Hi all -
I'm optimising a wordpress (used as a CMS) site before it goes live for a client.
My home page was averaging around 60 database queries (I know, very heavy, but drops to around 16 when using various cache plugins) and the rest of the pages averaged around 20 database queries.
Over the past week however I'd added a few plugins and the number of MySQL queries has risen astronomically. I think last time I check the homepage alone generated around 460 database queries.
With a bit of poking around and through elimination I've discovered the culprit is the Media Tags plugin which is a shame as its a great plugin and with a few hundred images stored in the media library was an essential tool for organising everything.
Is this a bug in the plugin or is it this database heavy on purpose or by necessity?
Does it really need to query the database 400ish times each page load?
I've just uninstalled the plug-in and am going to stress test the site to see if page load improves under load....
I'm hoping its a bug that can be fixed as I really appreciate the authors work and would love to be able to use the plugin.