I’ve been pulling out hair recently over slow wordpress dashboards; Initially I thought it was something at the host’s end… But after a couple of emails we confirmed it wasn’t that. Next, I presumed it was MY internet connection, but on further investigation that was ruled out, too.
Now, after a little digging, it became apparent that WordPress Dashboards are notorious for having slow loading times. The hunt began to resolve this issue, if possible with a WP-Plugin (after all, it was WordPress’ fault to begin with!).
Along came a cheeky little plugin called WP-Cache is;
an extremely efficient WordPress page caching system to make you site much faster and responsive. It works by caching Worpress pages and storing them in a static file for serving future requests directly from the file rather than loading and compiling the whole PHP code and the building the page from the database.
It works quite well. It’s made the dashboard a lot more responsive, and I’m starting to cut down on the amount of hair-pulling!