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  • My site runs fine and loads fast from the front end. But on the admin side, when I try to add a new post or edit an existing one, the publish hangs and appears to not work. Sometimes, if I look at the “edit posts” page, I see my post sitting there as a draft. I can then publish from there and it works.

    I’m running Firefox 3.6.3 (and WP 2.9.2). I’m pretty sure I’ve got PHP5 enabled on the web host (LunarPages). I’ve cleared cache, cleared cookies, and restarted. Same problem. Tried it in IE8. Same problem. I’ve seen some other forum posts where network speed issues were raised, but I don’t think this has anything to do with connectivity, since just about every other type of network traffic runs fine.

    I’ve got another client’s site on a GoDaddy hosting plan, also running WP 2.9.2, and I sometimes see the same problem.

    Any clue what’s going on? I don’t know if the problem is in WP, MySQL, my web hosting plan, my browser, my connection, or a million other things it could be. I’m willing to spend some time trouble-shooting, but I don’t even know what to look at. I’m quite tech-savvy (I sometimes accidentally say things like ‘ping’, ‘traceroute’, and ‘w3c validator’ in normal conversations) so I’m not afraid to look under the hood.


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  • esmi


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    Have you tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem? If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    – switching to the default theme to rule out any theme-specific problems?

    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or phpMyAdmin? Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    – re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders from a fresh download of WordPress?

    increasing your available memory?

    @esmi – Thanks for the suggestions. I’ll give them a try and see if I can identify the trouble-maker!

    @esmi – Bingo! It was a plugin conflict. I can’t identify exactly which one, because activated individually, everything works fine. It’s the combination of two or more being activated that causes the problem. I narrowed it down to one plugin that’s fine on its own but isn’t playing nice with the others. Luckily, it’s one that isn’t critical.

    Thanks again for the trouble-shooting tips.

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