WordCamp Philippines 2009: WordPress In The WildPresentation Transcript
WordPress in the Wild Deployment, Performance, Optimization, and Security Markku Seguerra / rebelpixel.com
It’s a wild world out there!
A guide to using WordPress in production environments, from small blogs to full-blown sites. Simplify deployment, optimize performance, and increase security with the most effective plugins and tweaks that help you get the most from your WordPress-powered blog.
4 Questions ???
Question #1 What is the most effective way of deploying WordPress?
Question #2 How do you maximize performance of a WordPress blog?
Question #3 How do you optimize your blog for search and your target readers?
Question #4 How do you protect your blog from malicious users and catastrophic failure?
#1 Deployment * Simple * Fast * Secure
Simple & Fast
* Download/wget from wordpress.org
* Copying from existing install is troublesome
* Use local installer with important themes and plugins from official sources
Secure * Use only wordpress.org * For themes & plugins, inspect code if from other sources * Use SSH/SFTP for secure transfer if available; FTP is a last option
#2 Performance What limits performance? * WordPress is dynamic * WordPress is for everyone * WordPress is too popular
WordPress is dynamic * Every page view uses the database (and the CPU) * Use caching; WP Super Cache works best!
WordPress is for everyone * Some features are built for the other half of its users * Stick to what you need and what works for you!
WordPress is too popular * Almost automatically invites spam comments * Akismet takes care of the spam problem 99% of the time
More performance tricks * Offload content (Amazon S3, Flickr, YouTube, etc.) * Use only necessary plugins * Use 3rd-party comments (Disqus, Intense Debate, etc.)