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.
Test your site’s performance
CSS/JS Optimization plugins
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.