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Site performance down after upgrade to 3.5.2 (18 posts)

  1. MrGeertB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    After upgrading to wp 3.5.2 perfomance was down (page load 30+ seconds if it loaded at all).

    Disabling all plugins solved the problem. Enabling them 1 by 1 revealed that really simple captcha is the issue.

    Running now with all plugins enabled except really simple captcha.

    Any suggestions?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/really-simple-captcha/

  2. Takayuki Miyoshi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can I see the site?

  3. MrGeertB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    eastshores.net

    The plugin is deactivated. Let me know when to activate it so you can see the difference.

    The site is monitored and I have a screenshot of a graph with average response time. Please let me know if you are interested in seeing that and where I can send it to.

  4. Takayuki Miyoshi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, I'd like to see the Really Simple CAPTCHA working in the contact form. Could you activate it?

  5. MrGeertB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It is active now.

  6. Takayuki Miyoshi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK. Thanks. I confirmed there surely is overloading.

    How many files do you see in wp-content/uploads/wpcf7_captcha folder now?

  7. MrGeertB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    9350 kb in 13855 files

  8. Takayuki Miyoshi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK. Having thousands of files in the folder is not normal, but I guess there used to be more. They should be removed later. You can also remove them manually.

  9. MrGeertB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have an idea on what might cause the problem.

    The form and captcha are on the home page and I have a monitoring system accessing that page to gather statistics. I am assuming that every time a monitor accesses the page a new captcha is created.

    At least that is what I think is happening when I look at the files being created in the wpc7_captcha folder.

    I am running a test with captcha and monitors on. Tomorrow I will clean the folder and switch the monitors off.

    I will let you know what the result is.

    Is there a cleaning process for the captcha folder to prevent flooding?

  10. Takayuki Miyoshi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    The current version of Really Simple CAPTCHA tries to clear files older than 60 minutes every time generating a new CAPTCHA. Older versions of Really Simple CAPTCHA don't have this function, but Contact Form 7 was hundling it.

    There used to be a bug that this cleaning process doesn't work properly on Windows servers. As it has been fixed now, you won't see this issue once you clear the CAPTCHA folder manually.

  11. thatsgame1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm experiencing same problem but manually clearing the folder has been difficult task through GoDaddy.

    I wonder if I'm experiencing:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-really-simple-captcha-function-cleanup-unlink-permission-denied?replies=10#post-3645857 and http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-really-simple-captcha-function-cleanup-unlink-permission-denied?replies=10#post-3645857.

    My problem is, I may have been using older version of plugin on my site that was on WordPress 2.9.1. I created a new site on latest wordpress plugin over past few weeks. Tonight I went to delete everything on the root of that install but the "wp-content/uploads/wpcf7_captcha" AND "wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/wpcf7_captcha/wpcf7_captcha" would not let me delete. There are over 25,000 files on this directory which date from 3/28 - 8/28. I starting using the plugin in March.

    Any advice? Am I safe to continue to use the latest version of the plugin once I'm able to delete these files?

  12. thatsgame1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Anyone have advice? I've upgraded to latest versions of plugin, latest version of Contact Form 7 and latest version of WordPress. I'm running site off of Windows hosting account.

    Files continue to build up and not delete after 60 mins...

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/really-simple-captcha/

  13. thatsgame1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm on latest version of plugin and latest version of WordPress. The images are not deleting and I'm not sure what to do...

  14. thatsgame1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can anyone confirm that this happens when running WP on IIS? Is there a workaround?

    Thank you

  15. thatsgame1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Please....

  16. sterlingkendrick
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am running latest version on IIS 7.5 and am having same issue. I have files in the upload captcha folder from months ago. Deleted those old files and site started to load quicker again.

  17. thatsgame1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Having no luck in these forums but I've been researching online and talking with GoDaddy support and have concluded the issue is related to compatibility using Windows (IIS) hosting.

    Microsoft is marking the image and text files as "in use" which is why they aren't deleting after 60 mins. The only option I can conclude is to change my hosting to Linux-based which WordPress was ideally created to run on. I just haven't had guts to switch it over yet for fear of something going wrong (even though GoDaddy says it should be seem less).

    If anyone has any advice I would really really appreciate it.

  18. sterlingkendrick
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    thatsgame1, Did you try to change the code like mentioned here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-really-simple-captcha-function-cleanup-unlink-permission-denied?replies=10#post-3645857

    Once I did that change the folder cleanup started working correctly on IIS 7.5.

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