Support » Plugin: WP Word Count » Dramatic performance problems with multiuser setup

  • I’m using WP Word Count with a multiuser installation of WordPress in version 2.0.0 of the plugin. I have activated the plugin for some instances only and I’m detecting there dramatic performance issues when the plugin is activated. Normally I have answer rates of 1 to 1,5 seconds and with the activated plugin I have rates from 5 seconds and more. When I’m switching off WP Word Count per instance … situation normally. Switching on … hell on earth.

    There were no problems with the version before and I can limit the performance issues to WP Word Count 2.0.0 certainly.

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  • Plugin Author Link Software LLC


    Are you experiencing this slowdown problem on just the admin side of your WordPress site or on the front end as well?

    On both sides.

    @linksoftware – Is WP Word Count supposed to log its counts when a post is published or whenever the blog is accessed???

    I’ve been experiencing terrible performance issues with several of my sites in a Multisite install as well and I believe I’ve traced it back to this plugin. Using the Query Monitor plugin, I was seeing thousands of INSERT queries every time a page loaded, which would delay the page by a good 40-50 seconds. The site in question has 3,300 posts and when I look at my server logs, MySQL is sustaining hundreds of inserts a second for no apparent reason.

    It almost sounds like it’s just stuck in a loop updating post counts over and over again.

    I just disabled the plugin and page load time dropped significantly. I’ve been using WP Word Count for years and otherwise I love it, so please let me know if there are any details I can provide to make looking into this easier!

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by Scott.
    Plugin Author Link Software LLC


    It should only be firing off inserts at the time of activation and then once when a post is saved on the backend. I’m slowly working on a new version to catch up with some improvements to the Pro release so I want to to look into this multi user issue soon.

    Would you mind sending a copy of the Query Monitor results to support at sometime Scott? I’d really appreciate it.


    We also experienced so many notices and errors being generated by WP Word Count in our log files and debug files, that we had to disable it. It was creating HUGE log files in hours. Deactivating the plugin eliminated the majority of the notices and errors.

    Plugin Author Link Software LLC


    I just pushed out an update (2.0.2) that seems to have helped some people with performance problems. If either of you want to give it a try and let me know of any lingering issues you experience via support at I would really appreciate it.

    I have updated the plugin and running a test. It seems to be fixed.

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