Category Archives: Talk

How to troubleshoot WordPress performance

I spoke at WordCamp Halifax 2017 on how to troubleshoot the performance of a WordPress site. This is the companion article that I wrote for it. If you’re just looking for the slides, click here.

Have you ever had a client come up to you and ask why a WordPress page was slow to load? We’ve all had that happen at some point or another. Especially nowadays with the increased importance of page load times! (Everything has to be fast fast fast!)

But what do you do when someone asks you to fix such an issue? It can feel like you’re looking for a needle in a haystack. The issue could be anywhere. (It really can!)

So what can you do about it? Well, there are a lot of tools at your disposal. They can help you figure out what’s going on with the performance of your WordPress site.

That said, it’s one thing to know that these tools exist. It’s another one to be able to use them and interpret what they’re telling you. The problem is that it’s what you need to get to the root of a WordPress performance issue.

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Keeping Your WordPress Safe

The Montréal WordPress community held an event this month on WordPress security. The event had a talk followed by a “show and tell” segment. This is the companion article for that talk.

This is an important topic for everyone. Not just for WordPress experts. So it’s great to have a chance to teach the community about it.

The goal of the talk was to give everyone an overview of WordPress security. That includes basic concepts and some recommendations. The recommendations themselves target WordPress users of all skill levels. If you’re an advanced WordPress user, you might not learn as much.

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