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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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WordPress MySQL & PHP Performance

have a website (www.americanbankingnews.com) that gets 40,000-50,000 page views today. It's currently sitting on a dedicated quad-core Xeon server with 8GB of ram. The site is powered by WordPress and ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Performance impact with inactive plugins? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do deactivated plugins slow down a WordPress site? Hi, Does having inactive plugins installed (but not active) impact the performance of your wordpress install? Is it ...
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Performance-issue in WP-admin with a lot of posts

When clicking on "Manage posts" to view all posts in WP Admin, it takes waaay to long. This is a new WP-site, but we are importing posts from an old site, and currently we have 3,376 posts at the ...
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WordPress SLOW, tried everything!

I have read every wordpress solution and tried them all (at least most), but I CAN NOT get my site to run faster. I am using the couponpress theme, which is a coupon listing theme where users can list ...
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Refresh external feeds only in cron?

Is there an easy way to ensure that external feeds (via fetch_feed()) are only fetched via cron, and not when a regular user visits the site? This is for performance reasons, I want to minimize the ...
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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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Pros and cons of using [taxonomy name] in place of [category name]?

We are currently in development on a new site. Categories (& tags) are pretty much meaningless for us because we've implemented custom posts & taxonomies. By default, because I have enabled ...
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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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Performance problem with first load

I'm just trying to create my blog in WordPress hosted on my GoDaddy account (Windows Deluxe plan). WordPress is installed as subsite. When I check my blog after several hours of inactivity I have to ...
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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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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> ...