Posts tagged: AJAX

APIs, WordPress Tips and Tricks

Using oAuth in WordPress Plugins, Part 1: The Basics

[UPDATE: — part 2 of this post is here.] WordPress is pretty good at making it easy to talk to outside web services. For instance, oEmbed lets you drop a link to a YouTube video onto your post and viola! there’s your video player dynamically rendered. But what if I wanted to manage my YouTube videos from within my WordPress […]

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WordPress Tips and Tricks

Ajax requests for high traffic websites

When we re-launched the PBS NewsHour web site we included many page components which loaded via Ajax requests. Our functions were based on the documentation provided by the WordPress codex on using Ajax. Unfortunately, this method created all kinds of caching nightmares and was responsible for poor site performance. In the case of the NewsHour, our Ajax requests were not […]

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