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How to move core js files into the footer

while testing for page speed, i found 2 js files that causes the speed delay, according to PageSpeed Insight. files names are /wp-includes/js/swfobject.js /wp-includes/js/comment-reply.min.js how ...
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Where should I host my images?

I just read this article http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Optimization/Offloading on how you can upload your content to external sources to improve speed and save bandwidth. Anyway, my site has ...
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Optimizing multiple WP_querys into one call?

I have finished building my website and noticed due to the structure it takes 3 seconds to load the data due to each WP_query bouncing between different post types. I was wondering if I put these into ...
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Most efficient way to list all categories and display a post for each of them?

I'm working on a blog that has around 8.000 posts and 50 categories. The task I'm working on is to list all categories and for each category to show the latest post with a certain custom field value. ...
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Plugins enqueuing jquery in head

I am trying to optimise my site for mobile and enqueued my scripts to be placed in the footer so as to eliminate render-blocking javascript in above the fold content. Unfortunately some of the plugins ...
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How to optimize multiple WP_Query() calls on one page?

The current site I'm building has a homepage that is going to have around 10 instances of WP_Query(). Some of them are going to pull a series of posts, while others are targeted at one single post ...
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Wordpress Customise

I'm looking for a plugin that lets me put a "please wait" message (similar to notebook-driver.com where you're redirected to download link after a few seconds) when people click on certain links. For ...
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cleaning up safely wordpress wp_postmeta table

In a effort to facilitate maintenance of my site, optimise page loading , and also helping out db migration , i am trying to cleanup the wordpress database of my site. i ahve realised the wp-postmeta ...
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How to remove in the wordpress database all posts revisions except the last three?

here is the commonly recommended sql command for removing posts revisions and cleaning up the wp database: DELETE a,b,c FROM `wp_posts` a LEFT JOIN `wp_term_relationships` b ON (a.ID = b.object_id) ...
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Publish a message on facebook after having posted a comment

I would like some advice on how to improve the code I use for allowing people to comment posts. Users can only submit a comment if they are connected with Facebook. I started developping this feature ...
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Optimising a big Wordpress site

I'm looking at optimising a rather large site I've been adding to and adding to. The database has become pretty big (maybe 100,000 posts) and it has started slowing down somewhat and giving me "Mysql ...
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admin.php taking 14 seconds

This is a clean install but it has a (relatively) huge database of dummy posts/comments/etc. But even on single-post loads it still takes just as much. Narrowing further down menu.php takes 8 seconds ...
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Minimal WordPress load for only `get_option` to work (because ajax…)

In a plugin, I use ajax to get_option() which takes much longer than it has to because entire wp gets loaded. How do I set things up so that it (my ajax) loads only what is needed? (get_option())
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How to prevent execution of default query, while preserving ability to use WP_Query in template?

PROBLEM: I'am trying to prevent execution of default WordPress query for custom category template. I have found a possible solution, but looks like it preventing execution of all post queries: ...
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Can I prevent “wp_user_level” from getting added to wp_usermeta on registration?

I've heard this meta key is obsolete, but they are still getting created every time a user registers. Can I prevent this? I'm trying to slim down that table.
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What can cause JavaScript and CSS files to be minified?

On one of my client's site, I see that my plugin's JS and CSS files are minified. Trying to identify what causes the files to minify, I tried to deactivate all plugins (except mine), and changing the ...
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Cache metadata for set of posts

I have a query that can only be done using straight SQL, but I need to loop through the returns as a set of posts. As I understand it, WP_Query automatically gets all the metadata for all the posts ...
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How do I edit the htaccess file to optimize my website?

Hi I have tried to optimize my website energyshop.se for a cpl of days but I cant seem to get it done. This is how my .htaccess looks like: Header unset ETag FileETag None # Hantera och redirecta ...
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Make Google index the entire post if it is separated into several pages

While this is a question, it is as well a serious warning to publishers that separate their posts using <!--nextpage-->. Bare with me. I run a highly trafficked multiple author platform that ...
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What is a good alternative to using $content_width for image optimization?

The $content_width GLOBAL in WordPress effects many themes and even some plugins by limiting the size of images and embeds in posts, it is a requirement for themes submitted to wordpress.org. It is ...
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Safe to disable wptexturize?

To optimise the speed of my platform (beyond caching, database optimisation, JPEG compression, CSS sprites etc), it has come to my attention that disabling the wptexturize() function may give some ...
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Optimizing site speed by localizing paths

I read an article (which I didn't save) that argued you can improve the performance of your site by changing all file paths to full paths, so for instance, instead of <img src="<?php bloginfo('...
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Performance-wise, is it better to enqueue a (small) script on every page or test to see if it's needed?

I'm using the FitVids.js script to make YouTube video embeds work with a responsive layout. The script is < 3kb, but only about half of my pages actually have YouTube embeds. In terms of total ...
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How to optimize my query filtering out unwanted data?

I use get_posts ($arg); to query the post table. Usually I need only three fields: post_title, ID and post_excerpt. But the data returned are many more, including post_content that is usually huge. I ...
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How to stop wp_postmeta from being called on archive and search pages?

Currently, when I load a search or result page, it queries the wp_postmeta table which is leading to the page taking ages to load. I realise this is a result of this table being huge (70k rows), and ...
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Minimizing scripts & css files that plugins add

I try my best to limit plugin usage and only use ones that are well designed. But I still find that many will load a lot of extra scripts and styles, and few have options to load selectively based on ...
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Splitting the main query in multiple loops with query_posts and/or pre_get_posts?

I have a custom post type 'events', to which I have associated a custom taxonomy 'calendar'. The calendar has 12 fixed terms, for each month of the year ( 'august', 'october', 'november, etc.). I'm ...
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How to benchmark a WordPress installation? [closed]

I'm trying to gather some benchmarking data to determine how well my optimizations to WordPress are fairing. I've found this page on High Traffic Tips but it doesn't contain any data. Are there any ...
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How effective are cacheing plugins for dynamic pages?

The majority of pages of one of my sites can only be accessed by registered users. While these pages do share some common, static content (headers, etc) most of the information on the page is ...
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If I consider changing my WordPress DB tables to InnoDB, will it have an effect on the way WordPress works?

I found a superb post here about optimising WordPress for large installs. One of the steps refers to lighthttpd which sounds excellent but isn't currently supported by DirectAdmin. Last time I messed ...
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How can I improve the performance of this query_posts loop?

I created a WordPress page template to build a customised XML feed for certain WordPress posts on my site. Specifically, the page template renders XML and only includes certain custom post types and ...
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WP_Query leaking absurd amounts of memory

Every time I call WP_Query() in the function below, Wordpress leaks 8 megs of memory. And since I call this function a lot, things get hairy pretty quickly... :( I've tried unsetting the resulting $...
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What's a good strategy for planning WordPress DB growth?

Hoping for some feedback on the topic of optimizing and staying on top of performance as a WordPress database grows... to paint a picture.... let's say you have a WordPress / Buddypress MU site that ...
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Should I remove transients from the wp_options table?

I have been doing some cleaning up in the database of one of my WordPress installs, and I noticed that the wp_options table was about 2.1mb, and had 1200 rows. I've gotten it down to around 800 rows, ...
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Settings to get the most out of W3 Total Cache

I'm running a dedicated server which hosts one website - our WordPress install. Currently we're getting around 400,000 pageviews per month and that will likely rise quickly over the coming month - ...
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How to cache json with wp-super cache

In a new project we are using wp-super-cache (the client's preferred plugin) to create the static html files for custom content types. But we are trying to figure out if everything is being cached ...
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Is my host the problem?

I've been working on my WordPress Site for quite some time now, and it's about ready to be deployed. One major issue, though - it's VERY SLOW! At first I thought that the 20 second load time could be ...
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What causes a theme to be inefficient?

Someone has asked me to analyze if his theme is 'good'. I've decided to analyze it in terms of number of assets that the theme needs compressing those assets ensuring wp_enqueue_x is being used ...
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Very Slow Page - How to Optimize # of Queries?

EDIT 12/19/2011 Thank you again Ijaas. Everything is working except for the order of the days. It is ordering the groups of days by the publish order. If an older post has a newer date in its ...
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Website is slow: advice on optimization

This WordPress-based website i just released is dead slow. I've optimised my theme a lot and get a pagespeed of 91/100 but the first time to byte is the culprit: it takes 8 up to 20 seconds. I've ...
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Speed up Wordpress

I don't have the feeling that my blog is particularly slow, but that's because I haven't really started out yet. I'm very worried that it will get slow soon, especially because I will have blog posts ...
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Lots of SQL queries

I have a site with more than 300,000 posts (but really little posts) and cheking why is going so slow I've seen that in the hompage it makes something like this: "Generated in 15.024 seconds. Made ...
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My website is slow on the initial load

I am creating my first website in wordpress, and I have noticed some strange behavior. The website is really slow on the initial load. When I open the website after some time of inactivity, let's say ...
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Has anyone used the wordpress plugin w3-total-cache on a Dreamhost VPS successfully? [closed]

I was encouraged by Dreamhost to go with FCGI, XCache and w3 total cache. But I'm not sure what the optimal settings are, especially re: the Object and Database cache. Any suggestions? Also, I can't ...
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High traffic management in WP

I have to develop a site in Wordpress similar to an already existing site in JSP which handles approx.50K users a day and 200 users at a time. And in load testing i get that wordpress can handle only ...
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How do I minify '@import' css files with wp-minify?

I am trying to use wp-minify to minify my js/css on the fly. I can get the 'direct' css files to be minified, but I can't seem to get wp-minify to minify the 'linked' css files. My theme is a child ...
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Does WP Super Cache really compress my pages? [closed]

I enabled the compression option on WP Super Cache (off by default!) on my blog. After that, Website Optimization started identifying my pages as being compressed (before, it didn't). All seemed well ...
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better wordpress minify problem

i am using better wordpress minify plugin but it breaks site due to one of css file http://www.mydomain.net/?mcsf_action=main_css&#038;ver=3.1.1 i would like to add it into exception list so ...
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Long Waiting Times on GoDaddy?

I prefer not to use GoDaddy because I always encounter performance issues. However, one of my clients is rather insistent on using them... so we are. I've tested this with a vanilla Wordpress 3.0+ ...
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WordPress hosting optimized servers - Is this just a sales gimmick? [closed]

I have always hosted my own websites on my own hardware, this includes WordPress. I always see on shared hosting sites "WordPress Hosting" which looks to be the exact same as their regular hosting ...