how can i make pictures load faster

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  • #995376

    hollyolivia
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    my blog is slow and freezes
    Blog url: http://hollyolivia.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is hollyolivia.wordpress.com.

    #995467

    hollyolivia
    Member

    I’ve been told recently that it takes forever for my photography blog to load the pictures and once it loads it freezes on people. What am I doing wrong? I do load my images as ‘Large’ when i insert them into a post, could this be the cause?

    #995468

    thegiddygoat
    Member

    I went on your blog and came off after waiting over a minute for it to load. It has messed with my computer making it unresponsive and i had to log off and clear my browser. How large are your images that you are uploading? How many posts have you got enabled on your front page and how many images are you adding to each? I can’t get on your blog so this is just to check those things first. Also have you got any links on there that maybe you shouldn’t have?

    #995483

    hollyolivia
    Member

    Hi! Thank you for your response, here are answers to your questions:
    1. I’m uploading jpegs, sizes range from 1.17 – 5.81 MB
    Is there a MB size I shouldn’t surpass? Why do the sizes vary so much?

    2. My posts continuously scroll on the front page

    3. Nope, no links

    When i create a post i’m given the option to insert each image as Small, Medium, or Large and i have always chosen ‘Large’ – is this bad to do?

    Thank you.

    #995489

    hollyolivia
    Member

    Also, I use the ‘Twenty Eleven’ theme and I currently have the Static Front Page setting set so the Front Page displays “Your latest posts”. My only other option with this theme would be to select something that says “A static page”.

    #995506

    1. I’m uploading jpegs, sizes range from 1.17 – 5.81 MB
    Is there a MB size I shouldn’t surpass?

    Images on web pages really should not be larger than about 100Kb, or a very small fraction of what you’re uploading.

    Also try not to put a large number of images on one page.

    #995508

    thegiddygoat
    Member

    Yes, you really do need to downsize those images because no-one will wait that long for a blog to load, and then won’t return either.

    #995550

    hollyolivia
    Member

    OK so having images be visible and look high res is important to me, will a 100kb jpeg give me this?

    When i go to downsize my images i can do it two ways, one is to reinsert the image and select “Medium” (1024 x 680) rather than “Large” (2500 x 1600). The other way I found is once the image is inserted into the post i can click ‘edit’ and there are size %’s next to the image ranging from 60%-130% which seems to shrink or enlarge the image. Is one of these better?

    Thank you.

    #995551

    hollyolivia
    Member

    Also, do i have to resize my jpegs before uploading them into WordPress or can it be done in WordPress using the two methods i described above.

    #995576

    nikivetten
    Member

    You need to compress your image files using a tool like Photoshop or even Microsoft office so the size of the file is smaller, not the actual size of the image, before you upload.
    Wordpress compresses the images a little, but not enough to get your images loading faster

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