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Performance Issue with wp_dropdown_users()

  1. Aaron Forgue
    Member

    Just a heads up: Our site has over 600,000 users in Wordpress. When creating a new form in GF, the form_detail.php makes use of the wp_dropdown_users() function to populate the 'Default Post Author' field. As a result, it attempts to load all 600+k users into the field.

    This causes a massive load time and occasionally the page just craps out and won't load at all. When I commented out the use of wp_dropdown_users() in form_detail.php, everything loaded fine.

    This temporary solution will hold us over, but it'd be great if you could take this issue into consideration in future releases.

    Thanks!
    Aaron

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday March 29, 2011 | Permalink
  2. Aaron Forgue
    Member

    Actually, now that I look closer we might be able to hook into the filter set up right before that and narrow down the search somehow. I'll try that and report back

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday March 29, 2011 | Permalink
  3. Aaron Forgue
    Member

    Alright, the filter worked nicely. Here is what I did:

    function inet_limit_author_dropdown($args) {
        $args['who'] = 'authors';
        return $args;
    }
    add_filter('gform_author_dropdown_args', 'inet_limit_author_dropdown');

    This limits the the drop down to only "authors" instead of all users.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday March 29, 2011 | Permalink
  4. This is an issue that does occur on sites with a very large number of users because by default the Author drop down on the Post Title and Post Body fields lists all users. We created the gform_author_drop_args hook specifically for situations like this.

    I'm not sure if you found it in the documentation, but it is located here:

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Gform_author_dropdown_args

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday March 29, 2011 | Permalink