I'm new to the site but appreciate any help you can give.
I have a WordPress set-up which (rightly or wrongly) has hundreds of pages and thousands of another custom post type which is also based on a page (ie hierarchical).
When attempting to add a new page or custom post type (or edit an existing one) in the admin, the edit page screen loads extremely slowly if at all.
Usually timing out around the Attributes Box mark (sometimes it will load the entire page, sometimes not, but basically it's either extremely unusable or not usable at all).
My assumption is that because there is so many items to be loaded on the hierarchy menu (within the Attributes Box) it's causing the time out.
I understand that perhaps using so many pages in this way is perhaps not optimal for WP, but this is the situation the site is in now and I cannot easily change it (and unfortunately the ability to put a page within a certain hierarchy is needed so I can't just hide the Attributes box from the admin).
In the long run maybe the site needs to be rebuilt to use only posts however is there anything I can do for now to either help WordPress load the edit page fully and/or speed it up.
Any htaccess/php.ini hacks (I've tried a couple, like increasing memory size/execution time but didn't seem to help) or anything else you think I can try (I am open to nearly any idea), something in MYSQL to cache it maybe (I'm not an expert on this unfortunately)
Really appreciate any help you can give
PS It's WordPress 3.2.1 PPS I also tried editing the permalink structure so it doesn't include %post-name but that didn't help PPPS I also tried duplicating the site and upgrading to WordPress 3.3 latest beta but still the same PPPPS The site is on a Rackspace Sites Cloud Server
Also... I tried disabling the Attributes box and just trying to use the Quick Edit function on the Pages listing part of the admin to control hierarchy but this is not responsive presumably because it is 'timing out' because of the same issue, so unfortunately my temporary workaround idea doesn't really do it either, cheers.