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
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
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

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