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itarsenal

DMS 2, WP Engine, No Plugins, NOT Working, LOADING STUCK

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itarsenal

I'm starting to get so frustrated, every few weeks I go to make updates to my site, and have to spend a week troubleshooting it first. This saga continues...

 

I've run through the typical troubleshooting tasks, down to the point where I have zero plugins activated, and the problem persists.

 

Problem: Cannot add any sections, front end editor just hangs on "Loading" ...

 

WP Version: 3.9.1

 

DMS 2, and recommended plugins all on the latest versions, screenshot, http://take.ms/NLdd0

 

Page I happen to be attempting to edit: http://itatest.wpengine.com/services-shop/online-business-technology-survival-guide/how-the-internet-works/

 

I had this issue weeks ago, tracked it down to a plugin for SSL, but in this case I am not loading the site from HTTPS in General Settings, and I have had that plugin disabled for weeks.

 

This is a cloned test site so feel free to login and go nuts...

 

http://itatest.wpengine.com/wp-admin/

freelancer

TANK2FILE*

 

On a separate note, what host does DMS 2 recommend, clearly it doesn't work well with WP Engine.


Robert Granholm

http://itarsenal.com | Technical Support for Online Entrepreneurs

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Simon

Hmm, i wouldn't post a username and password on a public forum ;)

 

Dos it work on the staging site?

 

WPE used to be really good, but as the amount of customers grew, so did the load times, so now they have super aggressive caching, It puts NATO to shame.

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Simon

Also I disabled the googlefonts plugin, thats from pagelines framework, very VERY out of date. Pro tools has the fonts built in.

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itarsenal

I can push to staging to see if it does, what would that tell you?

 

This is a site clone, so I don't care who has access, it will likely be destroyed whenever the issue is resolved.

 

-r


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http://itarsenal.com | Technical Support for Online Entrepreneurs

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itarsenal

Could it be this piece of code in functions.php another forum member gave me to force CSS to load over HTTPS so I didn't have my former CSS issues when I loaded pages over CSS?

 

// FORCE CSS TO LOAD OVER SSL TO FIX HTTPS CSS ISSUES
add_action( 'pl_force_ssl', '__return_true' );
 
add_filter( 'pless_vars', 'make_ssl_vars' );
function make_ssl_vars( $vars ) {
    $vars['plSectionsRoot'] = str_replace( 'http://', '//', $vars['plSectionsRoot'] );
    $vars['plRoot'] = str_replace( 'http://', '//', $vars['plRoot'] );
    return $vars;
}

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itarsenal

Yes, confirmed that is causing it, but if I remove it, then load a page over HTTPS, which I need for several pages of my site, the CSS files don't load and everything looks like crap. Ugh.


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jmad

itarsenal

 

Not sure how to help resolve your issue but for hosting...I've done a crap load of comparing, calling, emailing, and testing so here is what I know.  

 

I use WP engine for a few sites both DMS and other themes.  DMS2 is still turning in decent load times for most site on WPE GTmetrix 95/82 and load times ranging for 1s to 2 ish/s (GT&pingdom).  However,  I have noticed some random super slow times and other Frameworks/themes have seen nearly a 10 to 20% slow down and there have been absolutely no changes to the sites.  

 

I've started using Flywheel and have been really impressed with the speed, service and ease-of-use interface.  Also, with the "Tiny" plan it's only $15/month and that's much easier to sell to clients when you are trying to move them off some super slow shared $1.00/month hosting.  

 

Pressable seems reliable and pricing more reasonable than I remember it being before...I think.  

 

I actually had a good experience with "A Small Orange" but prefer a backup option more like Flywheel or WPE.

 

I've been tempted to try out Siteground but found the pricing and what came with it a little unclear...also couldn't really talk to anyone that had used them before.  

 

I'm moving some clients to Flywheel because it's easy, fast and WPE doesn't have a low cost entry point like FlyWheel does.

 

I'd give Flywheel a shot if you are really wanting to switch.

 

 

 

 

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Good info jmad. I used to be on WP Engine, Flywheel is very expensive if doing SSL/HTTPS, and I've had chats with several others. My preferred host is Lightning Base. They're WP-specific hosts with great pricing, knowledgable and fast support, and uses cPanel. There aren't any blacklisted plugins, etc.

 

I switched from WPE to both LB and SiteGround, and LB was the clear winner for me. I'll be switching my SG sites to LB in the next few weeks.

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jmad

CliffordP"]  Thanks.  Lightning Base hadn't even made the radar...not sure why.  I'll look into some more.  @[member="itarsenal  Sorry we hijacked your topic a bit without any real help to you.  

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I also hadn't heard of them prior to a friend's recommendation.

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