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Activity page taking quite a lot longer to load than all other pages (time to first byte very long)

  • rossagrant


    Hi guys,

    My buddypress site is growing nicely and is really begiining to show some promise.

    I’m not sure if this has just happened recently or I just have noticed it before but I find that my activity stream page is taking a fair bit longer to load than ALL other pages.

    I have ran a time to first byte test and the activity stream is showing over 4.5 seconds. Once that first byte kicks in though, the page loads pretty fast.

    Does anyone know if this is normal behaviour, is it to do with a slow MySQL query, or could it be something else?

    In BP Default, the page loads much faster than my theme, but not as many DB queries are made in the Default theme.

    Here’s the result of a speed test with my custom theme active:

    I’m not too technical when it comes to this kind of thing so could someone take a look and see why there is such a slow time to first byte?

    All other pages contain the same widgets etc and load much faster, so I’m wondering if it’s just the nature of the activity stream or if there is anything I can do to the template of that page to speed stuff up.

    Any help on optimisation of BP sites would be great.

    I’d happily run a caching script but I’ve heard they don’t play nicely with BP due to it’s dynamic nature.

    Anyone got any tips or a reason why my stream would be slow to load in this theme?


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  • rossagrant


    Tracked thsi down to 2 plugins guys.

    Web Purify Profanity Filter and Under Construction.

    2 plugins that seem to double page load time on the activity stream.

    Deactivated and now cut page time down from 4.5 seconds to 1.3 seconds.

    Will try and let the authors know.

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