Category: Search

  • ZendCon 2017

    I'm excited to once again be presenting at ZendCon 2017. This year I'll be doing two talks. On Tuesday, October 24, I'll be presenting "Isomorphic WordPress Applications using NodeifyWP" which will cover isomorphic JavaScript in WordPress, specifically NodifyWP, Twenty Sixteen React, and the NodifyWP Environment. Here are my slides. Isomorphic WordPress Applications with NodeifyWP from…

  • ElasticPress at WordCamp Paris

    This weekend I presented at WordCamp Paris 2015. My session was titled “Modernizing WordPress Search with Elasticsearch”. The talk ran through issues with WordPress search, what Elasticsearch is, setting up an Elasticsearch cluster, and configuring ElasticPress. Elasticsearch is a very exciting technology and I am thrilled at the chance to spread information about it. I…

  • Valuable Lessons Learned in ElasticPress

    ElasticPress is a 10up WordPress plugin project that integrates Elasticsearch with WordPress. As we all know search in WordPress is not a great experience. Why? Well, MySQL is not a database optimized for search. Thus ElasticPress was born. 1. Search result relevancy scores on sites with high post to shard ratios can vary depending on…