We're a group of local WordPress developers, designers, and publishers who get together to share our knowledge and experience, and to meet other WordPress users in the area. This WordPress Meetup is open to all who love WordPress – join us!
The WordPress Helsinki meetup group aims to bring people together of all skill levels, from beginners to WordPress professionals. WordPress Helsinki is purely organised by community volunteers, and operates under the WordPress code of conduct.
This month we welcome back Otto Kekäläinen as a speaker. Otto is an experienced speaker, having talked about security and performance at several WordPress meetups and conferences. This time he will tell you about what (most probably) is slowing down your WordPress site. Otto describes his talk as follows:
“One can build very fast websites with WordPress, but quite often many WordPress sites end up being rather slow. This talk describes the 5 most common reasons for a WordPress site to be slow and how those issues are best addressed. Based on our experience hosting thousands of WordPress websites at Seravo.com, we have noticed that usually the root cause of slowness is something gone wrong with the WordPress site itself, which can be fixed with a few simple changes. This talk is suitable for all levels of expertise, as it uses simple examples for less technical people all the way to more complex ones, such as using Xdebug and Tideways to solve harder performance issues.”
17:15 – Doors open
17:30 – Opening words
17:40 – Presentation: The 5 most common reasons for a slow WordPress site and how to fix them
19:00 – Drinks & networking at Nordcloud
19:30 – Teerenpeli, Kamppi
This session will be in English.
Drinks & snacks will be provided by Seravo (https://www.seravo.com).
As always, you’re more than welcome to join us for drinks later at Teerenpeli in Kamppi after the talk if you can’t make it earlier or just want to sit down and chat with others from the local community.
If you have any questions, leave a comment or contact us directly through the contact form on Meetup.com. You can also find us on Twitter @WPHelsinki (https://twitter.com/WPHelsinki) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/WPHelsinki/). If you prefer a more direct approach, you can find most of the community members on the #meetups-helsinki channel on Slack.
See you on Wednesday!
The local Finnish Slack community is a great place to meet other WordPress enthusiasts online and get help and advice with WordPress-related issues.
We’ve written a brief introduction on our meetup page if you're interested in joining: http://www.meetup.com/WPHelsinki/pages/Slack/
If you’d like to speak at an upcoming meetup or suggest some topics you’d like to hear about, leave a comment on our meetup board (http://www.meetup.com/WPHelsinki/messages/boards/thread/49133846) or contact us on the #meetups-helsinki channel on Slack.
Our meetups are run by volunteers and could always use some support from the professional community. If your company is interested in sponsoring an upcoming meetup or hearing more about it, leave a message on the #meetups-helsinki channel on Slack or contact us directly through our meetup page.
Local communities on Twitter
Helsinki, https://twitter.com/WPHelsinki (#WPHEL)
Jyväskylä, https://twitter.com/WPJyvaskyla (#WPJKL)
Oulu, https://twitter.com/WPOulu (#WPOUL)
Seinäjoki, https://twitter.com/WPSeinajoki (#WPSJK)
Tampere, https://twitter.com/WPTampere (#WPTRE)
Turku, https://twitter.com/WPTurku (#WPTKU)
To reach the whole WordPress community in Finland on Twitter, use the hashtag #WPFI (https://twitter.com/hashtag/WPFI)