[wp-hackers] Recent Comments Plugins.

Jason Bainbridge jbainbridge at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 16:00:08 GMT 2005

On 7/20/05, Podz <podz at tamba2.org.uk> wrote:
> http://wordpress.org/support/topic/39637
> "DreamHost support: I've temporarily disabled your database because you
> are running a query that is hitting the database too hard."

That is why I like A Small Orange, a wonky rewrite rule on my site was
causing a plugin to fill up the connection queue in Apache (was doing
a getimagesize on a URL) so they tracked that down and just disabled
the plugin, letting me know so I could fix it instead of disabling my
account or DB.

> This is not the first time that we've had a "My host shut me down" post
> where a plugin is concerned. I'm sure I posted a while ago about this.
> Given that these plugins will be used, and that some sites state that
> they are a good thing to use as they can increase interaction (I'm the
> messanger here, okay), then can someone advise as to which are the bad
> guys ? These are the ones I could find right now:

If I wasn't at work I'd set them up on my development box to see what
they are doing but I don't know if I'll get time before I leave for
Australia tomorrow. However the number of comments displayed should
not effect anything except for the page rendering speed, a well
written query shouldn't tax the database at all especially with a
database that is as simple and normalized as the WP database.

Maybe something like having the author publish average resource usage
should be a requirement to get their plugin listed?

Jason Bainbridge
http://kde.org - webmaster at kde.org
Personal Site - http://jasonbainbridge.com

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