Saving replies is slow
Hi, I am more than less happy with the overall speed of forum-startpage on GTMetrix (99 / 75, Fully load 7,0 (draws definitive much earlier) by 754 KB page size and 34 requests. The single pages are ok as well.
So far, so good. Nearly all other plugins are deloaded on forum-page, using Asset CleanUp Pro.
What makes a problem is, that replying to another post could need up to ten seconds, what is driving users nuts. Who could offer information how to speed this part up?
Is that your site "https://www.al*a*e.com" ?
If so, you optimize with wp rocket plugin and that is not appropriate for wpForo. That could be the problem. I say could be since a query or other debuging wordpress plugin could exactly tell you what and why it happens.
If you use the rocket plugin with wpForo i also highly doubt your forums are fully dynamic.
@berndg I'm only saying that it is not possible your wpForo is fully dynamic with ANY caching and especially the one you use, since we have tones of reports here about it.
For example, the bottom statistics work? I bet they do not. Also the "who visited and viewed the topic" works? I bet it doesn't. And other places also that i do not remember.
And i do not suggest anything as alternative. Some semi-work (WP Super Cache for example), some not at all (like LiteCache). They make wpForo static and possibly create other problems (i haven't seen any, still who knows).
@berndg What you do or not do, it is up to you. I'm just stating the facts.
Your wpForo page(s) are faster for two reasons:
1. Caching creates a static page (html) and (almost) no php or db calls are executed. So it is faster of cource.
2. Your hosting and db is slow. So caching makes it faster.
But when something like a new user/post/topic/reply happens, while wpForo makes an effort to "inform" Wordpress about it, the caching plugins do not "get it" or do not "get it right". So the next visitor is served with an old/outdated page/post/topic.
I hope this is clear.
wpForo has some internal caching but not for creating static html pages for topics.
If you insist to use caching plugins with wpForo, consider a short TLL. Short meaning .... like minutes.
About the optimizations you may use (combine, compress js and css) use F12 to be sure there are no errors. 99% of the cases here have JS and other errors on their pages and have no idea about it (and from what i have seen they do not care to fix them, they rave about SEO mostly).
And since you did have some db errors with wpForo, please enable Wordpress debug to a log and check for errors.
Also what PHP you use and what version of mysql?