Weeks ago, I upgraded my blog to WordPress 3.8. After that, I found that if I dont use GoAgent to break the GFW, it took me about 1 minute to show the home page.
After did some more check, I confirmed that its all because WordPress 3.8, and its latest version v3.8.1 are using Google Fonts, and its host (http://fonts.googleapis.com) is blocked by GFW. People inside the GFW are sucked by it.
The fact that WP is using Google Fonts in its default themes bugs me and guys inside GFW a lot.
Here are my solutions for this issue. Continue reading “Solutions for WP blog slow due to Google Fonts issue”