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WordPress fix Reply To: Huge memory increase (idle) after update 4.9.1

Discussion in 'Misc WordPress Requests' started by t-p, Dec 2, 2017.

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    Reply To: Huge memory increase (idle) after update 4.9.1, by t-p

    Slowness/high CPU usage could be due to (but not limited to):
    – A poor or memory intensive theme. Switch to the WordPress default theme and test loading time and see if you see a difference. If you do, may be your theme can be re-written to be more efficient.
    – Poor or memory intensive plugins. One by one disable plugins and test loading time and see if you see a difference. If you do, may be that plugin can be re-written to be more efficient.
    – your server is slow (e.g., “process hang”, overload, you get a lot of visitors, other problems, etc.); generally, every inexpensive host out there is slow.
    – I don’t know if you use CloudFlare or not but if you do I would suggest deactivating it and seeing if it helps. Also sometimes a good purge of the cache on CloudFlare can help.
    – Lots of images can cause slowness. Also images loaded without compression.
    – Lots of external content (facebook/ gravatar/ google adds, etc.) and redirects in general tends to slow sites down.

    The pingdom, etc., report tells you exactly what is wrong with your site: https://tools.pingdom.com/

    Use plugins to optmize/speed up sites: Autoptimize, WP Super Cache , etc

    Use Jetpack’s Photon option to speed up image delivery

    Ueful codex: http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Optimization

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