Tips on how to reduce the carbon emissions of your WordPress site

March 18, 2020

Cheltenham WordPress meet-up

Talk review

Usually when I give a talk I do a good write-up after the session. However, this one happened right as we were transitioning into lockdown and I’ve got to be honest my priorities and head was elsewhere. However, I do remember getting a great response from people with some great questions and discussion at the end. There are some nice comments on the tweet below which made me very happy.

Talk synopsis

Did you know that the internet is thought to produce about the same carbon emissions as the aviation industry? And if the internet was a country it would be the sixth biggest polluter in te world. Shocking isn’t?

With nearly 35% of all websites being WordPress websites, as a community we have a fantastic opportunity to play a role in reducing emissions and spreading awareness of the impact of our online habits.

In this talk we’ll understand how to measure the carbon emissions of your WordPress website.

We’ll look at techniques you can use to lessen your impact, whether you just visit WordPress sites or are responsible for their creation in some way as a developer, designer or content creator.

Not only will these techniques help your green credentials, you will also produce faster loading sites that your visitors and search engines will love.