Support » Plugin: WP Search » [Plugin: WPSearch] can this plugin handle 30,000 posts?

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  • Plugin Author Kenny


    Hey incognito,

    That’s exactly why we built WPSearch, and why we explained the difficulties of using MySQL fulltext searches at WordCamp NYC this year.

    WPSearch can maintain it’s speed up until a point, which we find is about 20,000 posts. After that, it starts to slow down mainly because the plugin was written in PHP, a high-level scripting language.

    For that reason, we developed WPSearch Premium, which uses a Java back-end and can maintain it’s speed and accuracy up until about 500k posts. This is a comparision between WPSearch Free, Premium, and the WP default: WPSearch Speed Chart

    Let me know if you’d like to learn a little more about the Premium version. We’ve got a couple big sites using it.

    Thanks for checking out WPSearch!
    – Kenny

    Plugin Author Kenny


    To add, there is no artificial cap on the the number of posts it will take. You’ll just notice the indexing and search times climb bit by bit. It’s only actually noticeable with that many posts (20-30k).

    A cap would actually be pretty funny considering it’s written in an easily-edited scripting language.

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