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  • I’m either getting a time-out or several-minute-long delay when I compose and then click the “publish” button.

    This only started the last couple days. Nothing else on my server seems to be sluggish, just when it’s time to publish the WP entry.

    If I simply logout (even if I don’t see the next screen) the blog entry is there – so that’s good.

    Any thoughts?

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  • Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    Where are you pinging ?
    If one of those sites is down, it will slow things.

    Switch off pinging.
    Does it speed up ?

    Thanks for the reply. No – no links in the posts in question. I mean – some DO have links and lag, but plenty don’t and still take their time.

    I see in other posts over the last few days others having issues – but it seems that some don’t have the same issue… of not having any links/pingbacks in the posts. Switching off didn’t make any difference.

    At least it’s not critical – just mildly annoying and I tend to not post as much with it going on.

    This has happened on my sites in the last few days too, and we have pingbacks turned off.

    I tried removing “” from my list of update services in Writing Optionsm but that didn’t help either.

    This is really strange as it seems to be something outside my site – my server has a very low load and responds very quickly to everything but WordPress publishing…

    I just posted a plugin to help fix this problem. See

    ^^ mmoncur said he has pingbacks turned off though, so your plugin wont work. I tried installing it yesterday and it hasn’t seemed to help me either. Still an ultra long delay.

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