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Theme slows site loading to a crawl

  1. My website: http://www.betweenmars.com/start

    I'm using WordPress 2.7.1 with the Wonderland theme (with some adjustments - no sidebar)

    I've tested my website on both a Mac and a PC, using IE, Firefox, and Safari. Regardless of the browser or computer, the website takes anywhere from 20-30 seconds to load. Scratch that... every page takes that long to load every time. The WordPress admin dashboard loads just fine.

    I tried to figure out what could be slowing it down. I disabled all my plug-ins (I only have 7), but it still loaded slow. Eventually I tried a different theme, all plug-ins enabled, and it loaded just fine. 3-5 seconds. Great! But I like the theme I currently have and want to keep using it. I'm don't know too much about website coding, but my assumption at this point is that there is something about the HTML or CSS that is making the site load so slowly.

    Can anybody help me? What info do you need to look at to be able to help me figure this out?

    Thanks in advance. :)

    -LeTunaMan

    The blog I need help with is www.betweenmars.com.

  2. The blog you specified at http://www.betweenmars.com does not appear to be hosted at WordPress.com.

    This support forum is for WordPress.com hosted blogs only. If you have a self-hosted WordPress blog you need to seek help at the WordPress.org forums, not here.

    If you don't understand the difference, you may find this information helpful.

  3. LeTunaMan, it's not HTML or CSS, it's something on the server side - theme or plugin code, maybe a database issue. But you'll need to visit the WordPress.org forums to find help.

    http://wordpress.org/support/

  4. Thanks. I just posted this over on the wordpress.org forums.

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