Lake Wenatchee is a natural dream world in the Lake Wenatchee Forest on the eastern slopes of the Cascades in Leavenworth, Washington State. It has a very active community of some 600 full and part time residents. Summer and Winter activities for all occasions attract visitors all year. The site is managed by a hands-on group of volunteers and me.  We have been building the site for several years and it is continually evolving, both in design and content.

Site visitors average around 600 a day and peaked at 20,000 in August 2015.

Features of the site include the home slider showcasing some of the best photos submitted by the community, daily webcam updates from a dozen cameras on and leading to the estate, event calanders, managed advertising from sponsors and a lot more.

Some of the challenges have been to find solid and high performing plugins to work seamlessly together and to make the site with so many images and so much function consistently perform well. We have managed to achieve that.

With the help of Godaddy support we managed to cope with the peak in visitor traffic in August last year on the shared server plan without any noticeable performance issues.

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