HI all. I installed 3.2.1 months ago and never had any problems. Then at the end of September my site was hacked. I had to start fro scratch, and reinstalled everything (WP 3.2.1, my Thesis theme, and all my plug-ins) from scratch at the beginning of this month, and for about 2 weeks everything ran fine. Now, within the last few days I am having all of these same problems with the dashboard loading slow, hanging up for minutes, and I have also lost functionality in the dashboard, when trying to edit or add a post, most of my editing tools/buttons are gone, and I can't even try to re-add "the kitchen sink"; the Logout dropdown doesn't function and neither does the html tab. trying to move through the dashboard pages (go to plug ins or users page) is impossibly slow.
Now when I open the "add new post" page, no text appears when I type. I can't even cut and paste from word or notepad. The text is being pasted as white (#ffffff), but since I can't access the html tab, I can;t even try to make changes this way.
I deactivated all but 3 plugin-ins (login lock, subscription options, WP-copyright protection) and I deleted 6 more plug ins, with no effect. I do not want to deactivate the remaining plug ins and particularly, login lock, because that is still successfully and on a daily basis keeping hackers from trying to log in.(Login lock informs me via email that the original hackers are still trying to log into my WP dashboard.)
I am adding my two cents to this post because Word Press need to do something about this. Its really frustrating that the primary advice anyone ever gets in this situation is "remove all your plug-ins". What if that doesn't help? What then? I am fast growing disillusioned with WordPress.