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    • dreamsight
      By dreamsight
      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.
    • micstepl
      By micstepl+
      I wonder what to do to change - to increase site speed.
      Are there any recommendations on the How´s?
      If you check site-speed with https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/ the performance of all PL5 sites I check leaves lots of room for improvement (indicaores RED  .... approx. 45-50/100) for desktop & mobile)
    • ea/
      By ea/+
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      Hi Enrique,
      SITE: http://www.dev.legacyfamilyoffice.ca
      I love your theme overall, and am really happy with how the site is starting to come together. However, I do have a question about how to change the speed at which the Testimonials slider is rotating. I'd like to slow it down, maybe by one or two seconds, but I won't know until I experiment with it. 
      How do I do this?
    • atcdomainsolutions
      By atcdomainsolutions+
      Hey everyone!
      I'm always looking at ways to speed up a DMS site in loading in the browser and have been using a plugin for my past few sites with no issues so figured I would share here.
      Plugin name is "GZip Ninja Speed Compression" and I have been running it with "WP Super Cache".  When either of these is run alone, they work great but together, it really speeds up site load time.  I have even noticed it speeding up load times when logged into the DMS editor in Chrome.
      I have been using it with Wordpress 4.0 and DMS and have noticed zero issues.
      The ONLY problem I experience is I started adding Gzip to my local test sites Master File I install for all new builds but noticed an issue of the site transfer to a live development server (via the Duplicator plugin) not working properly. After testing and removing Gzip from my local install and transferring, it worked fine so I guess it doesn't play well from local to live so best to only install once you have moved it from your local install (not that you need it locally since local installs fly anyway...I was just being lazy and adding plugins I always use to my XAMMP).
      Just an fyi!
    • Simon
      By Simon
      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.
      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.
      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