August 11, 2017 — Metrics are important for the digital publishing industry. One key metric that Boston.com, a major regional news media outlet, uses is ‘Time to Publish’. In a world of breaking news, time is of the essence. This talk will take a look at the past year and a half since launching on WordPress and how this metric came to the surface. Further, it will cover performance in the WordPress admin, tools for debugging, and investigating general slowness in the admin. Finally, we will review some of the ways in which we addressed these issues for the editorial staff. Join to learn why you want to reduce your Time to Publish and how to get it done.
January 6, 2014 — Composer has gained a lot of popularity and momentum in the past year. This session is a brief crash course in PHP dependency management using Composer. It explores how to install dependencies as separate packages and as WordPress plugins or themes. And it looks at how this can be used to speed up dev environment setup times.