‘Web Performance’ Videos

  • 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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  • Ivan Bjelajac: High Speed WordPress Setup

    Ivan Bjelajac: High Speed WordPress Setup

    WordCamp Krakow 2015Speaker: Ivan Bjelajac

    January 22, 2016 — This topic would cover how website speed affects website earnings. How to measure website speed the right way and how to improve it by utilizing web hosting setups or managed providers, advanced caching and CDNs as well as optimizing your website.
    I would like to touch base on topics such as WordPress with PHP7 beta vs HHVM vs current PHP stable versions and how to use them to your advantage.
    Jak we właściwy sposób mierzyć prędkość strony? W jaki sposób szybkość wczytywania wpływa na zarobki właściciela witryny? W prezentacji znajdziemy odpowiedzi na te pytania, jak i wyjaśnienie sposobu na zoptymalizowanie prędkości poprzez wykorzystanie ustawień hostingu, narzędzi buforowania, rozproszenia systemu dostarczania treści (ang. Content delivery network, w skrócie: CDN), itd.
    Prezentacja obejmuje takie tematy jak WordPress z PHP7 beta vs HHVM vs PHP w stabilnych wersjach. Przybliżone zostały poszczególne narzędzia oraz sposoby na wykorzystywanie ich na swoją korzyść.

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  • Петър Николов: Ускорение На WordPress

    Петър Николов: Ускорение На WordPress

    WordCamp Sofia 2015Speaker: Peter Nikolov

    December 27, 2015 — Омръзна ли ви да чакате сайта си на WordPress да се зареди? Сайтовете на конкуренцията се зареждат за 3 секунди докато вашият не може да падне под 10 секунди? Как да оптимизираме малко сайта на сървърна и клиентска част? Как да видим кои са източниците на най-голямото забавяне на сайта?

  • Steven Jones: The Ultimate Guide to Image Optimisation

    Steven Jones: The Ultimate Guide to Image Optimisation

    WordCamp Edinburgh 2015Speaker: Steven Jones

    December 17, 2015 — On average images comprise over 2/3rds of the size of a page request. This gives us a wide berth in order to look at different ways in order to optimise images and potentially reduce this proportion and decrease the total page size.

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  • Kristie Hill: 12 Non-Techie Ways To Speed Up Your WordPress Website

    Kristie Hill: 12 Non-Techie Ways To Speed Up Your WordPress Website

    WordCamp Seattle 2015: Beginner EditionSpeaker: Kristie Hill

    December 17, 2015 — Do you want to improve your search ranking, conversions, page views, revenue, bounce rate, and reader satisfaction? If you answered yes to any of those (I’m guessing you said yes to all of them), then you need to pay attention to your website’s speed.
    Consider these 12 simple suggestions for speeding up your website, before trying to implement the technical and sometimes expensive suggestions of a website speed test. You may be surprised at how much it helps!

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  • Aaron Brazell: Asynchronous Events

    Aaron Brazell: Asynchronous Events

    WordCamp Baltimore 2015Speaker: Aaron Brazell

    December 16, 2015 — Whenever a post is saved, a page is loaded, a comment is created or a template is loaded, WordPress fires off events that, as developers, we have loved and cherished. These events are hooks. While hooks have been the quintessential building blocks of WordPress for over a decade, they come with a cost. Often times, developers will hook functionality into the save_post event, for instance, to fire off a notification to an external service or perform some sort of background task. The more of these tasks are hooked into WordPress, the slower WordPress becomes.

    In this talk, I will show you how to alleviate these bottlenecks with asynchronous hooks – hooks that can be used to perform the exact same tasks, but not block the rest of WordPress from running. Through a library created by 10up’s Eric Mann and John Bloch for TechCrunch on WordPress VIP, the overhead of running actions can be reduced to a negligible amount.

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  • Sang-Min Yoon: Nobody Wants a Slow Website

    Sang-Min Yoon: Nobody Wants a Slow Website

    WordCamp Baltimore 2015Speaker: Sang-Min Yoon

    December 16, 2015 — Having a website that loads fast is important and we all know that. It can have a major impact on user engagement, conversion, retention and even SEO but for some reason, websites on the web continue to get bigger and slower. Why is this the case and what can we do about it?

    This talk will primarily focus on the tools and techniques that can be used to create faster websites. Some topics that will be covered during this talk include performance testing, automations, mobile, design decisions and dealing with clients.

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  • Josh Koenig: Real Talk About Website Performance: 5 Must-Haves For High Speed Sites

    Josh Koenig: Real Talk About Website Performance: 5 Must-Haves For High Speed Sites

    WordCamp US 2015Speaker: Josh Koenig

    December 13, 2015 — This session covers the indisputable what and why of high-performance websites:
    Page cache
    Object cache
    PHP tuning
    Database configuration
    Front-end optimization
    For any developer or systems administrator responsible for satisfying the need for speed, this session will deliver specific, actionable, practical answers.

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