[wp-hackers] Permalink Performance

Davit Barbakadze jayarjo at gmail.com
Sun Sep 5 07:55:10 UTC 2010

Dougal, Otto thanks, your articles were very informative. I should
have stumbled upon them while ago.

On Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 6:47 PM, Johan Eenfeldt <johan.eenfeldt at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 7:51 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
>> [ good description of good vs. bad permalink structures snipped! ]
>> Also, this only actually causes a problem if you have a lot of Pages.
> ... or many attachments (pictures) on even a few pages as every single
> attachment results in a number of extra rewrite rules.
> I recently debugged the suddenly miserable performance of a site with
> just ~30 pages -- but lots of pictures.
> The rewrite rules had grown so huge they didn't transfer correctly
> (larger than effective max_allowed_packet) and were being re-generated
> each pageload resulting in 3000+ extra SQL queries.
> So it is not just the number of pages that matter.
> If you are forced to use a bad permalink structure (because of
> historic reasons or whatever) at least consider stripping the
> attachment stuff from the resulting rewrite rules. I can pretty much
> guarantee you're not using it and it makes quite a difference.
> / Johan
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Davit Barbakadze

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