So recently I’ve relaunched my blog, with that came A LOT of offline time (busy with irl etc etc). I develop various projects on localhost environments but one thing that doesn’t play nice with localhost is Disqus comments. This is because it requires a live top level domain with the correct permalinks to each post (or discussion in this case), so of course while my blog was under development this got quite badly out of sync and started to slowly break. Putting my blog back online and chaos ensued on the comments front, its getting back to normal now, but I had quite an adventure solving some interesting quirks.
Recently, I’ve noticed when I’ve been administrating my blog, my WordPress dashboard has become awfully slow, and I mean slow. The loading of the dashboard was like dial up speeds and im on a 2 MB broadband connection (Soon to be 10 MB) so it was a joke really. So I went hunting for some tips on getting my WordPress Dashboard like the speed of light again. Not all of the tips I found helped my specific situation, but some might help you if your in a similar situation
Following my last little article on WordPress plugins I can’t live without, it made me remember something I’d done recently to my WordPress installation. If your a WordPress user which runs WordPress on a server rather than a wordpress.com hosted account then you’ll understand that each time you install or remove a plugin you have to provide FTP information in order for WordPress to correctly locate the wp-content/plugins directory and get authorization to add or remove a plugin.