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Element Template and W3 Total Cache

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Hi Casey,
I just wondering how I can improve my website load time. Currently I am using Element Template and W3 Total Cache.

The test result you can see by following this link

http://www.webpagetest.org/result/130306_VA_NDE/

http://www.webpagetest.org/result/130306_3V_11C/


I believe the load time of this website can be improve if I managed to solve few issue has been highlight on the Performance Review but I not sure how to do it. FYI, the website run on shared hosting with Max Cdn and Cloudflare.

Can you give some suggestion?

Thank you in advance

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You might want to try these tools as well. I think the one you’re referencing is a little dated for real-world results.

http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/#!/q9Ik7QAb7/http://www.kualalumpurtravel.net/
https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights

Regardless, I think the only thing slowing the page load down is images and requests to multiple CDNs. Your page speed is not *that bad (77/100) but could probably be better with some .htaccess media caching and storing your resources on a central CDN so that external http requests can cache the headers.

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This is an interesting topic. I’m getting excellent page speed with Element and W3 Total Cache. http://swirlbots.com/ got a Google PageSpeed score of 96/100. SimpleThemes were the fastest responsive WordPress themes I could find. See http://www.motionbuzz.com/blog/fastest-responsive-wordpress-theme/ for test results. Using a VPS instead of shared hosting can also improves load speed.

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Very cool. I wasn’t aware of that post. Thanks for pointing that out.