Building a Large-Scale, Sustainable, and Efficient WordPress Site





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Published on Jul 28, 2016

The boston.com digital team recently re-wrote and migrated all of boston.com to WordPress. Join us to learn about our experience with the migration, the challenges we faced and how we overcame them, and the great impact it has had for our journalists. We will discuss how to scale a WordPress site as big as ours, and some of the specific needs of a news website and how to meet those using WordPress, including creating custom post types and fields, working with the WP media library, external embeds, and more.

Ellen Biewald

“Ellen is a developer at boston.com. She has her BFA in Graphic Design from Northeastern University and through working in the world of web design, she found her way into development and hasn’t looked back since. Some of her favorite things are poetry slams, honk bands, board games, and mountains.

Greg Opperman

Greg Opperman is a web developer at the Boston Globe, helping them migrate Boston.com to WordPress. In the past, he has worked with dozens of clients, non-profits, and colleges, both through steady jobs and freelancing. In his free time, Greg organizes the New England VegFest (an annual food festival), rides bikes, makes silly websites, award-winning mac and cheese, and pretty decent bread.”

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