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  • For the last week and a half (and possibly since I upgraded to WP version 2.8.5), I have suddenly been experiencing time outs where WP-admin locks up and I cannot insert pics, save posts or even publish. Sometimes I can’t even access my site. After locking up, it times out. Sometimes it just tells me I’ve timed out. If I happen to access the site or the admin page when it’s working, I’ll exprience the lockup/time out when I try to insert a pic or save or publish. If I try again later, it resets itself but only temporarily.

    This is really strange because it was working fine two weeks ago and I don’t have any technical know-how to change any settings. I’m completely frustrated b/c my host (go daddy) says it might be a setting in my .htaccess files (which I have no clue what this is or where to find it) and WP will NOT help me as someone else is hosting the site. Please, please, please help me as it takes super long to post and wait for the time out to reset.

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  • Have you tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem? If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    – switching to the default theme to rule out any theme-related problems?

    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or phpMyAdmin? Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    And your .htaccess file in in the folder where you installed WordPress.

    Thanks for your response Esmi! Although I am a complete moron when it comes to HTML stuff, I’m not sure if its the theme because it just started happening in the last 2 weeks, everything was fine before. I also just remembered that I just upgraded to WP 2.8.5 around the same time so that may have contributed to it. I will definitely try deactivating the plugins…not sure if I know how to reset them by FTP (like I said, I don’t know anything about HTML stuff). I had a friend of mine check the .htaccess files and they look fine. Just for ur info, here’s my site.

    See the link above for resetting the plugins folder. If you can possibly manage the PhpMyAdmin route (or can ask someone to do it for you), do it. It’s the most effective way of “killing” problematic plugins.

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