Support » Plugin: Gutenberg » Slow Speed, Unresponsive

  • Anonymous User 14934761


    Editing a 14K words post with 30 images makes the editing incredibly slow.

    I am using an updated Chrome beta version, my computer has 32 GB of RAM and Core i7 processor.

    Editing 50th paragraph and the speed is noticeably slow like something is cluttering the memory or something. I can type but the experience shows lack of low latency on the input.

    The more I edit, the slower it gets.

    This is not a good experience, I was thinking that Gutenberg would make people write to WordPress directly as opposed to before when people would still have to use an external text editor and just copy the content.

    Why is that?

    • This topic was modified 1 year ago by Anonymous User 14934761.
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  • Plugin Author Riad Benguella


    Hi There and sorry you’re having issues, that’s definitely not a great experience and not something we’re aiming for.

    In order to help us detect and fix the issue, I’d like to ask you if this is something that started happening recently (WP 5.3 update or Gutenberg plugin update)?


    Anonymous User 14934761


    It took me 1.8 GB of RAM.

    From my experience this is usual for Gutenberg. Again, it shuold work for people that write lenghty content. If you ever want professional journalists to use that, they should be able to edit lenghty posts.

    Tested vanilla OS, browser openining only that tab. The result is that slowly by time it starts cluttering the RAM.

    Many laptops, ultrabooks, two-in-ones are sold with 8GB RAM. Some tablets are sold with 2, 3, 4 GB of RAM. Having that experience on them or on phones is bad. From what I understand your idea is to make this Gutenberg compatible for mobile devices, but it looks like you are achiving the opposite.

    Dump 50 links in a post. A normal situation when you have blog rolls or something, it will start CPU cycling and RAM.

    I think you try to dump these into the RAM for lower latency but the end result for lenghty articles is the opposite.

    See the image:

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