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How can I find the source of slow queries in Wordpress?

I have a WordPress site with more than 8000 posts and everytime I add a new one the site becomes unresponsive. I checked the MySQL slow queries log and found out that it is performing a select that ...
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Getting a PHP Notice when using Pods with WPML [closed]

I have Pods and WPML installed, and I have SitePress Multilingual CMS extension installed for WPML, and I have many custom post types which I've added using Pods. Recently when I was checking the ...
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Wordpress article with 50 000 words loading slow - 100% cpu

I have a wordpress article with 50 000 words. After a debug I realised that the CPU is 100% when I read the post / open the category page. I have a quad core server with 8gb ram (the ram level is ...
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Plugins to generate CSS Sprites? [closed]

I see that w3 total cache can't offer CSS sprite generation. Is there another plugin that can complement this feature? Thanks. update: I didn't mean that w3 total cache doesn't allow CSS sprites to ...
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Wordpress Site Speed (Maybe Server Issue)

Okay so I have a newly created eCommerce site here at work, and I have set up W3 Total Cache with MaxCDN running. It all works correctly, all the static content is run from there without any problems. ...
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I have over 4000 posts, will querying some of them cause performance issues?

I am wondering if querying posts like this: <?php $args = array('numberposts' => 19, 'orderby' => 'rand' ); $posts = get_posts( $args ); foreach($posts as $post) { ...
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Memory needed to host 200 wordpress sites?

I'm planning to use Multisite to host 200 different wordpress blog with each having their own unique subdomain. I notice each time I create a virtual host for each subdomain it'll use roughly 50mb ...
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Conditionally include files in functions.php?

I have a bunch of functionality being added to a Wordpress site including files in functions.php but I'm worried about performance. All of these files are included for every page request and not all ...
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Performance disadvantge of second installation instead multisite feature?

Is there any (performance-)disadvantage when I run two installations of wordpress instead of using the multisite feature? My question refers only to the difference of multisite / two installations. ...
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863 views

Is there a real benefit in using wordpress optimized hosting?

I'm building a site for a client. This site often takes a long time to load initially, but is rather fast when loading the next page because of WP Super Cache plugin. But still, the majority of ...
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Add index for post_title field to get similar post using full-text search

Currently, there are too many of my blog posts (about 700,000 articles) In my blog function "related articles" I'm thinking to use full-text search function to display the following related articles: ...
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Do I need to flush rewrite rules when creating new user if using custom author rewrite rules?

I am using custom urls for my author pages like this: http://site.com/author_name After I create a new user, that author page appears as not found; however, if I update my permalink structure from ...
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Developing a plugin, ran it through P3 Profiler, shows up slow, but I don't know why

I am having an issue with my plugin I'm developing. After using the GoDaddy P3 Plugin profiler, it shows that is taking up a large amount of runtime, but the plugin itself is very minimal. It just ...
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Are there Limitations on filter handles?

I was looking through a 3rd party plugin's code today and found them doing this: add_filter('some_base_handle'.sanitize_title($string), ...) Curious, since I was using xh_prof to look for code that ...
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Downsize CPU & DB usage in wordpress

i have created a smart interface WP based which we use to manage clients.. it uses a lot of information and data each time a client is returned / viewed. it is a locked interface and does not have ...
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get_the_title($postID) OR get_the_title()?

I would like to know which could be more performant between these two approaches of getting data of a post To use a loop after a WP_Query($aConditions) and use functions like get_the_title() ... and ...
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Should I use Transients with W3 Total Cache APC Caching? [closed]

Should I use Transients in my queries like this? <?php if ( ! $my_paged = absint( get_query_var( 'paged' ) ) ) $my_paged = 1; if ( ! $my_query = get_transient( "567recent_$my_paged" ) ) { ...
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Taxonomy vs Post Status

I'm building a web app so scalability is one of my main focuses when developing. On the app I am building I have a post type called 'Projects'. A project can be either be: Open In Work On Hold ...
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How to avoid filling up an array each time I run a WP_query?

I am making a following user system and need some help for retrieving the users ids a user is following. At the moment I am using the following SQL query for retrieving the users ids a user is ...
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WordPress for a very large website

I've searched and searched but I did not find an answer online. Also, I've posted this on StackOverflow and apparently it wasn't ok and I reposted this here. I hope it's ok. I have this website which ...
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Advanced Custom Fields - Query Efficiency

For testing purposes I have edited page.php to have nothing other than: <?php while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?> <h1><?php the_title(); ?></h1> <?php $site_options = ...
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How to optimize on-the-fly theme switching for mobile browsers?

I'm using switch_theme() to switch between default and mobile themes for my visitors in real time. Here's my code : // Get the user agent $user_agent = $_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT']; // Preg match for ...
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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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Localized WordPress is much slower?

I'm using xdebug and webgrind to profile my WordPress installation because it's a bit slow. As there are some 20 plugins activated, I figured xdebug will be able to find the bottleneck. However, to ...
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Post OrderBy slow performance

I have been struggling for quite a while now with this, to put in simple term here is what i do. I do an OrderBy with wp_postmeta information This allow me to give an additional date to play with. ...
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Does auto_load to 'no' in wp_options improve performance

I am trying to improve the performance of a wordpress based blog. I am looking at wp_options table and am thinking to set the column auto_load to 'no'. Does it have any side-effect on the site ...
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Can Wordpress realistically handle a site with 500 'pages'?

I'm building it from scratch and probably a 100 or so of those pages will be ecommerce. I would like to create meaningful, normal looking permalinks for aesthetics and SEO. I would really love to ...
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High I/O load when hosting lots of wordpress sites

I have a vps that hosts about 30 separate wordpress sites and I notice it that does a lot disk writes. In total it does 5mb/sec disk write. Is there anyway to decrease the disk write? cause each time ...
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Why does WordPress load jQuery in my header instead of footer?

Here's a site I'm working on... 198.1.77.196/~larog/ I've taken an older WordPress theme (Twenty Ten) and modified it to be my own theme. Anyways, the site isn't anywhere near done, I'm just in the ...
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Control load order?

I have a full-width slider on my wp homepage. It's always last to load and everything else gets shoved around when it appears. Any way to hold the whole page from loading until it's ready, or force ...
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What is better to use, user meta, custom taxonomies or new database structure? [closed]

I am looking for some advice. I will be working on user follow system (like twitter) for my site. I expect it to have a large number of users using this system. So, I would like to know what is ...
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wordpress extremely slow on NAS

i did a fresh wordpress install on my NAS and on my local machine (notebook). on my notebook anything is running perfect (takes ~3 secs to load) but from my NAS it is really extremely slow :( (taking ...
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What is the point of get_comment_count() if you cannot limit by a comment type?

We are finding that large WooCommerce sites run very slow. Amongst many issues, this one has me scratching my head. WooComemrce stores order notes in the comments table, giving them a comment_type of ...
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how to find and correct plugin query performance issues

I have recently uploaded a new site I've been working on for a while - which is working and performing very well on the localhost - there is no notable sluggishness to the load-times. Once uploaded ...
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Optimize apache for WP use

Greetings, I have a WP site with over than 150k pageviews /day. It's running on a Intel Core i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz, with Centos and 4 GB of RAM. The problem is WP consumes too much RAM and after a ...
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store/cache ajax sent data to avoid repeated request

I developed a widget that offer a full blown archive search tool, where the user can select various options that are joined into an objects to be passed to WP_Query in an ajax action that returns the ...
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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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Speed optimization on WP site, Remove query strings from static resources [duplicate]

I am using GTMetrix to test the speed of one of my sites. The report says that I should 'Remove query strings from static resources' Resources with a "?" in the URL are not cached by some proxy ...
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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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PHP 5.5, w3 Total Cache, and opcache [closed]

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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Homepage not loading, all other pages loading

I've made a small website using WordPress. I've been facing a problem since quite long - my homepage is either extremely slow to load, or doesn't load at all. But all other pages of my website load at ...
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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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How to control the order of the combination of enqueued styles and scripts - site speed issue

We know, using wp_head() and wp_footer() all the scripts and styles are enqueued using wp_enqueue_styles and wp_enqueue_scripts hook. What we do is to enqueue our stylesheets and scripts using ...