‘Speed Optimization’ Videos

  • Luke Humble: Tips and Tricks to Speeding Up Your WordPress Website

    Luke Humble: Tips and Tricks to Speeding Up Your WordPress Website

    WordCamp Sunshine Coast 2016Speaker: Luke Humble

    December 20, 2016 — The thing about speed is that people only notice when it’s absent and this absence affects every metric you care about. + Bounce rate + Search ranking + Conversion + Page views + Customer satisfaction + Revenue Learn the top tips and tricks in order to speed up your website and increase satisfaction.

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  • Hristo Pandjarov: Faster is better! (and also cheaper, and more scalable)

    Hristo Pandjarov: Faster is better! (and also cheaper, and more scalable)

    WordCamp Nederland 2016Speaker: Hristo Pandjarov

    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.

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  • Olegs Belousovs: cosa sono le Web Performance e perché dovete preoccuparvene

    Olegs Belousovs: cosa sono le Web Performance e perché dovete preoccuparvene

    WordPress Meetup TorinoSpeaker: Olegs Belousovs

    October 13, 2016 — Talk culturale e esplorativo sulle Web Performance, fatto al WordPress Meetup di Torino il 12 ottobre 2016.

    Il web lo facciamo tutti noi, per altre persone come noi, e anche se questo argomento, insieme all’accessibilità e alla sicurezza, può sembrare il meno «sexy», dovreste preoccuparvene non meno di che tema e plugin usare sul vostro sito, proprio per il rispetto delle persone che poi visitano i siti che fate e per rendere tutti insieme il web un posto migliore!

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  • Tom Cottrill: Satisfying the Need For Speed - Making WordPress as Fast as Possible

    Tom Cottrill: Satisfying the Need For Speed – Making WordPress as Fast as Possible

    WordCamp Pittsburgh 2016Speaker: Tom Cottrill

    October 8, 2016 — Site Speed becomes more critical every day. It’s a search ranking factor, mobile devices are now the norm, and yet our sites get more complex and complicated. It’s important that we build our sites understanding the need for speed from the beginning.

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  • Chris Ferdinandi: Wicked Fast WordPress

    Chris Ferdinandi: Wicked Fast WordPress

    WordCamp Rhode Island 2016Speaker: Chris Ferdinandi

    October 7, 2016 — Fast websites make more money, get more traffic, rank higher in Google, and have stronger brand loyalty. Your server, your theme, the way you load files—they all have an impact on how fast (or slow) your WordPress site is.
    Wicked Fast WordPress provides you with a blueprint for building insanely fast WordPress sites, and a framework for analyzing web performance and advocating it to clients and managers. It covers everything from browser quirks to file optimization to server settings.

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  • Lara Schenck: Vetting and Choosing Themes

    Lara Schenck: Vetting and Choosing Themes

    WordCamp Pittsburgh 2016Speaker: Lara Schenck

    October 6, 2016 — A slow website has serious business impacts. Period. 40% of mobile users abandon a page that takes more than three seconds to load (1). Many “Creative Responsive Multi-Purpose” themes are beautiful and flashy with their demo content, but have speed indexes of more than 50 times what is recommended (2). Are free themes any good? How can you tell good premium themes from bad ones without buying them? Never fear! There are several ways to vet a theme before shelling out the cash.

    In this talk, we’ll cover strategies for evaluating themes’ code quality and performance, and creating healthy, content-oriented websites. In many ways, this is a call to action to the WordPress end user community: let’s shift our values from flashy effects to rock-solid content and fast websites. Scroll-jacking and parallax are over!

    1) http://bit.ly/1LB87ve
    2) http://bit.ly/1g8GH44

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  • Lew Ayotte: Hosting Super Fast WordPress Websites on a Budget

    Lew Ayotte: Hosting Super Fast WordPress Websites on a Budget

    WordCamp Asheville 2016Speaker: Lew Ayotte

    August 25, 2016 — In this session, I’ll discuss some free tools available to show you problem areas of your websites that are causing slowdowns. We’ll discuss the plugins you can use to help increase your site speed, as well as recommended server configurations.

    Take aways:

    Web tools you can use to track down problem areas of your websites.
    Recommended plugins to help speed up your sites response time.
    Server tools you can use to increase your site speed.

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  • Michael Mizner: WordPress Front-End Performance

    Michael Mizner: WordPress Front-End Performance

    WordCamp Asheville 2016Speaker: Michael Mizner

    August 19, 2016 — In this presentation I’ll show how WordPress themes (and sites) can be built to achieve 100/100 Google pagespeed. You’ll learn about my process of using Gulp to concatenate and minify resources, along with intentional enqueues and dequeues.

    Bonus: some ways to configure cache plugins to achieve a similar effect.

    Take aways:

    How front-end performance effects mobile users on slower speeds.
    Tips on improving front-end performance.
    Gulp basics and how to use with WordPress.

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  • Keisuke Horie: インフラ環境に頼らないWordPressの高速化とは ~運用サイト数100万件超の実績から見えてきた答え~

    Keisuke Horie: インフラ環境に頼らないWordPressの高速化とは ~運用サイト数100万件超の実績から見えてきた答え~

    WordCamp Kansai 2016Speaker: Keisuke Horie

    July 29, 2016 — ホスティングサービス「Xserver」「wpX」における運用実績を踏まえ、インフラの能力に頼らず高速化を実現する手法を、プラグイン中心に紹介する。

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  • Mike Pead: Turbo Speed your WordPress Website

    Mike Pead: Turbo Speed your WordPress Website

    WordCamp London 2016Speaker: Mike Pead

    July 28, 2016 — Don’t frustrate your visitors with slow page loading speeds. Learn how to make your WordPress website load faster with some easy speed optimisation tips. This talk will teach you how to test your loading speed; why and how you can cache your pages; how to reduce the number of files loaded on each page visit; and other tips and tricks. Note this talk is mostly aimed at those running their websites on shared hosting packages, however the tools and techniques covered will be applicable for all types of website.