Why so slow?

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  • #5106

    drmike
    Member

    Please read the posts up above and answer the questions posed. We can’t help unless you give more information.

    #5107

    kared
    Member

    What more information do you need. The admin pages barely work. I have used wordpress.com from 3 fast internet connections. There is nothing wrong with the connection. Used firefox and IE7 on two Windows XP SP2 machines and firefox on Debian linux all slow.

    If you click the links in the dashboard about 10 times sometimes it goes straight through. Sometimes it times out.

    #5108

    I am having similar dashboard/ admin issues, from http://vinceland.com. We’re on a DSL connection in the Portland metro area. I’m using Firefox 2.0.0.1 on a fast Mac 10.4.8.
    At first the problem was https, which I stopped using recently. But since then, performance has been terrible. WordPress in the past week or so has performed worse than MySpace, which is pretty bad.
    Many times, I am clicking links, spinning wheels, stop. Click link again, spinning wheel, lock. Click again, maybe it goes.
    I don’t think I should have to trace IP addresses and worry about my proximity to ISP hubs and whatnot. Dial-up is one thing, but performance on our DSL connection should be better.
    Any thoughts/ insight? Getting ready to move this baby to our own server…

    #5109

    gloacc
    Member

    Same here. I wouldn’t have landed on this page if I hadn’t done a search on this issue.

    It’s terrible in the admin pages.

    #5110

    atthe404
    Member

    Darn slow here as well. IMHO its the feeds and all the AJAX.

    #5111

    steevg
    Member

    . . . . . and I thought it was because I’m in NZ!
    Slow loading here too – sorry to say!

    I’m only on 256kbps, Mac OSX 10.4.8, fast Powerbook, Firefox/Safari (latest versions) etc. – but mostly everything else is fine except the WordPress Admin pages!

    Keep up the good work though guys!

    #5112

    Well, I noticed that the admin pages that were really slow were the bigger ones with more in them and that as I was filling them in straight into the “visual” part that when I would go to “code” there was a lot of rubbish in there that didn’t make sense. So I have filled out my pages with CSS in the “code” area instead, and have not overloaded any page and since have never had to wait unreasonable periods.

    Hope this helps.

    #5117

    amundson
    Member

    same here. Any time I click on anything in the dashboard on the new blog I’ve created on wordpress.com, just sits there ‘loading’ – but in the time that I’m waiting for it to load a page on the dashboard, or login, I was able to login to the wordpress account here in the forums, and leave this comment.

    I’m on a DSL line from Qwest, in Portland, OR. On a Mac, wireless B connection, running OS X, 10.4.8.

    #5118

    nightingale1
    Member

    The problems described here are exactly what I’ve been experiencing, too. I’m self-hosting this blog and have cable Internet. Like the earlier poster, I also arrived to this thread via a Google search of “wordpress admin slow” (w/o quotes) and saw a lot of other results for the term. In the search for a cure, I completely unistalled 2.0 and installed 2.1 and now it’s even slower. It’s miserable. There are already so many descriptions of various types of Internet connections, operating systems, and browsers here that the problem does seem to be WordPress itself.

    #5119

    raincoaster
    Member

    Self-hosters need to be off at WordPress.org, since whatever version of the software they are running it will be different from those here.

    #5126

    I, too, have an agonizingly slow dashboard – everything else is fine, all other web pages, my blog. It’s only the WP dashboard. Infuriating.

    #5127

    barry
    Staff

    I would recommend checking to see if you have any 3rd party software installed such as ZoneAlarm or Norton’s antivirus suite. These combined with using Internet Explorer seem to cause problems at times.

    #5128

    atthe404
    Member

    I have experienced this problem on linux. I do not therefore have zone alarm etc fitted.
    Nor do I use Internet Exploder. Thank heavens.

    #5129

    barry
    Staff

    Ok, when you say “have” does that mean that it is something that happened before but no longer happens, something that comes and goes, or something that happens all the time? Is it limited to admin pages or all blog pages on WordPress.com?

    #5130

    poppy8sd
    Member

    I didn’t see this thread, when it began, way not a techie, couldn’t produce a “tracer route” ( or know what that is) with a gun to my forehead. But if it helps, for comparison (for WP Admin): I’m on dial-up, 56k, IE 6.0, and Dashboard and everything else loads OK –haven’t noticed any slower/faster loading past few months.

    From Day One: “feed stats” takes Very Long time to come up, and so does “blog stats” –but I don’t have anything to compare it to, it’s always been that way. –Same for everyone? (That’s not a complaint –the stats are too much fun to see to rag on, I just do other things till they appear.) (Interesting thread.)

    #5131

    atthe404
    Member

    I would hazard a guess that 99.9% of the posters and lurkers here might be unfamiliar with traceroute.

    #5133

    rcouch
    Member

    We’ve been having problems with the blog loading slowly, but only recently. I’m not very knowledgeable about any of this, but would upgrading to more memory/storage help? We don’t have many files uploaded, so it says we’re only using 0 MB of our 50 MB capacity, but I was wondering if perhaps our posts themselves weren’t being counted (we’ve had over 100 posts) and are somehow a cause of the slowness (I doubt it, but thought I’d ask anyway; again, I’m confused b/c several have noted the slowness in the blog for the past several weeks…).

    #5134

    timethief
    Member

    Here are some “blog” factors that slow down page loading time:
    (1) Too many posts on the front page.
    (2) Too many embeds for videos on the front page.
    (3) Too many large images and/or tables or charts on the front page.
    (4) Too many doodads like “snap” and music that plays automatically on the front page.

    I’ll let the techie types list the other factors for you.
    What is your operating system?
    Who is your ISP?
    How many proxies are involved?

    Rather than leaving everything to experimentation on your blog you can check out the features and known bugs for the various themes at this link http://engtech.wordpress.com/tools/wordpress/#wordpress-theme-review

    #5135

    drmike
    Member

    A link to your blog would help as well. :) http://rcouch.wordpress.com/ comes right up for me.

    Stats take a while to come up since it’s flash and your browser has to load the program on your end as well as the downloaded file. It even takes some time when I’m on my OC-192 here. :)

    #5136

    drmike
    Member

    Possible reason and fix

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