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Martin Bay

Why take the /wp-content/themes/pagelines/pagelines-compiled-css so long to load. In some cases it takes more than 18 sec. On mediatemple gs.

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catrina
It may be because of the less css plugin that is integrated, but I can't be too sure. I'll make a note of this so that developers can look into it.

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Martin Bay
Thanks. Is there a way to turn the less css plugin off?

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Martin Bay
It is really killing my sites - HELP!

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catrina
It can't be deactivated/disabled. It may be an issue with PHP memory. Who is your host?

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Martin Bay
Mediatemple gs service.

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catrina
Ah, sorry. You mentioned it already. :) I spoke to someone with more knowledge about this and they advised that you should ask Mediatemple what's the available RAM resources for PHP. You should request no less than 128Mb for that (preferably 256Mb). If Mediatemple says no, you should switch to WordPress-specific hosting like [url="http://page.ly/"]Page.ly[/url].

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Martin Bay
Yes either switch hosting or .... :) Thanks

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Martin Bay
At the moment I get "Error establishing a database connection" on Mediatemple so maybe its time to move along - how is page.ly for other site like this one: http://foto-factory.com/ - any idea... Thanks for the suggestion and time.

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Rob
Page.ly is WordPress specific hosting. Their whole thing is focused on making it easy to host WP based sites. I'm not sure what kind of traffic you get, but you may need a dedicated server if you're hosting multiple sites. I used iWeb.com's dedicated server and found a great deal with them. All depends on your needs. Unfortunately, each time WP updates, it too requires more RAM, and then everything that follows... each theme, plugin, section, template... etc needs more too.

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Martin Bay
Set php limit to 256M it helped but it is still slower than before the update 1-2 sec.

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Rob
I'm noting a slowness in my own site too and have reported this to our developers. It's now up to them to resolve. I apologize for the lack of an immediate solution.

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Martin Bay
Any updates on this??

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Simon
I dont see a problem here, your site takes less than 4 secs, the css is 1s.

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Martin Bay
Look closer Simon.... before 2.2.1 it loaded in less than 3 sec.

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Simon
Sorry I am looking as close as I can. The css is now a separate file for 2 reasons. 1. People asked us to move all the dynamic css from the head of the document into css files. 2. css in separate files allows for browsers to cache that file, and for CDN's to make use of it. Thats what the people wanted, and now they have it. If you used a CDN that file would load in milliseconds. Also once a user has loaded the site, all other pages they already have the file, its downloaded once only until it expires.

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Simon
And just to add, the googlefonts take longer to load than the css.

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Martin Bay
Ok thanks. I just dont find i logical that it give me longer load times - but I can follow you argument and can how it works now.

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noomaking
I have four framework sites. Everything seems sluggish after the upgrade. Much more sluggish if in admin adding content and viewing pages. I will edit my php.ini file to see if allocating more memory helps. I'm just searching the forum for performance related discussions and found this. I thought I should share my experience as well.

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Danny
Hi Noomaking, Can you provide a link to your website.

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voiid
This compiled CSS is real threat I have a fat dedicated server with enough memory and this compiled CSS is killing my site I even enabled that, no help @ini_set('memory_limit', '-1'); HTTPWatch reveals the killer + 3.396 5 8 2 5.051 349 20084 GET 200 css http://www.bullion-investor.net/wp-content/themes/pagelines/pagelines-compiled-css-1341565850/ 5 Seconds Please performance analyze my blog and tell me what you think!!!! http://www.bullion-investor.net/ Thanks!!!

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Martin Bay
Before the upgrade i were satisfied with Mediatemples (gs) service but after update 2.2 my sites are loading slowly - and I think the 2.2.1 use out resources on on the service. I will try and update to a (dv) Dedicated-Virtual Server 4.0 and see if it changes anything - if not - I have to use another theme. My guess is the mechanism behind the pagelines-compiled-css it faulty - but I have not evidence and might be wrong but it seem to be a problem to many users!

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@voiid, I would concentrate on optimizing your images. They are not compressed. You have images that are over 1mb in size. They should ideally be under 200kb. The compiled CSS is NOT slowing down your site, your images are. http://screencast.com/t/ep9djFtF @martinbay Just did some testing on your site and every time I get away with a 3 second load time? The Compiled CSS is not faulty. Nick

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Simon
@voiid first of all, why are you setting your memory to -1? does that not just revert to phps default limit? secondly how will setting your php memory make the css load any faster? It wont! making it cache will! The css is cached in the browser, use pagespeed in firefox and load the page then, you will see css 200 (cached). Plus i did run your site using pingdom and your css loaded in 1.5 seconds which isnt that bad considering your site has nearly 100 http requests per page and is a WHOPPING 4 megabyes!! God help anyone on bad internat or mobile device!!!

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