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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...