Hi, I've made some changes to our website over the past week and my wordpress system is just barely holding on to life support. It takes about 30-45 seconds to load a page in the admin and anywhere from 4-10 seconds to load a page from my wordpress site. For example: http://www.extraordinaryjourneys.net/blog/family-safari/
The webpages tend to "hang" for about 4-5 seconds before it starts to load. Once it starts to load, it loads pretty quickly. I also set up a CDN yesterday and that further sped up the loading, *but only after the page stops hanging and starts to load.*
Also, the WP admin system is painfully, gruesomely slow! One of the folks in our office seems ready to quit (mild hyperbole) over the 45 second hang time.
* Updated WordPress last week (doh! this never goes well)
* Installed Pop Up Domination, a Contact Form, and vslider gallery. All of these seem legit and are fully updated. Also, when I de-activate these plugins, nothing improves.