We had the 11th WordPress Meetup Tokyo in Co-Edo on Saturday (almost one year since we started the group!). Today’s topic was WordPress Optimization and we had 4 speakers.
Some links are posted on the Meetup.com event page, so I’ll post some of my own here:
- WordPress Optimization Codex page – this page and other WordPress Optimization category pages on the Codex are good starting point if you are new to the topic. I started translating them to Japanese (links can be found on each page) in 2010 and the very basics are still the same, although there are some more resources added now.
- Pingdom Website Speed Test and WebPagetest – I did a quick demo on using these tools to find out page speed bottlenecks.
Keita talked about his experience with current Nginx/HHVM/MariaDB setup (slides), Toru shared insights on the “WordPress Template” feature (pre-configured Nginx + WordPress + CentOS setup) on ConoHa VIP service, and Stefan taught us about using Google PageSpeed Insights and Charles to analyze / debug site performance.
I also learned a bit about WoodWing Enterprise WordPress connector, which is a publishing system used behind recently relaunched TIME.com).
The coworking space’s owner Tanaka-san had a big surprise for Keita and myself! He had 2 ninjas deliver wedding gifts to us 🙂 We enjoyed some wine and juice thanks to them.
Next meetup is scheduled on Saturday, April 12th at 11am. Please RSVP on meetup.com event page.