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.
December 13, 2015 — Learn to use WordPress’s built in functionality (especially the HTTP library) to integrate with external APIs. We’ll touch on properly caching results to keep your site fast, fault tolerance, and even how to handle those strange APIs that send you data when you didn’t send a request for it (PayPal IPNs anyone?). We’ll talk theory, but mostly we’ll look at plenty of code and walk through examples from plugins that you can constantly refer back to for example code.
October 6, 2015 — How to make your responsive WordPress site render in less than a second.
A step by step walkthrough of how to reach this critical goal on a responsive WordPress based site.
Server side and front end key principles that you can put into practice on your very own WordPress site.
October 2, 2015 — Content personalization and paywalls are emerging trends in the publishing space, especially amongst online media companies. Building a platform that is capable of handling high traffic, high availability while providing a dynamic experience for end users is an ongoing challenge.
In this talk we are going to give a practical example on how to implement a paywall and content personalization using a Varnish feature called Edge Side Includes. (ESI) A case study where this was implemented on the Aftonbladet Blog platform will also be presented.
July 21, 2015 — Embedding and consuming external content in WordPress: Requests, Caching, Parsing
May 29, 2015 — WordPress can generate all sorts of interesting content dynamically, but if you want speed and scalability, you should be smart about caching. Don’t make WordPress do work twice when it can do it once. In this focused talk, Mark Jaquith talks about caching strategies from basic to advanced.
March 22, 2015 — The speed of your site is an easy indicator as to how receptive your users will be to your content. Patience is a thing of the past when it comes to online views. Retain your visitors! Join the WordPress Guy from Rackspace as he talks on the advanced features of WP-Supercache and how to utilize caching both locally and externally with Redis.
October 9, 2014 — We’ll discuss how to speed up your site using caching via easy plugins like WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache, transients, and server site options like Memcache, APC, and Batcache.
August 27, 2014 — Harness the power of the WordPress Transients API! In this presentation, I’ll answer the age-old question, “What on earth are transients?” And also, “Why would I want to cache things?” Alisa highlights some examples of real-world cases of using the Transients API and show how easy it is to get started.