[wp-hackers] Plugin queries executed even when plugin is not being called?

Matt Martz mdmartz at sivel.net
Tue Jan 20 18:46:49 GMT 2009

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 1:27 PM, Derek Hogue <derek at amphibian.info> wrote:
> Hey all - is this expected behaviour, or have I coded this incorrectly
> perhaps?
> My plugin makes its own queries (to its own DB tables) through $wpdb.  These
> queries are all within functions in my plugin files, and these functions are
> called via either template tags, my plugin's widget or my plugin's
> shortcodes.
> However, as soon as my plugin is activated, WP's queries shoot up on every
> single page load, as though every query within every function in the plugin
> is being executed regardless of whether you're on a page that actually calls
> any of these functions, or whether you even have called these functions
> anywhere in your theme.
> Any ideas as to why this might be?  Needless to say, my users are a little
> miffed at this.

Perhaps giving us the url to the plugin would be helpful so we could
look at the code and help more efficiently.

Matt Martz
matt at sivel.net

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