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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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Steps to Optimize WordPress in Regard to Server Load?

Besides installing W3 Total Cache or another caching plugin what steps can I take to make sure that my theme and site run as fast as possible.
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How well does WordPress scale?

With the new WordPress and it's new features, it seems like WordPress is capable of much more than a simple blog engine. But how well does WordPress scale being used by say 10k -> 100k users per day? ...
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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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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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Strategies to implement selective loading of plugins

I'm trying to figure out some kind of mechanism to load plugins on demand, depending on the page url, to improve performance. My primary concern is that I have some admin-ajax.php calls that are ...
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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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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?
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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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Profiling a WordPress Website for Deployment on Shared Hosting?

I am having a problem with CPU usage on my website, and am looking for a way to detect (and fix) what is causing it. A topic not covered in this question. Following on Hakre answer here, I now ...
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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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Wordpress tries to load “next page” after done loading current page

I have a fresh 3.5.1 installation - default theme, no plugins. Running HTTPFox on Firefox shows that after a GET-request of any given page in Wordpress has finished loading, a GET-request is sent ...
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Performance and styles not working fine after changing permalink structure

Fist I was using default option of permalink and everything was fine (speed is ok, my own created theme is working fine) but now I change default structure to post name structure of permalink now I am ...
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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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1answer
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get_adjacent_post alternative on a very large db

I'm using get_next_post and get_previous_post (from the same category) to show the thumbnail and link to the respectives posts in my single template, but it's in a very large db that is giving my ...
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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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Wordpress usermeta scaling for thousands of users

I have developed a CRM plugin for a client integrated with Wordpress user management and I stored additional information for each user under the wp_usermeta table. However, the client's customer ...
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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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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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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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Slow Query for the wp_options table

I have been tracking the slow queries log of the WP based site (with the default value of the a long_query_time set to 10), and I have noticed that the following query is often getting logged - # ...
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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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Multiple queries on Home Page - page load/site speed issue

I acquainted a client who designed his own fashion magazine site. My company handed the project to me to make it with WordPress. When I was making the complete template for the site, I found his ...
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100+ terms in any taxonomy slows down post updates?

I'm making a fairly large (for me) e-commerce shop with Woocommerce. The shop has ±1300 products and will be going to ±2000 products. There are also ±2500 Product Tags. I've had speed problems on a ...