Hi, My wordpress based site is running very slow. It has about 2500 'posts' although they are actually product listings. Minimal plugins are being used - only CG-Referrer and ultimate tag warrior. Disabling them doesn't improve the speed.
The only customisation that I have done that could be affecting speed is the addition of about 6 custom fields to each post which store information like price and stock level etc.
Is it normal for a wordpress site to take 15-30 seconds to access a category display with this level of data?
I've tried a new host which is renowned for being fast (site5) and it IS about twice as fast but this is still miles too slow.
Anyway the site is http://www.simplegift.co.uk
Some of the pages will load fast because I'm using WP-Cache which massively speeds it up). But if you pick an obscure category you will see how slow it is.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Do I have to go and get a private server to run wordpress when its only got 2500 posts?