WP 3.3.1
Hierarchical custom post type
7000 posts
Admin area

Pages load time > 30s

Page size > 1MB due to parent dropbox size in 'Quick Edit' when listing posts (appears twice) and 'Attributes' widget when editing post (just once)

Are hierarchical types unusable for large sites? Any workaround to solve this?

Thank you!

  • How many posts per page do you have shown in the 'Screen Options'?
    – mor7ifer
    Jan 12, 2012 at 14:17
  • 20 posts per page
    – user11977
    Jan 12, 2012 at 15:10

1 Answer 1


Try turning down the posts per page in screen options. The posts per page actually sets the number of PARENT posts to get, so it will get those posts and their ENTIRE tree. If you turn this down, say to around 5, you should significantly cut the size of the page, since it will decrease the instances of the parent dropdown.


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