How to accelerate WordPress (infographic)

The hosting company inTac has published an interesting infographic that points out the different processes and phases in which WordPress loading can be accelerated and optimized.

In short, you have it in the image, what they propose is …

  1. Page cache, with tools such as cache plugins
  2. Database cache
  3. Browser cache
  4. Use of CDNs (or content delivery network) to redistribute traffic
  5. Minimize code size, especially CSS and Javascript
  6. Control the size of the database, reducing redundant information such as ticket reviews
  7. Limit requests to the database eliminating unnecessary calls
  8. … and of course, always keep in mind the basics: update WordPress and plugins, disable unnecessary plugins, etc.

The image, as it is big, you have it after the jump …

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WordCamp Mexico City

Afternoon I get notified of WordCamp Mexico City that is celebrated today. It was easy to join or to join this list to participate, the event is free and you could even propose your presentation and be the star of the meeting.

If you had not heard yet, you can follow the activity related to the first WordCamp Mexico City in the hashtag #wordcampmx . I hope that next time they will notify us before and we can even attend.

There is also a streaming to follow what remains to be celebrated in this link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/lzmx

WordPress 3.1 RC3

If you are one of the impatient ones you already have available the ready version to publish 3 (or RC3) in direct download in this link . But, you know, you wait very little and the final version of WordPress 3.1

will come out. This is an original content of WordPress Help – Resources, themes, plugins and tutorials in Spanish and published it Fernando Tellado first here: WordPress 3.1 RC3

WordPress Works • WordPress Help

I found out in the blog of José Conti that he has released (he does not say it expressly but he is the one who signs in the blog) a site where to find and contract works related to WordPress, Works WP and, as he himself tells us …

In TrabajosWP, you can find any type of job offer and in any condition (freelance, full time, practices, etc …)

Today, you can find thousands of job offers from Spain, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, etc …

It is a free specialized job portal, that is, you do not have to pay to add ads or to answer them. [19659003] You can perform searches by proximity, that is, you can put a location (site where you live for example) and mark a maximum distance of job offers.

It is certainly a service that was needed in the development market in Spanish and I hope that t very successful.

Future versions of WordPress will be GNU GPL 2 • WordPress Help

Until now the WordPress license was not as clear as we would expect, when it specifies that it is under the GNU GPL license but without specifying the version, which according to the same GPL license means that if it is not detailed the version can be spread under any license number published by the Free Software Foundation .

Well, as comments Mark Jaquith on the development blog in the next versions it will be detailed that " WordPress is GNU GPL 2 and later ", which will definitely clarify this issue.

Sample content to test WordPress themes • WordPress Help

If you're launching a site and want to try out how a new theme will look, or what CSS changes you're going to see, or just sketch a site for a client, it's often the most tedious to start create sample content that "fills" the site and you can appreciate what it can offer.

You download it to your computer, go to the sample site and in ' Tools -> Import ' choose ' WordPress '. If it is not installed, the importer installs it (remember that it is now an inactive plugin by default) and you will be able to import the newly downloaded xml file.

What you get is a site full of content where you can show how the ordered lists will look and disordered, the h1, h2, h3, bold, italics, images on one side and another, those things. Very useful, do not you think?

Full screen also in the HTML editor

One of the features of the WordPress editor that newbies like most is the icon " Full screen ", which removes all the elements that are not necessary for the publication of entries from the window. Now, when you prefer to deal with the HTML editor (as a server) the thing changes, there we have the happy icon and we have a lot of visual hindrance around the editor.

Well, as everything has a solution in this life , there is a trick to get also load the HTML editor in full screen .

For this we will do with the javascript bookmark (or bookmarlet) that have created in Small beans and they have called WordPressto .

Its use is very simple, you just have to drag the bookmark bar bookmarlet and you already have it. When you are editing an entry you click on the new favorite and your editor's screen opens in its fullness, you click again and it is put back as it was before. Simple, right?

If you want to add it, you just have to drag the following link to your favorite bar:

As it is an external code, you can use it both on WordPress.org and on WordPress.com. If you want to see the source code you have it here .

Accelerate WordPress by defining function calls

We have already seen on more than one occasion how to accelerate WordPress by eliminating what is left over. In case you do not remember it I mean this:

But you can further refine the speed of your site by replacing some calls that WordPress functions make to the database, without the need to directly edit your template , so if you change the theme they will continue working.

To do this, what we will do is define the path in which WordPress will find functions " hook " common WordPress like bloginfo ('url ') does it sound like you ?, usually found in the subject files, mainly in header.php although they can be in any other file.

Well, as in the articles You can manually edit the files and replace the call with the absolute URL to each target, but you can make WordPress not search the database by redirecting that call to your file wp-config.php which will speed up the response. You would do it like this:

Of course, you change the '/ path / absolute /' by the actual (remember, absolute, with server folder names) path of your site.

WordPress Challenge: write 1 entry every day

The WordPress.com team have joined the initiative of Dana Creative and they propose that we start the year with a good footing, publishing one entry every day for 30 days and , for this, suggests several ways to achieve it in case the inspiration does not reach us. Do you dare ?, I try, but the parties are hard.

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WordPress in figures (infographics) • WordPress Help

If some time ago we saw a great infographic of the history of WordPress today, to start a year that will mark milestones in the history of this CMS, we started with another graphic that shows the vital data of WordPress since 2003 plus the figures that are marking the passage to the rest of CMS.