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  • Resolved Yael K. Miller


    I’ve updated 9 sites (so far) to WordPress 3.5 — and when I load pages it will sometimes take much longer than it used to on 3.4.2

    Yes, I do have various share buttons on my sites.

    I searched around here and came across this trac ticket that says that brackets in .htaccess are causing some issues. But I don’t really understand the ticket.

    I have the below in my .htaccess file

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

    Do I have to change it? If so, to what? And will changing this affect load speed?

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  • That ticket is for back-end only not for when you viewing your site. Not sure to how many people that issue really effects.

    I’m not sure what the exact impact is on speed between 3.4.2 and 3.5. It shouldn’t really affect that much but I do can tell it isn’t an .htaccess issue. It can be the social buttons, it can be a plugin causing the issue.

    Marko, thanks for explaining the ticket. Since it’s not a .htaccess issue, it’s probably the share button plugins.

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