Josh Habdas shares some tips on how to set up “a $5 Vultr box and Redis with Load Impact to support up to 7000 concurrent WordPress users. ” This procedure uses a performance optimization technique called Fetch Injection that enables external scripts to download asynchronously in parallel while preserving execution order. This technique is also part of a WordPress plugin Josh helped create called Hyperdrive.
Chris Lema talks about the latest WordPress acquisition: LearnDash is joining Liquid Web. Will it become the leading LMS turnkey solution?
🤔 Tom Fanelli shares what he thinks are the most significant challenges facing WordPress: Unreliable hosting that doesn’t scale efficiently. A disconnect between hosting capacity and actual demand at the level of people visiting a site. Tom predicts “Hosting companies that don’t offer efficient customer service or page speed optimization” won’t be able to deal with…
WordPress 5.0.3 was released. It’s mainly a maintenance release that includes 37 bug fixes and seven performance updates, with a focus on fine-tuning the new block editor and fixing any significant bugs or regressions.
The Misanthropic Developer says you should toot your own horn. Have you found greater benefits or costs in being assertive in your workplace?
WordPress is the dominant method to build and manage a website, but static site generators are surging in popularity amongst developers and for certain types of websites.
Milica Mihajlija takes on CSS performance and says the most straightforward approach is to keep it small. Compressing files can significantly improve speed, but removing unused code can too. Other methods include using efficient CSS animations and avoiding invisible text during font loading. “CSS is critical to loading pages and a delightful user experience. While…