15 Easy Ways To Speed Up WordPress

So, I am not trying to steal someone else’s thunder so I will just provide a link to their page.

15 Easy Ways to Speed Up WordPress

The ONLY thing I would add here is that their recommendation for a great WP server is really expensive.

I’m not one of those guys who buys $5/month websites either. They list their professional plans at $99/month and $249/month. They have limited installations that are allowed and you don’t have your own server. $99? Well, OK but for $249 you can buy yourself a really great, managed, dedicated server with money to spare and no limitations. You would have to do the updates on WordPress yourself but dang, that is so easy to do, why even bother to pay for it? > Just sayin’

Otherwise great article.

Paul Lato Wines

Paul Lato Wines

Winery Thumb 2This is a WordPress conversion of the winery flash site listed below.  It was designed to integrate with iPad’s and iPhones only, a decision made by the designer and owner.  It uses jQuery to ease the pages in and to display slideshows.

San Diego Hand SIG

San Diego Hand SIG

San Diego Hand SIGThis is a community based website that I built for a Hand Therapist special interest group. They have a number of people who need to stay in touch with each other, announce meeting times and locations along with other continuing education information. It’s built with WordPress and has the functionality to show different groups of people unique content. If you are logged in you will see something different than if you are not logged in. There are additional levels that allow viewing ONLY for Board members. Forums have been added, along with a calendar and a contact form.

Richard Loos Associates

Richard Loos Associates

Richard Loos ThumbRLA provides consulting business services for the medical industry, helping them navigate through legal aspects and plan for the future in a changing environment. This site was largely an application for cascading style sheets, CSS. It was designed by my sister-in-law, Lois Harrington. The two interesting applications in this site are a custom scroll bar that utilizes jQuery and a validated contact form.

Star Marine Services


Star Marine Service

Star Marine ServicesBoldly designed, the main purpose of this site was to showcase the boat hull cleaning services provided and the environmental issues that this industry is concerned with. Additionally, since there are a number of other companies that provide similar services in this area, they needed a little time spent on SEO to insure that they would get a good listing with Google based on their top keyword searches.  The functionality is straight forward, based on HTML and CSS, with a custom contact form with validation.

Winery

Winery

Winery Thumb 2This site was built with Flash and completed well before Flash took a fall in popularity and usability. The winery decided not to use it since it could not be viewed on Apple mobile devices.  It was designed by Lois Harrington with imaging from Marshall Harrington. Eventually this was converted to a WordPress site, which can be seen above.

PHP with Database Integration

PHP with Database Integration

PHP with Database IntegrationFor this site, we took the previous site and added functionality for database integration.  I built a login section along with database areas for Food & Drink information.  This is set up to allow people to enter information on their favorite stores, restaurants, events, etc., etc.  There is also a wine tasting notes section to the database.

Database Excercise


Database Exercise

database with google mapsIn this exercise we were asked to go to a corporate styled site, such as a medical or banking site and look for an application they had, that involved the database, and see if you could improve on it. I set the database up to have login areas for patients and doctors. The patients can then use a Google Mapping feature that gives them directions to the doctor of their choice.

PHP Exercises

PHP Exercises

PHP ExercisesThis site is based on a series of homework sets for a class I took at Mira Costa College. We took various PHP functions, gave explanations and displayed how they worked. We then added some dynamic generation of navigation at the site and page levels.