Kevin C Pirnie

High Performance WordPress and Server – Part II – Theme Development
Jun 12 2016 Kevin P

High Performance WordPress and Server – Part II – Theme Development

In part I, I walked you through my server setup to achieve a 1 second load time for my site.  It is a WordPress site, with a custom theme I developed. I gandered at the possibility of by-passing WordPress’s front-end engine, however, I found myself needing some of the built-in functionality WordPress offers.  Items like custom […] Read More
Choosing NGINX for growth with WordPress
May 12 2015 Kevin P

Choosing NGINX for growth with WordPress

Do it Because They Do WordPress.com is the cloud version of WordPress that is hosted and supported by Automattic. WordPress.com serves more than 33 million sites attracting over 339 million people and 3.4 billion pages each month. Since April 2008, WordPress.com has experienced about 4.4 times growth in page views. WordPress.com VIP hosts many popular sites including CNN’s Political […] Read More
Why Responsive Web Design Is So Important
Oct 09 2013 Kevin P

Why Responsive Web Design Is So Important

Mobile internet browsing is on the rise people!  As of this posting the number of people browsing the internet from a mobile device is up to 18% vs. a declining 82% browsing from a desktop computer.  These numbers are up 6% since this time last year. ~ http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_vs_desktop-ww-monthly-201209-201309 What does this tell us? Well, plain and […] Read More
Simple PDO Wrapper Class and Functions
May 31 2013 Kevin P

Simple PDO Wrapper Class and Functions

Hey folks, since PDO is taking over, I figured it was prime time for me to jump the bandwagon of direct db access, and take the plunge into PDO. As a result, I have built myself a nice and simple PDO Wrapper class and some extra functions to do all the work that one would […] Read More

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