• 6:30: Networking & Pizza
• 7:00: Presentations
Presentation 1: SEO Tips and Tools
Greg Kristan –
This presentation will be basic SEO tips to help improve your WordPress site’s ranking in Google and Bing. Also go over SEO tools I use along with plugins to help in WordPress achieve better SEO results.
Greg Kristan has been in the SEO field for 8 years. He has his own SEO consulting business called TM Blast. Outside of SEO, he likes to catch baseball games and cycle around the city.
Presentation 2: High-Performance Database Queries in WordPress
What makes a database query fast or slow? Are WP_Query’s taxonomy queries fast? What about meta queries? In this talk, we’ll dig into the WordPress database schema, talk about what factors influence query performance, and learn how to sniff out potential performance problems before they ever give you a headache. Next, we’ll discuss strategies for refactoring queries to be as performant as possible, caching strategies, and more.
Matthew Boynes is a partner at Alley Interactive, where he’s worked on sites such as the Kaiser Family Foundation, People.com, and the New York Post. The only thing Matt loves more than solving complex problems with WordPress is helping others use and develop with WordPress. When he’s not coding, you’ll often find Matt engaged in some outdoor activity like hiking or skiing.