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Site running slow find out why with Pingdom Tools

I've recently converted my site over from a custom built system to Wordpress as I'm learning more about it also as I'm writing a few plugins it makes sense.

Anyway since I converted the site over I noticed the pages are taking a lot longer to load then they should. At first I thought it might be my server so I looked at other sites I host that are on the same server box they were all fine.

I installed a cache plugin in case it was the content but that made no difference I even tried turning off all my plugins in case one of them was causing the delay.

Nothing I had tried thus far made any difference or gave an indication on the problem I thought it might be the database calls but it turns out I was calling a few font-face in my CSS file that I forgot to upload so the delay was caused by the browser trying to load fonts that were not there!

I only found this out after I ran my site through a page load time tool from Pingdoms Tools http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/

This is an excellent tool! as I scanned through the results I could see right away what the problem was once I corrected the missing fonts my site started loading much faster.

David Carr

David Carr

For the past 12 years, I’ve been developing applications for the web using mostly PHP. I do this for a living and love what I do as every day there is something new and exciting to learn.

In my spare time, the web development community is a big part of my life. Whether managing online programming groups and blogs or attending a conference, I find keeping involved helps me stay up to date. This is also my chance to give back to the community that helped me get started, a place I am proud to be apart of.

Besides programming I love spending time with friends and family and can often be found together going out catching the latest movie, staying in playing games on the sofa or planning a trip to someplace I’ve never been before.