[wp-hackers] Posting still slow

Piers Karsenbarg email at piersonthe.net
Wed Aug 31 11:25:03 GMT 2005

The idea earlier about having something in the UI is a good idea. Why not 
make use of the buffer and have something that will show the user what is 
happening. This will go along with the perceived performance against the 
actual performance.

Something like this:

Post added... Pinging sites...

*pings whatever it needs to ping*

Ping complete.

*end of script*

If the user actually knows why it's taking so long then that would be easier 
to understand than them (as was stated earlier) thinking that something 
somewhere has crashed, be it MySQL, the server in general or their DSL line. 

On 8/31/05, Owen Winkler <ringmaster at midnightcircus.com> wrote:
> Rob Mientjes wrote:
> > On 8/31/05, Podz <podz at tamba2.org.uk> wrote:
> >
> >>I know that - I'm just saying what I think many people will say.
> >>Hide it, make it invisible. Do we need to know ? No - those that want to
> >>can find out, this discussion is hardly secret, but if it starts saying
> >>anything then I think we'll have posts saying "Hey, why is WP rebuilding
> >>now?" and even though we are not, the parallel is there.
> >
> > Good point. We might want it to say something different or make it
> > clear that it's a process, not give it the "rebuilding" feeling, but
> > an "uploading" feeling. Does that make sense? ;)
> Wouldn't it be better to address the delay issue directly? There is no
> reason why the pings must take place at the same time as the posting.
> We could check for a flag in the admin header, "Are there posts left to
> ping?" and if there are, slip an extra "stylesheet" into the header that
> loads a separate ping engine that handles all outstanding pings.
> That way, the pinging doesn't affect the post page submission at all,
> and has only a minor impact on the subsequent page (since we'd eshcew
> this whole shutdown function madness, which seems like a good idea, but
> has never worked well for me), even if mod_gzip is enabled.
> Owen
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