Mix and Match of Improving the Site Load Time

Last Update: November 25, 2014

This is a follow up post based on the recent website launch of montalbanrizal.com yesterday, the website which I've created to promote my homeplace and to empower its people in my own little way.

First, I want to thank our very supportive community especially those who had shared their feedback about the website. Thanks much for the complement. KUDOS to ALL!

Second, I want to share the lessons learned (or learnt) from those feedback as an extended gratitude. Below are the things I've applied sort of like MIX and MATCH :) to drastically improved the page load time due to the image filesize which I've followed based on the theme recommendation.

  1. Analyzing and Finding the Bottlenecks: I have used this FREE online tool to see where the problem is coming from: http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt
  2. Installation of SmushIt plugin as per CarmelP's recommendation: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-smushit. This is the first tool I've used as image enhancer. I am using Macromedia Fireworks in my images and exporting it as jpeg(a picture file format) which I am using in the actual site. Thanks CarmelP!
  3. Compression of the Image Without Sacrificing the Quality. I have done some reuploading of the images in the homepage and blog posts after the compression of the jpeg images and this is supported by Abigail11 in her feedback to my post. I have used a FREE online tool: http://compressjpeg.com. The image filesizes greatly improved - approximately around 40% to 90%, wow! :) Thanks Abigail11
MORE COOL TOOLS: [just added as of 26 Nov 2014]
  1. Installation of W3 Total Cache plugin as per JonW's recommendation: https://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache using the Pingdom analyzer will give you a much better performance grade and improved load time. Thanks to my dear friend JonW
  2. What About Your Tried Tools?
The site is still a work in progress and I am hoping the load time will still improve as the contents progress as well.

For your reference.

Thank you for your generosity! Bless you more!

Jhen

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dhayman Premium
Thanks Jhen
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Sergs Premium
Hi Dough, BIG thanks to you. Cheers to the faithfuls! :)
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kholmes Premium
Thanks for sharing Jhen. :))
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Sergs Premium
Thanks Kim, my BIG HUG! :)
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jonw Premium
So Cool Jhen, thanks for sharing. Another great way to increase load time is a very popular plugin, 'W3 Cache Plugin'.
Cheers & Blessings to you & yours Jhen. (-: J
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Sergs Premium
Thanks Jon, I'll run that plugin as well - it's fun to discover something new. Bless you more, Jon. Cheers!
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jonw Premium
YW Jhen, That plug-in is the most used & popular one for a reason.
This post goes in my Site Building Help file. (-: J
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Sergs Premium
Thank you so much, my dear friend Jon. It means a lot! I am currently preparing two sites to run my test for the plugin, I've read a lot of good points already. Hooray! :) All the best!
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Sergs Premium
Hi Jon, added the W3 Cache above. Thanks to you! Kudos!
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Loes Premium
Thanks Jhen, very interesting to know,
Your website is faster than 69% of all tested websites, great!
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Sergs Premium
That's really great to hear, thanks much Loes! Cheers! :)
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Iceichi Premium
Thanks for sharing on the tips, I always find it a little difficult with image enhancing and stuff.
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Sergs Premium
Thanks Joel. Hope you'll enjoy the image compressor - it's cool! :) All the best!
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