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Homepage Slide Loading Time Plugin Suggestions?

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marketingteam

14 Oct, 2015 09:44 PM

Hi Andre and Eric,

I read a previous thread (http://support.themewich.com/discussions/bookcase-wordpress-theme/3...) where there was discussion of optimizing images and compressing files to reduce load speed for image intensive sites. I've optimized all of my website's images and have a load time of 1.39s, which isn't horrible at all, but could be improved upon. My website is www.nakanoassociates.com.

I have noticed a few creative solutions to the homepage load speed around the web such as first loading a low quality image and switching to a high res image after a few moments (example: http://www.siteworkshop.net/) or randomizing the homepage slide on refresh (http://www.zgf.com/). Do you have any suggestions for plugins that would integrate will with the homepage slide function for District? I tried the Random Content plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/random-content/) but couldn't figure out how to implement it on the homepage. Or maybe you have a simple way to accomplish either of these effects with simple code additions to the theme. I'm open to suggestions.

Thanks!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Andre Gagnon on 16 Oct, 2015 02:58 PM

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    Hi Marketingteam,

    These are great questions. There are a lot of tools out there for speeding up your WordPress site. I think the best two things you can do is add caching and minification. Caching eliminates the need for your server to be queried on each page view, instead it serves static cached versions of pages. I found this to speed up my site the most. I great (free!) caching plugin I have to recommend would be Zencache:

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/zencache/

    Minification plugins combine all your css and javascript http requests into much fewer requests. This speeds up your site too because the web browser doesn't have to look in as many different places to load your site. For this I recommend Better WordPress Minify:

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/bwp-minify/

    It's another free plugin, and I found it to work great.

    Let me know if you need any additional assistance,

    Andre

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