[wp-hackers] Permalink Performance

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Thu Oct 21 19:27:07 UTC 2010

Looking at the code, I see that I have been mistaken on this point for
some time now. Static strings at the front of the permalink string do
not disable verbose page rules. Although I don't know why it's doing
that, since static strings should be fine to avoid the problem.

I'll have to investigate the rewrite system some more.


On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 2:16 PM, Ryan Bilesky <rbilesky at gmail.com> wrote:
> I made an interesting discovery today, I use a permalink of /blog/%postname%
> Now while having another rewrite rules issue I install this plugin (
> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/askapaches-rewriterules-viewer/)
> according to it, my blog is using verbose page rewrite rules.
> Now performance wise this isn;t much of an issue as I won;t have probabbly
> more than 50 pages or so, but this is causing another issue when I modify
> the sql queries of one blog to pull posts, pages, and comments from another
> blog on my multisite install.  see my other recent email about my subdomin
> probllems with multisite.  I am using the query filter to change wp_#_table
> to wp_table and everything works find, except pages, unless I copy the pages
> to that sites table to create the rewrite rules.
> Anyway just though I'd update this with my findings about using a static
> string to start post permalinks.
> On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 10:45 AM, Ryan Bilesky <rbilesky at gmail.com> wrote:
>> According to http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks
>> Permalinks for posts should start with some sort of number.
>> "For performance reasons, it is *not* a good idea to start your permalink
>> structure with the category, tag, author, or postname fields. The reason is
>> that these are text fields, and using them at the beginning of your
>> permalink structure it takes more time for WordPress to distinguish your
>> Post URLs from Page URLs (which always use the text "page slug" as the URL),
>> and to compensate, WordPress stores a lot of extra information in its
>> database (so much that sites with lots of Pages have experienced
>> difficulties). So, it is best to start your permalink structure with a
>> numeric field, such as the year or post ID."
>> Now my question is this, I would like to have my permalinks for posts look
>> like this:   mysite.tld/blog/%postname%
>> Does anyone know if this will cause any performance issues since they start
>> with a static string?
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