I’ve been having problems with this site becoming incredibly slow a few times a day and I have a feeling that the old theme has some code in it that may be the culprit.
I’m putting up a clean temp theme to see if there’s any site slowdowns with it.
The site still has spikes where it becomes slow for a bit but the slow queries that was slowing down the database seem to have been eliminated.
We’ve installed DDOS deflate and APF firewall on the server side to cut down some of the nefarious ip addresses that have been sucking cpu resources and hopefully this will help speed things up.
In the meantime, I’ve actually started liking the temp theme. It feels a little cleaner than the last one so I think I’m going to keep it for now until I get bored. I also added the WPTouch theme for iPhone users which is easy enough to turn off if you’d rather not use that.