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  • I have no clue on this one.
    When going from the dashboard to my profile, or going from the dashboard to a comment it is very fast, instant, on Firefox and takes 27 seconds in Internet Explorer.

    Any ideas why this would be happening?

    I have WordPress 2.1
    I tried this with and without pretty permalinks and got the same results.
    I installed this the other day so I can’t even think of anything else I changed from its default config.

    Any help is appreciated.
    Thanks ahead of time,


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  • i belive in your fire fox browser you have fasterfox plugin which cache your page to server you quickly.

    Unless it is included and enabled by default in Firefox 2 I don’t have the fasterfox plugin.

    This is really weird. If it was instant in Firefox and took 3 seconds in IE I wouldn’t even say anything, but this literally takes around 30 seconds to go from the dashboard directly to a comment or from the dashboard to my profile.

    The weird thing is that those links from the dashboard load just fine in IE if I copy them to the clipboard, go to the main page and then paste it in the address bar. But if I click on it from the dashboard or even if I paste the link in the address bar while the dashboard is loaded, it takes 30 seconds.

    I don’t know much php and I don’t know ajax at all.
    In 2.0.5 the default dashboard took a long time to load no matter which browser I was in so I was so happy to see how quick things were in 2.1 until someone told me how slow it was for them and then I found that it was only in IE.

    I’m sure there were major changes to the dashboard between 2.0.5 and 2.1 since like I said 2.0.5 was unusable in both browsers.

    Are there sections I could try commenting out to see if that helps anything?

    I have no idea how to debug this web stuff when it works fine in one browser and not in another. Is there a way I can check all the requests coming out of IE to see if there is anything out of the ordinary?

    Maybe it is some javascript hanging things up in IE.

    Any help is appreciated.


    Well I solved it by commenting out the following 3 lines.
    I have no idea what the repercussions of this will be.

    var update1 = new Ajax.Updater( ‘incominglinks’, ‘index-extra.php?jax=incominglinks’ );
    var update2 = new Ajax.Updater( ‘devnews’, ‘index-extra.php?jax=devnews’ );
    var update3 = new Ajax.Updater( ‘planetnews’, ‘index-extra.php?jax=planetnews’ );


    i had this exact same problem on a brand new install of wordpress. there were no problems in Firefox, but going from the dashboard tab to any of the the others in IE6 consistently took 30 seconds.

    I’ve ‘fixed’ it by commenting out these three lines also… but I’d like to know what they do, and if there will be any repercussions.


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