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My authors need to be able to preview their upload images and manipulate and scale

I am using a form and that form allows for IMAGE UPLOAD. After submission the form redirects and then they can see the reviewed post - however if the image which they uploaded blindly does not look ...
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Obfuscate links (for SEO purpose) [closed]

Link obfuscation is a more and more common topic in order to improve SEO by masking the non-important links to provide more weight to others. I'm looking for an efficient way to obfuscate links in ...
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image resizing on post content without css and html tags

Background: I am using WordPress posts for Newsletter. I am importing the posts through an api and use them in a Newsletter tool to send them out. I am downsizing the featured image before feeding to ...
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Trying to Decide Between Reverse-proxy and Multisite

We have a very large blog at mainsite.com We want to create a tool at mainsite.com/tool/ that will be it's own Wordpress site and doesn't need to share anything with mainsite.com But it is very ...
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Viewing a WordPress website in landscape [closed]

I have a client that wants to landscape support for his website. I have never needed to optimize a website for landscape view nor did it ever cross my mind. If possible how do I do it on WordPress?
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Optimal image size for wordpress?

I want to optimize wordpress by compressing images before upload. Is there a reference for how large (data volume) images should be for following viewports (widths): mobile (<768px) tablet (>...
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Different image using srcset function

In a template I'm pulling in an image from the media library with: <?php echo wp_get_attachment_image( 33894, 'full', "", array( "class" => "lazyload" ) ); ?> ...
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WP Optimization: Removing Orphaned wp_options (especially the autoload ones)

Is there no mechanism which purges old options from the DB? I tried a few plugins in the past and I found out that there are a few pretty long option strings which are set to autoload but IMHO not ...
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WP Optimization: Overwriting options to autoload=yes for often used options?

I'm currently trying to optimize my WP-page. I checked with "Query Monitor" and I see a lot of options which are fetched on every pageload (not a huge runtime cumulated, but still ~15-20 ...
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Lazy Loading of all Images

I have noticed WordPress is lazy loading all images by default now. This affects the load time of our LCP image and gives us a low score for Core Web Vitals. The new Page Speed site https://pagespeed....
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How to deal with too many $_POST variable conditions from ajax request at backend? [closed]

At work, we write a PHP application. I'm only a junior, but I'm dissatisfied with the problem of processing AJAX calls. Each of AJAX request is directed to the single appdata.php script. At appdata....
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How to optimize posts query in wordpress

basically, I'm trying to optimize this query we have more than 100K blogs and I need to make it faster now it takes Load time (07.46 s). <?php if ( get_query_var( 'paged' ) ) { $...
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Deferring Script wp-i18n causes a console error 'wp is not defined' - Gravityforms

I am deferring JS scripts in order to optimize page load times and SEO. My code to defer scripts is something like: add_filter( 'script_loader_tag', // Filters the HTML script tag of an enqueued ...
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How to deliver webp format of images to WP REST API

I use WP Offload Media Lite plugin to offload upload image to S3. I use raw S3 URL (not CDN) and choose remove file in server option. Then I use EWWW Image Optimizer plugin to convert image on S3 to ....
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Is there a way to ensure local fonts load from CDN when CDN is enabled?

I've set up a WordPress site with one local font. It is stored in the a fonts folder in the child theme. It is loaded with the following in the child theme style.css @font-face { font-family: '...
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I'm designing a plugin to create database indexes. Suggestions?

I'm starting a (totally open-source) little project to create a WordPress plugin that will add appropriate indexes to WP's MySQL tables to improve performance. (Some wp tables, notably wp_postmeta and ...
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Improve wp query perfomance on large db

I have 100000 records in my database and so many meta query performed on it so it takes lot of time to perform the operation, what is the way to speed up this? It takes 20 to 25s to load this query. ...
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How to do chunked JS files in WordPress?

Webpack outputs chunks of JS files in order to parallelize downloads over HTTP/2 but unfortunately WP's wp_enqueue_script requires that only one file be loaded to represent a script, forcing us to ...
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Continue execution after WP REST API response

I am trying to extend the Wordpress REST API with an endpoint that takes Zoom webhooks. Zoom requires a response within 3 seconds or will blacklist your endpoint address, but the processing that I ...
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Improve performance by removing unnecessary database queries

I've just found out that main page of custom theme im developing does 150 db queries on every load (what takes even 2.5 seconds). Many of them come from functions.php, and are caused by for example ...
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Wordpress Query is taking more then 20 second and stuck on creating index

Hi I need help with below query this query takes around 20 second and when more then one is executed then server CPU usage hits 100% and server stop responding. here is the query from process list. ...
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Will memcached improve performance with WP Super Cache already running?

I'm working on a WordPress site that is expected to host up to 1000 concurrent users, so I'm exploring ways to make it run as fast as possible. I've heard that memcached helps WordPress sites load ...
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How can i unload effect.min.js file?

I'm currently working on optimizing the speed of my WordPress site, and i successfully unloaded some unnecessary files, but there is one i can't seem to remove which is: https://domain.com/wp-...
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Google Page Speed

My website is in Wordpress so I am asking question regarding Google Page Speed here. My issue is i had completed the development of home page of existing page now when i am trying to check the score ...
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Can mediaelement-and-play core JS be dequeued?

I'd like to understand what is the purpose of the WordPress core javascript file /wp-includes/js/mediaelement/mediaelement-and-player.min.js I am asking that because it weighs 136KBytes and I'd like ...
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SQL: How to find all attachments that are not used in any posts/pages/custom_post_types

I have a wordpress installation where the posts also contain attachments that were not embedded in the content by using the media library -> add. I would like to find all attachments that are not ...
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Wordpress UPDATE queries on MySQL database stuck

I have an Amazon 24XL server 96 Cores 378 GB RAM Database size 5.7G Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) PHP 7.3.16 mysql Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.3.22-MariaDB I have only one WordPress site where users read ...
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How to optimize wp_delete_post() function, or why it is so slow

I have a code block to delete all the products from a store. This products have several custom fields and some images attached. The code is below: set_time_limit(0); define('WP_USE_THEMES', false); ...
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Should I use wp_cache in my plugin to make it faster?

As a plugin developer, I strive for coding plugins that take as less server resources as possible. That's why I thought of avoiding to repeat queries to the database that are run on the same request (...
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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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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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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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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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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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