‘Speed Optimization’ Videos

  • Chris Ferdinandi: Wicked Fast WordPress

    Chris Ferdinandi: Wicked Fast WordPress

    WordCamp Rhode Island 2016Speaker: Chris Ferdinandi

    October 7, 2016 — Fast websites make more money, get more traffic, rank higher in Google, and have stronger brand loyalty. Your server, your theme, the way you load files—they all have an impact on how fast (or slow) your WordPress site is.
    Wicked Fast WordPress provides you with a blueprint for building insanely fast WordPress sites, and a framework for analyzing web performance and advocating it to clients and managers. It covers everything from browser quirks to file optimization to server settings.

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  • Lara Schenck: Vetting and Choosing Themes

    Lara Schenck: Vetting and Choosing Themes

    WordCamp Pittsburgh 2016Speaker: Lara Schenck

    October 6, 2016 — A slow website has serious business impacts. Period. 40% of mobile users abandon a page that takes more than three seconds to load (1). Many “Creative Responsive Multi-Purpose” themes are beautiful and flashy with their demo content, but have speed indexes of more than 50 times what is recommended (2). Are free themes any good? How can you tell good premium themes from bad ones without buying them? Never fear! There are several ways to vet a theme before shelling out the cash.

    In this talk, we’ll cover strategies for evaluating themes’ code quality and performance, and creating healthy, content-oriented websites. In many ways, this is a call to action to the WordPress end user community: let’s shift our values from flashy effects to rock-solid content and fast websites. Scroll-jacking and parallax are over!

    1) http://bit.ly/1LB87ve
    2) http://bit.ly/1g8GH44

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  • Lew Ayotte: Hosting Super Fast WordPress Websites on a Budget

    Lew Ayotte: Hosting Super Fast WordPress Websites on a Budget

    WordCamp Asheville 2016Speaker: Lew Ayotte

    August 25, 2016 — In this session, I’ll discuss some free tools available to show you problem areas of your websites that are causing slowdowns. We’ll discuss the plugins you can use to help increase your site speed, as well as recommended server configurations.

    Take aways:

    Web tools you can use to track down problem areas of your websites.
    Recommended plugins to help speed up your sites response time.
    Server tools you can use to increase your site speed.

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  • Michael Mizner: WordPress Front-End Performance

    Michael Mizner: WordPress Front-End Performance

    WordCamp Asheville 2016Speaker: Michael Mizner

    August 19, 2016 — In this presentation I’ll show how WordPress themes (and sites) can be built to achieve 100/100 Google pagespeed. You’ll learn about my process of using Gulp to concatenate and minify resources, along with intentional enqueues and dequeues.

    Bonus: some ways to configure cache plugins to achieve a similar effect.

    Take aways:

    How front-end performance effects mobile users on slower speeds.
    Tips on improving front-end performance.
    Gulp basics and how to use with WordPress.

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  • Keisuke Horie: インフラ環境に頼らないWordPressの高速化とは ~運用サイト数100万件超の実績から見えてきた答え~

    Keisuke Horie: インフラ環境に頼らないWordPressの高速化とは ~運用サイト数100万件超の実績から見えてきた答え~

    WordCamp Kansai 2016Speaker: Keisuke Horie

    July 29, 2016 — ホスティングサービス「Xserver」「wpX」における運用実績を踏まえ、インフラの能力に頼らず高速化を実現する手法を、プラグイン中心に紹介する。

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  • Mike Pead: Turbo Speed your WordPress Website

    Mike Pead: Turbo Speed your WordPress Website

    WordCamp London 2016Speaker: Mike Pead

    July 28, 2016 — Don’t frustrate your visitors with slow page loading speeds. Learn how to make your WordPress website load faster with some easy speed optimisation tips. This talk will teach you how to test your loading speed; why and how you can cache your pages; how to reduce the number of files loaded on each page visit; and other tips and tricks. Note this talk is mostly aimed at those running their websites on shared hosting packages, however the tools and techniques covered will be applicable for all types of website.

  • Karol Vörös: Rýchly WordPress pre návštevníka aj správcu

    Karol Vörös: Rýchly WordPress pre návštevníka aj správcu

    WordCamp Bratislava 2016Speaker: Karol Vörös

    May 12, 2016 — Videl som WordPress weby, ktoré sa načítavajú viac ako 20 sekúnd ale aj také, ktorým to trvá menej ako sekundu. Bez ohľadu na ich veľkosť či návštevnosť. Čím to je? Ako to robiť správne? Rád sa s vami podelím o svoje skúsenosti s onpage optimalizáciou na webe i dimenzovaní infraštruktúry, na ktorej bežia veľké a navštevované, no stále krásne rýchle weby.

  • Evan Scheingross: Dude, Speed Up That Website!

    Evan Scheingross: Dude, Speed Up That Website!

    WordCamp San Diego 2016Speaker: Evan Scheingross

    May 11, 2016 — Having a fast WordPress site is probably more important than you think. The speed of your website affects nearly everything related to your online goals in some way – bounce rate, search ranking, conversion, page views, reader satisfaction, total revenue… I could go on but you get the point.

    Unfortunately WordPress performance optimization has become clouded in a bunch of technical speak that makes it difficult for many of us to know where to start.
    I too was once lost and intimidated when it came to this stuff, but I recently made the conscious decision to roll up my sleeves and learn what it takes to serve up websites with blazing speed.

    The result: faster websites, happy clients, and even happier end users. Everybody wins!

    And the very best part: It’s really not that hard to do.

    I’ve been creating websites for over 17 years, but I’m still no development wizard like the type you’ll find walking these halls at WordCamp San Diego.
    When it comes down to it, I’m just a dude with an interest in fast-loading WordPress sites who has spent a lot of time learning things the hard way. Through my efforts I’ve honed an easy and bulletproof technique that I want to share.

    In this talk we’re going to cover:

    Why performance is a major concern
    How to measure page speed / performance
    Why you need a good web host
    Server-side caching, browser caching, and recommended caching plugins/techniques
    Minification & Concatenation – What it is and how to do it
    Image optimization
    Content Delivery Networks – What they are and when you should use one
    How to bundle performance optimization as a service to earn more money on your next web project.

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

    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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  • Danilo Ercoli: Migliorare le performance di WordPress con il caching e l’esecuzione differita di codice

    Danilo Ercoli: Migliorare le performance di WordPress con il caching e l’esecuzione differita di codice

    WordCamp Torino 2016Speaker: Danilo Ercoli

    April 6, 2016 — Questo talk è rivolto sia a chi ha appena iniziato a sviluppare con WordPress, sia agli sviluppatori più esperti che lo conoscono già da parecchio tempo, ed è un’introduzione ad alcuni argomenti come il caching e l’esecuzione differita di codice PHP, che sono utili per migliorare notevolmente le performance del tuo sito. Alcuni degli argomenti trattati sono il corretto utilizzo della cache e dei plugin di caching. Un’introduzione al WordPress Jobs System, e come eseguire codice differito senza dover quindi rallentare il rendering della pagina.

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