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  • Resolved huppbrian


    The new editor performance is notably poor on my machine. I don’t believe this is due to CPU overload or lack of memory. My machine is not a screamer, but it’s no slouch either. It was purpose-built as a lab for VMWare vSphere certification training – a notably demanding application. I suspect that this is due to typed entries being passed over the link character by character over my satellite Internet connection. I can easily type much faster than the screen displays what I enter. Also, performance when selecting text with the mouse is so poor I drag past what I intended to select, or click again (resetting the selection) because I don’t see that my selection “took.”

    All-in-all, the editing experience over satellite is extremely frustrating. Next time I have my machine in town, I’ll try it out over a terrestrial link just to confirm my suspicions.

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  • Moderator Marius L. J.



    I’m curious about your website setup, it shouldn’t be sending each keypress to the server (the majority of things going on in the editor should hopefully be client side), I’m wondering if a plugin or theme might be requiring more interactions, and is the cause of the slowdown you are experiencing.

    I’d be interested in hearing how your testing on a landline works out, but if you’re up for giving some testing a go before then, we do have a few troubleshooting steps that are often very useful, which you can find at

    Right you are, Marius. It was the Yoast SEO plugin (now deactivated – soon to be deleted.

    The cause of this lies in WordPress core / Gutenberg. 5.0.1 will fix most of these performance issues, unfortunately we can’t fix them in Yoast SEO at the moment. Easiest solution is to stick with classic editor for a few weeks.

    (By the way, this doesn’t mean it’s good, very sorry to hear that it’s causing these issues)

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