When removing a defunct user account, the safe move is to delete and merge; alternately, you can just obfuscate the account's email and password.
Slides and demo code from my WordCamp Maine 2016 talk, "Faster WordPress Templates With The Transients API."
The slide deck from my WordCamp Maine 2016 talk on WordPress security. Note: Only fools heed the advice of context-less slides found on the Internet.
Scalable WordPress 4.4 installs in Microsoft Azure have broken responsive images. Here's a filter that will fix the problem.
By request, here are the slides from my WordCamp Maine 2015 talk, titled “WordPress Security From The Start.”
Automatic updates of plugins and themes won't make WordPress better; less reliance on third-party plugins and themes would. Both are pipe dreams.
A walkthrough on setting up Scalable WordPress installs on Microsoft Azure -- even though other cloud providers are a better choice.
WordPress transients can save complicated WP Query objects, and "selectively cache" parts of a page, increasing page speed and improving site performance.
Transients allow us to "selectively cache" parts of a WordPress template, speeding up your pages and reducing errors.