WordPress OKC Meetup Tips (August 2015)

Tonight was our monthly Oklahoma City WordPress Meetup, and although I was almost an hour late (due to family carpooling duties) I still learned about a variety of new WordPress plugins I hadn’t previously encountered. Stephen Bell, the co-founder of the OKC-based web design company Steed Interactive, shared the second presentation of the evening which I live tweeted. The most significant tip of the night was Google PageSpeed Insights, which I’d never seen before and will use down the road to identify optimization strategies for different websites I maintain. Here are my tweets from tonight. All my tweets from past meetups are included in my Tweet Nest Archive of #WordPressOKC tweets.

free WordPress plugin to speed up your website: Autoptimize https://t.co/vp5i317o0x via @steedokc#wordpressokc

— Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer) September 1, 2015

When it comes to “server side caching” I really am loving the free ZenCache WordPress plugin https://t.co/1gCAsnVcsE#wordpressokc

— Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer) September 1, 2015

Photon is a free component of the JetPack plugin https://t.co/qInRSNdROq which acts as a CDN for your images via @steedokc#wordpressokc

— Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer) September 1, 2015

CloudFlare https://t.co/borKQKG3sl is a CDN (Content Delivery Network) plugin for WordPress that has a free tier via @steedokc#wordpressokc

— Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer) September 1, 2015

WP Smush https://t.co/Up6ulNBsLS = gr8 FREE WordPress plugin which reduces image file sizes via @steedokc (speed up load time) #wordpressokc

— Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer) September 1, 2015

gr8 FREE tool for metrics on website page load speeds: Google PageSpeed Insights https://t.co/0uY0Fg8sb5 via @stephenjbell#wordpressokc

— Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer) September 1, 2015

Imsanity = good FREE WordPress plugin: reduce file size of uploaded images https://t.co/600qH0AARK via @stephenjbell@steedokc#wordpressokc

— Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer) September 1, 2015

@stephenjbell Thanks so much for your presentation tonight! Lots of good plugin suggestions & tips 🙂 #wordpressokc

— Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer) September 1, 2015

#WordPress pro tip from @morganestes: Use Codenvy @codenvyhqhttps://t.co/xYrVGmB3dN to sandbox test sites before going live #wordpressokc

— Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer) September 1, 2015

I also learned several new tips relating to text-to-speech apps and accessibility thanks to a conversation with Tiffany Jenkins. She’s an organizer for the Oklahoma Chapter of Decoding Dyslexia, “a parent-led grassroots movement for Dyslexia” education and advocacy.

gr8 FREE resource for #OklaEd parents facing IEP hearings: Oklahoma Disability Law Center http://t.co/xr3nTWisBd via @DDOK_official

— Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer) September 1, 2015

gr8 resource for students with print disabilities: @booksharehttps://t.co/DfcFyz49iK via @ddok_official#OklaEd cc @sfryer

— Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer) September 1, 2015

Voice Dream Reader is $10 iOS app that reads PDFs you (text-to-speech) https://t.co/SX1LQujBDp via @ddok_official#accessibility#OklaEd

— Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer) September 1, 2015

amazing iOS app that shows math problem solving steps: yHomework – Math Solver https://t.co/eqFIK2jsqy via @DDOK_official@ATDyslexia

— Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer) September 1, 2015



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