How to scale WordPress across a university

From the Learning Library


This session was presented on Friday, July 4, 2017, at the WPCampus 2017 conference. You can access this recording from the WPCampus archives (and many others) via the WPCampus Learning Library.

Let's talk about scale! Does your WordPress service scale well? Do your users agree? If remote access is a factor at your statewide system, your satellite institution (or that really far building), then this session is for you. NYU has campuses around the world, yet our model for scaling WordPress can work for schools of any size. We will share our most important strategies for scaling up (and down) across a university.

Participants will learn how we:

  • Designed a self-service model
  • Grew the service around real use cases
  • Enforce processes for annual downsizing
  • Employ a strict vetting process for new features
  • Use automation for testing and upgrading
  • Capture metrics to inform decisions

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