Wordpress slow in IE only

I just put up a new wordpress site…

The site is extra slow in IE only while in other browsers it’s not as bad. I have wp-supercache installed and works really well except in IE. It seems that IE is waiting for something to finish loading. Any ideas?

Mixers Lounge


Also I tried disabling some plugins and it does the same thing. I know there are a lot of db calls. I’m just puzzled why it’s not as bad in the other browsers.

It loaded somewhat slow for me in Chrome.

It looks like you have a ton of Javascript files included in the header. If you could move those to the footer, you’d probably get a perceived increase in speed.

There isn’t anything server-side that can specifically affect a browser (like WP-Super Cache). It’s likely that IE just loads things a bit slower/less efficiently, so the load is more noticeable in IE.

You should use Firebug (in Firefox) or the Chrome Developer tools to check if there are any requests returning a 404.

If there are, those might be what’s slowing IE down (IE doesn’t like whole HTML pages being downloaded as a 404’d image).

I also checked one of your images (http://www.mixerslounge.com/wp-content/themes/Mixers/images/_VRD_Mixers_HeaderBG1.jpg to be exact) and it is 143 kb, I am guessing it is repeated about 10x across the screen. That also could be part

Thanks everybody for the tips. Some real good ones!


Try running it through WebPagetest - Website Performance and Optimization Test or [url=http://developer.yahoo.com/yslow/]Yahoo! YSlow for Mobile/Bookmarklet. Either one can help you a lot with performance problems. In addition, [url=http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-minify/]WordPress › WP Minify « WordPress Plugins might work well with supercache to reduce server calls and therefore increase performance.