For this year’s WordSesh, I’m delivering a session that’s a case study on trying to keep a site online during a viral traffic surge, and a companion workshop where attendees will use the techniques discussed.

Learn about :

Case Study Session slides
Session notes from Deborah Edwards-Oroño of Lireo Designs
Summary of 5 WordSesh 2022 presentations, including mine, from Leonardo Losoviz for MasterWP

Test your site’s performance
Google PageSpeed Insights

CSS/JS Optimization plugins

Jetpack Boost

Image Optimization


Other Resources

WPEngine’s list of database-intensive plugins and recommended replacements
Don’t fight the browser preload scanner: A developer-focused look at how to work with the browser to optimize, instead of against it.