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Tips on speeding up WordPress Admin’s Dashboard

You may notice that WordPress shows error messages in your WordPress dashboard saying timeout if you host your own WordPress somewhere, that’s because your PHP socket timeout is set too low, mine is 60 secs which is big enough. You may also be aware that you don’t really look at them(Development blog, Incoming Links, Developers news, and WordPress plugins) most of the time. Originally I thought to just remove/comment out some of code related to dashboard but I recall there is a plugin which just does that for you. So I did a search in wordpress.org and found that it’s wordpress-dashboard-editor.

And I installed it and tried it, and it works fine. And I love it, thanks Aaron Harun for the great plugin, here is the description of this plugin:

This plugin allows you to add whatever you want to the WordPress dashboard through PHP and HTML even Sidebar Widgets. You can also wipe the entire dashboard or individually remove some of the more irritating sections like the Dev news, Planet WordPress and the getting started section.

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June 15, 2008 Posted by | Wordpress Plugins, Wordpress Tips | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tips on speeding up load time of WP e-commerce plugin in Admin Panel

I have to say WP e-commerce solves a big problem for so many of us who want to set up an online shopping site. It’s so lovely to have it around. But I have to admit that accessing e-commerce menu in administration panel is a headache, especially when web server is on a slow network. Therefore, I try figuring out how to speed it up. Here is what I noticed:

  1. The plugin tries to load feeds from http://www.instinct.co.nz/feed by making the following call (display_log.php):

    You can just comment out this line if you want. This works for me in my development environment.

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June 14, 2008 Posted by | Wordpress Tips, WP E-Commerce | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tips on how to reduce the loading time of NextGen Gallery in WordPress Admin Panel

First of all, I’d like to say that I am very happy with this plugin, and it’s a very ambitious photo gallery software having many nice features and many of us like it very much, thanks the team for doing such a great job.

Indeed it has some issues, for example, it’s painful when you have to wait for the page to be loaded from internet after clicking on “Gallery” menu, especially when your server has a slow internet access or even when you are trying it from your local machine. What NextGen Gallery does after you click “Gallery” menu is that it tries to check for a new version and load some messages. It depends on the speed of your server’s internet access, it may take fairly long to do, especially when you are working on some of the features of it. I figure out a way to temporarily disable it(not completely remove it. I am not sure if it’s good but at least I don’t have to wait for some time after clicking the menu). Continue reading

June 13, 2008 Posted by | Wordpress Tips | , , , , , , | Leave a comment