10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 3.4

WordPress 3.4 is around the corner. It’s currently beta4 which means a Release Candidate or three will be needed before it drops officially. If you want to test what’s out there now, the way to do that is through SVN. As usual, however, pre-release WordPress is┬ánot supported. As usual, however, I have been running trunk […]

How is WordPress Subversion Organized

There’s some confusion about how WordPress organizes it’s Subversion (SVN) repository. Most SVN repositories are organized into three main directories, as is best practice — trunk, tags, branches. The repository can be found at http://core.svn.wordpress.org/ and a primer on how to use SVN for WordPress development can be found on Mark’s blog and, for Windows, […]

Remember When I Did Professional Services? I’m Back.

One of the greatest things about being back in startup life is watching our product evolve? Since WP Engine officially launched back in July, it has been a whirlwind of streamlining the product, listening to our customers and the community, growing with our customers needs and, in general, iterating on our offering. That was 4 […]

Solving the WordPress Traffic Overload Problem

Anyone who’s been around WordPress for a “Digg effect” or other massive influx of traffic knows that it can be a real problem. From a technical standpoint, the problem is that PHP is entirely loaded into memory for every pageload. That includes the 99% of PHP that is not being used to actually render the […]