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Keynote presentation given to Manchester WordPress User Group

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MWUG wp-myths MWUG wp-myths Presentation Transcript

  • WordPress MythsSome of the common misconceptions about WordPress
  • Speed
  • Speed• Too many plugins slow your site
  • Speed• Too many plugins slow your site• Inactive plugins slow your site
  • Speed• Too many plugins slow your site• Inactive plugins slow your site• Inactive themes slow your site
  • Speed• Too many plugins slow your site• Inactive plugins slow your site• Inactive themes slow your site• Revisions slow your site
  • Too many plugins
  • Too many plugins• Some plugins are slow
  • Too many plugins• Some plugins are slow• Some plugins are fast
  • Too many plugins• Some plugins are slow• Some plugins are fast• Some plugins have no effect
  • Too many plugins• Some plugins are slow• Some plugins are fast• Some plugins have no effect• Some plugins speed up your site
  • Too Many Plugins?
  • Too Many Plugins? It depends.
  • Inactive Plugins
  • Inactive Plugins• Myth: Inactive plugins have no effect on your site speed
  • Inactive Plugins• Myth: Inactive plugins have no effect on your site speed• You still need to keep them up to date for security
  • Inactive Themes
  • Inactive Themes• Myth: Inactive themes have no effect on your site speed
  • Inactive Themes• Myth: Inactive themes have no effect on your site speed• You still need to keep them up to date for security
  • Too Many Revisions
  • Too Many Revisions• WordPress is clever enough to ignore revisions on the front end
  • Too Many Revisions• WordPress is clever enough to ignore revisions on the front end• MySQL is clever enough that a lot of revisions make no difference to query speed
  • Too Many Revisions• WordPress is clever enough to ignore revisions on the front end• MySQL is clever enough that a lot of revisions make no difference to query speed• Myth: Revisions have no effect on your site speed
  • Emptying The Trash
  • Emptying The Trash• Too much trash slows down your site
  • Emptying The Trash• Too much trash slows down your site• Myth:As per revisions
  • Emptying The Trash• Too much trash slows down your site• Myth:As per revisions• Setting define(EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS, 10 ); will delete all your trash posts after 10 days.
  • Emptying The Trash• Too much trash slows down your site• Myth:As per revisions• Setting define(EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS, 10 ); will delete all your trash posts after 10 days.• Myth: It will delete 10 day old trash every day.
  • WordPress Doesn’t Scale
  • WordPress Doesn’t Scale• WordPress.com - 35,000,000 sites! http://wordpress.com/stats/ 2.5 Billion page views per month
  • WordPress Doesn’t Scale• WordPress.com - 35,000,000 sites! http://wordpress.com/stats/ 2.5 Billion page views per month• Edublogs.com - 500,000 blogs 8,000,000 page views per month http://z1.tl/10c
  • WordPress Doesn’t Scale• WordPress.com - 35,000,000 sites! http://wordpress.com/stats/ 2.5 Billion page views per month• Edublogs.com - 500,000 blogs 8,000,000 page views per month http://z1.tl/10c• Myth: WordPress scales massively
  • Only for Blogs
  • Only for Blogs• Also: It’s only for amateurs and hobbyists
  • Only for Blogs• Also: It’s only for amateurs and hobbyists• Wall St Journal
  • Only for Blogs• Also: It’s only for amateurs and hobbyists• Wall St Journal• CNN
  • Only for Blogs• Also: It’s only for amateurs and hobbyists• Wall St Journal• CNN• Number 10 Downing Street
  • Only for Blogs• Also: It’s only for amateurs and hobbyists• Wall St Journal• CNN• Number 10 Downing Street• Dept of Health
  • Only for Blogs• Also: It’s only for amateurs and hobbyists• Wall St Journal• CNN• Number 10 Downing Street• Dept of Health• Ford Motor Company
  • Only for Blogs• Also: It’s only for amateurs and hobbyists• Wall St Journal• CNN• Number 10 Downing Street• Dept of Health• Ford Motor Company• Myth: It’s not just blogs, and it’s not just for amateurs
  • WordPress is Insecure
  • WordPress is Insecure• Myth: WordPress hasn’t has a major security problems for at least a couple of years
  • WordPress is Insecure• Myth: WordPress hasn’t has a major security problems for at least a couple of years• Automattic employ more than one security specialist.
  • WordPress is Insecure• Myth: WordPress hasn’t has a major security problems for at least a couple of years• Automattic employ more than one security specialist.• But you do need to take the proper precautions
  • WordPress is Insecure• Myth: WordPress hasn’t has a major security problems for at least a couple of years• Automattic employ more than one security specialist.• But you do need to take the proper precautions• Plugins and themes can be insecure
  • WordPress is Insecure• Myth: WordPress hasn’t has a major security problems for at least a couple of years• Automattic employ more than one security specialist.• But you do need to take the proper precautions• Plugins and themes can be insecure• Sometimes the hosting company is the problem
  • Function Calls
  • Function Calls• Removing functions calls like blog_info(‘blah’) saves a database call
  • Function Calls• Removing functions calls like blog_info(‘blah’) saves a database call• Myth: Those options are cached.
  • Function Calls• Removing functions calls like blog_info(‘blah’) saves a database call• Myth: Those options are cached.• Removing them prevents plugins doing clever things.
  • Questions Other myths?