1. _ck_

    Hey I have an idea – bbPress could just use the backend and run standalone so it’s far faster and lighter than WordPress ever was.

    Oh wait, we already had that – it’s called bbPress 0.9 and it was fantastic.

    The tests that are published on that site are kinda useless – no WordPress install operates in a single-page-at-a-time-to-a-single-user – you’d have to test it under load from multiple connections – the impact of one plugin may be a fraction of second but with a dozen connections to the server, some things scale very poorly.

    You also need to test first page load and then second page load to see if the plugin behaves differently and for logged in and non-logged in users.


  2. Ted Clayton

    This is a very important project at Dev4Press, concerning a topic that is very near & dear to me, and should be to most who take an even marginally technical interest in WordPress.

    I’ve been looking at this information and the comments, for days. I have now rescheduled other activities so that I can study Millan’s post & tutorial (and methods & tools) in depth.

    This promises to be a watershed for WordPress.


  3. Ted Clayton

    The plugins benchmarking project being conducted on Dev4Press primarily uses their plugin GD Press Tools.

    That link is to the ‘lite’ version, on the official WordPress Extend Repository. But the Pro version is probably different, mainly in offering better support for multisite, and incuding features of use in commercialized WordPress activities.

    I will be using the standard version, following along with Milan’s post & tutorial, practicing the techniques shown, and noting any differences with the Pro version, for the purposes of benchmarking plugins.

    I also have installed a collection of other plugins which individually achieve parts & pieces of what Milan has done with GD Press Tools. Some of these (also) involve a more or less demanding learning curve, while others are simply ‘constructive eye-candy’, eg Info.


  4. Jason Coleman

    Jeffro, have you seen/used the plugin P3 Performance Profiler by Kurt Payne/GoDaddy?

    It will run analysis on all of your active plugins. As a plugin developer, I love this plugin. It shows me where I need to tweak things to improve the performance (or really decrease the bloat) of my plugin.


  5. Rick Stender

    Anyone have any experience with BuddyPress slowing load times. Or, can you point me to any good resources on the subject?


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