September 16, 2019 — “The popular ElasticPress plugin enables anyone to leverage the power of Elasticsearch to supercharge the search experience on their WordPress site. But did you know that ElasticPress can do much more? For example, ElasticPress can surface related posts for your content, speed up the largest WooCommerce installations, and give you industry-leading features like fuzzy matching and autocomplete.
In this talk, we’ll cover the basics of ElasticPress and Elasticsearch, and then dive into some of the cool, lesser-known integrations the plugin offers. We’ll also touch on some free local and cloud-based development options for running an Elasticsearch instance so you can get a feeling for what ElasticPress can do for your site!”
December 22, 2015 — Most sites use some form of caching to improve performance, whether it be popular plugins like WP Total Cache, drop-in plugins, or even custom solutions. While these solutions can significantly improve performance for most of your visitors, they can’t guarantee that your custom code will be properly cached and updated seamlessly. The good news is that WordPress’ event-driven architecture of hooks and filters makes it a simple process to cache and intelligently update content only when you need to, for the best possible visitor experience. We’ll cover some code examples to illustrate how to leverage event-driven caching, and de-mystify this powerful and often-overlooked part of WordPress.