Why is my site running slowly?

Your site could be running slowly for a number of reasons including slow internet speed and large images being displayed on your site.

You can check your internet speed by visiting http://www.speedtest.net and completing the speed test. Please contact your internet provider if you feel the speed test results are below your expectations.  

Whilst it's great to display images on your site it's important to keep the image file size as small as possible. Photos taken by modern smartphones and cameras are very large files, for  example  if you load 50 large images onto a single page using the original file size it could take a long time to load the page. 

To make the image file size smaller you can use image optimization software like http://www.imageoptimizer.net/Home.aspx or http://compressjpeg.com, this will allow you to reduce the size whilst not compromising the image quality. 

You might also want to review the article: How can I reduce the file size of my video and images?