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  • Hi, I had a technical question, hope someone knows it :

    Between wp_query and get_posts, wich call to the database is quicker ?

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  • I’m retaking this tread :)

    I’m playing locally with a WP install, and in my theme I’ve had the occasion to compare the two.

    For me, get_posts is having a faster loading.

    Is it my template ?
    Here’s a diagram of my index.php :

    ----------a list : get_posts(again, simply the 10 last posts) --------

    There, I realised I could not control, from the Admin Panel, how many posts I was calling in the Index, without editing the template. They were always 10, and some future user wouldn’t like it, nor going to templating, so I went this way :

    ------------------------------a normal loop---------------------------

    Maybe it’s the quantity of WP_query I’m calling, but it’s a bit slower, and the images takes a bit more time than with get_posts.

    If anyone have some idea why / how to improve it / confirm it / comment it … I’d like to optimize the template.

    Thanks for any input,

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