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Severe bug with WordPress 3.2.1 (8 posts)

  1. ThorsDad
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've been using WordPress Hit Counter Version 2.6 for some time and have really liked it. However over the past few days my WordPress sites have slowed to a crawl with pages taking 60+ seconds to load. I found WordPress Hit Counter Version 2.6 to be the culprit.

    When checking the MYSQL processes there were a list of processes with a "sleep" command. Every time a page was requested MYSQL would sleep for 60 seconds before serving the page.

    Deactivating the WordPress Hit Counter immediately fixed the problem! Pages load in 1 second rather than 61 seconds with the counter.

    Please find a fix for this as I really like the counter.

  2. ThorsDad
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I should add that I had the counter installed on 6 separate WordPress websites and all were affected the same. Each sites speed returned to normal as the counter was removed.

  3. outthere
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Use Statcounter. statcounter.com

  4. Tetsamaru
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I really hope this gets fixed/updated so I can continue using it. Every other counter I tried only lets me use their default designs. But I have my own counter image designs I want to use.

  5. Tetsamaru
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Also would like to add that My problem was also solved after de-activating the plugin. I can't even re-activate now though for some reason. Not that I would want to till a fix gets found.

  6. frankcareta
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I had the same problem with it.

  7. TJ Post
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Don't update the plugin! That's what corrupts it. Read more info on it here.

  8. Tetsamaru
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the link TJ Post, now Its working on my site again.

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