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  • andrewbenson


    The ‘improve page speed’ forum thread at
    has been closed, however, the issue still remains for me. I have deactivated the Revolution Slider, but my site still loads very slowly when first accessed. After the site has been accessed, all subsequent pages load very quickly, suggesting the page load speed is due to the initial load of the JavaScript libraries. I too received the same feedback from Google Page Speed tests as the user on the above-mentioned thread. Any suggestions?


    Hey Andrew,

    Thanks for your post.
    You can get better loading speed by applying the following
    1- install W3 Total Cache plugin and enable CSS and JS minifiers (
    2- enable compression of CSS and JS files (

    Please let me know how that works out 🙂
    and let me know if you need help setting any of those up



    Hi Omar.

    Thanks for the clear directions. I installed W3 Total Cache and enabled minification, however, I received the following error:

    Plugin could not solve the minify auto issue automatically.

    Any thoughts?


    Also, step 2 (enable compression) won’t work for me because WordPress is running in Azure, so there is not htaccess file. Other suggestions?


    This also appears to be fairly significant problem with the page speed load, as reported by Google Page Speed test:

    Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content
    Your page has 4 blocking script resources and 27 blocking CSS resources. This causes a delay in rendering your page.
    None of the above-the-fold content on your page could be rendered without waiting for the following resources to load. Try to defer or asynchronously load blocking resources, or inline the critical portions of those resources directly in the HTML.
    Remove render-blocking JavaScript:…CjXuQmM0iTyvf8LGZckePkp-FF1xVVr_iSVNw.js


    Hey Andrew,

    I am sorry but I am not at all familiar with setting this on Azure
    I’ve search and found this article

    I am sorry I wasn’t of much help, please let me know if there is anything else I could assist with.


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