October 8, 2021 — Let’s talk about speed! One of the major factors leading to online frustration is a slow website. Users do not want to wait – and if you’re not careful, this can make you lose traffic before your page has loaded! As we all know, a dissatisfied user is worse than not having users at all! A better user experience is the driver behind Google’s anticipated Core Web Vitals update, which focuses on loading, interactivity, and visual stability of a website. This talk mainly deals with how you can speed up your WordPress website and make it faster for users, thus improving their conversions, importantly before Core Web Vitals come into force. We’ll start by looking at website hosting, latency and DNS, and then discuss how you can optimize the performance of your WordPress website. Solutions will be for all sort of users, from beginner to advanced, and for different hosting scenarios. Further discussion will be about different performance optimization strategies like cutting down your queries, tweaking the code base, caching mechanism, use of cloud services, scaling up/forward and so on. All this together shall help a newbie or even someone who has their website slow and frustrating for users, faster and better optimized. Thus, saving their day and being ready for Google’s update in May 2021!
January 14, 2020 — The workshop shall revolve around Elasticsearch, its importance in your WordPress website, why and when Elasticsearch should be preferred instead of WordPress default search. There will be discussion about setting up your own Elasticsearch instance and how to integrate it in your WordPress website. Further, workshop shall throw some light on getting “query” relevant content faster by unleashing the power of Elasticsearch.
Integration of Elasticsearch in various cases with WordPress APIs like WP_Query shall be discussed.
November 10, 2019 — One of the major reasons behind online driven frustration is because of a slow website. One would not want to visit such a website the second time. Right?
What if this is the case with your website? Won’t those low numbers on analytics dull your day? Are you not concerned about how and when did you website fail? If a website doesn’t load quickly, the user would probably leave it immediately. And, a dissatisfied user is worse than not having users at all!
This talk mainly deals with how one can speed up their WordPress website and make it faster for users, thus improving their conversions. This talk begins with educating about website hosting, latency and DNS. Then, shall be discussing about how you can optimize the performance of your WordPress website, having solutions for all sort of users, from beginner to advanced users, and for different hosting scenario. Further, discussion will be about different performance optimization strategies like cutting down your queries, tweaking the code base, caching mechanism, use of cloud services, scaling up and so on. All this together shall help a newbie or even someone who has their website slow and frustrating for users, faster and better optimized. Thus, saving their day.
August 2, 2019 — Vineet found his love for WordPress after he was introduced to it by a friend. This led him to develop numerous websites and making him want to crave for more to learn in WordPress. He has been associated with WordPress since 2012. He co-founded his first company at the age of 20. He is the Co-Founder and Technical Lead of FireMud FM, which is an online radio station based purely out of WordPress. and Indicium Crest – A remote web – development agency which is, again focused on WordPress. Now handing both the companies on technical front, his love for WordPress has just grown if nothing else. He has worked with over 55 projects remotely managing and developing them. He has also been associated with various ventures consulting and guiding them with technical resources and is currently located in Frankfurt, Germany.
Apart from developing the websites, he is a hobbyist photographer.
The topic of Vineet’s presentation is “Progressive Web Apps: The future of Mobile Apps“
August 9, 2018 — We will talk talk about the different aspects of backups. What to backup? Where to backup? How to backup? Goes without saying that the audience would want to know the tools that can be used. We will hear about the tools and techniques to do both automatic and manual backups.
Finally we will move a little deeper into the technicalities – leveling up and elaborating upon backups using WP-CLI and a talking about a brief discussion on Git for code management and making automated cron jobs that takes backups with the help of WP-CLI and stores them securely on Amazon S3.
June 4, 2018 — The talk shall begin with,
– Educating about basic default database structure of WordPress and DNS records in brief.
– Problems that are faced while migrating WordPress to another server and how does one resolve them effectively.
– Migrating staging site or local environment to Production site
– How one can change the domain of their WordPress installation after migration
– What are the different ways/tools available for migrating WordPress?
– What is WP-CLI and why you should prefer it while migrating WordPress and how one can effectively utilize WP-CLI to migrate your WordPress site?
May 5, 2018 — Further, I shall talk about the things to be considered to maintain a network installation running 100s of Multisite sites and scale them effectively and what tools and plugins are available that eases the workflow. Finally to add on, I shall go one level higher and touch the topic about network of networks and how to setup a network of networks and maintain it effectively.
All in all the idea behind talk is to educate about maintaining a network and network of networks effectively on WordPress.
September 7, 2016 — This session will be about integrating Apache Solr with WordPress, why and when Apache Solr should be preferred instead of WordPress default search and what is the easiest way to implement it. The session will further throw some light on comparison of default WordPress Search and Apache Solr wordpress search. In the end, there would be a live demo on how to integrate Apache Solr into WordPress with hosted-solr.com .