September 16, 2014 — Organize your sites with Custom Post Types to handle speciality content (think staff, real estate listings, or design portfolio for starters). This presentation goes over how to write a simple plugin to handle the Custom Post Type creation and make sure that your work carries through from one theme change to the next.
August 27, 2014 — Sure, WordPress is SEO-friendly out of the box, but it’s not SEO-awesome. Jon will share proven strategies and techniques on how you can SEO the crap out of WordPress. He’ll also be covering Google Authorship and the importance of Schema.org structured data for your site.
November 2, 2013 — This talk is for people new to creating themes. It goes into the basics for creating your own theme. It’s simple and to the point, easy to follow and understand. Just the basics, an introduction to creating custom themes.
September 7, 2014 — Have you ever built a house? Imagine buying a lot, hiring a contractor, and then he shows up with a crane, bulldozer, and some ‘crete and says “I’m ready.” We often do the same thing when we build websites. We know we want a website, but don’t do the necessary planning to turn our ideas into reality. In wireframes for WordPress, I will discuss what wireframes are, my process for creating them, and how they fit into WordPress. Put on your hardhats and get ready to stop dreaming and start building!
January 4, 2013 — John Housholder discusses the future of WordPress in Nashville, the Nashville Meetup, WP Nashville, and future business opportunities within the WordPress community in Nashville.
October 30, 2013 — This talk shows how to make your mistakes on paper or simple desktop and online tools before you commit to a server. Fast, Good, Cheap; Choose two. Do it Good and on the Cheap. It may take a little longer but it will be Right.
September 14, 2014 — Web accessibility (A11Y) is about making the web usable for people with disabilities, and it also benefits others with changing abilities, such as older people. Internationalization (I18N) and localization (L10N) are about translating web sites into other languages. UTF8 is a Unicode character set, which is now the dominant one used on the web, and it’s designed to include characters from just about every written language. Each of these topics are typically discussed in isolation from each other, but in this talk – after a gentle introduction to each of them – we’ll explore their interconnections. We’ll also take a look at what WordPress provides for supporting them in your work creating sites, themes, or plugins.
December 17, 2012 — Anna talks about how you can optimize your WordPress site for Search Engines in 3 simple steps. She focuses on 2 main Search Engines, Google and Bing and different tools that can be used to optimize websites.
September 14, 2014 — Our focus will be beginning CSS. We’ll use Firefox Fire Bug to show non developers how to do simple things like changing styles, colors, and things like heading tags and different classes. I’ll show people how to target classes & ids, as well as how to make the changes in real time so they can see what it would like if the changes were enacted. I’ll also show how to access the Stylesheet so you can just copy & paste the CSS from Firebug into your Stylesheet or the JetPack Custom CSS.