Setting up and Optimizing WordPress

WordPress (wordpress.org) is the best and most used content management platform in the world. It allows individuals and small companies to go online with the quality of a professional website. The WordPress ecosystem provides plugins and templates that make this Content Management System (CMS) extremely flexible. This flexibility allows to target a wide range of […]

Growing with WordPress to handle business grade traffic

The challenge A couple of years ago, I accepted the challenge of setting  up the digital presence of a Mobile Operator Startup. We started working early November and were challenged to be online by December 15th. When you are put in front of impossible deadlines you need shortcuts. I met with my new colleagues and […]

WooCommerce performance tips

Recently I gave a talk at Wordcamp Rome 2018 about “Using WordPress in a large business” where I touched the key challenges addressed in managing a high traffic e-commerce website powered by WooCommerce and WordPress. One of the topics was about considering your database “like a garden”, keeping it from overgrowing and maintaining it clean. […]

Improving standard WordPress search

Version 1.2 – Added review of Relevanssi Search Plugin Version 1.1 – Added screenshots of Better Search Plugin Search is very basic in WordPress so I’m trying to find some better solutions. In particular I have the following goals: Improve overall search quality and ranking. Be able to index specific content. Apart from jus pages […]