Kevin C Pirnie

High Performance WordPress and Server – Part I – Server Setup
Jun 10 2016 Kevin P

High Performance WordPress and Server – Part I – Server Setup

I have successfully managed to get under a 1 second load time on my WordPress site, While getting 250 concurrent users over a 1 minute test period.  (Source: https://gtmetrix.com/reports/kevinpirnie.com/I858GlQs & https://loader.io/tests/f3cb1673bbecf7176954d39be612f838) This was done with a combination of items, stemming from the server install up to WordPress theme development.  Here is how I did it, […] Read More
Performance Tweaks for Big WordPress Sites
Jul 02 2014 Kevin P

Performance Tweaks for Big WordPress Sites

Post revisions This is a weakness of WordPress. On this site there are over 30,000 revisions for the 14,000 posts. That makes the table bigger and it’s slower to search in it. WordPress users realized this three years ago. Tip #1 We backed up the the wp_posts table and then used a simple MySQL command […] Read More
PHP Image Upload Resizer
Jan 22 2014 Kevin P

PHP Image Upload Resizer

Need a good way to resize your uploaded image?   While keeping the height/width ratio? Why would you need to do this?  Well, like most of you, I did not need to keep full sized images that I upload on page, and needed a good way to create thumbnails, and resize the originals down to a […] Read More
.Net DataReader Wrapper
Dec 11 2013 Kevin P

.Net DataReader Wrapper

UPDATE 2.0!!! Wow, just realized it’s been awhile since i posted anything… well kiddies, time for some new code. Although I have grown up loveing, carressing, and mutilating Visual Basic, I have decided to take a stab at some C# since most of my projects lately have comes across in the form of PHP.  While […] Read More

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