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    Hi Gang
    I can’t edit anything on my wesbite because the dashboard is so so slow.
    It litteraly takes minutes to load the requested page let’s say “plugin”, last time I’ve tried it took 6 minutes!
    My Internet connexion is extremely fast I have no problem with websurfing. I’ve tried on both Safari and Firefox.
    I am on bluehost, I have deleted all the unused/not essential pluggins and widgets.
    I have WP cache installed.
    I am clueless…
    Does the number of posts influence the dashboard’s speed?

    Help anyone?

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  • @substitute,

    Do you any other plugins active other than Wp Cache?


    Oh yes I do=
    I need them…this is an aggregator can’t do with most of them..

    Advanced Search

    Category Cloud Widget

    Category Page

    Dublin Core for WordPress

    Enhanced WP-ContactForm

    Extended Options


    FeedWordPress Duplicate Post Filter

    Page Links To

    RSS Includes Pages



    Here’s a smart tip for all performance related issues on a WP blog:

    1) Put blog in Maintenance Mod.
    2) Deactivate all plugins
    3) Test
    4) If performance now OK then activate plugins one by one and test for culprit.
    5) Once you have identified culprit disable maintenance mode.
    6) Investigate alternatives for rogue plugin or contact author.

    You will find that most performance issues on WP are as a direct result of a plugin consuming too many CPU cycles or performing excessive SQL quesries.

    Let us know how you go.


    Great Thanks!

    I’ve just done that and removed the culprits 🙂 It’s much better, I didn’t know about the maintenance mode! Great Tip!

    You may wonder how I did it so fast? I started with the least essential plugins, and saw a dramatic improvement right away!
    So I ‘ll keep the essential that’s enough!

    Thanks again!


    Please mark this topic as resolved if finished.


    I just installed 2.9.1 on a brand new blog and it is extremely slow with NO themes or plugins. There has to be something more to it. I cannot even setup the basic parameters without timing out. 2.8 and 2.9 were not anywhere near this slow

    where do you activate maintenance mod?

    I cant even get to login area.

    server hangs

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