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Two New WordPress Plugins From Gossamer Threads

WordPress Plugins From Gossamer Threads
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We’ve been working with WordPress for years, from adding tagging functionality before it became a standard WP feature, to optimizing it for clients, to powering this very blog. It’s a great platform to develop for, and we’re always looking for new ways to customize it, giving new WordPress functionality to our clients and the WP community at large. Here are a couple of new, custom plugins we’ve developed for WordPress!

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Optimize Magento With GTspeed

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We’ve been working with e-commerce platform Magento for a while now, and have found it to be a great fit for clients looking for an all-in-one e-commerce solution. However, the stock open source Magento is quite slow, and needs both good hosting and a number of plugins to really get it to where an ecommerce platform needs to be.

We’ve published a few speed guides as part of our work with our GTmetrix project, but for Magento, we went a step further and created a Magento plugin called GTspeed.

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Nathan’s MySQL Crash Course: Part Three

Nathan's MySQL Crash Course: Part Three

After our first two posts on MySQL storage engines and general MySQL tips, our senior sysadmin Nathan March closes the week out with some discussion of Percona Server.

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Nathan’s MySQL Crash Course: Part Two

Nathan's MySQL Crash Course: Part Two

Continuing on from yesterday’s post on MySQL storage engines, GT’s lead sysadmin Nathan March gives some MySQL tips, to be followed by some Percona-specific insights tomorrow.

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Nathan’s MySQL Crash Course: Part One

Nathan's MySQL Crash Course: Part One

Our senior sysadmin, Nathan March, has been compiling some notes on MySQL and InnoDB for internal use, but we thought they might be of some use and interest to a broader audience. We’ve split Nathan’s insights up into three posts which we’ll be posting daily. First up, Nathan talks about the distinctions between MyISAM and InnoDB, two of MySQL’s storage engines:

I initially started writing this for sysadmins but thought it might be of use to programmers on the whole to help give some insight into MySQL’s storage engine, how they work and why they do certain things. Hopefully this will help demystify things a little on how InnoDB and replication work internally.

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