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Last modified 8 years ago

#37833 closed enhancement (invalid)

To optimize database queries on page load

Reported by: kaugko's profile KaugKo Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Bootstrap/Load Keywords:
Focuses: performance Cc:


I've been optimizing my site SQL Queries on Page Load with Black Box plugins and find out every plugin I used for website have to retrieve their options value on every page load. Sometime there are 3 to 5 get_option() call for each plugins and you can imagine there are more than 30 calls total.

What I am thinking is if Wordpress core advice plugin developers to register their plugin option values with some sort of universal key or prefix example "plugin_abc_setting_1" like db prefix and automatically retrieve all the options value with that prefix and build the global object or array as $theme_options.

If we can do the above way, we will save lots of sql transitions on each page load.

Change History (2)

#1 @pento
8 years ago

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Hi @KaugKo, thanks for the suggestion!

There are already several optimisations around loading options - if a plugin creates an option with add_option(), and sets the $autoload parameter to 'yes', the option will be automatically loaded at the start of every page load, as you suggested.

Another optimisation is when there are multiple calls to get_option() - if the same option is retrieved twice, the second retrieval won't cause a database query, as the option is already cached.

By default, both of these caches are reset at the end of the page load, but there are also plugins that will allow this cache to persist between page loads, removing more load from the MySQL server. You can read more about them here:

#2 @KaugKo
8 years ago

Hi @pento. Thank for sharing the solution with me. The problem is most of the plugin developers are not using auto load and they just retrieving with multiple


and most of the Wordpress sites page load time is always high compare to framework. If Wordpress can encourage the plugin developers to use auto load feature, that would be great.

Anyway, thanks for everything.

Last edited 8 years ago by KaugKo (previous) (diff)
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