Kevin C Pirnie

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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
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
Simple Navigator Snippet for ModX Revoltution
Jan 06 2014 Kevin P

Simple Navigator Snippet for ModX Revoltution

I found myself needing a really simple way to pull in my sites menu, but also wanted the ability to have some placeholders for the links as well.  The following code should be created as a snippet, and called un-cached [[!YOUR_SNIPPET_NAME]] What’s it do? Well, simply put it generates a navigation block, and throws all […] 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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