Support » Plugin: podPress » Heavy Load from Podpress ~ 80% of blog runtime

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  • Plugin Author ntm


    I checked into what is the biggest drag on loadtime and it’s Podpress– ~80% of the my runtime (accounting for more than half a second per visit). Is this normal?

    No, I don’t think so.

    How did measure that?

    Do you use the statistics feature of podPress? Which method?
    (Try using Counts Only or see what happens when you turn that feature off.)

    I’m using the P3 plugin – Plugin Performance Profiler. It scans your active plugins and tells you how many resources they’re taking. Yesterday it showed 80%, just now the scan had 59%… either way, it’s way higher than all of my other plugins.

    Plugin Author ntm


    Thanks for the hint to P3 plugin.

    According to the results of the measurement with this plugin, the plugin impact of the page load time is with podPress 41.6% (queries: 41) and without it 23.3% in my blog. That makes in increase of approximately 20% when podPress is active.
    This is probably more than other plugins or widgets use. But I’m not sure how-to do something about this. Maybe there is room for improvement. It would probably mean to alter the main work principle of the plugin. But that is something I’m not going to do any time soon.
    However, I’m open for ideas.

    thanks for checking. at least i know my experience isn’t crazy.

    any idea what the major issue is? are the statistics a major drag for example (based on your understanding of how the plugin works) ?

    Plugin Author ntm


    podPress needs to retrieve information from the db on each request for each post and these db requests take time. I think an crease of 20% percent of plugin impact on the page load time is okay and not unusual.

    If you are going to display the statistic numbers of podPress in each post too then you would get to more db requests post. That would probably slow down your page more. But if one wants to display the information, it needs to be retrieved from the db. There is no way around that.
    But you can choose not to use this function.

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