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Wordpress problematic caching

I am looking at ways to optimize the speed of a Wordpress website and found that there is a css file containing a ridiculous amount of useless css and was contributing to the site's very slow loading ...
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Wordpress backend delay by server side HTTP Request

I had 50 seconds of loading time for my backend in wordpress. I thought it was very strange for a DB to be so slow and I realized with the help of the Query Monitor plugin that the server is making ...
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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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Is there a way to analyze the load time of the functions in a custom plugin?

I have a custom plugin that is adding on average 1 second to the page load time. I thought the code was well written, but clearly not. Is there any way for me to find out what aspect of the plugin in ...
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Disable Garbage Collection? [closed]

I have a WP site which creates 500's errors for about 2% of Apache requests (mostly bots and crawlers). I'm not able to stack trace most of those requests with 500's neither to PHP or MySQL errors as ...
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What would Repair and Optimize Wordpress Database do?

Recently I am getting an error establishing a database connection in a clients Wordpress site. I googled for a solution and an article suggested to enable Wordpress Repairs by adding this to the wp-...
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Any suggestions on how to make this function more efficient or more generally useful?

I wrote this to handle sanitizing all the fields in $_POST before saving them to options and to sanitize and initialize everything before creating the form. You can use the same $soap array to handle ...
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How to solve 'Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold' content for multiple files?

I get this when I check my site in google insight: Pretty ok right? But I still consider to fix Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content to get a good results on mobiles ...
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get_metadata() vs get_post_meta() vs custom query [duplicate]

I have 27 items of post_meta data that I need to get out in a class that I use through-out my website. Currently I'm using: $this->postMetaData = get_metadata("post", $postID); This returns an ...
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wp_trash_post is leaking memory

I have a plugin that deletes a list of posts based on their post id. The code is very simple foreach ( $post_ids as $post_id ) { wp_trash_post( $post_id, true ); } } ...
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Function to retrieve IDs of posts, cache results, and improve wp_query

I'm looking to optimize db performance by creating a function that retrieves IDs of posts in a certain category and caches results. So instead of having a query like: SELECT … WHERE 1=1 AND wp_posts....
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Optimize WP_Query

For the homepage WP_Query loop, I need to get the most recent 20 articles, specifically to display the page title, excerpt, category, and date. I am doing the following: $args = array( '...
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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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Optimising amount of calls to custom fields

I have this code fragment in my codebase: foreach($this->adverisers as $adveriser) { $this->data[$adveriser->name]['image'] = bfi_thumb(get_post_meta($adveriser->ID, ...
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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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fastest replacement DB

What's the best database setup for WordPress for speed and lots of posts (hundred thousands of rows in posts and post_meta tables)? While I can cache as much as I can and optimize my queries/PHP as ...
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What's faster? One big query, or several smaller ones?

I'm working on an app that will require a query, via Ajax, for a bunch of posts in random order. Something like this: $query = new WP_Query( array( 'posts_per_page' => 50, 'orderby' => 'rand' );...
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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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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 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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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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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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Combine several CSS files into one

I've been working on a site where specific CSS files have been written and loaded only when required. I would like to combine all those scripts into one single file. I'm not interested in minifying ...
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echo vs output variable [closed]

Someone once told me, that it is good for performance, not to open and close php tags and use echo all the time, like that: <hgroup> <h1><?php echo getHeading1(); ?></h1> ...
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Recent posts headlines. How to optimize the loop

I'm using this in my page template to display the 20 recent posts headlines from category number 8, 17, 23, 423 <div id="horizontalTab"> <ul class="resp-tabs-list"> <li>...
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Make different sites on multisite reference same script

I'm using multisite and want all my scripts to point to the same URL so they are optimized as well as they can be. Currently I have: http://www.site.com/news/wp-content/themes/js/bxslider.js http://...
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Using Multiple Queries of “home_url” vs. Calling a Variable Multiple Times

Question Since I am using multiple instances of home_url() in one page template, I was curious if the following method would speed up my page load time. My method is to store the output of home_url() ...
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Using <?php echo get_num_queries(); ?> queries in and i see 7000+queries?

I have put queries in seconds. in my footer.php and i see more than 7000 queries in about 9 secs , is this a lot?? On my localhost i have 195 queries in 3,070 seconds. As the live version ...
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Wordpress network vs Separate installs

I am contemplating hosting all my client sites on one wordpress network. So far I've been installing a new wordpress installation for every site. Is it a good idea (compared to standalone installation)...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...