[wp-testers] WP 2.6 running slow

Rick Beckman rick.beckman at gmail.com
Sun Aug 3 03:41:02 GMT 2008

Running both WP-SpamFree & Akismet isn't a waste; if anything, it's smart or
at least smarter. Spam free blocks a lot of spam, but if it comes from a
human, it's pretty ineffective. In that event, Akismet is there to catch
what gets through.

Rick Beckman

On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 8:13 PM, Gene Steinberg <gene at macnightowl.com> wrote:

> On Aug 2, 2008, at 10:35 AM, Kirk M wrote:
>  Another thing worth noting was that deactivating all the plugins sped
>> things up quite a bit with 2.6 however, doing the same thing in 2.6.1, the
>> difference in speed of the Admin is negligible whether all plugins are
>> activated or not. The admin remains quick and responsive. The only solid
>> thing I can say at this point is that no matter how I reactivated the
>> plugins as in what order, one at a time, separate groups of plugins,
>> whatever, the ultimate result was the more plugins that were activated, the
>> slower the response of the Admin. The 2.6.1 builds do not exhibit this
>> problem at all and neither did 2.5.1. The only other thing I can say for
>> use now is that the more the 2.6 Admin was used, the slower it got.
>> And just to say I did, here's a list of the current plugins on all 3 sites
>> (updated to the latest version of course):
> This may not mean much, since configurations can vary tremendously.
> I have 24/25 plugins running. I can send you the list if you wish, but I do
> run many of the ones you have.
> I'm using 2.6, release version, and I have not tried any of the 2.6.1
> betas.
> I do not have any slowdowns, Google XML Sitemaps handles my blog in 2.05
> seconds, based on current testing.
> Oh yes, other than its simple contact manager, I fail to see a
> justification for running two spam filters. Either take Akismet or
> WP-SpamFree. Running both is an absolute waste, like running two virus
> detection utilities on a PC.
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