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    What do I look for when finding someone to make my website faster,etc?


    Hi,

    My website regularly loads worst case scenario in around 3.6 seconds. I know this is one of the many factors google looks for in ranking websites.

    With that being said, I've done all I can with experimenting with different kinds of plugins seeing which ones work the best and I think I have a pretty good host which is Site Ground.

    How should I pick someone that can optimize my site further? Just look at google reviews?

    What links can I look at so I can do my own SEO and know how to create my own backlinks? Just wondering as it seems many people don't want to give tutorials on that and explain how to create good quality back links.

    For what it's worth, only one website should exist now.

    Thanks.
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    Had a look at your site, can see you're using autoptimize are you using any other caching plugin at all? (such as wp super cache)
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    Yes, I also use WP Fastest Cache, a3 Lazy Load and Fast Velocity Minify.

    I see that I only score 44/100 for making fewer http requests and that that is listed as a high priority in getting faster loading times. I've been playing around with plugins like I said earlier and can't get the following suggestion to go away without breaking my site: This page has 16 external Javascript scripts. Try combining them into one.This page has 3 external stylesheets. Try combining them into one.

    I'll send you a private message with my email.

    Thanks
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    You still have chained redirects......

    http://proviolin.com >> https://proviolin.com >> https://www.proviolin.com
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    Originally Posted by KnowOneSpecial
    You still have chained redirects......

    http://proviolin.com >> https://proviolin.com >> https://www.proviolin.com
    Ok, how do I get rid of this? The old web developer took down http://violin.suiportal.com/. I got rid of a plugin, redirection, on my wordpress website to reduce the number of plugins for a faster loading site.

    Please give me step by step instructions for getting rid of the redirects. Also, what website do I use to see if I have redirects on my website?

    I plan on getting rid of Site Lock around December 18th. Once I get rid of Site Lock, will I have the redirect problem anymore?
    Last edited by KnowOneSpecial; Nov 18th, 2018 at 11:09 PM. Reason: removed active links
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    Hi violingirl1978

    Edit your htaccess file and fix the redirects.

    You need two rules,
    One rule to catch http urls and redirect to https with www
    One rule to catch https urls with no www and redirect to https with www

    If you're not versed with this level of coding, it is best left to someone that works on WordPress installations.

    Since you removed the plugin to handle this, you can very easily break your site doing this. Whomever you get to work on your site should be able to handle this fix.

    You also have mixed http and https content that you need to fix.

    Generally you can install a plugin to fix the mixed content issues in the database, then after fixing them, remove the plugin.

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    Originally Posted by KnowOneSpecial
    Hi violingirl1978

    Edit your htaccess file and fix the redirects.

    You need two rules,
    One rule to catch http urls and redirect to https with www
    One rule to catch https urls with no www and redirect to https with www

    If you're not versed with this level of coding, it is best left to someone that works on WordPress installations.

    Since you removed the plugin to handle this, you can very easily break your site doing this. Whomever you get to work on your site should be able to handle this fix.

    You also have mixed http and https content that you need to fix.

    Generally you can install a plugin to fix the mixed content issues in the database, then after fixing them, remove the plugin.

    Hire this out violingirl, it will make your life easier.
    Ok, thanks. I will let the proper people know about this.

    What is the test I perform after siteground.com may be able to fix this?

    When fixing the redirects, how much will this speed up my website?

    How do I find the proper people to fix this? Some web developers I've hired don't know how to optimize sql tables and make my website faster.
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    Originally Posted by violingirl1978
    Some web developers I've hired don't know how to optimize sql tables and make my website faster.
    Optimizing your sql tables is not the answer to your site speed problems. Yes optimizing your database will speed things up some, but only some. It is generally the last thing I look at, but that is just me.

    In the picture below, notice the number of request, 52. Every java script, every css file you load causes a request to be sent to the server. You need to combine the css and java into a single request if possible. It is not always possible to actually do this. The number of request can be minimized, but explaining it to someone that has no experience coding sites will be extremely difficult if not impossible. This will require knowing how to modify your installation of WordPress at the php code level. This is not for the novice to attempt.



    I will explain how to minimize your Java request. You have 16 ( external ) of them each responsible for a server request. You need to take each of the 16 files and combine them into a single file. Now once you have them combined, modify your WP installation to use your combined java files and not add the java as it normally does. Once you have done this, you then need to modify functions.php to inject your single java file. This is going to require you to have access to a php editor to make your life simpler, because I am thinking you don't know how to program in PHP which is the language of choice for programming a WP site.

    Here is an exercise for you ( do this only if you know what you're doing )...add the follow code snippet to the bottom of your footer.php file, make it the last line in the file.
    This will then display the number of queries and the time it takes to load any page on your site. Then in the bottom of every page of your site you will see the number of queries and load time of the page.
    PHP Code:

    <?php echo get_num_queries(); ?> queries in <?php timer_stop(1); ?> seconds.
    Oh and btw your current site looks tremendously better.

    Edited to add
    I mistakenly said "CSS" when I should have said "Java", I have corrected terms in the post for clarity
    Last edited by KnowOneSpecial; Nov 18th, 2018 at 09:39 PM.
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    Just to clarify my previous post so you can understand it better...

    this is where you place the code snippet in the footer.php file



    This is the results you get on the page. Notice it executes 40 database queries in .8 seconds for a single page

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    Originally Posted by KnowOneSpecial
    Just to clarify my previous post so you can understand it better...

    this is where you place the code snippet in the footer.php file



    This is the results you get on the page. Notice it executes 40 database queries in .8 seconds for a single page

    What is the device you use for checking for redirects? Can you let me know? So I can check up on this after people say it's been redone? Please answer this question.

    Ok, this is the source code for footer.php, where should the php source code be added?

    <?php defined( 'ABSPATH' ) OR die( 'This script cannot be accessed directly.' );

    /**
    * The template for displaying pages footers
    *
    * Do not overload this file directly. Instead have a look at framework/templates/footer.php: you should find all
    * the needed hooks there.
    */

    us_load_template( 'templates/footer' );
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    I use a chrome extension for quick redirect checks >> Link Redirect Trace << is the extension and can be loaded from the Chrome Store. It is free.

    Pay attention closely.

    All themes are different. So it will vary some what. This could be the difference between it working and not working busting your site.

    In your footer.php file if you do not have the tags >> </body> and </html> then you add the code after the very last line.

    Immediately test your site, if you get this wrong you will have broken your site. Then you need to undo the change asap !!

    I have a question. The code you posted I need to know where that file it is located.

    Is that code from a file located at the following location ?

    wp-content/themes/yourtheme/footer.php

    If it is then add it the the end of the file like so...

    Code:
    <?php defined( 'ABSPATH' ) OR die( 'This script cannot be accessed directly.' );
    
    /**
    * The template for displaying pages footers
    *
    * Do not overload this file directly. Instead have a look at framework/templates/footer.php: you should find all
    * the needed hooks there.
    */
    
    us_load_template( 'templates/footer' );
    
    <?php echo get_num_queries(); ?> queries in <?php timer_stop(1); ?> seconds.
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    Could you tell me everything my website needs for maximum optimization? I want to hand over this list to a developer. Thank you.
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    I went to appearance, then editor, then footer.php
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    Please take no offense.

    Why should I spend a few hours analyzing your site then tell you what is wrong so you can go hire someone to fix the problems ?

    Some of us here do this work for a living. You're asking for a lot of Pro Bono work.

    There are many here, (myself included) who could actually take your site to the next level and make your phone ring with clients signing up. This would not happen overnight, but in just a few short months. Probably a shorter time span than you have been a member here.

    These members could easily solve your issues in short order >>> Chedders, KernalPanic, Test-ok, Thomas Harvey <<< No preference in the list, just alphabetic ordering.

    Over the past few months, there have been many of us helping you. Maybe you should consider hiring one of the members here. They would already be up to speed on your site from the months you have been seeking assistance.
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    I know what you mean and I respect your stance. To be fair, others have posted wanting advice also.
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