performance

WordPress Async Task Library from TechCrunch Now Open Source

TechCrunch is one of the largest sites publishing with WordPress and its developers are always looking to improve performance to maximize engagement and ad revenue. This week the team open sourced its WP Async Task Library, which was created to offload time-consuming tasks into background tasks. Alex Khadiwala and Nico (more…)

Speed Up WordPress With Lazy Load for Videos

Embedded content with external requests can really slow a site down. This is especially true when the requests cannot be cached and the content would be impossible to host on your own domain, i.e. third party videos from Youtube and Vimeo. Calling external resources in these instances is unavoidable, but (more…)

Photo From BuddyCamp Vancouver via WPRealm

Managed WordPress hosting company Pagely, will be hosting a BuddyPress hangout tomorrow at 11AM Pacific, 2PM Eastern. Pagely’s CTO Josh Eichorn will be interviewing BuddyPress lead developer Boone Gorges. The pair will discuss the differences between BuddyPress 1.9 and 2.0 as well as details surrounding the major performance improvements. Pagely (more…)

Big Performance Improvements Coming in BuddyPress 2.0

BuddyPress 2.0, due sometime in mid-April, officially kicked off development a couple weeks ago. This release will include some exciting, visible new features, including the ability to edit BuddyPress profiles in the WordPress admin. But there are also some major improvements happening under the hood that will help BuddyPress to (more…)

Page.ly has announced a brand new CDN service called PressCDN. Page.ly has partnered with a number of companies in order to provide a global distribution network. The biggest selling point they are pushing is speed. For those that don’t know, CDN stands for Content Delivery Network. A CDN is a (more…)

For some unknown reason, the performance of this website over the past 2-3 weeks has been terrible. While writing posts, I would routinely see a warning that said I was disconnected from the server while taking forever to reconnect. Navigating the back-end of the site was a major pain as (more…)

John Baptiste of CatsWhoCode.com has published 10 useful SQL queries that you can use to clean up the database that houses your WordPress installation. Before any SQL queries are run, you should definitely back up your entire website as a wrongly executed query can ruin the database, rendering your site (more…)

Dave Clements of DoItWithWP.com shared his experience with a plugin that’s new to me called P3 Plugin Performance Profiler. After performing an automatic scan on the WPTavern website, the profiler provided me a pie chart along with other metrics that allowed me to easily tell which plugins were capable of (more…)

I’m nearing the end of my one month trial period of using WP CDN and before I make the decision to purchase a CDN account, I wanted to hear from all of you, especially from those that visit the actual site multiple times a week if the site has loaded (more…)