Recently I’ve begun building a music directory site. I purchased a premium theme and the accompanying premium plugins. Sadly, premium does not necessarily mean well-written. Turns out this theme and the associate plugins do a few good things, look great on the surface and do a lot of really horrid things in the background. If I were launching a personal site, like this bio blog, I’d not worry about it. However the long term goal is to build a music directory that handles hundreds-of-thousands of page loads every month. It needs to be fast without having to run it on IBM’s Watson to do so.
I’ve decided to fork the theme and the plugins and start hacking them into shape. Coming soon will be the first in a series of “hacking WordPress” articles. The first article will be about how to now load your plugin code on every single admin page on the site.
If you are writing WordPress Themes or plugins and have a question or an idea for a post, please let me know. If I can’t answer the question myself I will try to find a guru that can.