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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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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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How to cache json with wp-super cache

In a new project we are using wp-super-cache (the client's preferred plugin) to create the static html files for custom content types. But we are trying to figure out if everything is being cached ...
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Wordpress Database Slow - should I switch to InnoDB?

I have a WordPress site with well over 10k posts, and things are starting to get very slow whenever I am adding and editing posts. Pages load nice and fast for users, along with the admin lists of ...
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How to benchmark a WordPress installation?

I'm trying to gather some benchmarking data to determine how well my optimizations to WordPress are fairing. I've found this page on High Traffic Tips but it doesn't contain any data. Are there any ...
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What's a good strategy for planning WordPress DB growth?

Hoping for some feedback on the topic of optimizing and staying on top of performance as a WordPress database grows... to paint a picture.... let's say you have a WordPress / Buddypress MU site that ...
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What is a good alternative to using $content_width for image optimization?

The $content_width GLOBAL in WordPress effects many themes and even some plugins by limiting the size of images and embeds in posts, it is a requirement for themes submitted to wordpress.org. It is ...
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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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How do I optimize a custom post type admin page with 25,000 posts?

I'm getting the occasional excessive resource limit error to due to loading so many posts at once. We had set the PHP limit to 128 but just loading the list of posts for a couple of the post types is ...
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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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Long Waiting Times on GoDaddy?

I prefer not to use GoDaddy because I always encounter performance issues. However, one of my clients is rather insistent on using them... so we are. I've tested this with a vanilla Wordpress 3.0+ ...
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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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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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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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WP_Query leaking absurd amounts of memory

Every time I call WP_Query() in the function below, Wordpress leaks 8 megs of memory. And since I call this function a lot, things get hairy pretty quickly... :( I've tried unsetting the resulting ...
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Running WordPress on low-end hardware/resources?

I knew about Atom-based dedicated servers, but these plug-class servers take it to whole new level of low-end extreme. Most of WordPress optimization talk is about surviving on shared hosting or ...
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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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Website is slow: advice on optimization

This WordPress-based website i just released is dead slow. I've optimised my theme a lot and get a pagespeed of 91/100 but the first time to byte is the culprit: it takes 8 up to 20 seconds. I've ...
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How to prevent execution of default query, while preserving ability to use WP_Query in template?

PROBLEM: I'am trying to prevent execution of default WordPress query for custom category template. I have found a possible solution, but looks like it preventing execution of all post queries: ...
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Safe to disable wptexturize?

To optimise the speed of my platform (beyond caching, database optimisation, JPEG compression, CSS sprites etc), it has come to my attention that disabling the wptexturize() function may give some ...
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If I consider changing my WordPress DB tables to InnoDB, will it have an effect on the way WordPress works?

I found a superb post here about optimising WordPress for large installs. One of the steps refers to lighthttpd which sounds excellent but isn't currently supported by DirectAdmin. Last time I messed ...
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Splitting the main query in multiple loops with query_posts and/or pre_get_posts?

I have a custom post type 'events', to which I have associated a custom taxonomy 'calendar'. The calendar has 12 fixed terms, for each month of the year ( 'august', 'october', 'november, etc.). I'm ...
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Performance-wise, is it better to enqueue a (small) script on every page or test to see if it's needed?

I'm using the FitVids.js script to make YouTube video embeds work with a responsive layout. The script is < 3kb, but only about half of my pages actually have YouTube embeds. In terms of total ...
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Publish a message on facebook after having posted a comment

I would like some advice on how to improve the code I use for allowing people to comment posts. Users can only submit a comment if they are connected with Facebook. I started developping this feature ...
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How do I edit the htaccess file to optimize my website?

Hi I have tried to optimize my website energyshop.se for a cpl of days but I cant seem to get it done. This is how my .htaccess looks like: Header unset ETag FileETag None # Hantera och redirecta ...
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How to optimize my query filtering out unwanted data?

I use get_posts ($arg); to query the post table. Usually I need only three fields: post_title, ID and post_excerpt. But the data returned are many more, including post_content that is usually huge. I ...
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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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Using Multiple Queries of “home_url” vs. Calling a Variable Multiple Times

Question Since I am using multiple instances of home_url() in one page template, I was curious if the following method would speed up my page load time. My method is to store the output of home_url() ...
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How to stop wp_postmeta from being called on archive and search pages?

Currently, when I load a search or result page, it queries the wp_postmeta table which is leading to the page taking ages to load. I realise this is a result of this table being huge (70k rows), and ...
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Very Slow Page - How to Optimize # of Queries?

EDIT 12/19/2011 Thank you again Ijaas. Everything is working except for the order of the days. It is ordering the groups of days by the publish order. If an older post has a newer date in its ...
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WordPress hosting optimized servers - Is this just a sales gimmick? [closed]

I have always hosted my own websites on my own hardware, this includes WordPress. I always see on shared hosting sites "WordPress Hosting" which looks to be the exact same as their regular hosting ...
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How can I easily reduce the size of WordPress installation from development to production?

Sometimes it happens that cheap but fast/reliable hosting plan has the drawback to have only 50MB/100 MB of local space, for files and database. Now, before going to production, I delete manually ...
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Can I prevent “wp_user_level” from getting added to wp_usermeta on registration?

I've heard this meta key is obsolete, but they are still getting created every time a user registers. Can I prevent this? I'm trying to slim down that table.
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Has anyone used the wordpress plugin w3-total-cache on a Dreamhost VPS successfully? [closed]

I was encouraged by Dreamhost to go with FCGI, XCache and w3 total cache. But I'm not sure what the optimal settings are, especially re: the Object and Database cache. Any suggestions? Also, I can't ...
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Does WP Super Cache really compress my pages?

I enabled the compression option on WP Super Cache (off by default!) on my blog. After that, Website Optimization started identifying my pages as being compressed (before, it didn't). All seemed well ...
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WP-Super-Cache - generate cache programmatically [on hold]

I wonder if there is possibility to generate WP-Super-Cache programmatically after the cache is being purged ( after I have published a new post ). I thought of writing some kind of crawler that will ...
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Optimising a big Wordpress site

I'm looking at optimising a rather large site I've been adding to and adding to. The database has become pretty big (maybe 100,000 posts) and it has started slowing down somewhat and giving me "Mysql ...
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Speed up Wordpress

I don't have the feeling that my blog is particularly slow, but that's because I haven't really started out yet. I'm very worried that it will get slow soon, especially because I will have blog posts ...
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Optimizing site speed by localizing paths

I read an article (which I didn't save) that argued you can improve the performance of your site by changing all file paths to full paths, so for instance, instead of <img src="<?php ...
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Where should I host my images?

I just read this article http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Optimization/Offloading on how you can upload your content to external sources to improve speed and save bandwidth. Anyway, my site has ...
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Should I remove transients from the wp_options table?

I have been doing some cleaning up in the database of one of my WordPress installs, and I noticed that the wp_options table was about 2.1mb, and had 1200 rows. I've gotten it down to around 800 rows, ...
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How effective are cacheing plugins for dynamic pages?

The majority of pages of one of my sites can only be accessed by registered users. While these pages do share some common, static content (headers, etc) most of the information on the page is ...
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How can I improve the performance of this query_posts loop?

I created a WordPress page template to build a customised XML feed for certain WordPress posts on my site. Specifically, the page template renders XML and only includes certain custom post types and ...
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Is my host the problem?

I've been working on my WordPress Site for quite some time now, and it's about ready to be deployed. One major issue, though - it's VERY SLOW! At first I thought that the 20 second load time could be ...
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better wordpress minify problem

i am using better wordpress minify plugin but it breaks site due to one of css file http://www.mydomain.net/?mcsf_action=main_css&#038;ver=3.1.1 i would like to add it into exception list so ...
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Wordpress network vs Separate installs

I am contemplating hosting all my client sites on one wordpress network. So far I've been installing a new wordpress installation for every site. Is it a good idea (compared to standalone ...
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Minimal wordpress load for only `get_option` to work (because ajax…)

In a plugin I use ajax to get_option() which takes much longer than it has to because entire wp gets loaded. How do I set things up so that it (my ajax) loads only what is needed? (get_option())
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Minimizing scripts & css files that plugins add

I try my best to limit plugin usage and only use ones that are well designed. But I still find that many will load a lot of extra scripts and styles, and few have options to load selectively based on ...
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High traffic management in WP

I have to develop a site in Wordpress similar to an already existing site in JSP which handles approx.50K users a day and 200 users at a time. And in load testing i get that wordpress can handle only ...
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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 ...