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How to Diagnose & Fix Slow Web Sites

  • Apr 1, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Hello WordPress Fans!

For our April 2014 Tuesday Meetup, I'll be discussing Factors Impacting Site Loading, followed by our usual Q & A session.


MAIN TOPIC: Site Load Times!

Do you know how quickly your web site loads?

It's important, and can even impact how Google ranks your site. It's also important to your User Experience (UX). If your visitor has to wait and wait, they'll probably go somewhere else!

Problem is, it's not always easy to determine just WHY your site is loading slowly...

There are several factors that can impact your site load times, besides just having lots of large images.

I'll cover the factors impacting load times, and also provide some online resources to aid you in diagnosing the problem.

Q & A

If you have already have a WordPress web site and have specific basic questions on how to do something, bring your computer and we'll try to get you pointed in the right direction.

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PLEASE...Help me Help YOU!

Please be thinking about future topics you would like covered.

This Beginner's group is to help you get up-to-speed with WordPress, so let me know what you want & need.

For topic suggestions or for questions between meetings, please email me directly:

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Thanks to CafeOm owners Tolga & Nesrin generously offering their awesome Cafe, this meetup is FREE! They have coffees & teas, fresh fruit & juices, as well as an assortment of sandwiches, fresh baked goods & light snacks, so please support them during our meetup.


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  • SAVANH T.

    It's my 1st time to joint the group, anyone interested in ride-sharing, please post it on Discussion board.
    Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday! Thanks,

    March 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I would normally be able to pick you up, but on a tight deadline for work, so won't even make it tonight.. but maybe next meetup!

      1 · April 1, 2014

    • SAVANH T.

      Thanks Roy,

      April 8, 2014

  • Karen M.

    Great questions and great enthusiasm for learning WP! :-)

    April 2, 2014

  • Wendy

    I don't think I'll be able to get out by 7pm. I thought with the parking situation, I should change my reply. I'll still aim to head out that way, but hopefully I can catch you next time. Thanks, Wendy

    April 1, 2014

    • Wendy

      Hi Karen - I was a little concerned about the parking. I didn't get out until almost 7, so I'm sorry I missed you. I really appreciate that you post the slides online! I hope to join you in the future.

      April 2, 2014

    • Karen M.

      Hi Wendy, As it turns out, there was open parking on Fountain across the street! You just never know...Sorry we missed you, but I'll let you know when I post the slides... Hope to see you at our next Saturday meeting on April 19. Topic TBD...taking suggestions! :-)

      April 2, 2014

  • Karen M.

    Hey WP Fans! Glad to see so many "first-timers" coming! Just a heads-up...Parking is at a premium! If you are not familiar with the area, try to car pool or take public transit. Street parking opens at 7 pm on Fountain, and is usually full by 7:05...No Kidding! Don't park on side streets: residential permit only! Looking forward to seeing everyone! :-)

    April 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Karen,

    I am currently looking for help with building OR customizing an existing theme to set up sites with blog functionality. I build static sites but WP has me running circles in my own code as I aim to move a site into WP. Hope you'll be able to help clear some of my confusions this Tuesday. Or anyone else who's up to help the new kid on the block. Thx.

    March 30, 2014

    • Karen M.

      Jayoe, This is not a "beginner" topic, so I'll email you privately.

      March 30, 2014

  • Wendy

    Hi Karen: You asked for requests for April 1. I really need help with the size of the site — how long it takes to load. I know that pictures are part of the problem. My site is a good example of an "almost there" beginner site that needs some refinements, so I'm sure there are plenty of other sample problems to "fix" as well to help out beginners (like me) :)

    March 24, 2014

    • Karen M.

      Hi Wendy! Site speed is something to be concerned about, but -- believe it or not -- it's kind of pushing the edge of "beginner" topic. It's definitely a topic that is important...NOT minimizing your concerns at all. It might not be related to images; could be plug-in (conflicts or just a bloated one). Likely site specific. Let's look at your site when you attend next & see what we can figure out!

      March 24, 2014

  • Jon D.

    :)

    March 21, 2014

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