Welcome to another edition of Theme.fm’s Weekly Roundup, where we take you through this week’s latest happenings around WordPress. Permalink
What the hell is scaling anyway? Ability to handle high web traffic. Ability to deal with tons of file uploads, and tons of data in the database. Ability to rapidly deploy lots of blogs. A systematized process for quality assurance. A dummy proof admin interface and a support system for the people using the system. Permalink
— Peter Chester, 170 Radio Stations: WordPress at Scale at WordCamp Los Angeles 2011
Peter Chester gave a talk at WordCamp Los Angeles in mid September this year, where he covered some of the basics of scaling multi-site WordPress based on his own experience with over 170 radio stations. He summarized the above checklist as “the ability to manage growth.”
As much as we all hate shortcodes in WordPress, there are times we simply have to use them, like the Syntax Highlighter Evolved plugin which is definitely one of the best out there. But what happens when you don’t want to highlight your source code any longer? What happens if you want to disable the plugin?
What happens to those hundreds (or maybe thousands) of posts with code inside? That’s right. Syntax Highlighter “locks you in” to using it and if you deactivate it, all your shortcodes are rendered in plain text. Today we’re going to talk about “locking yourself out” of using the syntax highlighter plugin without breaking your content. Permalink
In this video Andrew Nacin and Otto Wood (who both work on the WordPress core) gave a great talk at WordCamp Montreal a few of weeks ago. The presentation was called “Advanced Topics in WordPress Development” where andrew and Otto covered some real cool advanced APIs. They talk and share code snippets on correct usage … Permalink
Unfortunately we missed our Weekly Roundup #9 last Friday, so this one’s going to be a two-week roundup, bringing you the happenings of the past two weeks in the world of WordPress. Permalink
If you haven’t been following this series, make sure you at least skim through WordPress Internals: How WordPress Boots Up and WordPress Internals: How WordPress Boots Up Part 2, where we went from the very moment an HTTP request hits the index.php front-facing WordPress file and up to the quite cumbersome but lighting fast bootstrap process that wp-settings.php leads and sustains.
This third part will deal with the more interesting parts, after the bootstrap routines, which will hopefully not bore you to death and provide some insight into how WordPress works from the inside, helping you understand and leverage all its internal power when developing themes and plugins. Permalink