[wp-hackers] Recent Comments Plugins.

Denis de Bernardy denis at semiologic.com
Wed Jul 20 16:02:38 GMT 2005

While underoptimized, the plugin's strange scenario might come from it
allowing parameters.

With respect to your question, the least resource hogger of the recent post,
updates and comments plugins lot will likely be mine, since all three have a
built-in cache. Assuming the cache dir is writable by the server, each will
hit the sql server one to three times per hour depending on how you
configure it -- unless of course a new post, update or comment triggers a


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> Subject: [wp-hackers] Recent Comments Plugins.
> 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."
> 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:
> Name: Get Recent Comments http://wp-plugins.net/index.php?id=100
> Name: Recent Comments Grouped By Post 
> http://wp-plugins.net/index.php?id=169
> Name: Fuzzy recent comments http://wp-plugins.net/index.php?id=236
> http://www.coffee2code.com/archives/2005/03/30/plugin-customiz



The vast majority of people whose use these do so in good faith and 
although there will be users who do daft things like display the last 40 
comments, and yes I know that some of these work differently to others, 
but those issues aside for the average user, which of these are the 
least likely to get a host shutting down a site ?
Or do I install each one in turn, run 10 comments through them while 
using the Query Diagnostics plugin and then rank according to time taken 
? I somehow think I'd get yelled at if I did that.
Any and all advice would be great.

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