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Closed 3 years ago

#20789 closed enhancement (fixed)

Tweak post query text on about page to make it more understandable for regular people

Reported by: simonwheatley Owned by: ryan
Milestone: 3.4 Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 3.4
Component: Help/About Keywords: has-patch i18n-change
Focuses: Cc:

Description

When you read the about page, one of the cool new technical enhancements, the post query changes, is cloaked in technical language: "Post query optimized to avoid table scans". I think we should explain the benefits in such a way that a regular user skimming the point will think "cool!"

I suggest: "Post query optimized to avoid table scans, increasing performance for all sites, particularly those with large databases."

Yes, I realise we're in string freeze. ;P

See: #20766, #20423

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20789-sw.diff (854 bytes) - added by simonwheatley 3 years ago.
String tweak to promote coolness

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Change History (6)

@simonwheatley3 years ago

String tweak to promote coolness

comment:1 @SergeyBiryukov3 years ago

  • Keywords i18n-change added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 3.4

comment:2 @nacin3 years ago

I think a change here makes a lot of sense. I almost did this in [20947].

Because we split the query, we should be telegraphing as much as possible the benefits of two queries, A) so people realize how great of a change this is, and B) so people who watch obsessively query counts don't go nuts over this.

comment:3 @nacin3 years ago

  • Keywords dev-feedback removed

comment:4 @nacin3 years ago

westi proposed: "Post queries have been optimized to improve performance, especially for sites with large databases."

We're not avoiding table scans; rather, we're reducing the size of temporary tables that end up getting scanned.

If we wanted to include the technical details, it should be something like this: "Post queries have been optimized to improve performance, especially for sites with large databases, by reducing the size of temporary tables."

I think leaving off the last phrase is fine.

comment:5 @ryan3 years ago

  • Owner set to ryan
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In [20959]:

Better description for 'Faster WP_Query'. Props simonwheatley. fixes #20789

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