I have just read this email as sent to me yesterday the content of which I shall paste below.
It does make sense to me and does seem to be fixed. I previously logged in as Christine and on that occasion it was first attempt.
I’ve spent quite a bit of time on this and I think there is definitely a speed improvement. Unfortunately the pages load fastest when not logged in because that is what is called static content. For dynamic content available in the members area (ie. when logged in) it is not quite as fast, (but still better) because content has to be refreshed before appearing on screen. eg. forum and other info in the members area which is updated more often. So if you want to check something quickly on the site that is not in the members area, don’t log in.
Another issue is that there are a LOT of photos in the gallery area on the site. I have made sure that all the images have been resized and optimized for the web, and are therefore taking up much less server space than if uploaded direct from camera.
I noticed that that there have also been quite a lot of hacking attempts on the site. This is not unusual and I have increased security by using a plugin called Wordfence which allows us to monitor and block hacking attempts more closely. Hacking attempts do have an impact on speed of pages loading.
Finally I have installed a new login plugin which I hope will resolve the double logging in issues you have been having. The plug in was not free unfortunately, it cost £8.00 but adds quite a few extra features. The previous one was older and I think there were conflicts with the newer versions of WordPress. I’ll add that to the next invoice so no rush.
I hope that resolves things for now, so do let me know.
All the best for 2016!