About "WordPress at Scale"

WordPress now powers about 1 in every 4 websites and continues to grow. Many of these sites have massive audiences and traffic and that trend is accelerating. In order to serve this growing market, we need more of our developers to understand how to build WordPress sites that scale.

Enter the Community

This site is the product of lots of real world experience, many discussions and collaboration from our community. This site couldn’t have happened without our contributors coming together to share these best practices.

It’s Not Done Yet!

This is a living repository of knowledge. Help us improve this site and contribute your insights. All of our content is stored in GitHub and editable via Pull Requests.

About the Site

This site is made with WordPress, was designed and built by a team at Pantheon and is a living example of all of these best practices in use.

Our theme is built with the Underscores starter theme. Notable plugins include WordPress GitHub Sync and GitHub Flavored Markdown for WordPress to sync content from Github, Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator for WordPress to help our search engine friends and WP Redis to make use of Redis for persistent object caching.