Total Cache

    I'm finding that the new DMS visual editor gets broken when w3 Total Cache is activated, even if I ask W3TC not to do its thing(s) for logged in admins.   Is anyone using DMS & W3TC successfully?   Did anyone have/solve this problem?    Any advice on  DMS & W3TC very welcome... 
  3. Every single day people ask us how to speed up their sites. So here are the most common reasons why a site can be slow and some solutions.   Shared Hosting   Shared hosting speeds depend on many factors.   How many other people are you sharing with? Often this is the main contributing factor and using the this tool you can instantly see how many other sites are competing for the resources.   Networked files systems. Often shared hosts will use networked filesystems to get more and more customers onto their overloaded servers. This is great unless you have many small files to load ( think file based object/db cache ) and the webserver has to fetch every single one over the network!   Poorly configured. Sometimes hosts disable a lot of core PHP functionality to make it more secure. SuHosin if not configured properly can cause problems.   One of the worse things for slowing down the web server is the amount of HTTP requests on a page. Back in the old days it would be one html file and a few images, so maybe 5 requests per page. Things have changed dramatically now! Ive tested some sites reported slow on this forum and seen well over 100 HTTP requests on one page alone! Imagine there are 1000 other sites on that server all with 100 requests per page! Now do you see why shared hosting is kinda slow sometimes? ​So there are a couple of ways to squeeze some more speed out of that 2 bit outfit you are paying next to nothing a month for.   Caching. Im going to stick my neck out here and recommend wp-super-cache. Its been around for ages and just works! It will store your pages/posts etc as static files and serve them via .htaccess so PHP is not even loaded. Also has built in support for CDN Pull Zone.   CDN. A Content Distribution Network offloads all your small files ( css/js/images ) to many other servers around the world and they are served by the closest server to the end user thats viewing your page, this speeds up your page response time by a huge amount! ​Remember all those HTTP requests  I mentioned just now? There are a few CDN plugins about none of which I have the time to test so I wrote one myself, its attached to this post. I adds a menu to the PageLines admin area with a text area to add your pullzone. If you need a cheap CDN package I recommend MaxCDN.    Resources mentioned in this post.   WordPress Super Cache   Reverse IP lookup tool   MaxCDN
  4. BJ Lazy Load vs Lazyloader

    Hi I've switched to a VPS server and had all kinds of issues with RAM and my site generally seems to burn resources with even minimal traffic. It goes offline during peak traffic spikes. As such Ive tried loads of methods to get the load per visit down, decreasing the number of plugin, installing wp-super-cache and trying to remember to resize images before uploading. I've currently got BJ Lazy Loader installed to delay loading things until scrolled to. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bj-lazy-load/ but I noticed Pagelines has its own version Lazyloader. I'm not sure if you can answer this question but I wondered which is better to use both in terms of resource use and visitor experience? Is a "native" pagelines plugin going to use less resources than installing an additional BJ Lazy Load plugin through wordpress? Do they both perform the same functions? Thanks in advance for any help with speeding up my site and getting the SQL queries per visit down (currently about 130). Neil http://www.musiclikedirt.com
  5. Hey guys, We've recently updated from Platform Pro to Pagelines and I'm noticing significantly slower page loading. When I run a test on pingdom (http://www.americandatanetwork.com Any help would be immensely appreciated.
  6. Hi, I just can't figure out why my WP backend si so slow, for the PL part ("PL dashboard", Site options, Page options...). This issue was alrealdy raised in forums (e.g. : http://www.pagelines.com/forum/topic/24964-admin-panel-is-slow/), but I was asked to create a new topic. Anyway, I made so many tests with so many settings I'm a bit lost atm, and it's probably better to start from scratch and to stick to my own situation. 1. My configuration at this very moment is : WP 3.5.1 Pagelines 2.4 All plugins deactivated except Askimet and PL sections Pagelines debug mode enabled : http://www.erwanlescop.fr/?pldebug=1 Shared hosted server (max 80 Mb for PHP RAM) + Cloudflare CDN & WCO enabled Memory limit in wp-config : define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '64M') Php info : http://www.erwanlescop.fr/info.php 2. As a result : Page load time : 1.32 s --> http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/#!/dUf8tMKpp/http://www.erwanlescop.fr Time from WP frontend to backend : slow, IMO --> video http://screencast.com/t/cNEjyqGs2B Time from "WP dashboard" to "PL dashboard" : very slow, IMO --> video http://screencast.com/t/V6ZvzHxgXBaT Time from "PL dashboard" to "Site options" : very very slow IMO --> video http://screencast.com/t/EM8N9upS Time from "Site options" to "Page options" : VERY VERY VERY slow IMO --> video http://screencast.com/t/5ay6spUas These measurements are not very different with other browsers + I have a pretty good internet connection bandwidth (donwload : 8 MB) + made with nothing else opened than Firefox on my computer. And they are worse with something like twelve well know and reliable plugins activated such as Jetpack or Disqus (whilst I thought for a while that THIS was the problem, versus PL only with no plugins). Hence : 1. Any explanation ? Do I miss something obvious... ? 2. My under development blog is and will remain low trafficked : could you confirm me it IS suppposed to be enough for Pagelines (I read so many many different, contradictory assumptions pertaining RAM requirements in the forums) ? Many many thanks in advance. Best regards.
  7. Hello, I've been using the Pagelines Framework for about 8 or 9 months now and love the product... I recently was in development of a new site www.sunglassdisplaycase.com and the websites loading times are so slow. I've tried changing the memory setting on the hosting platform, wc3 Cache, and numerous other things w/ no avail... My question is what can I do to speed up my website??? Thanks, Nick
  8. Hey guys, I'm in the process of upgrading our site from PlatformPro to Pagelines 2.3.8 and I'm encountering a major discrepancy in speed. The site with Pagelines can be found here: http://www.americandatanetwork.com Below are links to the performance tests from pingdom. Pagelines site: http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/#!/EHoO4Is21/http://stage.americandatanetwork.com PlatformPro site: http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/#!/vVNNoNNn3/http://www.americandatanetwork.com From reading other forum posts, we added the LESS_DEFINE_MODE thing, which doesn't seemed to have made much difference. Also we tried disabling all plugins, but that didn't fix it. Debug mode is on and we don't have W3 Total Cache on either (Turning W3 total cache on doesn't fix the speed issue though). Thanks in advance for your help.
  9. Hi there, We're having loading issues regarding to pageless file. We can't figure out what the problem is; some sites having "compiled" working better, it seems. Don't know where to adjust. We've read the issues http://www.pagelines...ow/?hl=pageless and http://www.pagelines...e-loading-time/. We tested with and without W3 Total Cache (apc). We added define( 'LESS_FILE_MODE', true ); to wp-config of the wp network. It's a wordpress network installation with recruytment.nl (we still have to adjust the images :-)) as main site. Subdomain install with f.e. www.recruitmentpartners.nl as multisite. At both, pagelines debug is activated now. All sites in the network use the pagelines framework with a custom pagelines child theme. Pages are small but load time is extremely high, except sometimes for the mainsite, but still the pageless file seems to slow down this one as well. Analysis via tools.pingdom.com and webpagetest.org result all in showing issues/extreme load time with the pageless file. In some other wordpress-network-pagelines-installs we see compiled-css files, some others show pageless. Again, we have tested this with and without W3 Total Cache. Issues are the same in both situations. Thank you for your time.
  10. Hi, Hope someone can help me. My website www.creativebenchamrking.com is so slow at loading pages when using Pagelines Pro Theme. I actually deleted the entire installation, databse and everything and started again thinking I had gone over the top with content, but just rebuilt it with maybe 7 or 8 pages with only gif images on. No active plugins, and it takes ages to load pages. Once I swap out to another theme it runs really quickly. Please can someone help....I really want to use Pagelines but am now having doubts. Thanks in advance. Gareth
  11. Why are my websites running so slow? BBQFail.com BBQNewsroom.com BBQFresh.com BBQDietplan.com
  12. I can't seem to slow down the feature slider. I have the settings on Timeout: 8000 and the Transition Speed: 3000 and it still seems to put about 5 seconds between each slide. Am I misunderstanding the the 8000 should = 8 sec?