WordPress Performance + WordPress 3.9

WordPress Site Performance Performance by Aaron Koch 

In this talk, we'll cover why site speed is important, and then talk about some ways you an optimize your WordPress site so that it runs as quickly as possible. Aaron will cover site testing tools, LAMP stack optimizations, W3 Total Cache, database caching, object caching, page caching, disk caching, and browser caching. He'll also cover minifying and using a CDN.

About Aaron Koch

Aaron Koch, ZeroLag VP of Direct Sales, is an e-commerce, online marketing, and web infrastructure expert, with a deep understanding of online business growth strategies and technologies. As a sales leader in the e-commerce industry for more than a decade, Aaron has worked with and developed solutions for companies such as the New York Stock Exchange, Coleman Camping Company, LegalZoom, Vistaprint, AEG Worldwide and MacMillan Publishers.


WordPress 3.9 Introduction by Suzette Franck

WordPress 3.9 is due to be released on April 16th - the same day as our meetup. Even if the official release doesn't make it on time, we'll still cover WordPress 3.9 - all the new features, the improved WYSIWYG editor, and more!

About Suzette Franck

Suzette Franck is the WordPress Evangelist at (mt) Media Temple in Culver City, California, where she educates and advocates for WordPress and the WordPress Community. In 2013, she attended 80 WordPress meetups where she presented at 25 of them, spoke at 12 WordCamps in 8 different states and two countries, as well as presented online at WordSesh #2 with Natalie MacLees. Suzette has 5 published talks that can be found on WordPress.tv. She blogs at suzettefranck.com about WordPress events and is a regular contributor on WPWatercooler.com, which has been running weekly for over a year and has over 5 million views. Suzette also co-hosts WP Unicorn Project weekly hangout and podcast along with WordPress rockstar Natalie MacLees, sponsored by (mt) Media Temple. Suzette is passionate about traveling and educating on the wonders of WordPress, as well as front-end coding and theme development. When she is not WordPressing, she paints and collects art, and she resides in the NoHo Arts District located in North Hollywood, California, with her partner.


Who is this for?

This topic is suitable for anyone with a WordPress site - some of the information will be more developer-oriented, but anyone should be able to take away some great tips and understand how they can get their WordPress site running a bit faster.


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Location and Parking

The gate leading into the parking lot on 26th between Olympic & Colorado).  So people can Enter through the gate on 26th.

Enter the building through the patio by the parking lot entrance.  There are big sliding glass doors that lead directly into the meetup area.

Dinner will be provided from Ugo.  Italian food for both vegetarians (pasta and salad) and non-vegetarians (chicken).

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  • Roy

    Great meetup! For anyone who wants to be part of my beta that I mentioned - http://www.codingofficehours.com - the app itself is a WP backend + AngularJS client-side app. Should be ready for beta within the week. Thanks!

    April 16

  • Lawrence

    Not bad for a newbie.
    http://www.webpagetest.org/result/140419_85_BT/
    I'll have to figure out the photos/jpegs, but I can live this...Thanks Aaron!

    April 18

    • Aaron K.

      Great job, Lawrence! Are you using APC for the object cache? that might help with the PHP script on line 45. CDN service would speed up that mp3 in line 53.

      1 · April 21

    • Lawrence

      Thanks pal. Unfortunately, I'm so new at this that I'm not even sure what that stuff is. As far as the CDN, which you spoke about, I don't think I can justify the expense as it is low traffic website. It may morph into something else in the future though...

      April 21

  • linh p.

    is Aaron's presentation posted online? Thx.

    April 17

  • Natalie M.

    Aaron has graciously given me his slides. You can get them here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cgww1kdqles5u7n/ZeroLag%20-%20WordPress%20Optimization.pdf

    1 · April 18

  • Joseph Karr O.

    Good overview of the topic.

    April 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Informative, professional, enjoyable.

    April 17

  • NIKI

    I am glad I took time out to MEETUP. I am looking forward to the next one.

    April 17

  • Aaron K.

    Hi Everyone, I'm glad you enjoyed the info :) I am providing the pdf to Natalie so she can posting it.

    2 · April 17

  • Susie K

    Great presentation--lots of good information.

    April 17

  • linh p.

    the presentation was excellent.

    April 17

  • Suzette F.

    Awesome performance information for every level, well balamced for all skill levels. Kudos!

    1 · April 17

  • Judson K.

    Very informative, fun, great presentations!

    April 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks everyone for coming! We loved hosting you guys. Please don't forget to checkout and support Instant Content by telling your fellow word press people!

    http://instantcontent.me

    April 17

  • Tom D.

    This morning I've been sharing all the goodies I learned last night with my co-workers. They are thrilled about the audio/video playlist option in 3.9. We also opened up webpagetest.org to test out a site we recently launched, and it got all A's except for one B. Thanks Natalie, Aaron, and Suzette!

    April 17

  • Karen M.

    Excellent! Awesome presentations...great, in-depth information. Thanks to Natalie & Noel who always exceed my expectations! Aaron & Suzette both know their stuff and explain things so thoroughly! Thanks for dinner to Ugo...great food, too! :-)

    April 17

  • Lawrence

    Great food, venue and presentation! This is the template...

    April 16

  • modemlooper

    It wasn't documented had to look at source code. To play chrome less youtube in the editor you use a short code instead of just placing link. [video src="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsjtg7m1MMM";]

    April 16

  • Natalie M.

    Poll for May topics is available here: http://www.meetup.com/SoCalWP/polls/1056372/

    April 16

  • Paul L.

    Might be a bit late as I'm coming from West Hollyweird that day. Looking forward to it!

    April 15

  • NIKI

    This will be my first time attending

    1 · March 25

  • Adam B.

    Joe, I hear you. Not the best week to be sure. I just hope if there is food, some of it is Passover friendly.

    April 11

    • Natalie M.

      We meet up the 3rd Wed of each month - it's kind of inevitable that that's going to be a bad week for someone or other some of the time.

      1 · April 11

  • Joe B.

    This MU smack in the middle of Passover and Easter week could not be a worst time. Will try to attend... Thanks for hosting this important topic...

    April 10

  • A former member
    A former member

    Might wanna correct the address. It says Santa Monica, followed by Los Angeles. It's not LA. It's bet Olympic and Pennsylvania, at 26th in SM. Thanks for being in my hood, SM and a mile or so walk.

    April 10

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait!

    March 21

  • Jon D.

    Sorry that photo was an attempt to upload a profile pic for this group. Silly me

    March 13

  • Jon D.

    Trying to learn all I can!

    March 13

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