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    (@rad_thundercat)


    -I’ve disabled all the plugins
    -I’ve loaded up the default theme
    -and still have this problem.

    Clicking around the back-end, most links load up fast. However, clicking the ‘plugins’ link takes a consistent 60 seconds to load.

    I’ve tried different monitoring apps to get some sort of info, and the closest I’ve gotten is from YSlow.

    For instance, here are the results from clicking the edit post link: http://i.imgur.com/4OPZa.gif

    And here are the results from clicking the plugins link:
    http://i.imgur.com/dNreU.gif

    fyi, the front-end of the site is blazing fast. It is just for a few links on the back-end.

    Any ideas on what’s going on?

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  • Even with the front-end being fast, the back-end could be related to your hosting company. The administration area has lots of queries to perform, etc. Also, if there is cacheing of any sort on the front end that would cause it to load a great deal faster as well.

    Perhaps your host can look to see if there are “slow queries” being performed or something along those lines?

    WPTuner revealed that ‘admin_init’ is the component that’s taking its sweet time: http://imgur.com/iMrF3.gif

    Does that help pinpoint anything?

    The site is hosted on our own boxes. I have two other wordpress sites running and have never run into this problem (although they are older versions of wordpress (2.6ish?)

    I believe the only difference on this site is we put the wordpress content on one box which reads the mysql database from another box.

    Although from looking at the .gif it seems that the SQL performance is fine.

    Also, I’m not the IT guy here so I only have limited access to the servers (and try to understand the syntax the best I can). However, any ideas you guys have I’ll be able to pass along.

    Thank you!

    Well, came in this morning and now it is two different components that are slugs: admin_notices (takes 60secs to load) and load_feed_engine (120 seconds)

    http://i.imgur.com/VjyxC.gif

    Ok guys and gals I got it figured out.

    I had a test site setup before the backend got slow. This install was blazing fast on the back-end.

    The test site is using WP 2.8.6. The root folder of the WP install had an .htaccess file in there where 2.9 (the install with the slow back-end) did not.

    Out of curiosity, I copied the .htaccess file from 2.8.6 into the root of 2.9 and BAM -NO MORE SLOWDOWN on the back-end!

    While searching this past week for the solution, a few people and suggested to through a .htaccess file in the root with some code (forget what it was, but it wasn’t what is in the 2.8.6 .htaccess.)

    So anyway, here is the code that is in the .htaccess which fixed my slow back-end problem:

    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
    </head>
    
    # BEGIN WordPress
    
    # END WordPress

    Hope that helps others!

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