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Speed up WordPress when you have a lot of terms

The autosuggest procedure can slow down your WordPress wp-admin interface quite a lot when you have a huge amount of terms. Sometimes it’s useful to just disable this feature to make wp-admin more responsive. You can do this by adding the following to your functions.php file Advertisements

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WordPress Importer with remote lookup for assets.

Due to the lack of remote connectivity I did a small patch to the WordPress importer (v 0.61) that allows us to place the files locally and bypass the remote fetch the importer would usually attempt. As I ran into this problem very frequently I think that might be useful for others as well. In […]

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It’s been a while! Sorry for neglecting you!

I know, I know – I’ve been neglecting this site for way to long. During my last year I did a quick detour into Cloud Computing, Openstack and Python. I learned a lot during this time but also noticed that I like WordPress and PHP development more. So I’m back and working again full-time with […]

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Cache posts in category/tag/taxonomy for better performing content blocks

If you ever needed to grab a bunch of posts from different categories or taxonomies into your theme to fill certain layout blocks with their respective content you’d likely ended up doing a bunch of WP_Query calls with the desired parameters. That’s all nice and works ok, but it causes some additional database queries for […]

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Lost in time(zones)? http://localtime.at can help

Working for a distributed company like Automattic is great, but with clients and co-workers spread across the globe I tend to get lost in timezone conversions. Sure there are some great tools like http://timeanddate.com and http://www.worldtimebuddy.com, but I needed something simple so this night I created http://localtime.at/, my own little timezone converter which takes a […]

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