Don’t Cache WP_Query Objects

WP_Query is one of the most complex classes in the WordPress codebase. It’s extremely powerful and flexible, but that flexibility often results in slower database queries, especially when working with metadata. To speed things up, WordPress developers tend to cache the results of such queries, but there are a few pitfalls you should be aware…

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WordPress 4.6.1

WordPress 4.6.1 is a security and maintenance release. It patches an XSS and path traversal vulnerabilities found in previous versions of the core software, and also fixes a few bugs found in the 4.6 release.

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WordPress 4.6

WordPress 4.6 has been released a few days ago and includes better plugin and theme updates, native fonts for the admin area, visual editor improvements, better Multisite performance, resource hints and much more.

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Don’t Cache Everything in a Transient

The Transients API is a great way to cache small pieces of data in WordPress, but there are certain things developers tend to overlook when working with this API. In this post we’ll cover some situations where transient caching is not a good fit, and explore some better alternatives.

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Running WordPress Cron via PHP-CLI

WP-Cron, the WordPress task scheduler, is a common source of problems, from missed publish schedules and failed auto-updates, to broken garbage collection and cache flushing. There are plenty of good tutorials on working with the scheduler, so in this post we’d like to focus more on performance, and why it’s a better idea to trigger…

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A New Dashboard

Our old dashboard has served us well for over year but it’s time to change — some of the upcoming features we’ve planned for Pressjitsu require a simpler and more scalable dashboard design. In this post we’ll cover some of the changes we have already implemented, and some things we plan to roll out very…

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WordPress 4.5 Released

WordPress 4.5 has been released. This update features an improved “insert link” workflow, more formatting shortcuts, mobile previews in the Customizer, custom logos support for some themes and more. Below is a video demonstrating some of these new features.

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Measuring Your WordPress Cache Hit Rate

Caching is one of the key ingredients for great WordPress performance, but how do you find out whether your cache configuration is efficient? In this tutorial we’ll explore some of the tools and methods which you can use to measure your WordPress cache hit rate.

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