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If you are experiencing performance Issues with your HTML Site, please post your issue in this thread.


At Wix, we strive to provide the best services possible for you and your website's visitors.


We hold performance related issues in the highest regard and we are constantly working to improve the loading time and overall performance of sites built with our platform. Rest assured this is our top priority and we are currently working on a major update to address this issue. This update should be released in our next core version.


If your website takes more than 5-7 seconds to load, please go to www.webpagetest.org and run a test for your site. Once you receive the results, please post a link to the results here.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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  • unigown

    Replied by unigown July 16, 2014

    Hi there,

    I ran the test and the result comes out that it should take 12.74s to fully load my site at first view, which is a bit long. Hope you guys can help me out with it. My site is: www.unigownshop.com


    Best Regards,


    • Dean Wix Team

      Replied by Dean July 16, 2014

      Hi unigown,


      Thank you for reaching out,


      After reviewing your results and going over your site I have two main recommendations that will help to improve your site's response rate.


      First, the results indicate that the images on your site are not optimized for the web.

      Please take down the images you have placed on your site and convert each of them to a .jpeg format, this will compress the size of your images by more than half and will allow your site to load faster.

      You can find more information on converting images to a .jpeg format here.


      Second, I noticed that you have placed a lot of content on your homepage, this directly effects the response rate of your homepage and hence your entire site.

      I warmly recommend distributing most of the content to other pages or creating a "light" landing page.


      Let us know should you require further assistance.

      All the best, Dean - Wix Team
  • priestspublishing

    Replied by priestspublishing July 16, 2014

    my site loading is too slow, about twice as slow as a newspaper site

    please help me quickly.




    • Dean Wix Team

      Replied by Dean July 16, 2014

      Hi priestspublishing,


      Looking into your website and running it through a speed test, you can view the results here, I can see that your site provides great user experience and it's performance is good.


      Generally anything between 5-7 seconds to load is considered good performance and you site loads within 5.446s for first view and 1.657s for repeat view.


      I can honestly say that your site loaded really well on my end using my personal computer.


      Let us know if you need anything else.


      All the best, Dean - Wix Team
  • wwetvsports21

    Replied by wwetvsports21 July 16, 2014

    Why does the site loading in the editor take so damn long? It is slowing down my work for the day when posting

    • Or Y Wix Team

      Replied by Or Y July 16, 2014



      Your Editor is loaded, though after a long time.

      Note that according to your sitemap, your site contains 88 pages.

      Please use our List Builder to manage your pages in a more user-friendly fashion, and let us know in case the issue persists.

      All the best, Or
    • wwetvsports21

      Replied by wwetvsports21 July 16, 2014

      My issue is with the BLOG section when adding new posts. The other pages are fine.

    • Or Y Wix Team

      Replied by Or Y 5 days ago



      This is a known issue we are currently handling. We are aware of it and working hard to resolve it.


      Thank you for your input.

      All the best, Or
  • arielrestaurant

    Replied by arielrestaurant July 16, 2014

    Hello, My website's speed grade is an 80/100 as per Google but they said that
    "Your page has 8 blocking script resources and 5 blocking CSS resources. This causes a delay in rendering your page."

    I really need this fixed but I don't know how. 

    Also, these same errors give the mobile site a 47/100 which is unacceptable. 

    Please help? 

    • Nitzan Wix Team

      Replied by Nitzan July 16, 2014



      Thank you for contacting Wix Support regarding this issue.


      I have checked your site using a speed test, the results of which can be seen here. Your site received a score of A in all criteria.


      Please note that it is not possible to access the CSS code of your site. The CSS code of your site is updated when clicking the Publish button in the editor.

      Many of the CSS changes that you would like to make, can be made by updating the content within the editor.

      If the changes that you require cannot be made from within the Editor, please let us know what they are by posting in this thread.
      To read about our feature updates, please click here.
      Please let us know should you require any further assistance.
      Have a great day! Nitzan - Wix Support Team
    • arielrestaurant

      Replied by arielrestaurant July 16, 2014

      I understand that I cannot access the Css code. I need assistance with the specific content that is keeping the site from loading optimally.  That your website grade is an A is not helpful if Google give me an 80 for the site and a 47 for the mobile site. 

      Here is a list of the specific issues. How do we resolve them? 



    • arielrestaurant

      Replied by arielrestaurant July 16, 2014

      Is there someone I can talk to? 
      The owner of Ariel won't go live with the site (or upgrade this site) until these issues are resolved -- we have press releases and an email campaign waiting on it. 



    • Nitzan Wix Team

      Replied by Nitzan July 16, 2014

      Hi JW,


      We're here to help! Wix phone support can be scheduled by clicking here
      Please be sure you are logged in to your Wix account and be prepared to provide us with some details of your issue.


      You can call 1-800-6000-WIX (949) to contact a live agent without having to schedule in advance (Callers outside the US can call 415-639-9034).

      Please note that wait times will be longer for direct calls than scheduled calls and that you must cancel any pending scheduled calls (either online or through the phone) to get through to a live agent when you call the above numbers.

      Have a great day! Nitzan - Wix Support Team
  • scschulp

    Replied by scschulp July 16, 2014

    Hi, the website I'm currently working on takes too long to load. According to the webpagetest there's a problem with the FBT of the website.


     I'd like to hear from you how we can solve this. 

    • rony Wix Team

      Replied by rony July 16, 2014


      Speed issues can be related to the test server itself, it's GEO location and more parameters such as ISP, traffic congestion etc.

      Here is a speedtest for your site.

      As you can see from the results, your site took 17.887s fully load, making 174 requests and downloading 5.020 KB of content.

      I recommend trying to optimize your site. (If you wish to experiment with it, you can have your site duplicated.)

      My suggestions are to try to add a landing page to your Wix siteOptimizing your images, and reduce the amount of content at your homepage (add more pages as necessary to complete your visitors experience with your website).

      Also, your site received a score of 'F' for progressive .jpegs.

      To rectify this, you will need to save your images in progressive .jpeg format. If you are using Gimp to improve your image quality, you will be able to make these changes in the Advanced Options section.


      If you have any further questions, please let us know.

      Rony WixTeam
    • scschulp

      Replied by scschulp July 16, 2014

      Hi Rony,

      Thank you for your quick reply. I understand your explanation and the fact that the site can be optimized in a few ways, but how is it possible that when I run the webpagetest from different locations and with different providers the FBT value stays 'D' or even lower (F). The site is in a developing stage so there's hardly any traffic yet.

    • Barrios Wix Team

      Replied by Barrios 5 days ago



      There are two main factors that affect the loading time: 

      1. The size of your website 

      2. The Internet connection that you have through your ISP 


      Since we cannot do anything to help your site regarding factor 2, your main goal should be optimizing your site's size.


      I see that you have a lot of heavy content on your pages, heavy content are elements such as galleries, video's, HTML coding etc. these will cause longer load times.


      To ensure that you maintain the quality of your photos and decrease loading time to a minimum, please follow the guidelines  here .


      Also please note that each page in your site is loaded separately so that if you have large amounts of media in your site it is recommended to spread it on different pages and not all on one page.


      We are here should you require further assistance.
      Many thanks, Barrios
  • wetheusers

    Replied by wetheusers July 16, 2014

    FIRST BYTE TIME PROBLEMS... yall need to come up with a better way than to load all the necessary scripts for all the pages at once at the onset of loading of ANY page... this is not cool

    • Dean Wix Team

      Replied by Dean July 16, 2014



      I am sorry to hear you are encountering issues,


      Looking into your account I can see you have several sites, which one of them are you experiencing an issue with? we would like to take a closer look on our end.


      Thank you for the patience and cooperation.

      All the best, Dean - Wix Team
    • wetheusers

      Replied by wetheusers July 16, 2014

      Dean, please see this. Thanks

    • Nitzan Wix Team

      Replied by Nitzan 5 days ago


      Please note that in order to receive a more accurate response and to avoid any confusion with overlapping material, please post your question only once.
      This will also speed up our response time to you since you will not have to repeat your issue multiple times and explain it to multiple representatives.
      Please refer to this thread, as you indicated, and please reply there if you need further assistance regarding this matter.
      Have a great day! Nitzan - Wix Support Team
  • dvor65

    Replied by dvor65 July 16, 2014

    Dear Wix Support,

    I do not pay full price this month for sites www.menstruacevpohode.cz and www.menstruacnykalisokluna.sk.
    Get me 50 % off as satisfacktion.

    As user "gmbwawebsite" wrote, 3000 posts and Wix support tell us, that performance of our sites are OK. There are NOT. At it is long lasting problem, but in last weeks it is much worse! It is not all the time, it is for an hour bad, than good. It cost as so much money, because sells are dramaticlly lower, if slow speed of sites.

    If it not be fully solve until end of month, we will move our sites from Wix.

    I CALL ALL USERS WITH PROBLEMS, be hard on Wix support, want discount. We have to push or there will not be reaction!

    Wish you all only the best and fast performance websites! :)

    Czech Republic, Europe


    • Nitzan Wix Team

      Replied by Nitzan July 16, 2014

      Hi Oldrich,


      Thank you for contacting Wix Support. 

      We are sorry you are experiencing these difficulties and apologize for the inconvenience.


      Please note that I have checked both the sites using a speed test, the results of which can be seen here and here. Your sites received a score of 'C' and 'D', respectively, for progressive .jpegs.

      To rectify this, you will need to save your images in progressive .jpeg format. If you are using Gimp to improve your image quality, you will be able to make these changes in the Advanced Options section.

      A great way to increase site performance is to optimize the images that you use. To find out more, please click here.


      If you have any further questions, please let us know.

      Have a great day! Nitzan - Wix Support Team
  • shirilevi19

    Replied by shirilevi19 July 16, 2014

    איטיות בעליית האתר

    היי יש לי אתר שבניתי במערכת שלכם , המערכת ממש טובה ועובדת מצויין אך ישנה בעייה בעליית האתר ברשת האינטרנט , הוא עולה מאד לאט , רציתי לדעת מה הסיבה לכך ואם יש אפשרות לתקן זאת .


    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti July 16, 2014


      העליתי את האתר - הוא עלה מהר. אנא קרא את התשובה למעלה ובצע את הביקה בלינק המצורף.


      Best, Ritti
  • jadereaweightloss

    Replied by jadereaweightloss July 16, 2014


    • Or Y Wix Team

      Replied by Or Y July 16, 2014



      I have also run a speed test on your site, whose results are available here.

      I have not been able to recreate the issue, though in case you wish to rectify this, you can compress the images in your site.


      Please let us know in case the issue persists.

      All the best, Or
  • ter715

    Replied by ter715 July 16, 2014

    Hi, I am have had a few people mention to me how slow my website is to load. I've deleted any images/pages that are not needed. Is there a way you can see what would be causing this slow speed? http://www.alluringdesigns.com.au


    • Miki- Wix Team Wix Team

      Replied by Miki- Wix Team July 16, 2014



      I've ran your site through webpagetest (results) and it scored 6 seconds, which is a good score!


      Improving performance is very important to us at Wix!
      We have recently made many changes that should improve the performance and loading time of your site.


      If you are still experiencing performance issues on your site, it may be because of one of the following factors:


      - The speed of your own connection or an overload at your ISP during peak hours
      - The amount of content on your site or home page
      -  A large number of animations and/or animated behaviors/effects on your site
      - Very large MP3 files which load on your home page
      - A slower computer (i.e. with a slow processor or low RAM) which may load the site slowly, as it cannot process the information quickly enough.


      In order to optimize your site for speed, try to follow these guidelines:

      - Don't use too many animations on your homepage
      - Try to use a uniform font for your site (1-3 fonts)
      - If you decide to use an MP3 on your homepage, try to use a smaller file.
      - If you use many shapes and components in the editor to create a larger image, it would be best to create a single image, with these elements, on your computer and then upload it to Wix.


      Best regards, Miki- Wix Support Team

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