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What are the best practices for using a caching plugin on a shared host?

I've launched quite a big site the other day and I'd like to incorporate a caching plugin. The setup is single-site with some Buddypress features mixed in (for user registration, maps with gpress, ...
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Most efficient way of deleting post

I have a cron job set to remove a (sometimes large) number of posts from my database. Of course, I also need to remove all associated data such as custom fields. This is the function I'm currently ...
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Memory usage for scalable usermeta queries

Problem Some time ago I posted a question about the scalability of wp_usermeta architecture: my concern, as my client's database of users is growing fast, is now the memory usage of querying the ...
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WordPress plugin overloading with tmp tables

I have asked at the plugin's (WordPress Popular Posts) support a few days ago, since no response hope to get some insight or help here. Thanks. Hesitant to tweak settings like max_heap_table_size ...
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Hardcoding and WordPress Performance

On the WordPress Optimization/Performance page it suggests hardcoding static variables rather than referencing them through WordPress functions. I think I get the rationale behind that. But what ...
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What's the best way to implement AJAX in WordPress?

WordPress has a framework in place for handling AJAX which is well documented here: http://codex.wordpress.org/AJAX_in_Plugins My concern with this is that every time you execute an AJAX query, (even ...
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Wordpress usermeta scaling for thousands of users

I have developed a CRM plugin for a client integrated with Wordpress user management and I stored additional information for each user under the wp_usermeta table. However, the client's customer ...
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Too Many Pages in Wordpress? 2013

I've read a few threads both here and elsewhere about Wordpress having performance issues once a certain amount of pages have been published. But, most of these threads are at least a couple years ...
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Fast publishing in wordpress

Wodpress editor is too slow. How to create other faster interface or how to fast publish posts. I just need fileds for author, category and subtitle. Is there any way instead of default wordpress ...
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Wordpress tries to load “next page” after done loading current page

I have a fresh 3.5.1 installation - default theme, no plugins. Running HTTPFox on Firefox shows that after a GET-request of any given page in Wordpress has finished loading, a GET-request is sent ...
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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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How to sync with plugins update after I have done manual optimizations?

I have several WordPress running plugins on my site and as per suggestions of wordpress performance optimizations I am planning to do the optimizations on plugins myself. However, that will mean ...
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Styles are not loading when changing permalink to %postname%?

Fist I was using default option of permalink and everything was fine (speed is ok, my own created theme is working fine) but now I change default structure to post name structure of permalink now I am ...
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Performance and styles not working fine after changing permalink structure

Fist I was using default option of permalink and everything was fine (speed is ok, my own created theme is working fine) but now I change default structure to post name structure of permalink now I am ...
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Performance and styles problem after changing permalink structure [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Performance and styles not working fine after changing permalink structure Fist I was using default option of permalink and everything was fine (speed is ok, my own ...
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Relationship between performance and database size

What's the relationship between performance and database size in WordPress? Does a bigger DB mean that my site will be slower? My DB size is currently 360mb. I also noticed that I have some tables ...
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What's a good tool for speed benchmarking? [closed]

I am doing some optimisation on my site and would like to take some readings on page load speed in order to determine what works and what not. Since my internet connection is unreliable I cannot just ...
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Performance concerns: index.php vs taxonomy-$taxonomy.php

On one of our latest projects I'm planning to use the index.php file to display different taxonomy layouts. Basically I'm planning to use is_tax( 'sometaxonomy' ) to display the data/loop for ...
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How can I integrate yepnope.js with Wordpress (and plugins)?

To improve my website's loading speed a bit (and to impress the judges--sad reality of the kind of website I'm building, there are judges), I want to implement yepnope.js to load the Javascript ...
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Very slow query

This query works, but it takes upwards of 20 seconds to run on a Quad Core dedicated server... How can I optimize this? $slides=get_posts( array('post_type' => 'any', 'numberposts' => 5, ...
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Ways of dealing with nested arrays within option

I stumbled upon one problem regarding too complicated(at least in my point of view) data structures stored in option field. Right now I have an array of collections and within each other there is ...
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should i use GLOB_ONLYDIR to hook add-ons for wordpress plugin

I am adding the ability to add add-on to my plugin. Right now i am using: foreach(glob(GMW_PATH .'/plugins/*', GLOB_ONLYDIR) as $dir) { include_once $dir . '/connect.php'; } The function ...
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Point static content like css and js to cookieless subdomain

How can I change the links that WordPress generates for all static content like css, js, png, jpg, gif, etc to a cookieless subdomain? I don't want to use mod_rewrite. I want the PHP code to replace ...
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Why does running get_the_excerpt() when generating JSON file take 28 seconds vs. 599 milliseconds without it?

I am using the following code to generate a JSON feed. I need to extract the excerpt from posts, but when I run get_the_excerpt() it takes 28 seconds (yes SECONDS!) to run on my local server versus ...
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How do I serve fully cached full HTML on cloudfront

I am using cloud front but want it to serve not just images and CSS but full static HTML pages that are cached locally. I am using wp super cache ... I assume it is caching the full HTML for posts ...
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Is it bad to store many files in a single folder?

I upload thousands of images and it stored in a single folder. Is it bad if too many images are in a single folder? would that slow down the loading of the image even though you're viewing an ...
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Repeated nav bar queries failing to be cached

Every time a page view occurs, wordpress is sending a complex non-indexed query below. The exact same query is sent over and over and it seems that it is being passed through some "caching" code. But ...
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WordPress performance issue. Can I debug it?

I have a web site, that while working properly, every day, at 11:00am using a huge amounts of the server resources. The web hosting account contains only the WordPress, and I don't have any other ...
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WordPress dashboard is slooow. Front end is fast

Every aspect of my dashboard is slow--it can take 30-60 seconds to get a list of pages, or to updated a post. Yet, the front end is fast. I checked all the plugins--no problem there. I deactivated ...
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Create Widget or Enable Shortcodes in Sidebar

I'm well aware that WordPress by default does not process shortcodes in the sidebar. My question is why. I'm building a very small plugin that exports some content when the shortcode is present. This ...
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What's the difference between wp_insert_user() and wp_create_user()

I know the former allows additional parameters, so you can more user info, but other then that, why do both exist? The specific reason I want to know is that wp_insert_user() is happening REALLY ...
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Do WP_debug notices explain why my site runs so slow?

When I enable WP_DEBUG, I get lots of the following kinds of notices (see below). Of course, I normally don't have the debugging turned on, but I'm wondering if these are a clue as to why it takes so ...
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WordPress database scalability from the code perspective

I have read through multiple questions here on StackExchange that concern WordPress scaling and the common opinion is that WordPress is indeed highly scalable provided you have the infrastructure to ...
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Load WP content with ajax less server demanding and faster than normal page loading?

This is a technical doubt I had after reading some articles about WP ajax process (cannot find them though). Is it faster and cheaper to load WP content (any content, page, post, widgets etc...) ...
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reducing the amount of wp_query calls

I'm working on a site where we're introducing drop down panels from the menu which will display thumbnails from various tags on the site. Each panel has a left column displaying a featured post, and ...
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Can Permalink structure of %postname%/%post_id% improve performance

Since the post_id is unique and no full text search is needed. So is the structure %postname%/%post_id% really improve performance?
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Could the WP script/style loader be used to concatenate and gzip scripts and styles in the front-end?

WP has a nice javascript loader included in wp-admin: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/browser/tags/3.0.4/wp-admin/load-scripts.php and a CSS loader: ...
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Which is from this queries is more faster

I need to do some query. Now i choosing from this variables. Which is from this queries is more faster. Which differences between them ? function filter_where($where = '') { $where .= " AND ...
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Bluehost WebHost and performance problems with W3TC

I'm currently arguing with Bluehost over slow server times and they pointed to a report at gtmetrix.com in which I found inefficient CSS selectors. There were 55 very inefficient CSS selectors from ...
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One post carries 30 postmeta values, is this too much?

I have some data saved as post meta, occasionally some plugins may save an extra piece. Now I installed bbpress, it saves at least 10 pieces of post meta. Adding them together, there are nearly 35 ...
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Multiple social buttons with a fast loading? [closed]

I have pages like this with a lot of social buttons. A lot means more than 50 buttons because each posts on that page has its own buttons. So maybe I'll make the page smaller, with less posts but ...
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Database slowdown after update to 3.4.1

I own a wordpress installation, and Updated to 3.4.1. After the upgrade, I got a very strange slowdown to my wordpress. After all, I used the define('SAVEQUERIES', true); in my wp-config.php with ...
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Will removing revisions positively impact database performance?

As per this question over on DBA.SE, I'm having quite a few issues with database optimisation. I'm just wondering if removing/disabling revisions will positively impact my database usage? We don't ...
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In terms of performance - Is unmanaged VPS better then a managed one - for WP sites?

I am looking into optimizing my WP blogs, and one thing that comes out is that several of the most acclaimed solutions people are offering (Such as eaccelerator and Nginx), are only available if I had ...
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Pages section (only) not loading after publishing large number of pages

I'm having some issues with my first wordpress installation that's really throwing me for a loop. First some background info on the situation. I've been working on converting an HTML site into ...
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w3 Total Cache not Caching - Requested URI is rejected [closed]

For some reason Total Cache does seem to be caching my pages. Each time I got to a page, when I view source, the Total Cache comment shows that it regenerated the page for this request. What worse, ...
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Disable (or limit) queries when certain content (or data) is not needed (or showed)

Currently I am making a custom design for a site. The problem I'm seeing in Wordpress is about almost all data pulled out from the database. While in certain pages - like front-page.php - it only ...
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Slow admin - waits and is blocked for a long time

I have a wordpress site and sometimes when logged in to the admin it can be quite slow. I've attached an image to show what i mean. The first request waits for about 8 seconds before anything else ...
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Does running Wordpress on Nginx do “squat” for its performance?

This article states: If you aren't already using a PHP opcode cache and WordPress caching plugin, nginx will do squat for your WordPress-based website's performance. Could someone elaborate ...
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Post ID At The End Of Permalink URL Effects Performance (Positively)?

HARD NOTE: This question is solely about performance, and NOT search engine optimization. So, please make sure your answers are as such. W.r.t permalinks, "year" is the most obvious numeric of ...