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Too many Users - Author dropdown timing out and crashing

  1. For example, in the advanced settings for "Post Title"
    Default Post Author will attempt to create a dropdown of all users in the database.
    Our website has 380K+ users so this is a problem as the script tries to load all 380K+ author names into the dropdown, which ultimately either timesout, or crashes the browser with JQuery errors.

    Is there a workaround we can use?
    For the future.. Ideally, having a auto-complete there would be best and not use a dropdown at all.

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday November 21, 2011 | Permalink
  2. Just answered my own question

    //Allows manipulation of the arguments that are used to create the user drop down (by the wp_dropdown_users function)

    //Visit http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/wp_dropdown_users for a more details on the available options

    add_filter("gform_author_dropdown_args", set_users);

    function set_users($args){

    //only include user with id=1

    $args["include"] = 1;

    return $args;

    }

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday November 21, 2011 | Permalink
  3. Glad you got it worked out, thanks for letting us know.

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday November 21, 2011 | Permalink

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