Hello, I have been banging my head against this site for a couple weeks trying to figure out why it has been loading so slow. After using every optimization technique I could find I was able to show a page load time of under a second using pingdom.com, the problem being that my browsers (FF and Chrome) would hang on the site for up to 30 seconds before loading it in that less than a second.
I discovered that it was just my browsers when I opened the site in a different computer. fast as lightening. I cleared my cache and cookies for the last month and woosh! that fixed the problem...until I loaded the page a second time (no matter what computer). If I disable cookies using FF web developer extension, the page loads in a blink. I enable it again and back to slooooow.
I have optimized the database to no effect.
Why is this happening?
The site is http://featherfolio.com and the page that hangs the longest is http://www.featherfolio.com/galleries/shadow-boxes/
Thanks in advance for checking into this very frustrating issue.
P.S. I notice that the dashboard runs pretty slow too. is this related or is there another way to speed up the admin area?