I missed this when it published in March, but Taylor Lovett does a nice job explaining why taxonomy queries tend to be faster than post meta queries in WordPress. So, next time you're trying to decide whether to make some data a taxonomy or meta, perhaps at least consider this as a part of your calculation.
Transients are an excellent way to speed up complex queries in WordPress. Dave Clements shows you in this post how you can use transients to avoid bringing a site to its knees like he did, by caching those queries instead of repeating them on every page load.
Navigation is one of the most challenging battles for doing responsive design well. To preface this article, I highly recommend you study Brad Frost’s collections of responsive navigation patterns and complex responsive navigation patterns. In this post, I’ll cover two methods for handling the “toggle” method for responsive navigation in WordPress. Common responsive navigation patterns…
Andrew Nacin, lead developer of WordPress, just finished a talk at Loopconf, where he talked about a series of related WordPress security fixes that spanned two years, with the final fix included into WordPress core under the guise of emoji support.
Chris Lema has posted a nice tip for automatically changing WooCommerce order status when some orders a product. It’s especially useful in his context, as he sells digital downloads, and there’s no waiting period between processing and completing the order.
On August 8, wordpress.org was down for a few hours after a Chicago data center outage. During the outage, a user of a password security plugin reported it replaced salt keys with an outage notice, leading to a WSOD on a customer’s site.
There are lots of ways to deploy WordPress and now Beanstalk has added their own take on deploying WordPress with Git and their deployment tools.