Do you use Yoast, WordFence, and W3 Cache? Are they your best option for your particular environment? Have you considered different options?
When you look at the different hosts, plugin combinations, and the amount of content for each site you may work with, the most popular plugins may not be your best choice. If your host prohibits certain plugins you may also need to consider other options. I have a combination of plugins that work well on shared hosting because of their low resource usage, consistent updates, and ease of configuration. Tonight we will cover what I use and why I chose them over something that may be more popular.
Eric Leuthardt walks the line between art and technology and does it with a New York no-nonsense approach. Programming since the mid-80s and web designing since the mid-90s, he officially began working in the IT industry in 1995. Two Masters degrees later (one in Computer Information Systems and one an MBA in Technology Management), Eric launched his own tech company and specializes in IT security and supporting small businesses.
He also enjoys teaching classes and speaking to groups. Leveraging his undergrad degree in Video and Music Production moonlighting as a DJ for fifteen years, he was at home both on the radio and performing at events. When he transferred his talent into photography, he knew he had found his niche. A published photographer teaching and lecturing since 2008, he reaches students locally in hands on classes and events and globally through webinars and his photography club.
Eric manages several Meetup groups, including DFW WordPress Ninjas and the Eric Leuthardt Photography Club. Along with running his own groups, he is very active in local groups and always looking to expand his areas of expertise. While he often uses the phrase “I know a guy”, Eric actually is “the guy”.
• 6PM-6:45PM: Pizza Networking
• 6:45PM-6:55PM: Announcements
• 6:55PM-7:45PM: Presentation
• 7:45PM-8:00PM: Q&A
Thanks to Improving (http://improving.com/), A2Hosting (https://www.a2hosting.com/wordpress-hosting/managed), Develare (http://develare.com), and WP Attendant (http://wpattendant.com/) you can spend the afternoon eating pizza and co-working with the most talented internet professionals in the Metroplex.