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  • My site is running incredibly slow. I haven’t added any new plugins or made any major changes.

    I am using GoodNews theme from themeforest.

    Admin panel is running very slow in addition to the actual site.

    Anything I can do to speed it up?

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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    Just to level set how fast it could be, can you switch to the Twenty Eleven theme and deactivate all of your plugins?

    Once that’s done then clear your cache and cookies on your browser and visit your site again. That should tell you how fast it could be. You can switch everything back after that.

    When you do that does anything change speed wise?

    If I do that, will I lose any of my theme settings or other data?

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    You shouldn’t lose any settings but just to be safe (safe is good) you can always backup your database first.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Backups
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Restoring_Your_Database_From_Backup

    That way if you do lose any settings you can restore your database and get back all the settings.

    That may be more than you wanted though. 😉 Can you share a link to your site? That way we can see how it loads for other people and you don’t have to change anything.

    Seeing how it loads for other people may demonstrate if it’s a WordPress slowdown or the web server has issues.

    Lol I don’t know that I have time for all of that today!

    The web address is billbayer.net

    Thanks

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    I think your slowness may have already been resolve. The Pingdom Tools test came back as 2.61 seconds. That’s not bad. 😉

    That’s surprising, because it’s still running incredibly slow at times. Randomly–sometimes it’s fine, then it’ll take forever to load a page.

    If it runs incredibly slow only sometimes, that means the site may be getting huge traffic which puts load on the web server.
    You need to get more bandwidth and contact your web host with the problem you are having.

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