July 10, 2010 — You want your WordPress site to be fast, use less server resources, and be able to handle increases in traffic. WordPress’ output and object caching are there to help everyone realize these goals. This talk from Chris Scott and Sean O’Shaughnessy cover the differences and interactions between these two types of caching, benchmarks of common caching plugins, and tips for ensuring your themes and plugins are taking advantage of caching.
May 15, 2010 — Frederick Townes from Mashable discusses what to do when you run into a problem developing an engaging user experience. Understand the techniques that prevent your users from spending more time on your site or from getting a small boost in sales or rankings. Learn how performance is a building block for success with practical examples in this keynote presentation from WordCamp Denmark.
Slides for this presentation are available here.
July 11, 2009 — Jeremy Clarke presents on why your site might be going slow and show you how to squeeze more out of your cheap hosting (and avoid upgrading to expensive dedicated servers!), including a look at caching plugins to help you in case of a traffic spike and tuning plugins to help you identify expensive features that need work.
Video production by Arthur Cormon of TV McGill.