wordpress site om godaddy is very slow

New site http://sarasotaartsdiscovery.com/wordpress/ takes forever to load and is equally slow in admin. I have built other Wordpress sites on my own server but this is on shared server at GoDaddy.

Any thoughts, any tricks we can do to speed it up?
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Godaddy is not intrinsically slow.  According to this page :http://www.uptrends.com/aspx/free-html-site-page-load-check-tool.aspx , your page takes 6 seconds to Start responding and 8 to 12 seconds to finish.  It also has to load 52 items.  An auto dealer page I did on Godaddy takes about .25 seconds to start and 1.3 seconds to finish and it has to get it's data from a MySQL database also.

The last question I saw here about a slow Wordpress site ended up being one of the plugins stalling the page load.  Something about a 'preview' plugin.
From the top, you're loading 5 pictures 900x250 pixels @85KB each.  So, 450KB just in banner graphics.


That's a hefty chunk of data.  I'm assuming the rest of the page has similar fat content, so the page load may be in excess of 1MB.  Plus scripts.

Have you started to troubleshoot by adding/removing items one-by-one?
abacus41Author Commented:
Thanks that is good information. We only have the following plugins running, any thoughts?

All in One SEO Pack
Contact Form 7
Really Simple CAPTCHA
Stream Video Player
Jqery javascript for home slider
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I just noticed you're loading both 'jquery.js?ver=1.4.2' and 'jquery.min.js'.  Those are two versions of the same thing and they may be conflicting with each other or even running a lot of code twice.

Other than that, I'd see if disabling the plugins one by one ( starting with All in One SEO Pack ) makes a big changed in your load time.
Remove all.
Add #1, then test.  Remove it.
Add #2, then test.  Remove it.

If all works fine, then start with #1 and keep adding until it breaks.

I'm not a programmer, so I resort to brute tactics like this.  It's simple troubleshooting, although not sophisticated, like tracing a page load.
There are several factors to your site running slow. Your plug-ins aren't the cause. Here are some of the causes:

  1. Resource interpreted as stylesheet but transferred with MIME type text/html.
  2. Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) button_glas1.png
  3. Combine external CSS (14)
  4. Combine external JavaScript (17)
  5. Enable gzip compression (2)
  6. Leverage browser caching (47)
  7. Leverage proxy caching (11)
  8. Minimize cookie size
  9. Parallelize downloads across hostnames (26)
  10. Serve static content from a cookieless domain (25)
  11. Specify image dimensions (1)
  12. Web Page PerformanceOptimize the order of styles and scripts (7)
  13. Put CSS in the document head (1)
  14. Remove unused CSS rules (522)
You can view more specific information by installing Google Chrome and using the developer tools that come with Chrome. They are located in the options menu.

Here are some other options:
Go to: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/#validate_by_input to validate your style.css file. Make sure you back your previous one up before adding and saving the cleaned up version. This will try to validate your code, but sometimes there are undesirable effects.

Try validating your HTML with this: http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fsarasotaartsdiscovery.com%2Fwordpress%2F&charset=(detect+automatically)&doctype=Inline&ss=1&outline=1&group=0&No200=1&verbose=1&st=1&user-agent=W3C_Validator%2F1.1 To use this, it is best to go to the TinyMce editor and select HTML view. Then you will select all and do to the direct input option of the validator. You can find the direct input validator here: http://validator.w3.org/#validate_by_input
If you use this method, you will have to click on the clean code button in the results page of the validated output. You will need to find your pages info only. Usually it will start and end with a <p></p>

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abacus41Author Commented:
All experts added more information that will help me solve this issue. I appreciate all your help.
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