[wp-hackers] wordpress optimizations

denis at semiologic.com denis at semiologic.com
Sat Apr 16 20:43:10 GMT 2005

Quoting Mike Little <journalized at gmail.com>:

> On 4/16/05, Peak Discharge <chmoka at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am also rather curious, why does query count on index increase
> > proportionally to the number of posts on index? for example if you install
> a
> > fresh wp 1.5 installation and make posts one by one you'll notice
> > considerable query count increase. How come?
> >

I had a similar problem because of plugins interacting with get_permalink
functions and related. It is mostly solved in 1.5.1, I think: my recent plugins
only do two queries at most now, thanks to the caching.

There are other issues, though. Namely:


is hardly optimal. It calls:

/* sem_sp_cats */ SELECT DISTINCT categories.*, COUNT( post_id ) > 0 AS
has_posts FROM wp_categories AS categories ...

the above via my theme because:

SELECT * FROM wp_categories

is called after the 'init' rather than before, and doesn't tell if cats are

I've no clue where these come from:

SELECT cat_ID FROM wp_categories WHERE category_nicename = 'blog'

SELECT cat_name FROM wp_categories WHERE category_nicename = 'blog' x3

I think BA stats is responsible for one of the calls. The other four come from
WordPress. I dare add I am not listing a tree of categories.

As for why WordPress is querying for users, options, meta, comment counts, etc.,
or why the page needs > 0.4 seconds to be generated, I remain speechless --
Markdown and my resource hungry smart link plugin are neither called here.


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