Now that the WordPress 2.8.1 is released, as promised, I have tested this latest version. But I didn’t want to show the same data again, so this time I will test WP 2.8.1 against WP 2.8. Also, for some of not so relevant data I will not use charts. This post will show data from testing both WP administration and actual blog pages.
As you might know, I have written about plugins optimization many times already, including benchmarks. And, it is a great thing to know that some developers have taken the time to improve their own plugins based on my recommendations. Here is the story about one great optimization.
This is first basic performance testing for WordPress plugins in 2012, and it will include 30 plugins. They will be tested on how much resources they use to load, and not to tell you if the plugin is good or not. Plugins features and plugin code quality is not the reviewed here.
WordPress now has 4 versions in 3.x line. With slow adoption rate for previous two major versions, despite great 3.2 release, question is will the new WordPress 3.3 manage to persuade users to upgrade? This benchmark will try to give, at least, partial answer to that.
One of the best things about WordPress are plugins. With plugins you can expand WordPress and make it into anything you need it to be. But, each plugin requires time for loading and processing and it takes up additional resources. How much exactly one plugin need?
With release of new WordPress 3.2, it’s very interesting to see benchmarked performance of last 3 major versions, and how far the new WordPress has come. This is first benchmark post with the results of the performance of the WordPress administration side. Second one coming in the next couple of days.
Third benchmark is used to measure the performance on the actual website or blog side visible to all visitors. Since WP 3.0 has a new theme, test was expanded here to include both Kubrick and Twenty Ten themes under WP 3.0, and only Kubrick under WP 2.9.2.
After the first part of the benchmark of WordPress 3.0 versus 2.9.2, here is the second part focusing on the admin section of the WordPress and the execution on the client side. Part 3 is coming in a few days and it will be dedicated to testing on the blog side of the WordPress.
WordPress 3.0 has been released few days ago, and judging from the search queries that brought visitors to this website, the transition has not been without problems. So, here is the first part of WordPress 3.0 benchmark comparing this version to previous 2.9.2.
First impression is that even with 283 opened tickets for 3.0 milestone on WordPress TRAC, current version is fairly stable. And also, very important to notice is that WP 3.0 is faster and uses less resources than it’s predecessor. So far so good.