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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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Plugins to generate CSS Sprites?

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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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?

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Minifing js files with w3 total cache and expiring the combined file

I'd like to clarify several details about how w3 total cache works. I'm using w3 total cache to combine multiple js files into one. I'm also setting expires headers from the browser tab to twenty ...
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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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Do Plugins effect site loading time?

Is there any way to measure the time it takes for plugins to load and in which pages they load (without figuring out the entire code)? In addition, I would like to find out which plugins load files in ...
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Poor performance on multisite install

I have my multisite site up and running the main site is mikewills.me. The big problem I am having is performance. It can take several seconds before anything starts showing up. Obviously, this is ...
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Combining multiple javascript and css files

Is there any plugin which can automatically combine all the javascript and css files that are used on a page? While I can combine them manually I would like to avoid them as some plugins add their ...
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What is the best caching option for WordPress multi-site on non-shared hosting?

What caching plugin configuration do you recommend and why under the following assumptions: full control of the server configuration running WordPress in multi-site/multi-domain mode most domains ...
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What's the ideal way to profile WordPress memory usage?

We're running a WordPress multisite instance on two Rackspace Cloud servers, one web and one database, with 30 or so sites currently. I've put Nginx in front for static assets and Apache handles all ...
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For performance is it better to build custom functionality into the theme or a plugin

This question is related to this question: http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/222/do-deactivated-plugins-slow-down-a-wordpress-site When developing a website with custom functionality for a ...
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WordPress Scalability - One Instance or Several?

My company is currently outsourcing development of 170 WordPress sites and I recently learned that they are developing all 170 in one instance of WordPress. I am not a WordPress expert, but have seen ...
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What is the proper use of https in a modern E-Commerce environment?

Traditionally https was only used when absolutely necessary to protect personal and vital information. Checkout and account registration being the most common. The major reason for a lack of broad ...
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Does a WP site consumes memory resources when there are NO visitors?

I understand that every time a visitor goes to a website, it triggers the PHP code that then demands system resources. My situation is that I have many websites, some not used, just sitting there, ...
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Restricting a Plugin to Only Load its CSS and JS on Selected Pages?

I'd like to cause a plugin to restrict its loading of CSS stylesheets and JavaScript JS files to only those pages for which they are needed. An example for my question is the plugin Contact Form 7 ...
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Do deactivated plugins slow down a WordPress site?

Most people are aware that minimizing the number of plugins used is a good way to help keep a WordPress site running fast. However, does that general rule include deactivated plugins?