Recently, something very odd has happened to WordPress that powers this blog. Front facing pages load fast but the back end WordPress admin pages are extremely slow to load. So slow that at times, when I save a draft, the new content would not even take. Nothing times out but many admin pages are just extremely slow to load. It turned out to be one of the plugins. Luckily I don’t have many plugins on this blog and just systematically deactivated each. The culprit was an older Google Sitemap plugin. Simply made a quick update to a new one and admin sluggishness was gone! Can’t believe how fast WordPress can be when it’s working right. If you are also experiencing WordPress admin pages loading slowly, try deactivating your plugins.