When I was writing a blog article today, I realized that my wordpress suddenly became extremely slow. Until yesterday it'd been working totally fine.
To give you some background information, I'll write down what I have searched and tried by myself.
[What I have found out]
- It is not an Internet connection problem. I could open my Facebook and other websites totally fine. Rather, they were responding pretty fast.
- I used "PageSpeed Insights" to check if my wordpress was actually slow. On a scale of 0 to 100, the assessment result was 25, which means that my wordpress was actually very slow.
[What I have tried]
- I deleted the cache. First I tried deleting my browser's cache (Google Chrome). It had no effect, so I also tried deleting my wordpress's cache.
When I deleted my wordpress's cache for the first time it seemed to be working. It began to load pages properly again and I could post and edit my articles. But several minutes later it just got back to the "frozen" state. Now it's extremely slow again.
I googled even more, and one of the pages that I found says that some other things that can make your wordpress slow are
- Theme of the wordpress
- Source code
I don't think the theme is the cause of this problem, because ever since I set the theme for my wordpress for the first time (November 2017) I've never changed a thing about it.
As for the source code, basically I have done very little. The last time I edited a little bit is when I got authorized for Google Adsense in the middle of January 2019.
I don't think photos are problem either. I have posted 85 articles. Considering there are many bloggers who have already posted over 500 articles with images, I can hardly believe photos that I have uploaded are so much burden on my wordpress.
I haven't installed so many plugins either. There are 9 of them that are currently active.
- Akismet Anti-Spam
- Contact Form 7
- Easy FancyBox
- Jetpack by WordPress.com
- Ptengine - Real time web analytics and Heatmap
- Shortcodes Ultimate
- TinyMCE Annotate
- WP Fastest Cache
Any idea what can be causing this problem?