Yoast SEO Plugin Slow Page Loads

Yoast SEO Plugin Slow Page Loads

Aug 13

Yoast SEO Plugin Slow After installing the Yoast SEO plugin I experienced pages being slow to load (usually the first time you hit each page).  It looked like mysql was causing the slowdown based on watching the process list. This showed mysql sleeping during the time that I was waiting for a page load. Alas, no slow queries showed up in the slow query log. Instead I noticed the following query in the general query log when the pause happens: UPDATE `wp_options` SET `option_value` = '1439237518.7075259685516357421875' WHERE `option_name` = '_transient_doing_cron'; After a lot of searching on the web I found the solution. Disable the built in wp-cron and add manual cron entries. I suspect that Yoast SEO is adding some housekeeping stuff that is then causing a delay in the wp-cron load. To disable the process, modify your wp-config.php to have the following line: define('DISABLE_WP_CRON', true); Then modify your crontab: crontab -e To have a line for each site you disable: */5 * * * * curl -I http://example.com/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron Problem...

John Boehner Strange Comment

John Boehner Strange Comment

Mar 20

I just saw this on the Daily Show and thought it was too weird to not share. REPORTER: Mr. Speaker will you reopen the government if the president doesn’t agree to do anything to change Obamacare? JOHN BOEHNER: If ands and buts were candy and nuts, everyday would be...

Target’s Data Breach

Target’s Data Breach

Jan 21

This is why you should used the Window OS for critical business operations. This incident also highlights the need to at least update our credit cards to the smart cards that are standard in Europe.

Transition to WordPress

Transition to WordPress

Nov 27

Please be patient while I reinvent my website in WordPress. Don’t forget to visit Krautgrrl’s new site as well.