I have a unique problem. I need to install WordPress to use in a classroom that does not have access to the internet. Installing WordPress went as smoothly as it ever does, but it is loading pages incredibly slowly (often, close to a minute-long page loads, even loading them locally, sometimes timing out before the page loads completely and an empty site). We did a test with a fairly large static HTML site and it loads super-snappy, so I do not think it is a web server/networking issue.
My guess is that there are calls being made to external websites. And, if that is the issue, I am curious if there is any way to disable all external calls from WordPress.
Anyhow, I know this is, at best, an edge case, but I sure could use some help with it. WordPress would be a great resource in this classroom for these students, but as slow as it is, it is not really usable. Thank you!