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Not entirely sure, but looks like Wordpress doesn't have a method to update custom fields in batches, so, 1 query to the DB per field.
Sounds like you are trying hard to shot yourself and you will likely succeed. Every framework has its own assumptions and limitation so if the assumptions of wordpress do not fit your needs then just don't use wordpress for the project. If you (ok, probably the client) have decided that for reasons of cost, delivery time and maintainability wordpress ...
A simple quick way of find out about which plugin is affecting your site load time would be to use the P3 Plugin Performance Profiler by GoDaddy. You may have to run the plugin several times and over several days to get a pretty accurate picture, but overall its simple and convenient. Here is the link to the plugin: ...
You would have to run the profiling process at least a few times over a couple of days to actually get an accurate result. It isn't just the plugin but other factors such as the varying performance level of your hosting. For accurate answers, I would recommend triangulating your results by using: - P3 Plugin Profiler - Google speed test - Yahoo's Yslow ...
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