[wp-hackers] Paged Comments and Memory Usage

Chris Taylor - stillbreathing.co.uk mrwiblog at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 14:27:32 UTC 2012

Daniel, do you mean bbPress? http://bbpress.org/ This is the
"official" forum plugin, and integrates nicely with BuddyPress.


On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 2:07 PM, Daniel Fenn <danielx386 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On the subject of forum software is it a bad idea to use something
> that fit in with Wordpress like buddy press? Would phpbb or mybb be
> better?
> On 15/02/2012, Jeremy Clarke <jer at simianuprising.com> wrote:
>> I wouldn't be surprised if all the comments are loaded in memory, it makes
>> sense from a lot of angles. Handling all the relationships between comments
>> in a 10-deep hierarchy at the DB level would just move your performance
>> problem from Apache into MySQL if you had that many comments to work with.
>> Also I  imagine loading them all and sorting it out in PHP is not a problem
>> 99% of the time for WP sites.
>> 64MB isn't THAT bad in terms of a memory limit, some WP installs are just
>> big and heavy (mine needs more than 64MB to run and I have to bump it up
>> higher if I want an export to finish).
>> FWIW 8000 comments on one post is also nuts, and 10-deep replies seems
>> senseless to me. Ideally WP would handle it gracefully anyway, but how can
>> that be a good experience for someone who wants to comment or read the
>> comments already there? 8000 posts is enough to fill up an entire forum
>> worth of threads, where there would be all kinds of useful navigation and
>> UI for the task of handling such a complex discussion.
>> PEOPLE: Limit your thread-depth to 5 and if one post gets more than a few
>> hundred comments just close the discussion! The likelihood that you're
>> getting productive comments after the 500th is very low, as is the
>> likelihood that anyone is reading them all. Consider giving your community
>> a forum or a stackexchange instead.
>> --
>> Jeremy Clarke • jeremyclarke.org
>> Code and Design • globalvoicesonline.org
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> Daniel Fenn
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