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What's a good tool for speed benchmarking? [closed]

I am doing some optimisation on my site and would like to take some readings on page load speed in order to determine what works and what not. Since my internet connection is unreliable I cannot just ...
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Performance concerns: index.php vs taxonomy-$taxonomy.php

On one of our latest projects I'm planning to use the index.php file to display different taxonomy layouts. Basically I'm planning to use is_tax( 'sometaxonomy' ) to display the data/loop for ...
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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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Very slow query

This query works, but it takes upwards of 20 seconds to run on a Quad Core dedicated server... How can I optimize this? $slides=get_posts( array('post_type' => 'any', 'numberposts' => 5, ...
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Ways of dealing with nested arrays within option

I stumbled upon one problem regarding too complicated(at least in my point of view) data structures stored in option field. Right now I have an array of collections and within each other there is ...
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should i use GLOB_ONLYDIR to hook add-ons for wordpress plugin

I am adding the ability to add add-on to my plugin. Right now i am using: foreach(glob(GMW_PATH .'/plugins/*', GLOB_ONLYDIR) as $dir) { include_once $dir . '/connect.php'; } The function ...
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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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Why does running get_the_excerpt() when generating JSON file take 28 seconds vs. 599 milliseconds without it?

I am using the following code to generate a JSON feed. I need to extract the excerpt from posts, but when I run get_the_excerpt() it takes 28 seconds (yes SECONDS!) to run on my local server versus ...
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How do I serve fully cached full HTML on cloudfront

I am using cloud front but want it to serve not just images and CSS but full static HTML pages that are cached locally. I am using wp super cache ... I assume it is caching the full HTML for posts ...
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Is it bad to store many files in a single folder?

I upload thousands of images and it stored in a single folder. Is it bad if too many images are in a single folder? would that slow down the loading of the image even though you're viewing an ...
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Repeated nav bar queries failing to be cached

Every time a page view occurs, wordpress is sending a complex non-indexed query below. The exact same query is sent over and over and it seems that it is being passed through some "caching" code. But ...
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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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How to increase load time of an archive/search page (WP_Query)

I'm currently looking at why the archive and search pages take so long to use, and have found that the bulk of processing time is spent on the query_posts that is called before the template has even ...
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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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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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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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548 views

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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Only loads on the contact template page

In the footer i load the Google maps api. But only on the contact page, i used the google maps api. Now i want to make code. That the google maps api is only load in the contact template pages. How ...
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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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Loading scripts on specific page

I tend to place my wp_enqueue_scripts hooks on my functions.php but this ends up piling up scripts across my site. Which makes more sense? 1: function load_slider(){ global $post; ...
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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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2k views

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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use of 10 new WP_Query : loading too slow (with url) [closed]

i use almost 10 new WP_Query() in my main page, but the loading is quite slow : do you know what i could do for that? each "new WP_Query()" ends up with a "endwhile" : is that enough? is there ...
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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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Long Waiting Times on GoDaddy?

I prefer not to use GoDaddy because I always encounter performance issues. However, one of my clients is rather insistent on using them... so we are. I've tested this with a vanilla Wordpress 3.0+ ...
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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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Tabbed feeds with ajax vs. without on homepage [closed]

I have a tabbed section on my homepage where I call different feeds for new posts by category of my site much like the new youtube layout. I have 10 different feeds so my question is how important is ...
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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 ...