Optimizing for High Traffic

Optimizing WordPress for High Traffic Websites


At BiblioCommons, we use WordPress to power BiblioWeb, a SaaS product that provides websites for public libraries and has over 7,000,000 page views per month. As our web traffic has grown, we have faced a number of scaling issues and have learned a few hard lessons. This presentation will cover some of the patterns and practices we follow to keep everything running smoothly. Topics discussed will include the WordPress REST API, caching strategies, helpful plugins, monitoring tools, and more.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees can expect to walk away with practical knowledge that they can use in their day-to-day development. They will also learn about some default WordPress behaviours which can cause performance problems, but have simple solutions.


This session is primarily meant for developers, but aspects will be beneficial to a broader audience as well.