Speakers: Hristo Pandjarov

  • Hristo Pandjarov: WordPress performance trends 2020

    WordCamp Europe 2020Speaker: Hristo Pandjarov

    June 19, 2020 — Hristo gave his first talk about WordPress speed optimisations back in 2013 in London. Since then, a lot has changed – people have started caring more and spending more time optimising their websites.
    In this talk, Hristo will go through the different parts of the WordPress loading process and share the latest must-use technologies in 2020 that will give you the best possible site performance. He will explore improvements that have been made within WordPress and how web services have evolved to allow us to achieve previously unimaginable results. Hristo will cover the latest caching mechanisms, improvements in PHP, new imaging formats, scripts, CSS optimisation and more.

  • Hristo Pandjarov: Оптимизация на WooCommerce

    WordCamp Sofia 2018Speaker: Hristo Pandjarov

    December 10, 2018 — За онлайн магазините скоростта е дори още по-важна от колкото за един “стандартен” сайт. Всяка допълнителна секунда време за зареждане води до по-слаби резултати в продажбите и финансови загуби. Въпреки това, за много хора оптимизирането на онлайн магазини е сериозно предизвикателство. Основната причина е, че кеширането на страниците трябва да е по-фино настроено, за да не възпрепятства специфичните процеси на онлайн пазаруването, като запазване на продукти в индивидуалните кошници и други.

    В тази лекция, ще покажа как да приложите техники за оптимизация, включително и правилно настройване на кеширането си за да постигнете един бърз и добре продаващ онлайн магазин.

  • Hristo Pandjarov: WordPress Is No Good For Really Big Projects? Yeah, Right!

    WordCamp Nijmegen 2017Speaker: Hristo Pandjarov

    October 15, 2017 — I have often come across this notion that WordPress isn’t ready for big projects by default and that a lot of customization is needed for it to work at a truly large scale. However, my personal experience with setting up and helping maintain several really big projects has made me heartfully disagree with this statement. In this talk I will show you how a truly scalable and redundant system can be created without the need to change anything in WordPress. Here are few of the topics I will cover:

    — Multiple Web Nodes
    How to properly use load balancers and how to set WordPress on multiple web nodes without making any application modifications.
    — Multiple Database Nodes
    How to have a redundant master-slave DB replication without WordPress even knowing about it.
    — Shared Storage
    How to organize your files on multiple nodes, replicate them and keep them in sync in the most efficient way.
    — Handling Sessions
    How to handle sessions properly and how to overcome other potential issues with huge sites hosted on high-availability, multi-node WordPress setups.

  • Hristo Pandjarov: WordPress Without Borders – Scaling for Growth

    WordCamp Miami 2017Speaker: Hristo Pandjarov

    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.

  • 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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  • Hristo Pandjarov: Speed Up WordPress – The Latest Performance Technologies

    WordCamp Torino 2016Speaker: Hristo Pandjarov

    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

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  • Hristo Pandjarov: Get Your WordPress Site in Shape – a Case Study

    WordCamp NYC 2015Speaker: Hristo Pandjarov

    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.

  • Hristo Pandjarov: WordPress Migration 101

    WordCamp Orlando 2014Speaker: Hristo Pandjarov

    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.

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