I was wondering if I could get some help and insight from a professional regarding the speed of my website.
Ever since I switched my theme to Upfront using the Issue theme, my site has just become extremely slow.
I've installed all of WPMUDEV's suite of plugins (that I know of) to help things along, but my score still remains at a deplorable 55! (According to HUMMINGBIRD...it's even worse on other page speed testing sites....).
I've followed all the recommendation guidelines as outlined in HUMMINGBIRD, including utilising SMUSH, minification, and G-zipping....
My worst score, of 47/100, falls under the "Improve Server Response Time" tab.
From here, I have installed the WP-Cache plugin, which improved it marginally.
I have also installed the Query Monitor plugin as also suggested in the recommendations.
I am not very use to this plugin yet, but it's showing there's a lot of 'slow' database Queries occurring on page load.
The problem is, I'm not really sure what to do about this...so I am hoping this is where my membership with WPMUDEV can help, by asking someone one who is much more experienced in this area than me.
Please feel free to have access to the site (already activated). I am hoping you can pick up on something that can help the site run a lot faster.
Thank you kindly in advance