Hi, guys, maybe someone can help me. I'm running the latest WP, and I've noticed that my WP is incredibly slow right now. At first, I blamed the database size being too big (40megs), but after talking to my host, they tell me that's not that big at all, and it could be something with my WP. So that's why I'm here.
First of all, publishing posts works just fine, but it's the act of publishing itself that is a drag. Whenever I press "Publish", it takes WP ages to present me with the "Post Published" message. Mind you, the post actually publishes to the front page MUCH FASTER (as in a few seconds after I click "Publish"), but it's the back-end system, the WP admin area, where it seems to be doing something like publishing, even though it's already published. If that makes any sense?
Also, it takes forever to delete a post; likewise to edit it. And I can no longer delete posts in bulk; it will only delete one post at a time, and even that takes ages. We're talking 2-3 minutes each here. Sometimes it just times out and doesn't delete.
I've been having this problem for a while, but the slow-down periods have gotten immeasurably longer when I upgraded to 2.5.1. It was always slow, but now it's just practically CRAWLING along, so that now I will press "Publish" for new posts, check to see if it's shown up on the front page, and just interrupt the process before the "Post Published" message is displayed, and it all works fine. But I would rather just fix this slow-down in the back-end system if possible.