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  • Immediately after upgrading to 3.3 I noticed that the visual mode editor is – to put it very mildly – slow.

    I am a very slow typist and yet I have to wait for the text to appear as I type. Should there be a need to hit backspace I must be extremely careful and count the hits because relying on visual deletion will delete far beyond intended.

    The new admin interface seems to slow down to a crawl upon entering the editor. It was totally responsive in the previous version.

    Is there any way to get the speed back without having to downgrade?

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  • Not trying to throw you away, but how have you updgraded WordPress ? And have you tried manually reinstalling from the official archive (after deleting the previous versions of them) the wp-includes and wp-admin folders ?

    I can’t help you, but I think this will be asked that question to begin with 😉

    I tried a direct replace of the suggested directories to no effect.

    However I noticed that the slowness appears when using Firefox (latest version). I used Firefox with the older WP too without problems. Chrome works faster.

    Then I found a test that unfortunately shows that 3.3 is a significant step back in performace over the previous version. Up to now the 3-series has improved on performance so this is a definite set-back.

    WordPress Benchmark: 3.0 vs 3.1 vs 3.2 vs 3.3

    Personally I would prefer that WP development would focus on robustness and performance rather than admin eye-candy.

    I second MOTORISTI the Visual Editor is virtually useless to me. I am running a brand new HP Quad-core AMD Win 7 (8 GB of Ram)and FF9. The Editor is pure molasses I can imagine what this would have been like on mt 4 year old HP.



    Forum Moderator

    The Visual Editor is running on your remote server – not on your local machine. 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 Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

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

    But esmi I am noticing Chrome does not have the same lag. I Will check my plugins as well I do wonder why the problem is so noticeable in FireFox.

    I have the same problem only in FF no mater what PC/FF version/FF plugins/WP version/WP host/day of the week

    It annoys me to no end



    Forum Moderator

    Please post your own topic in the How To & Troubleshooting forum.

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