[wp-hackers] Caching of numbers of comments?

Roy Schestowitz r at schestowitz.com
Thu Dec 22 16:43:44 GMT 2005

_____/ On Thu 22 Dec 2005 15:53:51 GMT, [Peter Westwood] wrote : \_____

> On Thu, December 22, 2005 1:25 pm, Sebastian Herp wrote:
>> Hello list,
>> wordpress 2.0 RC3 seems to cache a lot of things. Does it cache the
>> number of comments returned by the "comments_number"-function? Because
>> that number seems to be displayed wrong in several postings. Why exactly
>> does this need caching or is this bug not related to the cache?
>> Example:
>> http://www.sebbi.de/archives/2005/12/21/premiere-weg-vom-fenster/
>> The function currently returns "5 comments" while I definetly see 6 ...
> Comment Count is stored in the db against each post to save on queries for
> the front page. (New in 2.0)
> I suspect you are running a comment processing plugin that die()'s inside
> the hook like Spam Karma 2 does (The fix for which is here -
> http://lair.fierydragon.org/2005/11/sk2-wp2compatibility/)
> westi

Someone in the forums had all comment counts set to 0. There were comments
therein, but they weren't visible to the index. This was raised last 
night, but
I should point out that the site in question was a recent import from another


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