Progress!

Last Update: June 30, 2016

For the last couple of weeks I have been trying to figure out how to increase my website speed on mobile and desktop. According to one site I tested it on my mobile speed was 35/100 and my desktop speed was 44/100. This was after a slight increase in speed.

So I was pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to get this increased. (I still have my hair by the way). I had looked at several other members suggestions through trainings and posts and the increase I posted above is as high as I ever got.

I was beginning to wonder if I would ever get it figured out. I was also beginning to wonder if it was my theme, even though I had a very friendly theme. Then I asked a question and another member suggested it my be my theme based on an answer I had given.

So I spent ALL day today researching themes trying to decide which one I felt I would be best for me. I finally came up with one and set it up and activated it. I went to check my speeds and would you believe 79/100 for mobile and 92/100 for desktop! This is a major improvement!! I even went incognito to see my website load and it was amazing!!!

I was a little scared about changing themes, because I wasn't sure how to do it exactly. But it was a piece of cake! I am so pleased to have a fast website now! I do have some things I need to figure out like my slider pages on the front and how to get my home page button in there! I may also have some other tweaking to do, but for now I am just happy to have the speed up!

It's all good!!

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Kaciesmama Premium
I have speed problems too according to site measurements, but I never imagined it would be down to the theme! Which theme were you on? I've looked at other themes quite a bit but 1 I can't decide on which one to change to and 2 I'm also nervous about changing it case it messes my site up.
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DeniseOlsen5 Premium
When I had tried everything else to get my speed up and nothing was working, the only thing I hadn't changed was my theme. I spent all day yesterday searching for and researching themes before I switched.

I used the live preview to see how all the changes would look before I activated the theme because I was afraid of messing up my site as well!

I was using the arise theme and went with the sydney theme. I still have some tweaking to do, but at least my site is faster.

I hope you get yours figured out!
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laurenjean Premium
Well done Denise!!! I've been through the same process... quite a thing working out how to improve webspeed.
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DeniseOlsen5 Premium
Yes it is! I was getting very frustrated! So glad someone else mentioned that it might be my theme! Just kind of validated what I was thinking!
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JudeP Premium
Well done Denise :)
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DeniseOlsen5 Premium
Thank you! Glad to have this finally figured out!
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Ultimateless Premium
Just remember when you change themes to have a back up of everything, not all themes are content friendly....
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DeniseOlsen5 Premium
Thank you for that! I will do that today!
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thriftymom Premium
Hi Denise! That's nice to know about improvements on your site. How will I search for the speed testing for my site, I would like to do the same too. Thanks!
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