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Debug Performance Issues

I've had a WordPress blog I've hosted on Dream Host for several years now. Recently (the past year) my site is going down often. Via Dream Host I found that I'm using up my CPU limit and they are ...
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How many caching plugins should be used?

Online researching shows that there are many plugins out there to perform caching on WP. Just to name a few: WP Super Cache W3 Total Cache WP Widget Cache DB Cache Reloaded 1 Blog Cacher Hyper ...
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How well does WordPress scale?

With the new WordPress and it's new features, it seems like WordPress is capable of much more than a simple blog engine. But how well does WordPress scale being used by say 10k -> 100k users per day? ...
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Differences Between WP_Query() and get_posts() for Querying Posts?

What are the differences between using WP_Query() and get_posts()? Which is better to use in what case and why?
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What is the expected limit for acceptable performance of WordPress without any adjustments?

In your experience, when is the time one needs to start thinking about scaling up? What is the expected performance of a common WordPress installation on a standard Apache web server, without any ...
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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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How accurate is P3 Plugin profiler

How accurately does the P3 Plugin Profiler plugin measure the loading time of plugins, and what mechanism does it uses to estimate the loading time?
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PHP 5.5, w3 Total Cache, and opcache

PHP5.5 has ZendOptimizer opcache built in and it seems to work pretty well and the benchmarks seem to give it a slight edge over APC in performance. Great. So APC seems to be on its way out. My ...
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WP_Query Performance Issues with meta_query

I'm working on a custom template for a new theme that uses a WP_Query instance to select posts from 2 post types with 2 custom fields that are NOT empty. Depending on the section of the site, a ...
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nginx + wordpress: Best practices for configuring it to be secure, reliable, and fast? [closed]

BACKGROUND: Running everything up on Linode. Having followed the "Getting Started," "Securing Your Server," "LEMP Server on Ubuntu 12.04," and the "Manage Web Content with WordPress" guides I was ...
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Custom Post Types. Are there any disadvantages/advantages in using a plugin to develop them?

There are a few plugins which can assist you in building your CPT's, and these can usually handle your taxonomies and sometimes postmeta also. Some even take it further than that. I know that as with ...
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Profiling wordpress performance

I am migrating a wordpress site from a shared hosting to a dedicated cloud virtual server. In theory the latter should be better however, with the same data, plugins and setup the cheap shared hosting ...
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Can we have a post without a slug?

When I insert a post I've found that there is a slow call to wp_unique_post_slug from within insert_post (In the database I'm using to test there is 155,000 posts - live would have considerably more). ...
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Transients and WP Super Cache?

Is it worth using Transients when running WP Super Cache? We have a website that get's updated 20 times a day with new post, so I set a lot transients for queries that don't reflect those updates. My ...
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100+ terms in any taxonomy slows down post updates?

I'm making a fairly large (for me) e-commerce shop with Woocommerce. The shop has ±1300 products and will be going to ±2000 products. There are also ±2500 Product Tags. I've had speed problems on a ...
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High CPU usage on 404 errors

After debugging high CPU usage for a week, I've discovered that URLs submitted to my WordPress site that result in 404 errors cause high CPU usage. I tested my site with jmeter. When I request a file ...
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Multiple queries on Home Page - page load/site speed issue

I acquainted a client who designed his own fashion magazine site. My company handed the project to me to make it with WordPress. When I was making the complete template for the site, I found his ...
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How to analyze wordpress plugin performance

Is there any plugin that I can use to determine the performance of the plugin that I'm writing? I'm currently checking out the following plugins to determine any problems that might cause low ...
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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 manage a 200 sidebars website? widgets.php page is way too slow!

I'm using a plugin called "Simple Page Sidebars" (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-page-sidebars/) to manage the sidebar of pages. The problem is that now, I have more than 200 sidebars in ...
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How much server power does Worldpress take? [closed]

I have multiple Wordpress websites on my server(And a game server and Tomcat) and I'm a little paranoid about my servers health. How much does a newly installed Wordpress take typically?
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How to add post meta to post permalink with still keeping a good performance?

the following problem - I want to completly change my post permalink structure to be like this: www.example.com/%post_id%/%post_meta_value1%-%post_meta_value2%-.... It would even be more nice to ...
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Best practice regarding reducing queries, optimize page load-time and reuse common data

I’m currently working on a presentation site for a company. The site itself is not very complex in its code but they have a high demand for being able to customize a lot of things themselves without ...
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how to use shortinit in wordpress

I want to load a minimal resources in Wordpress because the server that I'm working on is very slow. I tried defining short init in the wp-config file: define('SHORTINIT', true); But then I got ...
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Using get_bloginfo('template_directory') or variable - performance issue

Can I please ask you about the performance of these two approaches in term of execution speed and server load? approach 1: <img src="<?php echo get_bloginfo('template_directory'); ...
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Do you still need to limit php and database queries even with w3 total cache?

I was wondering since w3 total cache is serving cached content, is it still important to limit php and database queries to improve the sites performance? Will optimizing scripts and replacing php ...
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Is using %postname% for permalinks really that bad for performance?

I've seen in various places, including the Wordpress admin and on this page, that using string based identifiers is "strongly not recommended for performance reasons". I understand that looking up a ...
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Correct way to perform non-cacheable DB query

Consider the code function getNow() { global $wpdb; $now = $wpdb->get_var("SELECT NOW()"); $wpdb->flush(); return $now; } I am using the above method to avoid caching ...
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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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admin.php taking 14 seconds

This is a clean install but it has a (relatively) huge database of dummy posts/comments/etc. But even on single-post loads it still takes just as much. Narrowing further down menu.php takes 8 ...
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Extremely slow Wordpress website with 6000 posts

I have a website with 6000 posts and it is extremely slow. Sometimes I get this error in my browser: Service Temporarily Unavailable The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to ...
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Get multiple posts with some custom fields efficient

Is there an efficient way to get some posts with (some of) their custom fields in one go? I have a custom post with some custom fields and would like to create an overview page where I display all ...
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Will multiple conditionals slow down page load?

I plan to implement some specific content for specific categories only, about 15. I wonder will wordpress conditionals (15 if) slow down my website visibly? Sorry if this sounds silly.
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New theme crashing site

I have recently recreated a theme on our site. I took the old theme as a base and started messing around and trying to be more efficient with our code and what it was doing. And it all seemed to ...
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Concurrent / simultaneous MySQL connections

I've been looking for the best WordPress hosting for me and I'm wondering how many MySQL connections at once WordPress requires? I know this is kind of general question but how does it look for you? ...
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Will multiple BuddyPress groups slow down a site?

I'm looking into creating a support forum where each product has it's own mini support forum. I was told that BuddyPress could work well for this, but I'm wondering how that scales for a site that has ...
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get_adjacent_post alternative on a very large db

I'm using get_next_post and get_previous_post (from the same category) to show the thumbnail and link to the respectives posts in my single template, but it's in a very large db that is giving my ...
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Performance tips for a large user base [closed]

I’m preparing a site with many users (100.000+). Since the output depends on the current user’s relation to some custom post types and taxonomies a static cache won’t help much. Besides using a ...
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When Uploading JPEGs, Does WordPress Compress the Original Image?

I'm trying to determine what my image processing workflow should look like. I know WordPress automatically resizes and compresses images to various different sizes on upload. I'm curious if it does ...
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Admin (All posts) stop responding problem

I have situation like this: I have site with 500+ posts, 10+ custom taxonomies, one of taxonomy have 20000+ terms. When in admin panel I go to Posts-> All posts wordpress opens the page but stops ...
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How to share WordPress core library

We have ten blogs running on a little EC2 instances, we want to see if all the blogs can share the same wordpress php code so When I update the Wordpress, all the blogs get updated Save memory in ...
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Performance of my permalink structure?

I have read the discussion on the performance of different permalinks on the wp hackers mailinglist, THIS forum and around Google. I could however not really deduce if the permalink structure I have ...
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Large Number of Wordpress Posts

I am in process of setting up a catalog website and it has some 1.5 Lac products. I will write some script to import all the products but I am not sure whether WordPress will be able to handle such a ...
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Strategies to implement selective loading of plugins

I'm trying to figure out some kind of mechanism to load plugins on demand, depending on the page url, to improve performance. My primary concern is that I have some admin-ajax.php calls that are ...
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Universal problem: first request after ~25 second inactivity always slower (~1 second) than subsequent requests (~1/10sec)

It's something I noticed ever since I started working with WordPress. It's a universal issue, in the sense that it doesn't matter if the WP installation is on my shared hosting account (haven't tried ...
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Diagnosing a connection reset problem

A couple of weeks ago I purchased a theme from ThemeFuse and installed it in a new WordPress installation. From there, I've been having random errors when accessing or browsing the site. Some requests ...
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How can I modify what is being output in wp_head, whether by a theme or Wordpress in general?

I've been working on performance of my site using YSLOW, and noticed that Wordpress it outputting things in my document head that I know I don't need. For example, I'm already calling jQuery 1.9 from ...
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W3 Leverage browser caching not working for google pagespeed

I have a site at http://iqonline.eu which uses w3 total cache for all its caching and minifying purposes and everything is working nicely as per normal. However when checking the site on Google page ...
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Wordpress as framework

Working for couple of Months with Wordpress and developing basic plugins I have the impression that wordpress is not able to handle properly requests if more plugins are activated and mainly because ...
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Slow Query for the wp_options table

I have been tracking the slow queries log of the WP based site (with the default value of the a long_query_time set to 10), and I have noticed that the following query is often getting logged - # ...