August 21, 2014 — In the Universe of the Internet, WordPress occupies and important and growing space. This session covers what WP is and is not, the differences between wordpress.org and wordpress.com, and how frameworks/themes plus widgets and plugins fit into the picture. It talks a bit about the WordPress ecosystem, from its core and the company that runs it to third-party services and the world of support available. This opening session will be in plain language, by a WP user who is not a developer.
November 3, 2013 — What is clean code? This talk provides some answers to this question, and introduces some good habits that will help keep your code clean, such as the use of meaningful names for your variables and functions, and the Single Responsibility Principle.
August 26, 2014 — Part of the beauty of WordPress is that you don’t need to be a programmer to have a great website. This session is presented by a WP user who is not a developer so don’t worry if you’re not highly technical.
The presenter explores some of the common settings and uses of WordPress. Learn the right way to create content, organize it and make sure it’s easy for both your visitors and search engines to find your content.
December 26, 2012 — As the title implies, this is the entry-point for all those new to WordPress. If you think posts are for fencing, and you’re wondering how it pressess all those words, you’ll be whipped into prime WP Shape and ready to hit the ground running by the close of this one session.
November 11, 2013 — This talk is a personal experience working as a developer. Discussion topics include the best practices for blending into a good workflow, how to prepare for your first developer job, and the expectation vs reality about working with a team.
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.
December 23, 2012 — Brad will talk about ways that blogging hobbyists can take their passion to the next level. Topics will include workflow, search engine utilization, content sharing networks, how to approach larger publications for guest posting and potential revenue sources.
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.