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[resolved] Many categories & max_execution_time problems (4 posts)

  1. aredon
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    So I'm working on a solution for a client that needs to have people organized by state/county. So I set up connections to have 51 parent categories (states), and their counties. I wrote a script to very carefully load these into the connections databases.

    Currently there are 3150 categories, and as much as I would like to reduce this number I can't. I've had to modify the max_execution_time to be a full minute in order to get the connections plugin to load its category list. Furthermore once it does load the page hangs for quite a while before I am able to interact with it.

    On the front end there is a dropdown where users pick state, then county, and it shows all the entries that match.

    Is there a way that categories could be streamlined a little bit more? Or perhaps better organized (paginated?) so that individuals who need a lot of categories can use your plugin? Or is there a better solution using this plugin that I am not aware of. I am open to suggestions.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/connections/

  2. shazahm1
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    @ aredon

    I knew eventually I'd have to starting worrying about caching them and caching the rendered HTML so it could be loaded more quickly.

    On the frontend, is that something you've custom coded?

    I have a couple ideas that may work ... could we take this conversation over to my support forum please?

    http://connections-pro.com/support/

  3. aredon
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    The front end is a custom template, yes. It's also a custom query pulling from the connections databases. The front end is working perfectly. It is unfortunately the connections plugin on the backend that is the issue currently.

    I will copy this reply on the support forums, but I'm putting it here for reference.

  4. aredon
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

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