WP Admin Area Is Slow

WP Rocket is only able to make the front end of your site faster–in fact, this is the case with all caching plugins. 

For the back end of your site, slowness could be due to a few things.

  • Plugins: Some plugins will make your site slower on the backed. For example, WPML is quite notorious for making the WP admin run slow. Also, the DELUCKS SEO plugin’s stats module does intensive tracking and can blow up the database which in turn can result in very slow WP Admin and site performance, including higher TTFB values.
  • If you have a WooCommerce site, sometimes transients cause bloat. Delete expired transients with this plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/transients-manager/
  • Admin-ajax.php can cause slowness on both the front end and back end. The Heartbeat Control plugin can help with this. Read this article to learn more: http://brianjackson.io/diagnose-admin-ajax-php-causing-slow-load-times-wordpress/

Other tips for speeding up the WordPress back end: