Discussion on Carry Hill School - Responsive Wordpress Theme


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rarch47 Purchased

Hi there, really like the theme but I am concerned with the amount of JS and CSS files that it needs to load at start up. I checked the demo website http://carryhill.aislinthemes.com/ on Varvy pageSpeed tools https://varvy.com/pagespeed/ and it ranked 29/100

That’s seriously pretty low. I am quite a stubborn believer in slimming websites and trying to majorly optimise page speed. It’s good for SEO and it helps to stop big bounce rates – no one wants to wait for pages to load.

My biggest ‘bugbear’ has to be VC. It’s CSS and JS is huge to load on page load. I tend to use WP Skeleton, GeneratePress, underscore to build ‘slim’ themes but this one comes with design and layout out of the box that my client likes, and it makes my job quicker and easier.

Can you advise on how to get your theme to load faster? One thing that strikes me is that it seems to use the @import when I know that there is a better way of enqueuing child themes css (based on wordpress codex)

Hello, thank you for taking an interest in our theme.

We understand your motivation to optimize the page speed and we believe it is a good practice.

Our demo site has no caching going on and we did that on purpose so we could test more easily. So if you install and use any of the popular caching plugins you will get a serious boost in page speed.

As for you concern about Visual Composer, it is very popular and demanded plugin and we included it so we can enable the end user be more productive. Once again caching is the way to go.

As for the child theme, you are right, child theme css can be enqueued differently but this is a part of our demo child theme – you don’t need a child theme to run this theme.

For any further questions please contact our team at aislin.themes@gmail.com

Are you able to give me a list of the icons available with this theme? I am trying trying to convince my client this is the one for them but they are a little reluctant without knowing the full options. can you help? thanks.

https://www.iconsmind.com/icons/ We are included iconsmind with this theme. Hope this will help.