October 28th — Scale WordPress with Jason Vance

So you have started a blog or ecommerce site using WordPress. You’ve carefully crafted your blog/e-commerce site, spent hours and hours responding to you visitors and customer. Then one day you write something extraordinary. Reddit picks it up, it goes to the front page and….your site starts giving 503 errors. You’ve just lost money and an opportunity.

As a Sr. System Operation Engineer, I’ve been responsible for many high traffic blogs and ecommerce sites using WordPress. Over the years, I’ve learned many techniques to scale WordPress from a hundreds to millions of page views a day and get millisecond response time. During this presentation, I’m going to give you tips on how you can scale your site using either OpenStack or Amazon AWS and get optimal page response to the pages that you serve up. If you’re on shared hosting don’t fret, I can give you tips and tricks on how to speed up your site and get 3-5 times performance increase on it as well.

Speaker

Jason Vance is the Sr. Operations Engineer for MOJO Marketplace. He’s married and has 2 daughters. He attended the University Of Utah where he studied graphic design and communications from 1989-1993. During his 20 year as an IT veteran, Jason has been creating and managing blogs and ecommerce sites using many opensource products including WordPress, Magento, Drupal and more. He dabbles in marketing, e-commerce, 3d animation, graphic design and filming for the last 20 years. He is Oracle OCP certified, has a Private Pilot’s license and is LPIC-1 certified. He has also written 3 books on 3D animation.

This month’s meeting will be held at Mojo Themes

12159 S. Business Park Dr. Suite #160
Draper, UT 84020

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July 29th — Ryan Sullivan — Troubleshooting the 5 most Common Requests We See at WP Site Care

This talk will cover how to work through five of the most common WordPress sticking points we see with our customers. From what we’ve seen after a few years of data, these consistently come up again and again. We’ll cover some tips and tricks to quickly diagnose and remedy all of the following.

  1. Troubleshooting Forms and Email Delivery
  2. Determining what’s to blame for slow site performance
  3. Controlling user access and permissions
  4. Collecting email addresses for marketing
  5. Discovering a rogue plugin that’s causing issues or instability

This month’s meeting will be held at Mojo Themes

12159 S. Business Park Dr. Suite #160
Draper, UT 84020

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March 25th — Mike Hansen — Getting Started with Google Analytics

We will be taking a tour of the GA dashboard and identifying some useful tools you may not know exist. There will be a short list of action items for everyone to take away. We will look into custom reporting and how to become more productive with your sites’ analytics.