Managing WordPress & Wordpress Transients


We have two presentations.

Managing WordPress

Steven Watts of will talk about Wordpress management, which will include an introduction to Slack - an instant messaging/support system.

Expect to walk away with: where to get help, how to setup a staging site, a backup strategy, quick security wins, eyes on your site, and a better understanding of quality hosting.

Slack - We at Wordpress Cambridge have two channels. There are a bunch of UK channels, and also a bunch of international channels. You can stay in contact with the Cambridge group, and get help/support from the UK and internationally.

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Wordpress Transients API

Adam Maltpress of will talk around the Wordpress Transients API.

Transients help speed up your site by reducing the number of database queries needed to create a page. We'll discuss the code needed to start using transients in your theme or plugin as well as looking at a couple of ways of measuring your code's performance while developing and testing. We'll also discuss some of the issues around caching content and the compromises involved.

While this may be quite a technical talk, we'll try to keep it relevant to as many people as possible.


Remember we have a group website: Thanks Steve

The usual format:

19:15 start: Everyone introduces themselves: 20 seconds max, mainly describing their involvement with WordPress.

2. Up to 4 * 3 minute pitches. Share: news, discoveries, useful tips.

3. Main presentations

4. Clinic: Bring along a problem, and the audience will offer advice. If we can't, maybe we'll have a solution by next meeting.

5. Drinks & networking

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