This week Alex Denning (Ellipsis) draws on Iain Poulson‘s historical, high-level plugin data at WP Trends to offer some thoughtful, somewhat contrary, but practical and grounded perspectives on the value of Active Install Data. At the WP Watercooler and elsewhere, a realization seems to be setting in that the data is not open source and not the property of the WordPress community. Like last week’s episode of Post Status Draft with Katie Keith of Barn2 Plugins, Till Krüss (Object Cache Pro, Relay) offers a lot of lessons this week about less travelled paths to success in the plugin business even as a very small company or company of one. Performance, testing, and support are key, interrelated parts of Till’s success and probably the most important ones to borrow in your own life and work if they resonate.
Till Krüss explains how he found his way into WordPress and a successful business that’s solving the hard problems of caching and performance optimization. His work and business model suggest several areas of opportunity for developers and founders working in the WordPress plugin market today.
Pressjitsu announced its Redis Object Cache for WordPress plugin. It’s open-source, free, and it should be in the official WordPress repository soon.
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…
Successfully crowdfunding open source development is difficult, but not impossible. Here are some of the lessons I took away from my Kickstarter project, “A more RESTful WP-CLI.”
Scott Taylor put the flow like this: Slack > Slack > Invisible City > Redis > Pusher > Web socket > React > WordPress Those were the steps to make a real time liveblog even more real time. Scott works at the Times and will also be the 4.4 release lead. Nieman Lab has more on…
WordPress has long had a Memcached backend available for object caching. Over the past several weeks, Eric Mann and Erick Hitter have built out a Redis-based alternative for object caching. Updated Source: https://ethitter.com/2014/04/redis-object-cache-plugin-available-for-download/
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