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What is the best way to host a site with many images without it being too slow?

I have a friend that wants me to help them with their WordPress website that has about 150 images for their gallery. Their site is quite slow even after I optimized the images using the ImageOptim app....
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Page taking time in loading. Also used lazy loading but doesn't work?

There are number of logo images and many are shown under show more button. But all are getting loaded at a time. Due to page speed decreases. I have used lazy load plugin but still is taking time on ...
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Why does my site download two different versions of the same image?

On both my homepage I have a masonry layout with thumbnails. These are lazy-loaded by JetPack. I noticed that for every thumbnail, two images are being loaded. One with a request url of https://i2.wp....
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Is there a better way to resize and compress/optimize images without using a plugin?

Images resized through Wordpress' add_image_size function seem to be notoriously blurry and too heavy (file-size-wise): When I compare the outcome of manual resizing of a JPG image with OS X's Preview ...
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Is it possible that WordPress keeps old plugins languages in wp-content/languages/plugins?

I just discovered that an updated WordPress install in which I deactivated plugins a long time ago has kept the old languages files in the folder wp-content/languages/plugins. According to the Query ...
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Can the benefits of performance optimization plugins outweigh the tax of installing them on performance?

Everyone knows that having too many active plugins often results in a slow site. I ran a check on one of my sites through GT Metrix and found several issues contributing to its slowness. Among these ...
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How to show optimized list of posts with all their attachment images

In page-images.php template I have created this code which displays a list of posts which belong to a category and order them by meta value. So basically it is like a category page, generally nothing ...
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How do you A/B split test a blogs landing page?

I have a shop and a blog. Currently they are split between two URLs, for example johnsmith.com and johnsmithshop.com Most people know me by johnsmith.com, and go to that URL even when they plan to ...
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get_the_id, get_the_permalink, and get_the_title all with one DB call

we are trying to optimize a heavy traffic WP site, and am looking for a way to get the data for these three WP functions with only one query, in order to reduce queries & load on DB server: $wpid=...
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Webpack 4: combine core and plugins in unique build/admin.js?

I'm going through @wordpress/scripts but it's not clear to me how to emit a unique 'build/output.js' which would combine / merge all the assets (admin and plugins) through webpack 4. Let me explain. ...
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Reusing old post IDs

When I exported my posts I noticed that some of the ID numbers were missing e.g. it started from 8 and went to say 21 and then from 24 to 30 etc. Is it possible to reuse IDs 1-7 (or any others that ...
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WordPress plugin activation, deactivation and uninstall hook not being triggered

I am developing a WordPress plugin which requires certain rules to be added to the .htaccess file of the WordPress installation upon activation of the plugin. Initially, before I switched my code to ...
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Wordpress Query optimaization for slow query

I've WP installation with some 120K posts. One of the slow queries that frequently appear at @mysql-slow.log is below # Query_time: 1.744827 Lock_time: 0.000567 Rows_sent: 1 Rows_examined: 635732 ...
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Uncached* Page Speed

I have a woocommerce based website. I'm using WP-ROCKET for caching and i happy with it for cached website pageload is 1second but uncached webpages like search or a new page this pageloads takes ...
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Printing extra scripts before src scripts to optimize minification and page speed

In WordPress a plugin may add extra data to be printed before or after a script when enqueueing a script. Quite a few plugins that we have enabled do this to define for example an ajax URL etc and it ...
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How to optimize backend? Remove unneeded queries on All posts page primary

How to disable tags, categories, authors and date in All posts page? Any post type. In Screen options I have removed everything (author, categories, tags, comments, date) but in reality this doesn't ...
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Does &$this is really disallowed to use anywhere?

I got this message from the validator of plugins from Envato: When creating a callable, never use &$this, use $this instead: I think he may be wrong with his 'never use'. Are we ...
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What type of index should I use for postmeta?

I already added a composite index but it still took 5 seconds to finish these 2 queries. SELECT COUNT( DISTINCT( wpp.id ) ) FROM `wpdgls_posts` wpp JOIN `wpdgls_postmeta` wpm ON wpp.id = wpm.post_id ...
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Speeding Up Bulk Post Creation - wp_insert_post & update_post_meta

I am creating posts (variable products) using (wp_insert_post) function. An Example, I have 9 colors, 9 sizes. Which makes 9×9 = 81 total variations for 1 product, which is 81 times below function to ...
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how to solve slow WordPress site caused by attachment_metadata

My WordPress sites starting to become slower by time, after two years they become very slow. I tried many things, such as: improved my DB, used cache plugins (WP Rocket and W3 Total Cache) which both ...
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How to prevent Vimeo duplicate requests?

I've been tasked to optimize a wordpress site (big surprise...) and found that Vimeo embeds duplicates of their player api js file. I would have thought the browser would prevent this but apparently ...
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Is querying wpdb directly and skipping actions provided by WP's core “wp_update_post” a good idea?

I need to query a lot of posts at once. A lot and performance is more than crucial here - things moving slow will net me bad reviews, a lot of them, but cutting a bit through WP's overhead could net ...
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Need to optimize wordpress websites on google pageinsight

I am trying to optimize my websites on pagespeed insight. And, for this I have tried lots of speed optimization wordpress's plugins and all have very good ratings by the users. But not even single ...
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Is there any way to get all custom posts and all custom terms with it's meta in few queries?

I'm developing a website with a record for me query count. It has 720 Query for the main page. I want to reduce it. The main page structure is like this: ~10 Custom Taxonomy Term Each Term has a ...
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Can lots of tags affect performance?

I'm working on a plugin that will auto-tag my posts (it's for a very specific, single project only). It will apply 6 tags based on the content of the post. Forward thinking, I wonder if the number of ...
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Defer Code in Widgets - Page Speed

How to UP Page Speed With Widget Defer? Is there a way to defer a widget in the footer? I have an external API in a footer widget which is slowing down my page. It is not needed until the page is ...
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How to find and remove unnecessary theme scripts? [closed]

When I load my website, I see many java scripts and css loading and slowing my website. Many of them I know I'm not using, like fonts, extra theme css from a template that I'm not using, icons and so ...
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Optimized PHP & Wordpress settings for speed/performance?

I have a big site with several plugins that take up memory, a lot of requests to the server, etc. I've maxxed out my hosting to help account for this, but are there optimum PHP and Wordpress settings ...
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Will Gutenberg Have a Negative Impact on Page Speed?

When WordPress includes Gutenberg by default, will WordPress sites suffer from slower page loading times? While it’s easy to test on a clean install, other factors, such as themes and plugins can ...
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What are some ways to speed up a WordPress site that most people don't know? [closed]

I am looking for ways to speed up my site, https://whatifhq.com I know this isn't the best place to post this, but I could not find anything else on the web other than "get a better server", "reduce ...
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register_post_status - show_in_admin_all_list & show_in_admin_status_list does not affect query

In the register_post_status, I've already disabled show_in_admin_all_list & show_in_admin_status_list for my custom status my_hidden_status However, from the query log the post_status ...
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What's the case against transient-ing almost everything that's mostly static?

Assume I have a menu that's simply static, for most sites, or rather, let's use my example, a blogging site, it almost never, never changes. Why not hook it to a transient that never expires unless ...
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Optimize WP Meta Query for large amount of post meta?

I have a large WP site with about 2k posts and 150k postmeta. When browsing to a large category, the archive loads very slow due to the WP query that is seeking for featured posts, to show them first. ...
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How to optimize wp_option table?

My Wordpress website is often going down with the error message "error establishing a database connection" and when I contacted my hosting server, they replied that the query takes a long time(more ...
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Why are the latest visits to my website originating from my own website?

To start with, I don't know anything about coding and stuff. I am here to seek help from experts hoping they can help me resolve the issue. I have a website/blog that runs on WordPress. I have a VPS ...
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Query posts without meta preload

I'm optimizing high traffic website. Trying to solve following issue: Site's home page is extremely slow and top showing 100% CPU because of Mysql. After some investigation with Query Monitor plugin, ...
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Queries take 120+ seconds on my large Wordpress site

i have a couple of Wordpress website running on a VPS, each one of them has 1M+ posts. When adding new posts queries just hangs for a long time until the website crashes. I use XML-RPC to post to my ...
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How to make wordpress backend mobile optimized.?

I have a membership website where my users can create their own page. Most of my users are from mobiles (they do not have laptops). When I open my website in android chrome browser, the WordPress ...
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How can I stop widgets from re-executing every time I access the logged-in homepage?

I have a few widgets and they're being built-up every time someone accesses their logged-in homepage. I assume this is so that everything works nicely. Unfortunately, this is a tremendous ...
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Above the fold plugin error “The Proxy Cache directory contains n cache entries.”

I've just starting using this plugin with a site that I did not code or configure. I'm getting this error: "The Proxy Cache directory contains n cache entries. This may indicate that auto-capture ...
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Serve resources from a consistent URL GT Metrix

I am optimizing WordPress website speed and i have fixed all other issues mentioned by GT metrix (Website to test website speed) but could not fix Serve resources from a consistent URL. I know there ...
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wordpress with 1.5 million posts

I wanted to transform my dictionaries into a WordPress website that has different dictionaries for different views. As you can imagine by now, the posts will mostly have just 2 words and a short ...
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admin-ajax.php + load-scripts.php hanging for minutes

My issue is that when I do a simple Admin Dashboard change, like updating a post or page, I sometimes wait up to 10 minutes for the request to finish. I have tried restarting the process and my ...
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Set Alias for meta_query arguments in get_posts()

Is there a way to set an alias on the meta_query arguments when running a get_posts()? One of my queries is performing poorly. To optimize I just need to be able to reuse the same joined table ...
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Can't move jQuery to footer

Below two methods did not help me. My jQuery is always on the head section. What can be the reason? Method 1: (adding below code to function.php) if (!is_admin()) add_action("wp_enqueue_scripts", "...
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Using uncss or similar with WordPress?

I am interested in implementing uncss in the cli with npm packages (no gulp/grunt) to strip out reams of unused code from parent themes. There is a tutorial from 2015 but there is an open issue and ...
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WP Responsive images - upload custom image sizes

I've been trying to find solution to my problem for the last couple of weeks without any luck. I've been finding that my theme and WP both fail to create proper responsive images. This especially goes ...
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Number of queries in wordpress

I have 870 queries in 3,216 seconds. Is that normal? What are that queries? How can I reduce that queries? What is number of normal queries. Custom Page: 870 queries in 3,216 seconds. Home Page: 866 ...
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How to set a Cookie-Free Domain with WordPress?

I recently set up a WordPress site here. I added these two lines in wp-config.php: define("COOKIE_DOMAIN", "www.artisanplombier-pascher.com"); define("WP_CONTENT_URL", "https://static....
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How inefficient is it to use a Custom Post for 4-5 sentences & pull all to 1 page?

Right now, I created a custom post type "resource" that is currently set to hidden. I'm planning on getting all resource posts and displaying them on 1 page. Not like an archive page, but like a post. ...