What WordPress Autoloaded Data is and Why You Should Care
- What is it? 00:58
- WordPress autoloaded data has to do with the database.
- WordPress stores content in the database and typically when you load a page, it goes to the database first and prepares the page. Caching significantly speeds this up, by loading a saved copy of the page instead of going to the database.
- Autoloading is a setting on your website in the WordPress options tab. Some pages can’t be cached, such as checkout pages, but can be autoloaded.
- By default, many plugins are autoloaded, even when you don’t need them to.
- Why you should care 04:33
- As you can imagine, this puts a lot of strain on your server, which can crash your website.
- Tim recently had his website crash due to too many plugins autoloading at once.
- More resources 05:46
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