Matthew Boynes –
What makes a database query fast or slow? Are WP_Query’s taxonomy queries fast? What about meta queries? In this talk, we’ll dig into the WordPress database schema, talk about what factors influence query performance, and learn how to sniff out potential performance problems before they ever give you a headache. Next, we’ll discuss strategies for refactoring queries to be as performant as possible, caching strategies, and more.
Matthew Boynes is a partner at Alley Interactive, where he’s worked on sites such as the Kaiser Family Foundation, People.com, and the New York Post. The only thing Matt loves more than solving complex problems with WordPress is helping others use and develop with WordPress. When he’s not coding, you’ll often find Matt engaged in some outdoor activity like hiking or skiing.