Speakers: Justin Foell

  • Justin Foell: Too Meta

    WordCamp Portland 2017Speaker: Justin Foell

    January 14, 2020 — WordPress’ default dumping ground for all data related to posts (and custom post types) is in post meta. When there’s a lot of meta data, it starts to strain your server performance and resources in ways you may not have realized.

    I’ll go through a real-world example of too much meta-data being stored with a post, some hacks to avoid problems, and some better solutions using the meta data API. I’ll explain how you can easily move data, even if your site has already been designed, developed, and deployed.

    Use less memory, handle more concurrent visitors, and speed up page loads by only loading what you need, when you need it.

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  • Justin Foell: Building your first plugin

    WordCamp Las Vegas 2012Speaker: Justin Foell

    January 18, 2013 — Often times people have wrung out all of WordPress’s options and settings and want it to do something a little more. It may be minor, but in some cases it requires the dreaded: code! You don’t need to know how to code to create a simple plugin. There are plenty of code snippets on the web that can make WordPress do different things, but where do they go? In this presentation we cover the bare minimum required to create a plugin, how to install it, and what it can do.

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