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Ungagged session: Turbo-charging your (Wordpress) website

Discussion in 'UnGagged London' started by jonoalderson, Feb 23, 2015.

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  1. jonoalderson

    jonoalderson Newbie

    Dec 20, 2014
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    Hey folks,

    I'm honoured to be speaking at UnGagged UK, and looking forward to sharing some hard-won insight with you.
    I'm talking about WordPress; specifically how to push it further, faster, more efficiently and more effectively than most sites ever achieve, and to bombard you with tips, tricks, code snippets and solutions to problems most people don't even know they have.

    Ostensibly, my talk is about deep-dive WordPress performance optimisation - from the best frameworks and plugins to reversing some (truly painful) default behavioural stuff, and plugging loads of the little holes which even things like Yoast SEO miss or just get wrong. However... There's likely to be a lot of overlap with some other talks around areas like speed, caching, SPDY, HTTPS, etc - I thought it might be a good idea to get some feedback from the world at large as to what people are interested in and looking for?

    I'm loosely planning to talk around:
    • (My ultimate hit-list of can't live without) plugins, how they play together, and how best to manage them
    • Template behaviour; theme logic, pitfalls, easy wins, etc
    • (touching lightly on) Security
    • Domains, Media & CDNs
    • HTML, DOM and browser performance

    It's quite a mish-mash, from hardcore back-end config to front end tweaks. When I've talked along these lines before, I've cut out large chunks of various sections to align to audiences and hit time constraints. For you guys, I'd like to dig deep into the areas you're most interested, and potentially gloss over areas which are going to be covered in more depth by other people or which aren't as interesting to you.

    For reference (and as by way of introduction), I'm a technical/SEO/marketing/analyst hybrid and I've been around a bit, but my heart has always been WordPress and a persistent need to understand what 'best' looks like in every respect from a technical perspective. I also figure that 99% of what's good for/on/with WordPress applies pretty much universally, and the only 'WP' bit of it is that there's a modular framework in place which makes changing behaviour at any given point in the stack pretty straightforward. I work for Linkdex as Head of Insight, prototyping processes, tech, etc., and playing with large sets of data to solve complex business challenges.

    Anyway, I ramble.

    Nice to meet you all, and I'd love to get any feedback on what you; if anybody has any thoughts on what they'd like to see explored, provided, discussed or deconstructed, let me know. I'll be happy to tailor my talk to align to your requests!

    Look forward to meeting people.
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  2. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Premium Member

    Oct 27, 2005
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    Jonos knowledge of wordpress is up there with the best.

    Geek out with him at UnGagged http://www.ungagged.com/programme 3:30 to 4:30pm Saturday.

    It's one I'll definitely be attending.
  3. Apricot

    Apricot Administrator Staff Member

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    If you missed UnGagged London 2015, you missed out. We didn't record our talks so there were no limits and our lucky attendees got sterling advice from world-class experts that was worth its weight in gold.

    Don't worry though, UnGagged Las Vegas tickets are still available at an amazing price (for now!). You can get even get an extra 20% off, quoting the discount code BHW. Ungagged Tickets

    Find out what you missed and get an idea of what's in store in November from the London video below:

    Visit UnGagged.com for more information or continue the discussions on the BHW UnGagged Las Vegas 2015 sub-forum here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/f227-ungagged-las-vegas/
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