Support » Plugin: Seriously Simple Podcasting » RSS feed via https://host/feed/podcast very slow response

  • vzwkz1


    I have a dev environment with a WP podcast site using Seriously Simple Podcasting. Thera are about 750 episodes with 4 series. https://host/feed/podcast, sorted by post_title, takes 10 seconds to have a response.
    The same site in the live environment will abort with a 504 error after 60 seconds. https://host/feed/podcast/slug1 (with 130 of the 750 episodes) takes almost 60 seconds to get a response.
    A test pod.php program, in the same live environment, that connects to the database and selects all posts with post_type = ‘podcast’ ORDER BY post_title. Then outputs a table with some post values. This takes only 2 seconds.
    The question is why the https://host/feed/podcast response time is so long? What can be the problem?

    Thanks in advance

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  • cro12


    Same here if I generate the page for the first time after some hours. After that the page seems to be cached and loads quickly.

    I only have 37 episodes, so it shouldn’t be an issue for the software, I suppose.

    Thanks for your support!

    Plugin Author Jonathan Bossenger


    Hello @vzwkz1 and @cro12

    There are often many reasons why the podcast listings can be slow, however it’s difficult to pinpoint where the problem is without doing some debugging.

    Are you able to install the Query Monitor plugin, and inspect the queries being run on that url, to see where the bottleneck may be?

    Thanks for your support! In my case it was related to wrong settings (redirection) and is resolved now!

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