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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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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 [closed]

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 ...
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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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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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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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How to disable Vary cache header on W3Total Cache plugin [closed]

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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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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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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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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How to use Head JS with all enqueued scripts?

I want to load head js first and then all enqueued scripts into it's function. Like so... <script src=">/js/head.load.min.js" type="text/javascript" charset="UTF-8"></script> ...
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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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Performance on WPMS

my WPMS site is hosted on 8 cores/32mb RAM server but the response time is very high. We have about 1000 blogs (35,000+ tables on single db) and 70,000 pageviews per mounth. I think that i can down ...
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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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Improving WP_Query performance for multiple taxonomies

I have a site with several custom taxonomies, and have found that one of the slowest parts of the site is attempting to query with an OR across several of these at once. I'm using a WP_Query like so: ...
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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 ...
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What is a reasonable get_num_queries() result?

What is a reasonable number of results I should expect with get_num_queries()? I know it depends on the theme, and I know that smaller is better, but what is a ballpark figure? 10s? 100s?
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Are the Theme frame works or Theme builders slow downs the performance? [closed]

I depend on theme builders like Suffusion for my Multi-Site Installation. Some WP users say the theme frameworks slow downs the performance and load speed. Is that really affects the performance? A ...
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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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How do I rewrite a url to use %taxonomy% instead of %category% when multiple taxonomies are present?

I would like to have the option to use taxonomy in the url instead of only having category like "uncategorized." Note that I have multiple taxonomies (countries, states etc), some of which have ...
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Disable Outbound Web Requests

I've setup wordpress on AWS. I want to reduce as much network traffic as possible. What services/jobs do I need to disable in Wordpress?
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Wordpress site is sloooow, but admin is fast…any ideas?

I have a Linode VPS running a single Wordpress blog. It has been running just fine until today. The admin panel is snappy, but the site is very slow. I am still finishing the site, so there shouldn't ...
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Max number of multisites

Does anyone know of any max number of WP multisites or performance issues with having many? Thanks!
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Image Preloading

Why does WordPress pre-download every image/icon/etc? Running my website through the tester at http://tools.pingdom.com/, I can see that it is downloading a bunch of icons and image files that ...
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upper limit on concurrent editing?

I am about to install a multi-site wordpress and was wondering if there is a big performance degradation if there are multiple concurrent editors using the system at the same time, or what the average ...
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Fastest Server Config, Whats your suggestion?

If you were configuring a new VPS for a WP website that hasn't launched yet, What technologies would you choose? (website specs below) Website Targeting 50-60k hits /mo. and more The website is ...
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wp-admin slow in multisite

Running Wordpress 3.1.2 (newly updated, installed as 3.0 about a year ago) with subdomain multisite & using the Sunrise domain mapping plugin. The frontend is fast, the backend (wp-admin) is very ...
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How much will mounting wp-content on a separate NFS server impact performance?

I'm thinking of using multiple web servers with a load balancer in a big WP install. The database will be on a separate server and that's the easy part. Trickier is files in blogs.dir, and to a lesser ...