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Steps to Optimize WordPress in Regard to Server Load?

Besides installing W3 Total Cache or another caching plugin what steps can I take to make sure that my theme and site run as fast as possible.
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Optimizing a Proximity-based Store Location Search on a Shared Web Host?

I've got a project where I need to build a store locator for a client. I'm using a custom post type "restaurant-location" and I have written the code to geocode the addresses stored in postmeta ...
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Refactoring Wordpress to improve memory performance [closed]

I had a close look at Wordpress memory consumption. On my site, it seems that for each page hit 20MB of RAM gets allocated, just to prepare comfy environment for all the plugins to run in. I plotted ...
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Make Google index the entire post if it is separated into several pages

While this is a question, it is as well a serious warning to publishers that separate their posts using <!--nextpage-->. Bare with me. I run a highly trafficked multiple author platform that ...
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Scaling a WP eCommerce site

Related to this question. Any recommendation on tools, plugins for optimizing a large eCommerce site on WP. Currently hitting 1000 items and 5000 more items coming. It seems the optimizations would ...
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Optimize Multiple Taxonomy Term MySQL Query?

(Moderator's note: Title was originally: "query/database optimisation") I'm written a function for a custom "filter" search panel that allows users to select terms from up to four custom taxonomies. ...
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Why is home (a lot) slower than other pages?

I'm trying to tune a wordpress website which suffers slow loading times, and I found out that the home page seems to take a lot more time to load. It's not due to content because I'm just considering ...
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Optimize post insert and delete for bulk operations?

Not much noticeable when working with individual posts, but when you create or delete multiple thousands in bulk and by code - process is quite slow. Are there any good tweaks to apply and corners to ...
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Settings to get the most out of W3 Total Cache

I'm running a dedicated server which hosts one website - our WordPress install. Currently we're getting around 400,000 pageviews per month and that will likely rise quickly over the coming month - ...
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Is there a way to measure server resource (CPU) usage by WP plugins?

I have a website who is having a high CPU usage. The only way I know of it, is the information I get from the support people of the hosting company. Is there any other way for me to become informed ...
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cleaning up safely wordpress wp_postmeta table

In a effort to facilitate maintenance of my site, optimise page loading , and also helping out db migration , i am trying to cleanup the wordpress database of my site. i ahve realised the wp-postmeta ...