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How to Disable the WordPress Heartbeat

Watch this short video to learn how to disable or edit the frequency of the WordPress Heartbeat API for a massive speed boost.

What We'll Cover:

In this training we look at what the WordPress Heartbeat API is. The core functions it performs & it’s impact on website speed. We’ll show you how to disable it as well as reduce it’s frequency.

Did You Know?

  • The heartbeat API sends ajax requests to the server using /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?
  • The heartbeat can send large number of requests to the hosting server and resulting in high CPU utilization?

WordPress Heartbeat Functions

  • Creation of periodic auto save and revisions when you create / edit posts in editor.
  • Real-time sales data on the dashboard by ecommerce plugins.
  • Used to show notification on the WordPress admin dashboard.
  • Shows the locking information of a post by other author.

Your Next Action Steps:

  1. Install the plugin.
  2. Disable or edit the frequency of the Heartbeat API.

Resources:

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