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  1. Paint Guy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi, I am new to WP and I can't understand why it takes so long to do anything. I have High Speed internet but whenever I try to do anything in WP it takes about 2 to 3 minutes to do it. It's so frustrating!

    Is this normal? If I go to my WP page or work in dashboard and click the edit my post button it takes 2 to 3 minutes to open so I can edit my post. The same for doing anything in WP.

    I didn't have this problem when I had a strictly HTML site, everything was fast, so does anyone know what may be causing this. Is it my web host maybe that their PHP or MySQL is slow. I don't know, just grasping at straws and pulling my hair out.

  2. PBP_Editor
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Add this to your htaccess file

    <IfModule mod_php5.c>
    php_value post_max_size 5M
    php_value upload_max_filesize 5M
    php_value memory_limit 300M
    php_value max_execution_time 259200
    php_value max_input_time 259200
    php_value session.gc_maxlifetime 1200
    </IfModule>

    Change some settings like memory size in the wp-settings.php file to 128M

    The plug-in WP-Cache also works wonders to speed up WordPress. If you asked me cache should come standard with the WordPress install.

  3. Lucian Florian
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    That if you run it locally, if you use a hosting provider, change it. It's not normal to run that slow.

  4. PBP_Editor
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Most hosts will allow you to change php.ini settings as well the other files and settings mentioned above. Who is your hosting company?

  5. Paint Guy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for your replies.

    Add this to your htaccess file

    <IfModule mod_php5.c>
    php_value post_max_size 5M
    php_value upload_max_filesize 5M
    php_value memory_limit 300M
    php_value max_execution_time 259200
    php_value max_input_time 259200
    php_value session.gc_maxlifetime 1200
    </IfModule>

    My hosting company is a company in Canada called Telus. I'm grateful for the help but why should we have to use workarounds like the script above just to get WP to work properly? Shoudn't WP work correctly right out of the box and be at least as fast as an HTML site?
    I'm not a programmer so it's a miracle I was able to install WP at all due to my lack of programming experience so if I have to add scripts just to make WP run faster then I'm hooped when I have to upgrade and I can't remember the scripts to use. It's bad enough that the darn thing is so difficult to install. I didn't expect all of this maintenance just to get WP to run right and I'm asking myself if this is actually worth it!!

    Shouldn't WP run fast right out of the box or is the technology just so complicated it run's slower than HTML? I must say WordPress has been a little disappointing so far what with the extreme difficulty of installation and now this.

  6. PBP_Editor
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes WordPress should run fast right out of the box (besides the WP-cache thing, I highly recommend installing that plugin). But there are circumstances like server configurations that can have a significant impact on performance. Many hosts like Bluehost which I use have 2 click installs of WordPress which makes it very easy for non technical people. Maybe take a look at them. I have multiple installs of WordPress on Bluehost and even run a large and heavily trafficked music site. We have thousands of articles and the site runs great.

    http://skopemag.com/

  7. Paint Guy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks PBP_Editor. Ok, I'm feeling a lot better today as the blog page is loading fast. I'm not sure why it was so slow last night.

    Change some settings like memory size in the wp-settings.php file to 128M

    if ( !defined('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT') )
    define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '128M');

    Ok, I changed the memory from the default 32M to 128M as you suggested. Will this allow WP to keep pages in Cache so it doesn't have to load pages as often? Please explain how upping this to 128M will help just so I understand. Thanks.

  8. PBP_Editor
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It will allow for longer requests to the database to finish without timing out.

    You should download and install WP-Cache. This will speed things up alot. This is the best and fastest way to improve performance.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-cache/

    Here is an article on speeding things up further but it will take some technical knowledge.

    http://elliottback.com/wp/why-my-wordpress-site-is-so-much-faster-than-yours/

    Steps to a speedy WP site
    -PHP debugs
    -Run MySQL Query Cache
    -Run PHP Opcode Cache
    -Code mods to Apache httpd.conf
    -Modify settings in PHP php.ini

  9. hj
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    To be honest I feel paint_guy is right - WordPress should work much faster out of the box.

    I've installed various version of it many times, both locally and on remote/live servers. The whole thing is woefully slow...and that's before you add any plugins or content!!

    By comparison pMachine (before it became Expression Engine which I've not used) was lightning fast.

    I've been working on a moving a site from regular designed-by-me html to a WordPress platform. But after much investment of time I'm coming to the conclusion that WordPress is not (yet) a good platform for fast site updating by non-geeks. Frankly, my contributors and viewers would get pissed off by WP's slow response.

    It just doesn't move quickly, period. And the casual blogger/user shouldn't have to resort to "steps to a speedy WP site".....as if they'd know how to anyway!

    HJ

  10. PBP_Editor
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I run two sites with over 6,000 articles on them, various third party scripts, conditional php customizations and the performance is decent. I haven't tried pMachine. But I think WordPress delivers overall... and its free and opensource.

    Installing WP-Cache is a very simple improvement that will work wonders on the performance.

  11. hj
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    PBP-Editor, have you got the latest all singing all dancing PC? And a fst broadband connection?

    I'm reasonably uptodate with a G5 mac on OSX Tiger and a broadband that checks say gives me 3.5mb most of the time. But WP is slow, you can see it thinking about loading something up...every page takes 4-5 seconds at best. I't not much better on localhost.

    I accept your experience, but mine is very different. Working through the admin is a royal pain in the you know where.

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