WordPress 2.0/1.5.x Hack: How to trim the fat resource hogging Admin DashBoardBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Saturday, March 19, 2005
Update: This also works on WordPress 2.0.
It comes up the first thing when you login to admin. I don’t like any of that. This thing downloads even when I am on my home setup running WordPress from localhost!
So despite my reluctance to modify core WordPress code, I just couldn’t take it any longer.
So I hacked the code, trimmed it of all fat and made it look lean and mean on an Atkins diet. In other words you have all the cool info about your blogs, as before, without any irrelevant information. As a result it doesn’t need to query other blogs (fetch feeds etc) and as such loads much faster.
In the original version some people informed that it takes as much as 75 seconds on slow DNS to load!
Take a look at the screenshot. If you like it, feel free to download. Grab the index.php and drop it in wp-admin directory, replacing the original file. You must make a backup of the original file before that (and everything else under the Sun if you so like).
Drop me a word/pingback/trackback if you find it useful. A linkback would be highly appreciated.
Update: Please download the version 2 of this file here. It contains few time-saving enhancements (without any performance penalties).
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