WordPress Development Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for WordPress developers and administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

We have a large wp install that is freezing up whenever an editor hits "publish". It seems that the culprit is the pinging processes that run, such as re-building the sitemap, etc.

Is it possible to move most of these processes to the background so that the site doesn't hold up until the processes are complete?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Pinging and similar is all done in the background already.

If you have a plugin rebuilding a sitemap or something, then consider using a different plugin which doesn't have the same rebuilding time issue.

share|improve this answer
That's what I thought, I just wanted to be sure. Thanks! – Dan Gayle Aug 8 '11 at 22:05

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.