Support » Plugin: Asset CleanUp: Page Speed Booster » Admin area -> plugins -> loading super slow

  • Resolved Andre


    I’m not sure what exactly is causing the issue.
    I’ve noticed my WP admin area becoming very slow, especially the plugins section. It took longer than 30s to load, and whenever I’ve activated a new plugin it took literally several minutes until WP admin became responsive again.

    I’ve spent hours with checking plugins, used a Gravity Forms debug tool to disable all plugins and custom themes, and then enable one by one again.

    The conclusion is that as soon as I enable Asset Cleanup the plugins section becomes super slow. Once I disable Asset Cleanup everything goes back to speed.

    I really like the frontend benefits of the plugin but it makes it almost impossible to work on the backend.

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  • Plugin Author Gabe Livan


    @picturebreeze thank you for reporting this and I’d definitely look into it as it’s enough one setting or an incompatibility issue between plugins to cause this which is surprising me, to be honest as from what you’re saying it takes an awful lot of seconds to go through the Dashboard’s pages when the plugin is active. I’ve never experienced it in any environment and I’m positive these kind of cases are fairly isolated.

    I’d like to know whether you’re on dedicated or shared hosting, your hosting company, PHP version and a list of plugins that you use. Ideally, I’d like your “System Info” from “Tools” (Asset CleanUp). If you can hide the website URL and other sensitive data and provide me the rest of the contents that would be great. The more information you could provide to me, the better! Also, have you noticed this in previous versions of the plugin? Or is it something specific to

    Thread Starter Andre


    I’m on shared hosting.
    I can’t say anything about previous versions of the plugin. I just installed it maybe 2 weeks ago.

    ### Begin System Info ###

    # Site Info
    Site URL:
    Home URL:
    Multisite: No

    # Hosting Provider
    Host: DBH: localhost, SRV:

    # User Browser
    Browser Name: Chrome
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    Language: en_US
    Permalink Structure: /%postname%/
    Active Theme: Hello Elementor Child 1.0.0
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    Page For Posts: Unset
    ABSPATH: /www/htdocs/…
    WP_DEBUG: Disabled
    Memory Limit: 40M

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    # Active Plugins (“plugins” directory)
    AffiliateWP: 2.3
    AffiliateWP – Allow Own Referrals: 1.0.2
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    Autoptimize Power-Up: 1.16.0
    Better Search Replace: 1.3.3
    Bulk Actions Pro for Gravity Forms: 1.2.22
    Comments Ratings: 1.1.6
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    Elementor Pro: 2.6.2 (new version available – 2.6.3)
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    Gravity Forms Partial Entries Add-On: 1.4
    Gravity Forms PayPal Standard Add-On: 3.2
    Gravity Forms Polls Add-On: 3.4
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    Gravity Forms Bulk Add Fields: 1.0.2
    Gravity Forms Color Picker: 1.0.3
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    Upload Max Filesize: 200M
    Time Limit: 30
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    fsockopen: Supported
    SOAP Client: Installed
    Suhosin: Not Installed

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    Manage in the Dashboard: Yes (direct)
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    Disable Dashicons Site-Wide For Guests? Yes
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    Disable jQuery Migrate (site-wide)? No
    Disable Comment Reply (site-wide)? No

    Remove “Really Simple Discovery (RSD)” link tag? Yes
    Remove “Windows Live Writer” link tag? Yes
    Remove “REST API” link tag? Yes
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    Remove “Post’s Relational Links” tag? Yes
    Remove “WordPress version” meta tag? Yes
    Remove All “generator” meta tags? Yes
    Remove Main RSS Feed Link? Yes
    Remove Comment RSS Feed Link? Yes

    XML-RPC protocol: Disable XML-RPC Completely

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    Total cached assets: 0 (N/A)

    # Asset CleanUp: Database Storage
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    Table: usermeta
    No records

    Table: termmeta
    No records

    ### End System Info ###

    Plugin Author Gabe Livan


    @picturebreeze thank you for the details. Everything looks good. I haven’t had a chance to test all the plugins.

    Are you comfortable removing a line of code? If yes, you can edit the following file /wp-content/plugins/wp-asset-clean-up/wpacu.php and remove the line require_once WPACU_PLUGIN_DIR.'/freemius-load.php';
    Or comment it like this: //require_once WPACU_PLUGIN_DIR.'/freemius-load.php';

    This will deactivate the Freemius SDK. I have a suspicion that it adds up to that load time in your WordPress environment, for some reason.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by Gabe Livan.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by Gabe Livan.
    Thread Starter Andre


    Thanks. I took that line out and it seems like it solved the problem. Going to watch it closely for a few days.
    Thanks for the help.

    Plugin Author Gabe Livan


    @picturebreeze note that I’ve implemented a way to disable “Freemius Insights & Analytics” which will be pushed in the next update (which will be Once you perform the Asset CleanUp plugin update, just go to “Settings” -> “Plugin Usage Preferences” and mark “Disable Freemius Insights & Analytics” (see the reference below)


    • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by Gabe Livan.
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