[wp-hackers] Permalink Structure - Performance vs. SEO

Eric Mann eric at eam.me
Tue Jun 14 16:05:22 UTC 2011

Once you start to get a large number of static pages (say > 100), you should
enable caching.  Truly evergreen content won't change all that frequently,
so a system that generates a static HTML page and serves that rather than
hitting the DB every time will alleviate any performance issues you come

On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 9:00 AM, Claude Needham <gxxaxx at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 8:01 AM, Eric Mann <eric at eam.me> wrote:
> > Yes, this is a dilemma to be sure.  But if your content is truly
> evergreen
> > (the inclusion of a year/month is misleading), then should you really be
> > publishing it as a post?  Evergreen content is better suited to pages in
> the
> > WP system.  Pages still function like posts, but aren't included in the
> > standard loop on the homepage and have a URL that lacks a date/time
> stamp.
> >  If your article was written 3 years ago but is still relevant, make it a
> > page instead.
> Thanks for the suggestion. I shall definitely take that into
> consideration for some of the sites.
> What kinds of performance hit might I expect from large numbers of pages?
> Thanks,
> Claude
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