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Lance Blair
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2022 11:17 am    Post subject: Test Drive new WP Theme Self-Hosted Site Reply with quote

Hi Everyone, my self-hosted WordPress website lanceblairvo.com was running slow and I poked around and found out that the theme didn't have very good support. Its page builder app was out of date since November 2019!

So I went with a new, faster theme. It seems to be about 50% quicker but still isn't lightning fast. I'd appreciate it if you gave it a look and a critique. Thanks in advance.

And yes, the blog is active. I still blog!
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BruceG
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2022 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Lance - I just gave your new site a test run; there's a lag time of about 3-4 seconds, nothing major. Your new WP site looks fantastic! Smile
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todd ellis
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2022 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

easy - to the point. i like it.
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Lance Blair
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2022 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Bruce and Todd, good to know. Glad you like it.

It's the Astra Theme for anyone wondering. They have great templates for it but I have it built with the simple block setup I made.

Found a lag contributor! Tools were telling me that Vimeo was causing a lag but I didn't believe it. So I now removed the one Vimeo video from my home page carousel and that sped it up about 25%!

Here's a dandy speed tool from Google, btw:
https://pagespeed.web.dev/
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