[wp-hackers] One CMS to Rule Them All (was This was painful to read...)

Jerry Johnson jmiloj at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 22:42:02 UTC 2009

Given a choice on where Wordpress improves over the near future, I would
vote for speed and optimization.

It does everything I need now (or I can make plugins, themes and widgets to
get me there, or I can split a sub-app out on its own as needed), but it
doesn't always do it _fast_.

Some of the sites we are doing now are in the 50K-100K post range, with
liberal use of postmeta data, and it is taking a lot of time and even some
core changes to regain the speed we fell in love with.

Admittedly, much of that slowdown is caused by third-party plugins adding
complexity to the base post, but they are really, really neat plugins.

This is _not_ a criticism, but a wistful hope.

I am all for keeping wordpress small, fast and tight. Because it rocks that
way. I can bloat it fine on my own.

Jerry Johnson

On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 5:22 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> This thread was not intended to be about specifics. I was speaking in
> general terms and talking about general directions. If you want to
> talk about specific things, talk about them, but not as responses to
> unrelated materials. Then things just get confusing.

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