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Wordpress.com very slow since upgrade on some blogs

  1. The update the other day was great, but since then I've found some wordpress.com blogs (including my own) are very slow, either timing out or taking minutes to load.

    I get this problem on a PC running Windows, and have found the same thing with other Windows PC's on totally different internet connections. Macs don't seem to be affected.

    Normally I'd assume it was a problem with my machines, but other people have mentioned it too, although I can't find it mentioned anywhere on this forum. So, just wondering if anyone knows what might be causing it?

  2. If Mac's aren't having a problem on the same internet connection as the PC, then it sounds like an issue with the PC although I can't think what it would be at the moment. Perhaps virus software?

    Log out of wordpress, clear your browser cache and cookies, restart the browser and then give it another try and see what happens.

    Also, have you tried another browser than the one you normally use?

  3. Hi, thanks for the reply.

    I tried virus software & clearing / restarting etc., and nothing. And it's happening on different Windows machines on different networks.

    It just seems too much of a coincidence that several friends and I have all started experiencing this problem suddenly, selectively on certain WordPress.com blogs, straight after the upgrade.

    Anyway, I guess if it's an actual problem it'll get fixed sooner or later.

  4. I'm on a PC and using Firefoc 4.0 as my main browser and IE8 as my secondary browser. I have not noticed any slow down like you are describing at all.

    Exactly, what are the URLs of the sites you refer to when you say

    selectively on certain WordPress.com blogs </blockquotes>

    More troubleshooting:
    Flash issue
    You can use this link to see if your flash is up to date. http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
    If it’s not up to date then this is where to download and install the latest version of flash. http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/

    Connectivity Issues
    The way you connect to the internet and to your blog, and how many proxy server jumps etc. it takes to connect can cause problems. There maybe be problems with your ISP and/or with the proxy servers. Check for known issues with your ISP.

    Operating System Updates and Security Program Issues
    Sometimes operating system and/or security system updates can cause problems so check for known issues. When you make adjustments to your browser settings — changing privacy settings, deleting cookies or increasing security — you will need to close your window and restart the browser before those new settings become effective.

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