Long Load Times


#1

I am using the latest version of both WP and rtMedia. I absolutely love the plugin except it appears that it is one of two plugins causing excessive load times on my website.

Is this a known issue? I went through most of the support forum and did not see anything listed. I’m not sure how to move forward as I definitely want to use this great plugin, but can’t if it is causing performance issues.

I appreciate any advice. :slight_smile:


#2

@perkypixel - Does your site run faster with rtMedia deactivated?

Could you try deactivating the other plugins ( keeping rtMedia and BuddyPress activated ) and checking if you can see a difference in the load times. If that doesn’t make a difference then also try switching to a default theme and check.

If the problem still persists then it could maybe be a server issue too.


#3

How rtMedia came up as a ‘problem plugin’ was by using P3 Plugin Profiler-- I’m not sure how accurate this is as its my first time using it.

For your suggestions I used PageSpeed, Pingdom, and GTMetrix to test performance… possibly overkill, but whatever. :slight_smile:

There was a small difference when I deactivated rtMedia and tested it on all three sites and same with deactivating everything and keeping only BP and rtMedia active, just a small difference.

Tested the theme by switching to twenty-thirteen and no significant change.

Now I’m confused because I deactivated all plugins and tested it and still not much change… this is weird. It’s not your problem if thats the case.


#4

If it helps any, the site is currently sitting on pinellasprep.org/newsite


#5

@perkypixel - Looks like your your website is running on a slow server. If that’s the case, then you should try switching to VPS hosting powered by Nginx.

You can start by renting a $5 VPS from Digital Ocean and then use EasyEngine to help you easily manage a WordPress Nginx site.


#6

Hmm… okay. I’m going to run a few more tests just to be sure and then I will look for alternate hosting.

I appreciate your help! You guys do good work. :slight_smile:


#7