[wp-hackers] Thoughts on Ultimate Tag Warrior
mark.wordpress at txfx.net
Sun Sep 3 03:52:20 GMT 2006
On Sep 2, 2006, at 2:53 PM, Matt Mullenweg wrote:
> I'm curious about people's thoughts and opinions on the Ultimate
> Tag Warrior plugin.
> In my experience, it can often be the source of pretty significant
> performance problems when traffic and/or # of posts/tags goes up.
Performance might be a bit better now that UTW doesn't make any
queries to get its tags (I told you about this in SF). Now it caches
them in a serialized postmeta array, so no additional queries are
needed for regular WP views. Tag views will still have to hit the
> What's your favorite part of UTW?
> Is there functionality UTW provides that we could do in core?
> (Clouds, etc.)
The problem that I see is that although WP's category system can be
used as a tagging system (you just ignore hierarchy), it can't be
used simultaneously as a tagging and categorization system. It's
hard to store a flat, gratuitously-added world of tags in conjunction
with a more planned out hierarchical organizational category
structure. Some people want both.
There's also the issue of the category list. For a pure tagging
interface, you do away with the list altogether and just do Flickr-
style tagging. Text entry box, list of currently applied tags, and a
way to remove an existing tag.
> As a community are there code fixes we could contribute to UTW to
> help its performance for current users?
Hopefully my "cache in postmeta" patch helped... it certainly sped my
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