November 2015 WordPress Meet-Up

Speed Up Your Site!  (rescheduled from last month)

Did you know the average user will wait only 2-3 seconds waiting for a webpage to load before abandoning it forever? Having a fast website is critical to its success. How do you ensure your site loads fast and reliably, to all kinds of users around the world? In this presentation we’ll discuss seven strategies for increasing your WordPress site’s speed.

Covering caching, content delivery networks, image optimization, file optimization, database cleaning, and hosting and theme choices, you’re guaranteed to leave this presentation with concrete next steps for improving your site’s performance.

Meagan Hanes is a designer of digital things, photographer, founder of the Arnprior WordPress Community, and all around creative gal living in Arnprior, Ontario. She enjoys creating easy-to-use websites and technology solutions for businesses big and small. When not giving back to the WP community, you’ll find her working on catching all 721 Pokémon.


6:00 – General announcements

6:05 – Presentation(s)

7 ish – Questions

7:30 – Open help session “Happiness Bar” – get answers to your WordPress questions.

Meeting Details:


We have a private space reserved downstairs. Enter the main doors, turn left, and down the stairs.

No donations for this meeting!  If attendees buy enough food etc. from the pub it covers our tab.  (We normally ask for a $4 donation to help cover the cost of the room and our Meetup fees, which total about $150-450/year)