May 16, 2017 — No matter what kind of website you have, people need to be able to find it, like it and then trust it before you can take any advantage of its existence. To achieve these three things you need to be on a constant watch out. Is your website live and accessible? Is it fast enough or visitors lose patience waiting for your page to open? In this talk, I will show you how to measure, optimize and prepare to scale resources to guarantee the availability and performance of your WordPress website.
November 11, 2016 — In this talk I will share with you the latest technologies that will make your WordPress website lightning fast and at the same time more efficient and easy to scale. Performance optimizations are good for any site. They make your visitors happy and help you save on hosting costs. And what is even more, if your site is well optimized, you will also be ready for that moment of fame you’ve been waiting for, as well optimized sites are easy to scale. Here are the most important points I will cover:
* How to analyze the performance of your site and see where optimization is needed.
* Which are the best technologies that can improve your WordPress loading times.
* How to maintain a healthy, efficient and easily scalable database
* How to make your site search faster and more resource efficient with ElasticSearch
* How to properly add CDN on top of all optimization for best results.
April 21, 2016 — Having a fast website is essential but not many people know how to optimize their WordPress or don’t feel the need to. Learn how to tackle speed optimizations of your site and get control over your pages performance.
In this presentation, you will get information about the latest practices and technologies that you can use and practical tips how to:
– Properly test your site and find speed problems
– How to prioritise tasks and make an optimization plan
– Take the most out of your server – PHP7, HHVM, HTTP2 and more
– Use the diferent sorts of caching you can use and implement
– Optimize your multimedia content
– Handle and optimize JS and CSS scripts
– Properly implement a CDN service in your site
December 7, 2015 — A live case on how I improved the website of a big interior design company. The site had great content but suffered from serious performance and structural issues resulting in slow loading time (more than 6 seconds for the index page). This was caused by excessive server resources consumption and after I analyzed the problems I managed to turn it into a perfectly optimized website.
March 28, 2015 — In this talk I will go through the process of migrating a WordPress website to a new server. I will list the issues that users will probably face and how to overcome them. I will show easy to follow tips and tricks that will make moving WordPress possible even for beginners.
November 20, 2014 — If you have recently searched for WordPress speed and performance optimization tips and techniques, you have definitely seen several things being recommended all the time: different caching mechanisms (full page caching plugins, memcached, reverse proxies), sprites, CSS & JS minification, to name a few. All of them are indeed viable and really effective ways to speed up your site performance. However, they may not be equally applicable for everyone and there are cases in which they can actually break your website. This presentation covers what actually can go wrong with each of the most popular and widely accepted performance optimization techniques, how to implement them without breaking your site and how to fix the most common issues with different speed boosters.
February 22, 2014 — In this presentation Hristo Pandjarov talks about how to use WP-CLI and to make our work with WordPress easier and faster with several examples and advices.
January 25, 2014 — Take control over your website and learn how to fine-tune your WordPress for ultimate performance! In this presentation, you will get practical tips and tricks how to benchmark, pinpoint issues and prioritize tasks. Find the best page length for you. Use social media widgets and fonts properly. Choose themes well, Optimize images, Minify CSS and JS, Utilize the gZIP compression. Learn how to leverage your browser’s caching and use CDN and Caching for your content
November 2, 2012 — Hristo Pandzharov speaking about a football website built with WordPress and WooCommerce