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    rshawdc
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    Sixteen nine theme started loading VERY slow (like 14 seconds) in all browsers, chrome, firefox, IE. No new plugins installed, no updates, no changes to theme. Cleared cache and issue persists. When I changed theme to old thesis, is loads fine so I’m assuming it’s nothing wrong with my server, looks like a Genesis Theme issue.

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    #92904

    Bill Murray
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    Your performance has nothing directly to do with your theme in this case. Your slow performance is due to loading awt_analytics.js, apparently an Aweber script. If there is a difference in one theme to the next, it’s likely caused by how you load it. If you load it the same way, difference in timing could be due to the response of their servers, not yours.

    In 1 quick test, your site took over 27 seconds to load and the Aweber script represented about 22 seconds of that, so you have other factors making your site slow, but it is has absolutely nothing to do with the Sixteen Nine theme itself.


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    #92925

    rshawdc
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    AH! Thanks for the help, completely overlooked aweber, been having a few issues with them. Everything’s loading fine now.

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    rshawdc
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    Aweber is down again, and affecting the load time on my site. I’ve removed the Aweber JS in my sign up widget but still loading slow. Anyway other way I can find the awt_analytics.js Aweber script that’s causing this issue. Sorry for my limited coding knowledge.

    Thanks

    #93025

    Bill Murray
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    If you’re running a Genesis theme, here are a few places where the script might come from:

    * a plugin or some settings for an activated plugin (only activated plugins count)
    * your child theme’s functions.php file or any files included automatically in that file
    * the file that loads your theme’s home page, sometimes home.php or front-page.php (or another template file used to load the page where you see the script)
    * the Header and Footer Scripts metabox of your Genesis settings
    * Genesis Simple Hooks (if you are using that plugin)
    * the Scripts metabox of the single post/page editor

    If you see the Aweber script on every page, then the last choice is less likely unless you are using a static home page on your site and only checked the home page for speed. Also, when you locate how the script is loaded, you’ll want to make sure the script is enqueued. You’ll probably be able to tell that based on how the script is added. While it is possible to simply echo the script in a location, if it is enqueued, it can be easily dequeued via a plugin (that acts like an on/off switch) in a situation where it’s not responding.


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    #93028

    Summer
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    One tool I’ve used to check things out when a site of mine starts slowing down intermittently is the Pingdom Website Speed Test, http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/

    It actually breaks down the page by components and will show you how long each one takes.


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