Its not just the dashboard. Its every screen in the entire admin panel.
I de-activated all plug-ins and re-enabled one-by-one. The slowness has disappeared and I have 3 plug-ins that will not activate due to fatal errors:
– Popularity Contest
– WP_ContactForm (one I modified to use departments)
Looks like I’ll need to deal with these plug-ins.
I have none of these plugins (but I do have others) and I have a plugin to remove all the news feeds from the dashboard, but the whole administration remains slow.
Mine too. Slow and sometimes it shows up blank page. I’m beginning to hate WordPress 2.5 already. 🙁
On my three separate sites the admin panel is lighting fast.
Disable all your plug ins as the install instructions ask you to do first. See how the dashboard then runs with no plugins. Then re enable them one by one to find the culprit.
I had the same problems with a very slowly responding WP-site. After saving a post or publishing one, I could wait for ever; and even the dashboard was very slow. Then I ran into the problem of sites not responding any more after posting an entry. But, I found a solution, posted on this site 8 months ago.
You can replace 1 line in your cron.php in the WP includes directory. The original posting you find here:
Apparently, it works like this:
In the file wp-includes/cron.php, find:
$argyle = @ fsockopen( $parts['host'], $port, $errno, $errstr, 0.01 );
and replace with:
$argyle = @ fsockopen( $parts['scheme'].'://'.$parts['host'], $_SERVER['SERVER_PORT'], $errno, $errstr, 0.01 );
After I did this, everything went faster on the site (posting, saving, dashboard), the sun started shining and my cat come home with a freshly caught bird for the kids and I will spare you the details as to what my wife had in mind for me. Needless to say, I was happy.
The answer was found out by this member: http://wordpress.org/support/profile/226163 It amazes me how people can solve these things at all. well, I say thank you, for helping out a code-illiterate.
By the way, this was found in august 2007, but it works for WP 2.5.
If you’re not good at coding, I found out that the Google XML Sitemaps Plugin seems to be slowing things down. Currently, the plugin page says its compatible to 2.1 and higher but it doesn’t seem to work with 2.5 that well. I will be trying and testing the change above also. Hope this helps anyone thats not a coder.
Needless to say, I was happy.
Amazing, since that fix should not even work. I mean, I can see it being faster, but now all your future posting won’t work, you’ll never send pingbacks or trackbacks, and essentially all the cron jobs will cease executing.
Needless to say, I highly recommend against doing this. It will break things, not fix them.
My Admin panel is running extremely slow too, and it usually crashes my browser in a just a few minutes. I find myself having to edit posts directly from the phpMyAdmin interface connected with my mySQL database. No other site does this. My public facing sits is just fine. I’m only having problems with the wp-admin.
I’m running Mac OSX Leopard, and the browser crashes both in Firefox and in Safari when I’m using the admin.
Add Media feauture, it’s very very slow… 🙁
I just found a plugin for wordpress dashboard…
But not tried it yet.
I had similar slow dashboard loading problems for months. About 90% of the time any and ever page in the dashboard would just timeout and not load. The problem was unique to my home computer, so I knew it wasn’t plugin or other type problems
I tried everything I could cleaning the system, rebooting, different browsers, upgrading, to no avail.
Eventually, I found that if I bypassed my linksys router which I was not even using wirelessly it worked fine. Eventually I upgraded my firmware on the router and everything worked great! Who knew?
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