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#1 wordpressdesigner12

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:56 AM

hi all,i am trying to speed up my site by using imgbox to host images,i did a little test,i uploaded a 4mb image to imgbox and linked the image url to my website,it worked fine until i did a speed test,my load time increased and it said my image was to big,"server scale image"

is this normal,i taught i wouldnt have this problem once the image was not directly on my wordpress site..

any help would be great.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 01:00 PM

If the remote image (at Imgbox) is 4mb it will still be 4mb if you display it as an image on your site.

 

You have a couple of options:

 

1. Upload a sized/optimised image to Imgbox and use that

2. Run the Imgbox 4mb version through an image processing plugin on your WP site that creates/caches a sized image to use on your site.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:46 PM

And you have to connect to imgbox, wait for a response, get the image and then display it on your site. All of which will slow things down.

 

Why does the image need to be 4Mb?



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:33 PM

THANKS GUYS,the image at 4mb was only a test to check if linking the image from another site would speed things up.

I made a website for a local woman selling jewelry,the images have to be good quality to show off her work so they are quite large,around 400kb or more,

i cant seem to optimize them any more without loosing quality.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:59 PM

The images themselves are rarely the issue. What slows down a wordpress site is cheap shared hosting, poorly designed themes, plugins and general detritus that needs to be loaded before anything works.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:18 PM

Thanks Web Guru,i am using shared hosting,but on another site it loads very quick,about 1 second,the theme is from UX ,gets good reviews. the slow site takes 4 seconds to load.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:29 PM

could you recommend a good hosting company?



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:55 PM

Where do you live?

 

Different sites will load at different speeds.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:08 PM

hi i am from ireland, currently using black night hosting



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:52 PM

Go find a local hosting company and pay a bit more.

 

Generally, the fewer sites on the server the better the service. But this doesn't change the fact that the site is probably the cause of all the problems.

 

Can you post the URL so I can do some testing.



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:47 AM

hi thanks for all your feed back,i came across this plugin  MinQueue, is shaved off over 2 seconds from the site i am working on by combining styles and scripts,i had to check youtube to find out how to use it properly.

hope this helps others.



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Posted Yesterday, 04:06 PM

You said you need great quality images for the client's site but you can still optimise them without loss in quality. I use JPEGMini or FileOptimizer but you can do it free by running your site through PageSpeed Insights then downloading the 'optimised content'






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