|Posted: Monday Feb 6th, 2012 at 2:51 pm #4096|
I have quoted the reply below. I have over 40,000 users on my site and am using WordPress 3.3.1 and not an old version. I still get timeouts and can’t turn on the plugin.
This query you reported looks like it comes from an older version of WordPress? Starting with WordPress v3.1, this was deprecated in favor of WP_User_Query.
Please confirm which version of WordPress that you were running.
If it was prior to WordPress v3.1, I would highly recommend that you upgrade. There were several improvements in v3.1 in this respect, making WordPress a more solid choice for a large userbase.
Each site is unique, but I can tell you that I’ve seen WordPress/s2Member power sites with as many as 30K users. Beyond that you will likely need a database and object cache, along with lots of RAM. Of course, much of this depends on how active your users are, and on what other plugins you’re running.
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