[wp-hackers] How many plugins can a WP installation bare?
shikakaa at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 12:01:04 UTC 2010
I suggest trying WP-Tuner and similar plugins, I have a good experience with
However I must say db intensity is not the only thing that matters. There
are simply badly designed plugins that load everything on every pageload
even if they aren't needed in the end. These would ultimately show up in PHP
profilers (like Xdebug) and with php's get_included_files() function.
Recently I've replaced 2 very badly designed plugins, and for both of them
the database time was less than 7 ms, but they included 30+ files, used up
10+MB memory and ran about 100ms worth of functions. These only showed up in
the combination of these tools.
Maybe some kind of performance or efficiency rating would be useful in the
plugin database, as I belive more and more users grow conscious of pageload
times and minification can only get you so far...
On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 13:52, mailapera <mailapera at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you all. I sensed this was the case, and I sort of dreaded the
> answers as this leaves me with no clue on what plugin is more DB
> intensive or slowing down page loading. Of course I have an idea that
> large plugins also are DB intensive, but I would like to have a more
> definite idea.
> To get an answer to what plugin is more DB intensive, is there an
> analyzer plugin that nicely outputs all significant data regarding the
> DB query activity, or do I have to go scrambling in search of this
> data with a shell client?
> Thanks again
> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 5:08 AM, SocialRiver Team <team at socialriver.org>
> > On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 5:52 AM, mailapera<mailapera at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> How many plugins can a WP installation bare? What is a reasonable
> >>> number?
> >> On 07/18/2010 05:07 PM, Otto wrote:
> >> I run upwards of 60. It really doesn't make a whole lot of
> >> difference.
> >> There is no upper limit.
> > Agreed. What matters most is what the plugins do. Some are very database
> > intensive, others rely on third-party sites that might introduce lag time
> > page rendering - etc. So it's possible to only use 1 plugin and that
> > might totally drag a site down. Or you could run 100 and the site might
> > really great.
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