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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 - # ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should I use Transients with W3 Total Cache APC Caching?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Shortcode perfomance solution

I have a site that is performance critical. Doing shortcodes I thought about the time the server needs to parse and return the content, instead to allow some HTML (<div class="redletter">) to go ...
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Optimizing Jetpack for Wordpress [closed]

Yslow reports following issues with Jetpack: 1) Compress http://stats.wordpress.com/e-201219.js using gzip 2) Configure etags for http://stats.wordpress.com/g.gif?... Modified the format so that it ...
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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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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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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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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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820 views

How to disable Vary cache header on W3Total Cache plugin

I've hired incapsula.com performance services for my wordpress blog, and one of their techs is telling me this about the performance of my website: On important note, yoursite.org returns the Vary ...
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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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cross-host benchmarking with wordpress

I am doing some cross-host benchmarking with wordpress, and rather than going to the huge trouble of setting up an identical install of wordpress on each host, a huge investment of time, etc., I want ...
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495 views

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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How can I test how fast or slow my wordpress website it?

I have my FIRST wordpress website and I love it, however I'm not sure if it's my browser (Firefox 8.0.1 for Mac) or my computer or the website itself but it's going really slow. MY SITE is in the ...
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Does the number of widgets installed affect website performance?

Does a website slow down or under perform in any way with a large number of widgets installed?
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Ajax takes 10x as long as it should/could

I have just hit my first serious issue with WordPress and for someone that enjoys Ajax this is a biggy. I have an Ajax request that is taking 1.5 seconds to complete while using the Ajax API. If I ...
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Faster way to put images into a blog post by using Add Media dialog

One of the most time consuming things for me in blogging with Wordpress is adding images to the blog post. For each image, the user needs to click first "Add Media" button. Then, the user waits for ...
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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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Removing translation textdomain

I am working on a plugin for myself, so, it's totally useless to load textdomain. But most of codes I copied from others are using the __(' ','') I copied the codes from several plugins. So, even if I ...
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What other plugins are there available to track app performance for wordpress?

I came across this post earlier this year, showing how various plugins affect the performance of a wordpress install, by using a tracker class to measure how long each plugin takes to execute each ...
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How do I know which plugin uses the most resource?

After installing several new plugins I discovered my site is getting slower. Is there a way to know which plugin utilizes the most resource without using the obvious method of activating/deactivating ...
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How to test site speed?

I'm looking to measure how fast my site is processed. Is there any software out there that can do this? If it depends on the server, is there any way to monitor the speed from my localhost (purely ...
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Filtering by Post Meta Custom Fields - Performance

I could use some advise on how to structure my data for performance. I have a custom post type with a lot of custom meta data stored in the wp_postmeta table as a serialized array under one meta key ...
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The effect of spam comments on hosting resource usage (CPU)

One of my WP sites is using a lot of CPU, and I am wondering if this is caused because of the high number of spam comments it is getting. Can that be the case? Is there an easy way of checking that? ...
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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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Reasonable Size Limit to options entry

I have a set of ~4700 records that I need to have locally searchable for my plugin via an auto-complete (it's the Google Product Search categories). Would it be okay to store this data in the options ...
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Why are theme templates organized as multiple point of entry PHP files instead of reusing your theme's index.php?

I've started to develop my own theme in the past couple weeks (and extracting WP functionality here and there in the past year), and I'm finding the structure of the WP templates awful redundant. ...
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Is it possible to build social networking website using WordPress?

Can one WordPress install handle at least 100,000 user profile pages (5m visitors a month), 20-100 pictures per profile, taging, facebook-like wall, private messaging system etc.? What's the limit ...
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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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WordPress stats: OWA plugin overhead in the future

I've found a really promising stats plugin, Open Web Analytics. It has everything I need, also, it is self-hosted, without tracking cookies. The only thing I'm getting worried about is the overhead ...
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Will I see a performance hit if I use native API calls like get_the_title() instead of $post->post_title?

Let's say I've already got the $post object through some earlier process of looping through an array of IDs and using get_post() on each one of them, storing the resulting object in some array. Later ...