Today I’m presenting on Best Practices for WordPress at WordCamp Porto 2016. This talk is similar to my WordPress Best Practices for Enterprise talk but will be a bit more general and has some updated topics. Specifically, this presentation will include: Caching for high traffic situation Security techniques Writing maintainable/extensible code Optimizing database reads/writes Search [...]
I released a new plugin called Simple Cache. In my blog post Comparison of Popular WordPress Caching Solutions, I rated a number of popular caching plugins pointing out what I like and dislike about each. After writing the post, I decided to create my own plugin that embodies all the characteristics that I think are [...]
WordPress has gotten a reputation of being, among other things, “slow”. Is that true? Well, yes and no. One of the most important factors in website performance is “caching”. Caching is the act of saving things that are computed often in easy to access places. For example, rather than running a tough database query every time [...]
This week I released the JSON REST API Subscriptions plugin for WordPress. The plugin requires the JSON REST API plugin. The JSON REST API plugin creates endpoints like so yoursite.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts yoursite.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/253 yoursite.com/wp-json/wp/v2/pages yoursite.com/wp-json/wp/v2/pages/987 ... Obviously the /posts endpoint returns all posts and the posts/253 returns the post with ID 253. The JSON REST API Subscriptions [...]
Custom Contact Forms 7.1 has been released. The new version contains some bug fixes for sitemap SEO, non-American date formats, and advanced notifications. Specifically, I wanted to highly the advanced notifications feature which is very powerful. In the new version, you can create an unlimited amount of notifications which allows you to send different notifications [...]
Ansible is a powerful tool to automate the provisioning and maintenance of servers. There are a variety of other provisioner tools like Puppet, Chef, and Salt available. Ansible is awesome because it works over SSH so is simple to setup; you ONLY need to install stuff on your local machine. Working on a server without [...]
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