9 Articles for Serious WordPress Publishers

9 Articles for Serious WordPress Publishers

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  1. I don’t know who this “Jerod Morris” guy is, but he sure seems obsessive about writing WordPress articles. Can someone get this guy a life? 😉

    Thanks for the roundup Kelton. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting the Synthesis blog up and running. Each post is a chance to positively impact the ever-growing roster of sites that host with us, as well as all of the other millions of WordPress users out there. It’s a great community and conversation to participate in.

      • Thanks for finding these great information and sharing it with all of us. WordPress is surely a platform most bloggers use. New bloggers will really save their time in going through all the troubles and mistakes most old time bloggers had in their earlier days.

  2. Great articles. I will need to work my way through them one at a time. Thanks for putting them into one article which I can refer to over and over again.

  3. Hi Kelton!

    These are awesome links and learned lots of new things here.

    Thanks for gathering and providing worthy information.

  4. Great resources on WordPress articles. The article – “True cost of building and managing WordPress website” is a good read for publisher’s who want to start a website with WordPress. Thanks for sharing Kelton!

  5. The word “Serious” on that headline certainly caught my attention and I have to admit that some of the articles you highlight are very interesting reads. The only one that I am still in doubts is about JetPack. I have heard that it consumes quite a lot of resources and may even hamper a WordPress sites performance. How true do you think this is?

  6. DiTesco, thanks for posting the question. Your thought process here is spot on as site owners should be questioning each and every plugin they add to their site.

    First, JetPack is written and maintained by Automattic. It is safe to say it is well written and will be evolved to be even better if there are inefficiencies in its current version. It is also nice in that they’ve collapsed the functionality of 5+ plugins into a single framework like code base. With that said, we take a two pronged approach at Synthesis on these topics. The first, is cache and offload as much traffic as possible to something outside of PHP. We can successfully do that with the majority of what JetPack produces. When you can’t, we expect a plugin to be smart about it. JetPack is. Still, a site’s situation is driven by its own implementation and hosting. So, I’d advise you to do exactly what we do here which is “follow the data”. Grab a copy of the P3 Profiler (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/p3-profiler/) and see what kinds of data turns up. The data never lies and will serve you well in making decisions on all plugins you consider introducing to your site.

    Again, great question–thanks for posting it.

    • Thanks for your quick reply. Indeed, I agree that it is best to “test” all installed plugins for performance. There are a lot of them out there and it is just but prudent to see if the benefits that they bring outweigh the disadvantages. P3 Profiler is a great plugin and I have been using it. If I may add to it, I found that best way is to run a “diagnostic” 2 -3 times a day and perhaps for a day or two and “taking” an average of the results. It does return different results depending on some factors which I am not really sure. I’ m guessing that one of them would definitely be when a particular site is getting more traffic on a given time…

      Thanks again for your feedback.

  7. Hi Kelton, Thank you for this post. I bookmarked it for future reference and have subscribed to as well. I have been seeking a suitable video strategy for a new WordPress site and couldn’t decided between the self hosted option versus a platform such as YouTube. The tips provided by Jerod Morris in his article were helpful! 🙂

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