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Refactoring Wordpress to improve memory performance [closed]

I had a close look at Wordpress memory consumption. On my site, it seems that for each page hit 20MB of RAM gets allocated, just to prepare comfy environment for all the plugins to run in. I plotted ...
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Wordpress Database Slow - should I switch to InnoDB?

I have a WordPress site with well over 10k posts, and things are starting to get very slow whenever I am adding and editing posts. Pages load nice and fast for users, along with the admin lists of ...
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Optimize post insert and delete for bulk operations?

Not much noticeable when working with individual posts, but when you create or delete multiple thousands in bulk and by code - process is quite slow. Are there any good tweaks to apply and corners to ...
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Optimize Multiple Taxonomy Term MySQL Query?

(Moderator's note: Title was originally: "query/database optimisation") I'm written a function for a custom "filter" search panel that allows users to select terms from up to four custom taxonomies. ...
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How do I optimize a custom post type admin page with 25,000 posts?

I'm getting the occasional excessive resource limit error to due to loading so many posts at once. We had set the PHP limit to 128 but just loading the list of posts for a couple of the post types is ...
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Running WordPress on low-end hardware/resources?

I knew about Atom-based dedicated servers, but these plug-class servers take it to whole new level of low-end extreme. Most of WordPress optimization talk is about surviving on shared hosting or ...
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Why is home (a lot) slower than other pages?

I'm trying to tune a wordpress website which suffers slow loading times, and I found out that the home page seems to take a lot more time to load. It's not due to content because I'm just considering ...
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Scaling a WP eCommerce site

Related to this question. Any recommendation on tools, plugins for optimizing a large eCommerce site on WP. Currently hitting 1000 items and 5000 more items coming. It seems the optimizations would ...
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Is there a way to measure server resource (CPU) usage by WP plugins?

I have a website who is having a high CPU usage. The only way I know of it, is the information I get from the support people of the hosting company. Is there any other way for me to become informed ...
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Optimizing a Proximity-based Store Location Search on a Shared Web Host?

I've got a project where I need to build a store locator for a client. I'm using a custom post type "restaurant-location" and I have written the code to geocode the addresses stored in postmeta ...
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How can I easily reduce the size of WordPress installation from development to production?

Sometimes it happens that cheap but fast/reliable hosting plan has the drawback to have only 50MB/100 MB of local space, for files and database. Now, before going to production, I delete manually ...
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Steps to Optimize WordPress in Regard to Server Load?

Besides installing W3 Total Cache or another caching plugin what steps can I take to make sure that my theme and site run as fast as possible.