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My website load time and a question

Hey guys,

I'm in the process of building a wordpress website for the marketing company I am putting together. I had two questions.

One - my website takes incredibly long to load - probably around 5-6 seconds on average. Does anybody have any idea on how to fix this?

Two - Can anyone recommened any plug-ins or where to figure out how to have an email sign-up link to a download? Like "enter email and receive this free ebook" type thing.


2 Answers

Zac Gordon
Zac Gordon
Treehouse Guest Teacher
  1. Use a tool like this http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/ to see how many assets you're loading and how long they're taking. There are likely things you can do like optimizing images or combining CSS / JS files with a plugin like https://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache/.

  2. I haven't used these before, but check these out: https://wordpress.org/plugins/ss-downloads/ and https://wordpress.org/plugins/email-before-download/

Thanks man, appreciate it!