Testing Translation Function Speeds in WordPress

Speed of memory

After reading Pippin Williamson’s post about gettext speed issues, I wanted to learn more. My IDX+ plugin has 815 translatable strings, and I was worried that it was having a performance impact on the plugin. I created a test that looped through different methods of outputting and printing strings to try and determine their relative […]

Load time improvements

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Load time matters Imagine waiting 18 seconds for a page to load (on a high-speed connection) — not just the home page, but any inside page of a website.  Pretty frustrating, right?  Having bad load times makes a huge difference to your customers.  I helped a new client reduce page load time from 19 seconds […]

Is Blogging Really Worth the Time?

Today, a business associate asked me “I know about blogging, and it seems like a waste of time. Why is blogging worth the time?” I was able to reply with some very convincing arguments — and in a way, I reminded myself about the value of blogging. Blogging establishes you as an expert in your […]