The Wordcamp Europe 2014 presentation by Jaquith on leaving behind the staid Apache + cPanel world of hosting for the modern, lean and mean hosting stack
WordPress runs just about anywhere. Not all of these ways are equal. In this talk we say goodbye to Apache cPanel hosting and investigate how to leverage a modern hosting stack and use clever caching tricks to make WordPress absurdly performant and scalable.
My presentation from WordCamp Europe
Interested to learn what it took to cross the road between being a plugin developer to running a globally successful business using WordPress as an app platform, and all that from a country that only got PayPal this year? Learn about the difficulties, hard lessons learned, creativity, and the joys of success.
A 25 min presentation by Ivan Bjelajac at WordPress Krakow 2015 on how to measure speed, its effect on earnings, different practical approaches to optimize for speed.
This topic would cover how website speed affects website earnings. How to measure website speed the right way and how to improve it by utilizing web hosting setups or managed providers, advanced caching and CDNs as well as optimizing your website. I would like to touch base on topics such as WordPress with PHP7 beta vs HHVM vs current PHP stable versions and how to use them to your advantage.
Jak we właściwy sposób mierzyć prędkość strony? W jaki sposób szybkość wczytywania wpływa na zarobki właściciela witryny? W prezentacji znajdziemy odpowiedzi na te pytania, jak i wyjaśnienie sposobu na zoptymalizowanie prędkości poprzez wykorzystanie ustawień hostingu, narzędzi buforowania, rozproszenia systemu dostarczania treści (ang. Content delivery network, w skrócie: CDN), itd.
Prezentacja obejmuje takie tematy jak WordPress z PHP7 beta vs HHVM vs PHP w stabilnych wersjach. Przybliżone zostały poszczególne narzędzia oraz sposoby na wykorzystywanie ich na swoją korzyść.
WordCamp US 2015: "My aim with this talk is to share what makes for a compelling WordPress product or service: from website design, to user experience, the human touch, code quality, and more. Attendees will receive actionable steps for improving their products, services, and positioning in the WordPress space."
As the editor of a WordPress news website geared toward industry professionals, I spend most of my days analyzing WordPress products and services. I see hundreds of launches every year, and get pitched to cover new offerings constantly. I also regularly communicate with successful WordPress business owners, and discuss what is working for them and what isn’t. My aim with this talk is to share what makes for a compelling WordPress product or service: from website design, to user experience, the human touch, code quality, and more. Attendees will receive actionable steps for improving their products, services, and positioning in the WordPress space.
Durin the WordCamp San Francisco, Matt Mullenweg delivered his annual State of the Word address.
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Ansible is deployment without an agent. Most deployment processes and method you need to have something residing on the server that you are deploying to. Ansible only needs SSH and that makes it extremely appealing to those that have customers within varying hosting environments that we do not control.
Published How to deploy and manage your own WordPress hosts using Ansible, from local virtual machines for development to single host instances to multi-host stacks that scale all using the same tools. Despite the varied and plentiful choices for WordPress hosting that are available, there is still something liberating about running your own servers. Providers like Digital Ocean, Linode, and Amazon Web Services have reduced or removed most of the barriers for those that want to take the leap, but Systems Administration remains an art of its own. Ansible allows us to build on the best practices of others as well as inventing our own to create reproducible environments for local development, private staging, and public instances. My session will introduce Ansible, touch on vagrant and cloud hosting, show how to deploy WordPress using Ansible, and demonstrate how we can re-use these tools across multiple environments.
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A great Q&A segment with Pippin from WordCamp San Diego.
Published Pippin is a prolific plugin developer and founder of several successful commercial WordPress plugin projects. This session will have a Q&A style format where the audience can ask any question related to plugin development, the WordPress.org plugins directory, selling plugins, building a development team, and anything else related to plugins. Pippin will do his best to answer every question to the best of his ability.
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Wondering what's ahead for WordPress? Get a quick peek straight from the CEO himself.
Published Matt Mullenweg shares his predictions for the future of WordPress development, including “canonical” plugins, the integration of WordPress and WordPress MU, the new WordPress.org profiles (powered by BuddyPress), WordPress Rangers, and how he sees WordPress evolving.
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In this video, Daniel shows how you can interact with APIs in few easy steps within WordPress.
Interacting with APIs like the Twitter seems scary at first but with some of the basic tools WordPress offers (Transients API, HTTP API, etc) it is easy to get going. Daniel will show you how you can talk to APIs in a few easy steps.
A video presentation from Jason Cosper at the Sacramento WordCamp on the new PHP 7 and HHVM hosting platform for WordPress and what you can do to get ready (includes presentation slides)
Published With the performance gains promised by HHVM and PHP 7, WordPress site admins are living in pretty exciting times. The PHP world at large is in a proverbial space race, and every WordPress site will (eventually) benefit. But early adopters and folks who manage their own servers shouldn’t be the only ones who get early access to these face melting bumps in speed. In this talk, I’ll be introducing you to things you can do to get your code ready for these next generation hosting environments. And we’ll cover where you can host your code once it’s ready. If you’re interested in attending this talk, a passing familiarity with the command line helps, but isn’t a hard requirement.
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One cool way to contribute to WordPress is to caption conference videos. Here is how.
Adding captions or translations is a great way to take your favorite wordpress.tv and share it with an even broader audience! It is easy to help us with this goal by submitting a caption or translation file for your favorite video. Just follow the steps below! Step-by-step video
Text instructions – Creating and uploading a new caption file
The tools at amara.org will help you to create your caption or translation file. So before you begin, be sure to create you sign up for a free account on Amara.org.
In addition to helping you create a caption file, the tools at amara.org also allow you to stop and start again in the middle of the captioning process. That way if you get interrupted, you can save your subtitles and pick up where you left off.
Once you have created your Amara.org account, you can follow these steps to create and upload your new caption file:
Step 1 – Copy the video URL
Locate the “Med” link in the Download section of the sidebar.
Right-click on that link and select the Copy Video URL option.
Step 2 – launch video in Amara
Go to http://www.amara.org/en/videos/create/ and enter the video URL you copied from wordpress.tv.
Next click “Subtitle Me” and follow the instructions
Amazing talks this year at WordCamp NYC - REST APIs, Panel discussions, Business Track talks, and much much more!
Tom J Nowell: Escape from New York Panel Discussion: Designing for WordPress in 2015
Kathy Argyros: Your Website Is Killing Your Business
Sara Cannon: When Stealing is Good: How to Become Better at Your Craft
Matthew Boynes: Test-Driven Rewrite Rules
Morten Rand-Hendriksen: Designing Websites for Human Beings
Josh Pollock: Creating Custom RESTful APIs The WordPress Way
Nicole Arnold: More Core Functions You (Maybe) Don’t Know Exist
Lauren Pittenger: Intro to the Command Line for Designers
Beth Soderberg: Empowering Users – Modifying the Admin Experience
Hristo Pandjarov: Get Your WordPress Site in Shape – a Case Study
Great examples of how BuddyPress is used. Many in the audience knew what BuddyPress was, but not really how they could use it in their projects and with their clients.
BuddyPress is a powerful plugin that adds a social network to your site. But as users who haven’t used BuddyPress much or at all, we might not realize it’s power and flexiblity. This talk will introduce you to BuddyPress. Then it will show you how to start seeing the possiblities BuddyPress can offer and how to creatively intergrate it into sites you’re building for agencies, small businesses, enterprise clients, higher-education, and even your own personal projects. When we’re done, your mind will be filled with exciting new ideas of how to build better and cooler websites for your clients and yourself… all thanks to BuddyPress!
A video presentation by Richard Tape from WordCamp Vancouver 2015 - the need for speed!
The backdrop of our discussion will involve my personal experiences in importing an aging Joomla website into WordPress, along with challenges and mindset necessary to bridge the unknown using WordPress. We’ll cover the tools needed to get the job done, along with the choices I made in building out the project for a non-profit. Lots of tips on how to speed up WordPress, establish a social media presence and a lot more - all crammed into 30ish minutes. Enjoy!
Jim Walker: WordPress Let’s Me Do It Share
The back drop of our discussion will involve my personal experiences in importing an aging Joomla website into WordPress, along with challenges and mindset necessary to bridge the unknown using WordPress. We’ll cover the tools needed to get the job done, along with the choices I made in building out the project for a non-profit.
How to import websites from Joomla into WordPress.
Choosing theme and plugins specific for the project.
Developing and working with a staging website using a hosts file manager.
Getting member subscribers involved in contributing.
And a motivational pitch on using WordPress.
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WordPress.tv with Jim Walker and Bridget Willard – “We’re all about helping each other.”
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There are several ways to approach managing your dependencies: You can have a zip folder of them; keep them all in a Git repo; use more advanced Git techniques like submodules or subtrees; or use something like TGM Plugin Activation library. You can also use a Composer — the standard PHP dependency management tool — to manage your WordPress site dependencies. http://wordpress.tv/2016/11/21/deyonte-wilkinson-managing-wordpress-dependencies-in-single-and-multisite-environments/
De’Yonté Wilkinson: Managing WordPress Dependencies in Single and Multisite Environments Share
There are several ways to approach managing your dependencies: You can have a zip folder of them; keep them all in a Git repo; use more advanced Git techniques like submodules or subtrees; or use something like TGM Plugin Activation library. You can also use a Composer — the standard PHP dependency management tool — to manage your WordPress site dependencies.
This session will walk you through managing your WordPress dependencies using modern tools like Git, WP-CLI, and Composer, making maintenance easier and decreasing the amount of third-party
An inspirational talk on how to get involved in the WordPress community and how the community can be a force for good in the governance of the web.
Heather Burns: Making Your Voice Heard – How To Win Friends And Influence Policy Share
WordPress powers 27% of the web. We at WordCamp Europe are the 1% of the 27%. Those of us together in Paris, whether we realise it or not, have an enormous position of influence over the web – a position of influence that we choose not to exercise. At a time of sudden and shifting political currents, many of which threaten the stability of our industry, the WordPress community takes no part in the processes that shape our craft. That lack of involvement will not protect us.
It is not our place to claim to speak for “what WordPress wants”, nor is it our place to say that WordPress should determine how the web works per se. It is our place, however, to say that the most talented, experienced, and committed members of our community can and should take a more active role in the bodies and policies that govern the web.
So how can the WordPress community put their experience to work to help develop the standards and regulations which shape our craft?
In my talk, I will provide a positive and inspirational introduction to how the WordPress community can be a force for good
WordCamp Europe 2013 took place in Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherlands. Video was created by Kaarel Veike (VideoPartner) to pass the emotions and vibe from the contributor day. Interviews with Andrew Nacin, Hanni Ross, Remkus de Vries, Zé Fontainhas, Tammie Lister, Boone Gorges, Mike Schroder, Mónica Guerra Leiria and Liliana Gaete. Several interviews will be released separately at some point in the future. Thanks for everyone who participated in our video and shared words of wisdom with the community!
Evan's talk from Atalanta WordCamp 2014 going into detail of an optimized WordPress setup for DIYers
Published This presentation explains three important technologies that you can use to make WordPress fast. It covers how to configure these technologies to work together by actually setting them up on a virtual private server. Likewise, it discusses some of the implications of using these technologies (memcache especially) and when you might want to choose a different technology for making your WordPress websites run fast.
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Videos from session from WordCamp Europe 2016 is now available on WordPress.tv. If you did not attend or missed the free live stream, now you could catch up.
Matt Cheney: Making the Leap – Successful Products as a Web Agency Share
Video from wordpress tv looking at various stacks and how they compare for running wordpress
This presentation looks at different combinations of web server technologies including Apache, NGINX, HHVM, PHP-FPM, and more, it runs load tests on each one of them (all running a WordPress site) in a head to head competition to find out which one is the Last Stack Standing.
Arsham Mirshah at WordCamp Baltimore 2014 on the technical side of wordpress and SEO. Slides available, follow link.
You only have one goal: make it easy for users and search engines to understand and digest your content. Learn how you can leverage WordPress plugins and other online tools to achieve this objective and maximize your SEO returns.
If you want to view many (probably all, eventually) of the talks that took place at WCSF14, they are being posted on WordPress.tv, so head on over. Also, Aaron Hockley has posted his photostream of the event on Flicker ( https://www.flickr.com/photos/ahockley/sets/72157649161626211/ ) if you want even more sights of WCSF14.