[wp-hackers] Dashboard performance

Roy Schestowitz r at schestowitz.com
Fri May 5 01:56:21 GMT 2006

___/ On Fri 05 May 2006 00:47:27 BST, [ Robert Deaton ] wrote : \___

> On 5/4/06, John Joseph Bachir <jjb at ibiblio.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, 4 May 2006, John Joseph Bachir wrote:
>> > Couldn't this problem be fixed by putting certain parts of the Dashboard
>> > into an iframe?
>> Actually I think using object would be more appropriate.
> Even more appropriate would be using the new cron system to keep the
> feeds up to date and never having the dashboard page itself load them,
> just load the cached object out of the database.

While  I  don't know the WP cron system properly, it sounds as though  you
suggest  that each site pulls the feeds periodically. Wouldn't that  raise
the  load  on the local server and the servers holding the (remote)  feeds
significantly? All for a mere gain in terms of speed? Some Web-based  feed
readers have the tendency to do this, but it's expensive.

Best wishes,


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