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Get Super Fast Website using THE PASSION ?

Our support team often gets asked questions such as “How to speed up my website, the theme’s demo is much faster, what plugins are you using?”.

A site can get to be slow for many reasons, from server and domain setup, to bad plugins or themes, image sizes, etc. From the theme’s perspective, we’ve been able to achieve great results with Shopkeeper so the theme should help you in your mission of optimising your site for better performance.

After valuable user feedback, extensive research and testing, we spotted several opportunities to make Shopkeeper faster and more efficient. The goal was to keep the theme and its code as clean and fast as possible while packing the same awesome features people love without slowing things down. By minifying JavaScript and CSS code, we managed to improve performance and speed up page loading, making both visitors and search engines happy.

We use the following plugins to get the best of Shopkeeper in terms of performance and loading times.

WP Super Cache
(default settings)
Better WordPress Minify
(default settings)
Stone HTML Compressor
(no settings)

Beside Server Caching, Minifying and HTML compression, we’ve also made sure the Browser Caching is enabled for the site by adding the following lines in the .htaccess file.

# Leverage Browser Caching by setting HTTP header expires
ExpiresActive On
ExpiresByType image/jpg "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/gif "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/png "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType text/css "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/pdf "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType text/x-javascript "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/javascript "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType text/javascript "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresDefault "access plus 30 days"

A quick test on the shop catalog page with the settings above returned the following results :

  • Pingdom Results: Load Time: 812 ms / Requests: 62 / Page Size: 1.3 MB
  • Web Page Test Results: Load Time: 2.541 ms

Hope you’ll be able to use this info to speed up your site too. Remember that each setup is different and it depend on your content, the plugins you’re using, the server that hosts your site and basically all that’s involved with it. If you’re looking for professional help in this matter, there’s always someone available for such tasks on the Envato Studio. Pricing and timeline are always straightforward there and that’s the main reason for recommending it.

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Get Super Fast Website using THE PASSION ?

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