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[resolved] 2.6 Causing Slow Loading? (32 posts)

  1. jafer
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I installed 2.6 the other day and ever since, my blog has been taking 30-60 seconds to load... on the site itself and in the WP admin. pages.

    Is there something going on that I need to change? I tried deactivating all plugins and that didn't seem to matter.

    Can someone help me on this? I've read other forum enquiries and they deal with specific plugins - none of which I am using.

    I even tried the turbo link at the top right of the admin. pages, and installed Google Gears - that didn't help anything. I even have my provider looking into this.

    Could you please let me know what you think this is all about?

    Thank you.

  2. vachi
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    it must be yours theme, really i have not seen a loading difference between 2.5 and 2.6
    if there is something it can be that your theme is not working well with 2.6 try changing themes or using the default one and see if there is a speed increase

  3. jafer
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks, Vachi. I put it on the default theme but I didn't really see a difference with that either. So I don't know if there's a problem with the theme... especially considering that I had to wait about 40 seconds for the theme to change, and to write another post.

    So if the problem's on the admin pages too, could it be the theme?

  4. NicolaCairncross
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Having exactly the same issue! Driving me mad and stopping me blogging. Helps if you open a link in a new tab, but times out loads of times. They are having the same issue on WordPress.com too it must be the last upgrade.

    Please fix QUICKLY!

    Nicola

  5. jafer
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ok, what I did was to deactivate every single plugin, and delete the entire directory of plugins from my site - then remove any code that called the plugins.

    All of a sudden my site is loading in normal times - fast even.

    I don't know if the fast loading is a glitch, I guess I'll find out in days to come. And then I'll start to load some plugins, one by one, to see if I can find the culprit.

    Let me reiterate though, deactivating didn't do it - I had previously deactivated all plugins and it didn't speed up. Deleting the plugins seemed to have worked (at least for the moment, we'll see).

  6. jafer
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Alright, that didn't work either. It did at the time, but it's not now. My site is shifting between loading in 3 seconds and loading in 23 seconds.

    Although I've only put back 4 plugins, nothing is consistent - either with the site or with the admin pages. And I've taken off scripts, taken off graphics, even taken off links so that there's hardly anything on the site except for posts.

    I'm at a loss. And my provider keeps telling me that it's because the WP is calling too many things and slowing it down. I can't see how that can possibly be the case when I've taken so much stuff off the site - stuff that I had loads of with previous versions of WP and it all loaded fine.

    Any clues?

  7. jafer
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've just upgraded to wp 2.6.1 in case that would help. I also installed the wp cache plugin (in case that would help).

    I still have periods of 3 second loading and then periods of 30 second loading. So I don't know what's going on.

    Can anyone help with this?

  8. jafer
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello?

  9. Jafer,

    Assuming you mean the blog from your profile, see this link for your load times:

    http://tools.pingdom.com/?url=http://www.idiotonastick.com/talk/&treeview=0&column=objectID&order=1&type=0&save=true

    I tried it and got 8+ seconds on your page load.

    Are you using a PHP op cache, such as APC, eAccellerator, or Xcache? I find that adding one (I use eAccelerator) helps a lot.

  10. jafer
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yes, j, the blog from my profile. I just tried that link and got 3 seconds - then I got 24 seconds. Then as it went through the site, it said "Processing was stopped because timeout exceeded."
    Thanks for the link.

    I am using the wp-cache plugin now as well - although I'm not sure I've got the settings done in whatever the best way is, I'm not overly sure what to include in them.

    Anyway, 3 seconds loading time is great - 8 seconds is not bad either compared to what was happening. It's just that there's this big inconsistency now. Sometimes it may be 3 seconds and sometimes it may be 60 seconds.

    I'm trying to learn whether or not anybody sees anything obvious that might be causing this or knows a reason, because it only started once I loaded 2.6 on it.

    The results from that link say:

    Total loading time: 20.6 seconds
    Total objects: 24 (311.7 KB)
    External objects: 0 (X)
    HTML: 2 (32.2KB)
    RSS/XML: 0
    CSS: 2 (8.7KB)
    Scripts: 5 (194.1KB)
    Images: 15 (76.7KB)
    Plugins: 0
    Other: 0
    Redirected: 0

    Can anyone tell me what the "objects" are? that looks to be the biggest offender with 24 of them as well as the scripts. Images I'm ok on because I don't always have anything more than the header/footer images on the site.

    The scripts are ones that are included in wordpress I assume, because I didn't add any scripts. The biggest offenders look to be the prototype js files - whatever they are. Can I remove those? Will it hurt anything on the site?

  11. jafer
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I tried removing the prototype js from the header and deactivating the wp grins plugin, all of a sudden it loaded in about 3 seconds. But then the next refresh went back to about 24 seconds, so I changed the theme back to the kubrick theme since it doesn't call those javascripts in the header and I got a 5 second load time. But the next refresh was 25.9 seconds, even though it looks like it should be faster:
    Total loading time: 25.9 seconds
    Total objects: 9 (101.1 KB)
    External objects: 0 (X)
    HTML: 2 (29.5KB)
    RSS/XML: 0
    CSS: 1 (9.6KB)
    Scripts: 0 (0KB)
    Images: 6 (62KB)
    Plugins: 0
    Other: 0
    Redirected: 0

    I'm just not getting this. I think I found the problem because the site will load fast, then it loads slowly again and I figure that I didn't find the problem.

  12. jafer
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    See results here

    You can see that one time the site loaded in 2 seconds. Fantabulous! Next time 20 seconds :(

  13. jafer
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    So nobody had any answers and I guess the reason why not is that it was a server issue with my provider. It seems to be resolved now while I'm still using 2.6.1, so thanks for all your help

  14. nycbone
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Jafer I feel the pain as I am having very similar fast then slow load time issues. For one client I found it to be the Godaddy server. They did something, it sped up by a few seconds but only for a couple of days. Slow as all get out now and my client isn't happy. http://savemela.com (in development). I've tried the deletion of plugins as well and going to the default install theme for WP 2.6.x.

    Can you let us know if all issues are still resolved and who was your provider?

  15. psybertron
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm using 2.6.2 on http://www.psybertron.org (hosted by dreamhost). I am having severe performance problems. Dreamhost assure me nothing is unusual at their end.

    I have deactivated (and deleted) all plug-ins (except Akismet). Apart from upgrading to 2.6.2 a month or so ago, the only change was to inlcude a collapsing archives plug-in .. which I've since disabled.

    I used to be OK with 4 or 5 seconds for the main blog page to load, but now it's never less than 10 and often 15/20 or even timing out. I'm on a fast connection where simple pages even with large (non-active) content seem to load very fast.

    Any suggestions ?

  16. ynotme
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Wow....this seems to be a WordPress 2.6 issue.

    Is the dev team aware of this?

    I am having the same exact problem with 2.6.

    I upgraded to 2.6 the day it came out. Everything worked fine.
    Then yesterday (I had not touched my site in over a week) it started
    running VERY slow. 26 seconds to load. My site is a basic text site with no bandwith hogging resources and I don't run any plugins.

    When can we expect a fix for this?

  17. Tarasque
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm also having this issue. How can this be resolved if it's not fixed :(

  18. swedishvolvo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am having the same issue with 2.5 and I know its not the server because all the other sites on my box are loading very quickly. Its just this one wordpress site! HELP!

  19. rwinslow
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have been diagnosing a problem with the same issues as this using 1&1 (1and1.com) as the web host. I am happy to announce that I do not think that this is a web host issue, be it 1&1, Go Daddy or Dreamhost.

    From my findings, stopping the site totally through htaccess deny from all, allowing just me, then the site loads in a few seconds compared to sometimes a minute.

    Turning the site on again makes everything run slowly.

    Doing a wget, running php locally via shell and other testing, it seems that the main page works ok (ish), only then going to an article from the main page takes the very long time. part of the article loads, showing the "by Kelly" and normal page headers, then the clock starts ticking, then the article is shown :

    http://www.taxgirl.com/ask-the-taxgirl-who-owns-the-us-federal-debt/

    So the actual query to get the article is what is taking a long time. This server is set to a 60 second timeout, which I think may be been hit, however the article is still showing correctly.

    Assuming that things work with just one user on the site ok ish, then this would make me think that with multiple users the tables are locked somehow for a read, or for logging of the browsers access, until the time out is reached and the site shows ok.

    The mysql server does not show slow queries that would represent the normal page accesses, though it does show for a query that seems to be finding linked articles to the current article by some scoring method.

    I am very lost currently, any advice will be appreciated.

    MySQL 5
    WP 2.6.2

  20. iridiax
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    WordPress 2.6.2 loads fast for me with my two sites. If it's a problem with your web host's database server, then testing a static, non-database driven site cannot rule out web host problems.

  21. ynotme
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    How is this issue resolved? Many people have complained about slow loading times....

  22. shellatorg
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am also having this issue. It is driving me nuts! Obviously it is not resolved.

  23. anela
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am having a similar issue. Speed isn't the problem, but my host keeps telling me I am using too many resources and now (after months of this) has finally told me they think WordPress is the culprit. I have many WP sites on a simulated VPS account. I've removed as much stuff as I think I can, but I'm still apparently using too much PHP (sometimes as much as 16% when they want me at 1%). I have installed WP-Super-Cache on the biggest sites. None of the sites have a large visitorship. The largest has the cache plugin. So while it's better than it was it's still not how they want it. I'm getting very frustrated with this, I don't know what else to do. This started for me about the time I would have upgraded to 2.6, too. For the largest site I am now running the newest version, 2.6.3.

    I agree that this thread is NOT resolved.

  24. anela
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    bump?

  25. jimbocook
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've noticed the same thing and believe the issue is that scripts (including admin pages) are exceeding the memory allotment (16 MB) for my budget account. I'm upgrading my host to see if that addresses the problem. You host's tech support should be able to check and see if that's an issue for you.

  26. derekmarkham
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem, running WP 2.7, Thesis theme V 1.3.3

    I had just added a new plugin, OIO publisher (ad manager), and I saw that it was listed in the files in the CPU exceed log, so I deleted it.

    But it looks like it's happening to others who don't have OIO. Someone told me that indexes for the database are needed??

    Help!

  27. cankita
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    How is this 'resolved'? I am now having the same problem with a WPMU setup. Started a week ago for no apparent reason and I've searched everywhere for an answer. All threads seem to just peter out. Has anybody got an answer to this problem?

  28. anela
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    jimbocook, any update?

    I am now running 2.7 on everything and have even closed down some WordPress sites but it's still not any better. I am not using any plugins that should cause a strain or anything I don't need. I have installed the Super Cache plugin on every site.

    Like derekmarkham, I also had the indexes thing mentioned to me but I'm not only a WP dev, but can't really do extensive PHP not to mention that later just upgrading WordPress would probably revert all those changes.

    I agree, this is NOT a resolved issue.

  29. cankita
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Jimbocook, I don't think it's a memory issue. I have 256Mb allocated to Mysql and no limit to PHP and still get the same problem.

    The problem is totally random. I can open a blog in seconds three or four times in a row and the next time it will take 60 seconds. Newly created blogs with no plugins used and the default theme might load in 3 seconds or they might load in 60 seconds. Exactly the same as those with plugins and themes.

    When the long load is encountered it always shows the page in around 59.5 to 60.5 seconds which leads me to believe that PHP is serving the page when it hits a timeout and is trapped in some kind of 'loop' before this. Surely someone from wordpress.org must be able to give some clues as to what might be happening or do none of them read these forums?

  30. dannyinternets
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am experiencing this same issue as of yesterday afternoon. I have made no php or add-on changes in the past couple of weeks now so this problem is completely out of the blue.

    Speed testing shows an average 30 second time to first byte (TTFB). Yesterday I was getting constant timeouts and was unable to access the admin panel, but it's marginally better today. I have tried not only disabling all of my add-ons but deleting them as well, but to no avail. Using the default theme also made no difference. GoDaddy tells me it's not a problem on their end, and I suspect they're right. My forums, using the same SQL database, run as quickly as ever.

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