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05/09/2018 at 8:49 am #461811
I am noticing a decrease in my sites speed with the Connections plugin is active. Please see errors in the console after page load. I have also attached a screenshot of the plugins installed. Any help is appreciated. The site loads quite a bit faster when I completely deactivate the plugins for Connections all together.
Jessica05/09/2018 at 9:00 am #461812
In testing Connections has a marginal impact on site load times. The only pages where there is a larger impact are the pages which display the directory entries; eg. the frontend pages with the Connections shortcode and the Connections : Manage admin page. But that is to be expected since those would be the locations where most of the Connections code is being run.
You attachments did not make it thru because the file sizes were too large. Can you please make the file size smaller and attach them to a reply. I’ll take a look but, in my experience, errors in the browser console are large coming from other plugins or the theme.
Instead of a screenshot, could you share a link to your directory page … that is far more helpful to me vs. screenshots.05/09/2018 at 9:31 am #461815
Thank you for your fast reply. http://www.enjoywaterloo.com/member-directory/. As you can see there are 3 issues that come up at least that are in regards to some CSS files and JS files that reference the cn-form or whatever.
Also, I just realized that our license may have expired. I thought we had recently renewed a license for this but obviously it was longer than I thought. Will that affect any of this.
Thank you very much for your help.05/09/2018 at 10:02 am #461819
The version of Form installed on your site is roughly 5 years out of date. It did contain a bug back then for a period where the URL for the CSS/JS had an extra slash. On some web hosts this did cause the files to fail to load. To get rid of the error you’ll either have to update Form or Deactivate if you are not using it.
I did a quick performance analysis of the directory page version the events page. As expected, they perform similarly with the directory page trailing a bit since there is more to load.
Could you deactivate Connections and its addons for a few minutes? I’d like to do the same comparason without it being loaded at all.05/09/2018 at 10:36 am #461872
yes, sorry, just saw this.05/09/2018 at 10:37 am #461873
They have been deactivated. With them deactivated it seems much quicker to me.
05/09/2018 at 10:59 am #461875
- This reply was modified 5 years, 7 months ago by Eric Thomas.
Ok, you can reactivate. I wish I could share the results directly so you could see…
The directory page is in fact much faster with Connections deactivated. Load time is about 4 seconds But, I would expect that.
The events page is about 1.2 seconds faster when Connections is deactivated. That is a little higher than I typically see. This does vary. Sometime it loads quicker, sometimes it loads slower. But there seems to be a 1 second average.
It seems the web host is slower at processing pages with “larger” plugins seeing as the events page is not impacted much whether Connections is active or not.
Question. What version of PHP is running on the web host? You can find out by navigating to the Connections : Tools admin page and click the System Info tab. If it not PHP version 7.1, I very highly recommend that you ask the web host to upgrade that for you. WordPress and all plugins generally can receive 3-5x performance improvement. Many web host allow you to choose which version of PHP to run right within you control panel.
I would also recommend using WP Rocket. When combine with PHP 7.1, it can make you site substantially faster.
Hope this helps!05/09/2018 at 12:41 pm #461899
Okay, thanks for your help. I think they are running like 5.3 or something. I sent them an email this morning ask them to change it to 7.1 because I saw a speed increase on my local dev environment once i told it to use 7.1 vs 5.6. Thanks for your help.
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