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Speed Improvements

Over the past couple of months, we've been loading up churches with far more families than we had dealt with in the past. Because of this, we were seeing certain pages slow to a crawl, sometimes taking more than 10 seconds to load every time you clicked something. It was time to do something about it.

So I went through every page in the application and optimized the database queries so that they would load much faster. In most cases I saw improvement greater than 10x. Every page in the app should load in under a second now (with the exception of the PDF exports). The most dramatic change was on the directory listing pages, which were taking 8-12 seconds for our largest churches, and are now virtually instantaneous. We hope this will make it much easier for you to browse your church directory.

If you notice any slow pages that I might have missed, please let us know. As always, we are pleased to receive questions and suggestions at

Posted by Austin Taylor on 07/05/2010