I'm running wordpress 2.7 on my site at http://www.brianbotkiller.com
I'm barely running any plugins, most anything I have runs on the backend (wp automatic backup, wp database management, SEO optimizer, google analyticator). The only frontend plugins I'm running is the adwords plugin. My theme is quite light, and doesn't do many PHP calls, it's based off the rising sun theme by someone who has apparently let all of their websites lapse, so I have no link to them on the web, sorry.
Anyway, this crap is SLOW. So slow, in fact, that I'm wondering if I should even bother with WP anymore. I realize that it would be more clean to do it all with CSS, but I just don't have the time.
I'm running wp super cache, yes. I've optimized my databases with the wp database manager plugin. I've run WP cron.php. I've checked my code as much as possible for unclosed tags, etc. Everything seems to be clean.
and yes, I have also reset to the default theme, and turned off all plugins. It's still stupid slow. WP 2.7 seems to have introduced much of this lameness, as I don't remember this with 2.6.
I'm running the Yslow plugin in firefox for some insight, but honestly, it doesn't help, because I'm not going to use a CDN for my content, or most anything that the plugin suggests.
yes, I'm hosted on Godaddy, and yes, I know, "it's one of the worst hosts in the world", as most will say. I don't have money for anyone else. I've written GD support and asked if there are server issues, they attest that there are not.
So, all I know is that, I'm running out of ideas. I've tried cleaning up everything I can, but this thing is so painfully slow, it's like 1996. If you have any input, I'd be really grateful. Thanks.