I’d appreciate any help analyzing what’s going on here. Obviously my first byte time is really slow. Unfortunately, I’m a noobie at this and besides that one observation, I really don’t know anything yet about about how to analyze this
1 - Move the redirect from smartnutrition.ca to www.smartnutrition.ca into your .htaccess file. It will be a lot faster than it is right now (which is being done by wordpress).
2 - You have a lot of external css and js loading in the head of your page (the first 25 requests). A plugin like W3 Total Cache can help merge them together (or you can do it by hand by editing the theme).
Ok, for a noob, I’m very happy to say I got #1 accomplished and redirected from inside .htaccess. I did it from within #BEGIN Wordpress, just so you know, in case that’s not correct.
#2. I also just installed WP Super Cache. I used to have W3 Total Cache, but I was having site problems with some changes it made it .htaccess and my host recommended not using it.
#3 I can do with some time.
#4 Just to clarify, you’re saying this about the home page right? I believe the reason for this is that WordPress or my theme is taking the full size picture from the actual blog post, and resizing it as a thumbnail for the blog roll. I’m not entirely sure how to change this. We update the blog regularly and I do want the home page automatically populated with the featured image of each post.
#5 This is the most concerning part to me, I’m concerned there may be some malware on my site. A while back I found a strange link in the footer, and so I restored the site from an older backup and changed my passwords, and it went away, so I thought it was resolved. I have three ads in total on the site. I can’t figure out why this would require over 100 requests. Any suggestions how to track this down? I turned off all of my ads, deleted the cache, and re-ran the test. Here are the results: