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Discussion in 'Websites' started by Highlandspring, Mar 30, 2018.

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    I am developing a website with 4million pages of content about UK companies. It is currently based on wordpress and whilst it is on a dedicated server I am having issues with its performance. I am working on improving the site speed. So far I have about 1 million pages live, the other 3 will have to wait until I have solved the performance issues.

    That point aside I am keen to get feedback as I am arranging for my developer to do another block of development work in April.

    Website can be found here: - Reporting Accounts Website.

    Thanks any points will be taken on board!
    SEMrush
     
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    The main page loads fast. The search is fast enough, but I'd prefer it to be a bit faster. I wonder if it's possible to optimize the queries somehow. Make sure you don't use LEFT OUTER JOIN (if possible) as it may slow down the performance.

    Are you planning to update the missing info? How are you planning to do that with a million pages?

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    The design is typical for a wordpress template, but it's nice and clean. Overall it's not a bad start.
     
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    Thanks - there was a glitch with one of the uploads - hence some of the empty fields. I am using WPimport which has worked pretty well other than the glitch you quickly picked up on. Better Example here

    See above there are around 960,000 completed pages and 40,000 thin ones like the one you showed me, my coder is building a routine to wizz through and delete the problem ones.

    Once Google has crawled the site - I am planning on ditching the Wordpres search in favour of Google Custom Search that way it should boost my Adsense income a little and let Google take the load of the search query.
     
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    Methinks @qwikad.com and I have differing defintions of the word "fast" but that could just be that my ping time to your hosting from here is trash, making that 78 separate files -- 34 of that being scripttardery and 17 of that being stylesheets -- results in almost a minute of handshaking overhead.

    When like most sites there's no reason for it to really have more than two separate scripts and 1 stylesheet since I see no print or aural media targets.

    It is an accessibility MESS since you declared all your font sizes in pixels -- meaning they don't dynamically scale sending users like myself diving for the zoom. The WCAG says to use EM not PX, so use 'em!

    You DO however maintain legible colour contrasts, that's more than most people s**tting out sites with turdpress manage to accomplish.

    Popping the bonnet to have a look at the markup it is the typical train wreck of ineptitude I've come to expect from "When turdpress met bootcrap" -- endless pointless classes for nothing, div for nothing, static style in the markup, static scripting in the markup, and a host of other "how not to build a website". NO surprise then it's wasting 40k of HTML on delivering 2.74k of plaintext and ZERO content images. (aka images that deserve an <img> tag as opposed to images that belong in the stylesheet for being presentation, not content)... basically four to six times the HTML that should be used on such a simple page.

    But again ENTIRELY the expected result given the mentally enfeebled trash (turdpress, bootcrap) used to build it.

    But for all that, I give it a 4 out of 10... which for a turdpress site with PX metric fonts is a very HIGH rating from me.
     
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    @deathshadow setting a font at 15px is good enough. If someone can't read it, they have an issue, not the website or px. I hate it when I open a site on my cellphone and the font looks this big.
     
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