This page contains information about WordPress collected by the aafords.com author. If you are thinking about developing a web site, then the following may be of interest to you.
Free open source
Responsive Themes for Responsive Web Design (RWD)
Content Management System (CMS)
Based on PHP and MySQL database
Host installation for publishing and development
Optional Self Hosted (Local installation) for development (then upload to host)
Default Template – one widget area sidebar
Front Page Template – has two widget areas above footer (use when widgets wanted)
Full-width Page Template – no widget areas above footer (should use Full-width normally)
http://smallseotools.com/website-page-size-checker/ – Allows the page URL to be entered and returns the KB page size.
2012 – http://wordpress.org/support/topic/wordpress-site-loading-extremely-slowly
Software like WordPress delivers pages via the dynamic publishing method. Any software using this type of generation is inherently going to be slower when loading in comparison to pages published statically. The reason for this delay is due in large part to where your content is stored, but more importantly the retrieval of the pages. When someone visits your WordPress site, the software delivers your pages dynamically, producing them as they are called upon by a browser. So basically, the actual HTML pages that visitors to your site see are created on the fly so to speak. It is during the process of generating HTML pages which contributes to additional lag time. These dynamic pages are not stored on the server like a static page is.
Another contributing factor involves making changes to your content. For example, if you go into the administrative panel of your WordPress software and add a new post, WordPress goes through a process regenerating several of your pages if not all of them. Furthermore, many folks will get motivated to change out the template. A move like that will cause every single page to be regenerated too. If you take a big website created with WordPress and every single page is being regenerated from a content change, it would not be a surprise if the server slowed to a crawl. So I would start with the hosting company and see if they have any idea what is going on. They may see a pattern and be in the process of resolving the issue.
i m using w3 total cache plugin to make my site pages static, and then my site load time is become from 19 seconds to 14 or 12seconds, but its not satisfying for me because state.gov is very larg huge content site, and its load time is max 5 seconds.
plz help me to out of this problem why my site take too much time to load.