A small contribution for all those using WordPress as a backend, framework or something similar. The applications, especially in the B2B sector, becoming more and more, as do the questions.
So far, I’ve always liked to recommended BackPress. But even a well-maintained standard is feasible, with all its advantages in the context of the philosophy of updates. WordPress reduces initializing to a minimum, if the constant
SHORTINIT is set.
wp-settings.php of WordPress is the key.
Thus, the loading process is much slimmer and files that are loaded later, must be integrated via a Plugin or Theme functions. The ability is worth it and not infrequently, the part of WordPress in some projects is so small compared to your own developments, that this is worth to do.
define( 'SHORTINIT', TRUE ); is done quickly and you can start the test, but note: the globals
$wp, $wp_query, $wp_the_query was set as
If I add this I get the next error:
Fatal error: Call to a member function main() on a non-object in /var/www/vhosts/ttweesp.nl/httpdocs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 1570
What am i doing wrong?
@Bjorn: clean install? WP set this constant on a Multisite install also to.
define(‘SHORTINIT’, true); seems to set the globals $wp, $wp_query, $wp_the_query as null and this causes the error that Bjorn gets (I also get the same error).
Seeing if there is a way around this. Otherwise it seems setting it in wp-config.php is not the best idea.
FYI – this is on a clean install or wp 3.3.1
@Simon: i think you must set the constant in a plugin or theme, there is the biggest part to use WP as Framework. But to check, how and what works with this smaller WP is the config the right part. Thanks for your helpfull reply!
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Thank you for your nice article. It will help me.
Great as always guys, I was looking for something like this!
Please, can you give me a hint on how to start after enabling the SHORTINIT?
I mean, I imagine that I’ve to include a WP “main class” in my custom theme or in a plugin… could you show a short example?
Huge thanks in advance!
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thank you very much for sharing this mini tutorial, I’ve been looking for it for hours and finally I found this, thanks really
nice tutorial thanks for share.
Thanks for this tip
Interesting find, thanks for sharing. I was looking for that too! 🙂
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