My site is slow, what should I do?

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Q: My site is slow, what should I do?

A: The first this to do is try and determine why it is slow. Your site may be slow due to the following reasons:

  1. Your actual internet connection is slow
  2. A plugin or theme function on the site is bogging things down
  3. A plugin or theme function may be breaking caching on the site.
  4. Pagely's servers are actually being slow
Here are a few ways to help diagnose which of these 3 it is.
  • Try http://speedtest.net/ to test your internet connection and make sure you are not having any issues there.
  • Use your browser's dev tools to find any slow requests.
  • You can also use https://tools.pingdom.com/ to check for any slow external calls/requests
  • You may also wish to disable all plugins and slowing enable them again and test for which one is causing the slow down. 9 times of 10 a plugin you have running is the culprit slowing down or breaking your site. 
  • If your site still appears to load very slowly; after you have tested your internet connection and after you have disabled all plugin, please contact support so we can investigate any performance issues you might be having.

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