… this ia all normal….
but then we see the wordpress page loaded AGAIN near the bottom. This is not normal and other themes do not do this. So pure and simple is slowing down webstes by doubling the amount of work that has be done to display a page.
The waterfall shows that the first thing that is loaded is “/puresimple-free”
but then if you scroll down to the bottom you see that the third one from the bottom is also “/puresimple-free”. The same page again.
Thanks for spotting this.
I checked what you describe, the whole page is not actually re-loaded twice, there’s just an additional request in cases when there’s no header background image set, causing an empty bg url request is being added that may seem like a 2nd page request in the network tab.
We can tweak the code to improve this, I wouldn’t worry about it too much though, it has no very tiny impact on page load speed.
We’ll tweak the code in the next release (should be out soon).