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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?

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> ...
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Performance tips for a large user base [closed]

I’m preparing a site with many users (100.000+). Since the output depends on the current user’s relation to some custom post types and taxonomies a static cache won’t help much. Besides using a ...
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Can Wordpress realistically handle a site with 500 'pages'?

I'm building it from scratch and probably a 100 or so of those pages will be ecommerce. I would like to create meaningful, normal looking permalinks for aesthetics and SEO. I would really love to ...
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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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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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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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Performance of my permalink structure?

I have read the discussion on the performance of different permalinks on the wp hackers mailinglist, THIS forum and around Google. I could however not really deduce if the permalink structure I have ...
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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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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 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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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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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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How many caching plugins should be used?

Online researching shows that there are many plugins out there to perform caching on WP. Just to name a few: WP Super Cache W3 Total Cache WP Widget Cache DB Cache Reloaded 1 Blog Cacher Hyper ...
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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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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 ...