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 – [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
On May 30 I am presenting at WordCamp Miami 2015. My session is titled “Modernizing WordPress Search with Elasticsearch”. I have revamped the talk a bit to accommodate less technical users. Rather than running through Elasticsearch configuration, I am talking more about example ElasticPress queries. I’ll be doing the same talk June 13 at WordCamp [...]
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