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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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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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How to configure WordPress to handle 75,000 pages?

I have a large site that's using WordPress. We have 75,000 pages in the site so far, and it's performing well on the front-end. The issue is that if anyone on our team touches the page editor ...
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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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Is there an upper limit for users in WP?

Right now I use a single WP table to feed several sites. We have about 72K users and I have started noticing that to see the "Users" page it takes about 30 seconds on our otherwise pretty fast ...
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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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How to resize images in wordpress without adding any compression or changing the color profile of the images, possible?

As you can guess from the title, Im looking for a solution that allows me to alter the way Wordpress processes/saves its newly created images according to the media settings in the dashboard. This is ...
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Using Fullscreenr with a wordpress blog - weird bug

I'm wondering if anyone here has used the jquery plugin 'fullscreenr' with a wordpress theme before. I've noticed a weird bug that I'm sure anyone who has used this before for a wordpress build would ...
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Memory usage for scalable usermeta queries

Problem Some time ago I posted a question about the scalability of wp_usermeta architecture: my concern, as my client's database of users is growing fast, is now the memory usage of querying the ...
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Is WordPress MultiSite secure & how much can it scale? [closed]

Great info on How to Scale Wordpress and more info on Wordpress Web Hosting. Still, I am left with questions. Creating a project that for the sake of argument we will call a blog network. A user ...
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How to scale up image into thumbnail without distorting it?

I have a section in my single post page that contains the post thumbnail. When using a smaller image as featured image (smaller than the thumbnail size, in width or height) it gets distorted to fill ...
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Backend of the WordPress.com [closed]

It has been known that PHP is under an impression that its a web low performer. However, the size of WordPress.com says otherwise. Does anyone knows why WordPress.com blogs scale so well even though ...
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Using catch_the_image to get the thumbnail size

I use front end posting on my site so I don't get a chance to set a featured image for alot of my posts. So I use catch_the_image to get thumbs but it gets the original size and then scales it which ...
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Does WordPress Need BuddyPress to Handle Large Amounts of Users?

I understand that technically there can be 18446744073709551615 users (db limitations). But I heard at a talk that the vanilla install of WP in actuality can't handle many users that well due to ...
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When is it OK to create a custom table for a plugin? [duplicate]

A while ago I wrote a question asking about storing easily queryable data associated with a given attachment. The recommendation that I received at the time was that I should avoid using the WP ...