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FeedWordPress makes server crash

  • Hi there!

    I’ve just installed and set up the plugin ‘FeedWordPress’ to fill my blog with lots of articles from other cool websites. I’ve also set up a cron-job in order to fetch new articles every 15 minutes.

    Whether I set the cron-job to 15 or 60 minutes, every time FeedWordPress tries to fetch new articles it makes the server crash. The cron-job looks like this:

    */15 * * * * #/usr/local/bin/curl --silent http://www.domain.com?update_feedwordpress=1

    The ‘Update scheduling’ option in FeedWordPress is set to 15 minutes.

    The server admin told me the following: ‘When the plugin is told to grab new articles, it makes waaay too much crawlers to pop up to grab the new articles.’ So, is it possible to reduce the amount of crawlers?

    I hope you guys can help me out!

    – Stefan

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  • Anyone? ^^

    The frequency of the cronjob isn’t the problem, it’s the amount of data you’ve configured FeedWordPress to syndicate.

    I’m assuming you are subscribed to more than 50 feeds. That being said, the only way to conserve resources on your server is to batch the import process. I’d suggest that syndicate a maximum of 15 feeds at a time, or less depending on the flow of content of the feeds you’re pulling from. I don’t believe this is possible to automate this with FeedWordPress, so you’d have to do this manually.

    This is a good suggestion for the the developer to implement as either a core feature or an add-on.

    Hi jkereako,

    Can you elaborate more on how I can manually syndicate X number of feeds at a time?

    Thanks.

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