Is it possible to increase default setting of "No. of posts visible on a single page" from 10 to 40. Missing it.
Good Morning. Thx for your request.
Actually we had multiple discussions around this topic in last few months but didn't conclude it.
Technically this can be done but:
1. The page size will increase 4 times and thus the page load time will increase to 4 times. This means overall website will be slower. Note that most of our posts are long.
2. Search engine doesn't like large pages. The SEO ratings comes down as the page size increases.
3. If a new message is posted, the member is directly taken to new post when they open the thread. The member comes to the page to read mainly the new messages. Loading 39 old messages, which they may not be interested, is an unnecessary data loading operation.
We have done study of 20 top forums and found that almost all of them kept the number to 10 by default.
Please let us know what do you think of these points. We also request other members to share your views on this topic.