I am still having trouble getting the WordPress Dashboard for my website to load. It is taking minutes--not seconds--to load. My website itself (www.latercomma.com) loads relatively quickly. The problem is with WP Dashboard. The problem is intermittent--sometimes the Dashboard will load in a reasonable time (seconds), but more often it takes forever.
I have sent a support forum request to WordPress about this. After suggesting that I disable plugins and themes, their most recent response points back to the DreamHost server:
The most recent time this occured was at approximately 8:55 AM Pacific Time today 1/11/14.