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  • Hi,

    My WP 1.5 is extremely slow in posting. 1.2 was damn quick and had that little checkbox for “Pingback URL’s in this post”. In 1.5 this checkbox has gone! Why? I’ve disabled pingbacking post URLs in the options but still posting takes forever. Any help would be much appreciated as slow posting is discouraging me from posting!


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  • I should also add that only new posting is slow and everything else is fine.

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    Is this slowness happening in every post or is it that more links in a post = more slowness ?

    Every post. I’ve even reduced number of links in posts to one or two and I’ve stopped linking to other blogs completely and only link to normal web pages for speed. Still it continues to be very slow. I’m running on a UML VPS linux server but still it shouldn’t affect it this much. You can see by going to my blog that it loads pretty quickly so speed is not a problem.

    This is probably the same problem as I’ve experienced – for some reason (for me at least) posts without links publish almost instantly, but put a link in there, and I’m waiting 5+ minutes for the software to finish whatever it’s doing.

    A workaround or a hack would be wonderful!

    After some more testing on my end, I’ve gotten the following (odd!) results:

    When a link is included pointing to the root of a site (for example, [a href=””]link[/a]), the posting is instant.

    However, add more to the tree of the site (for example, [a href=””]link[/a]), and I get the long delay.

    I disabled all my plugins to be sure, and the same case still happens.

    Finally, the option “Attempt to notify any Weblogs linked to from the article (slows down posting.)” is _not_ checked, same for “Allow link notifications from other Weblogs (pingbacks and trackbacks.)”.

    Please, someone, save us poor lads from turning old and grey waiting for our posts to publish!

    same here. for me its even when i edit posts, seems like the pinging just takes forever.
    and that pingback posts option is sourly missed.

    Ditto here.

    Even though I have the “Attempt to notify” option unchecked, I’m still sending pingbacks to linked posts.

    I also notice the text in the pingback is screwy.

    It looks like:
    […][partial title of my previous post][title of current post][text excerpt][…]

    […] uck of the Oirish More on Da Kine The news is good. First, from Kin-Shay: 2005-03-16 UPDATE – Courtney just called, she just spoke wi […]

    Where the current post is titled “More on Da Kine” and the previous post is titled “Luck of the Oirish”…

    Very odd.

    I unchecked the option “Attempt to notify any Weblogs linked to from the article (slows down posting.)”.

    That speeded up posting dramatically – I would say it is OK now, typical post takes 2-5 seconds.

    If I add a trackback URL I don’t notice any slowdown.

    Unchecking”Attempt to notify any Weblogs linked to from the article (slows down posting.)” didn’t make a noticable change for me, still very slow. I do have about 10 categories, will that make it slower?

    Besides, isn’t it good to “Attempt to notify any Weblogs linked to from the article?”

    For me the slowest “feature” in WP1.5 was actually the “Site Admin” page which before the upgrade loaded in 1 second, and after upgrade to WP1.5 it took 15-20 seconds – which actually has made me stop using the Site Admin page. It was much faster to just click on Edit on a post, and then use the menu from there.

    But the suggestion to uncheck “Attempt to notify any Weblogs linked to from the article (slows down posting.)” worked for me. Thank you 🙂

    Even with features disabled like “Attempt to notify any Weblogs,”it takes forever to post with 1.5–sometimes five minutes or even longer. Help!

    Odds and ends:

    –The problem seems worse with longer posts. Not sure if links in the posts are a factor.

    –My blog may be as long as 900,000 words, including an import from Blogger. I wonder if the size could be a factor, though I see I’m not the only one with problems. Anyone else have a long blog and the same delays? Maybe the testing of new builds should be done especially with users like us in mind. If WordPress will suffice for us, it will for anyone. Are any developers working on the publishing-speed problem?

    – is adamant that nothing screwy is going on with MYSQL or anything else at its end.

    –The problem is only with the actual publishing. “Save” and “Save and continue editing” both work great–almost no delays whatsoever.

    –Blog is at

    Any troubleshooters care to take an interest in this case?

    Other than the above and a problem ordering my categories and maybe another detail or so, I’m very happy I made this long-overdue switch to WordPress.


    David Rothman | 703-370-6540 |
    (Can call back so you don’t spend long distance)

    On my site it takes forever (20-30 seconds) to log on to wp-admin/index.php. Once I’m logged in every page in the admin section loads fast, except for index.php (dashboard).

    I have this problem with a clean install, no plugins.

    Never had this problem with 1.3, server is fast and not overloaded (load average: 0.02, 0.04, 0.01 )

    It seems that some people who uncheck “Attempt to notify any Weblogs linked to from the article (slows down posting.)” are getting very lucky, and it magically fixes the problem. Not so for the rest of us! I’m still having the if-post-contains-many-links-it-takes-5-to-10-minutes-to-post problem, but I’m glad that I finally know I’m not alone in this.

    Any chance of a WP guru to weigh in on this issue?

    I’ve got the same problem. It’s driving me insane. Sometimes if I manually enter tags like or <br>, it automatically closes them right after my open tag.

    To everyone with a speed problem:

    Are any of you using–and with what kind of account? And how big are your blogs? Anything close to my 800,000 words or whatever?

    David Rothman |

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