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  1. If I have a site... www.mysite.com and I have this plugin installed on the blog www.mysite.com/blog Will it save all database's and entire site? or will it just save everything pertaining to the blog? Thanks
  2. I am disappointed.... I am disappointed that my previous site which looks very nice that cost $50 is not optimized to perform, as I have consistently run ping tests, and test after test shows that my current theme is a dismal failure.... You would think in this day and age that theme coders would get their act together, and optimize their themes to google standards for best performance. Google is always demanding more and more from sites, and it would make since for google to punish sites, and reward sites if they are faster then the slower tier sites.... a pretty site means nothing if google dings you for having a poorly optimized site. I wish I had found you sooner... none-the-less, I found you now
  3. Before I install anything on any of my sites, I use a test site, so I already had a low quality theme setup on the test site, and I ran the site site through pingdom, and consistently came back with low scores across the board, and spent many hours trying to figure out how to optimize the site with no success, every time I made a change, then 9/10 times it made things worse. I also tried many cache plugins to no avail as these simply did not make any improvements to the bottom line. Last night, I decided to install Schema Lite, and almost immediately, my site score went up a great deal, almost to the point of perfection. I made a few more tweaks to my cache program, and I was getting closer to the top, then I concentrated on the biggest plugins I was using, and disabled 1 that I felt could be consuming resources, and deactivated several smaller plugins, and that was it. Schema lite was able to fix stuff that I was not able to fix end result based on pingdom: Grade 99, and scored 95-97% higher then other tested sites. My next step is to buy schema, and hope I get equal, or better results, and Schema does look more impressive then Schema Lite. thanks PS. Before I make a final decision, then I would like to ask mythemeshop which of their themes have the best proven conversion success rate. What you like about a theme does not matter, in the end, it is all about conversions ie: making money, etc...
  4. Is your DEMO running on a CDN? If so, then that may explain why you are able to get "A" across the board on performance. I have always had performance issues on one section or another... sometimes I fix one, and 4 other issues pop up...
  5. Sure, the question is: If I install this theme, along with 20+ plugins, am I going to get the same speed factor that pingdom shows for the demo?
  6. The first thing you did in the intro of schema is brag about speed, so I checked it myself, and it appeared that the theme is fast as you said it was, however, I did not stop there... mythemeshop.com Grade: 71 Load: 1.8s Faster then: 72% of other tested sites. and this stats are no compassion to Schema demo: (I ran two tests) one test came back miserable at 13s load time. 2nd test (Schema Demo) Grade: 99 Load: 988ms Faster then: 89% of other tested sites Then I tested my own site which uses another theme: Test1: Grade 86, Load 1.26s, Faster then 84% of other tested sites. Test2: Grade: 85, Load: 1.35s, Faster then 83% of other tested sites. Test3: Grade: 68, Load: 1.39s, Faster then 82% of other tested sites. In each demo test, the performance grade always remained high which was around 99, however, the load time, and faster then other sites where somewhat random on all tests. I ran several more demo checks, and each time, the demo was faster then both of our sites, however, it is a demo, and the question I have to ask myself, do I setup a bland looking theme to save an 1 second, or be 3-5% faster then other sites? Please share your thoughts.... ps. just out of curiosity, I tested a site known to use Schema, and out of 3 tests, his failed the ping test, if you consider it a fail. avg: grade: 65, load time: 2s, and faster then 80% other tested sites. The difference between the demo, and his live site is that the demo most likely has almost no plugins, while live sites depend on plugins in order to achieve certain functions. If I install a bare-bone theme, then I probably can obtain fast speed results also, however, installing bare bone themes is not very realistic in modernization of today. Thank-you
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