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  • On a WordPress 4.6 installation the Dashboard is loading very slowly – 10-30 secs. typically.

    Using the Query Monitor plugin indicates that the problem are the external curl calls made by WordPress Core and plugins like Wordfence e.g. to check for updates. Here’s an example:

    HTTP Request: POST
    Response: Resolving timed out after 5514 milliseconds
    Transport: curl
    Component: Core

    The rest of the Admin interface loads with normal speed.

    Any ideas how to troubleshoot this further? The site is hosted on a Ubuntu 14.04 server running Apache 2.4 + mod_fcgid.

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  • Hi Benjamin,
    may I suggest to try disabling plugins one-by-one until you find the culprit?

    There been a similar issue with one plugin delaying page load by 30-32 seconds.

    Let me know if this helped.

    Thread Starter benjamin_dk


    Hi tazwordpress,
    I tried that – to no avail, unfortunately. The dashboard is still slow.

    But this might give a clue: I just tried to install another theme, but got the error

    An unexpected error occurred. Something may be wrong with or this server’s configuration. If you continue to have problems, please try the support forums.

    A timeout occurs here as well.

    Thread Starter benjamin_dk


    Ok – got a step further – I deleted an iptables (firewall) rule on the server, and now things are running smoothly again.

    Now to figure out what happened exactly…

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by benjamin_dk. Reason: clarify
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