I've got a new blog set up that use the Twenty Ten theme. It does not appear to loading slowly for me. YSlow gives the home page a grade of 87 (B). It also rates the load time at 1.226 seconds.
I am not using a page cache on that site, but I have been stripping out some of the CSS from the bloated style sheet. However, that should only affect the first time load. I do have image caching set up in the .htaccess, as well as a few other tricks that were recommended by YSlow. I also rewrote the header.php file.
Try adding the following to your .htaccess to see if it speeds things up. It shuts off the eTag and caches the images.
For some reason that I have not yet had the time to troubleshoot, my WordPress sites run noticeably slower when I use either wp-super-cache or w3-total-cache, so I do not currently use either. If you are using a caching plugin, try turning it off.
# removes eTags from headers
Header unset ETag
# Expire images header - forces 1 month caching
ExpiresByType image/gif A2592000
ExpiresByType image/png A2592000
ExpiresByType image/jpg A2592000
ExpiresByType image/jpeg A2592000
ExpiresByType image/ico A2592000
ExpiresByType text/css A2592000
Last edited by TopDogger; 24 July, 2010 at 03:52 AM.
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