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  • Resolved WraithKenny


    Does anyone know the server memory requirements for WordPress 2.8 or 2.8.1? During the 2.8.1-pre thru release, fixes where applied to reduce memory usage (according to the dev blog) because the Dashboard was failing to completely load.

    On my blogs, I get “500 internal server error” on /wp-admin/index-extra.php?jax=dashboard_incoming_links as well as on the dashboard_primary and dashboard_secondary widget calls. I’ve also noticed that the Settings > General page breaks, and so does the GET plugin-editor.php page.

    The easiest way to test this is by having a couple plugins activated then activating OpenID plugin (DiSo Project). I had thought it was because of this plugin, but having many different combinations of plugins will cause similar problems.

    Do to the issues address in fixes according to the dev blog, I beleive that OpenID merely uses to much memory for my server (rackspace cloud) and I’d like to know if anyone knows the minimum server memory requirement so I can request an upgrade with rackspace.


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  • Hi,

    Simple wordpress can run on 256MB but if your blog has plugins and themes on usage then it is depends on it usage..


    Shane G.

    Thanks. I did find out from the error logs that it definitely was a memory issue. Changing it was dumb simple (thanks rackspace support) 🙂 Now at 64MB from 32 default (at rackspace cloud) everything is MUCH better!

    the fix is to add “php_value memory_limit 64M” in the htaccess file.

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