October 16, 2014 — WordPress runs just about anywhere. Not all of these ways are equal. In this talk we say goodbye to Apache cPanel hosting and investigate how to leverage a modern hosting stack and use clever caching tricks to make WordPress absurdly performant and scalable.
June 11, 2014 — Foundation is an advanced framework that allows developers to quickly build future-friendly websites. Foundation CSS performs the heavy lifting so that you can concentrate on the creative. Steve will show you how he uses Foundation to focus on mobile-first design and why Foundation is the perfect companion to Underscores.
October 16, 2014 — The related posts module in Jetpack looks simple at first glance however underneath it’s powered by Elasticsearch, an advanced natural language search engine. Come as we peel back the covers to explain how Jetpack uses Elasticsearch to determine what’s related and more importantly how to customize it to take full advantage of Elasticsearch’s textual analytics abilities.
October 16, 2014 — The threats website owners face today range in scale and complexity – from large DDOS attacks leveraging WordPress core functionality, to vulnerabilities found in some of the largest plugins in the ecosystem.
The Security dilemma is not shrinking, it’s getting bigger and more today, than ever, it’s important we take the time to educate and bring awareness to the things everyday website owners can do to improve their over security posture.
Security is not a turn of a knob, or click of an option, it’s about state of mind, it’s about good posture.
October 20, 2014 — It’s said that ideas have power, but an idea’s power lies in its capacity to have an impact on our lives. Some ideas flicker and disappear, others have such force that they underpin everything that we do.
This presentation explores the philosophical underpinnings of WordPress, ideas like freedom, simplicity, and democracy. It looks at these ideas in their most abstract, tracing how they become concrete in the software and the community.
October 21, 2014 — As nearly one in four websites is powered by WordPress, there is an amazing responsibility to maintain quality control standards before launching your site. Southern Web’s Drew Barton will share in rapid-fire more than 30 tips that should be included in every WordPress site launch checklist. In order to provide security and maintain quality, these WordPress must-dos will help ensure you and your visitors will have a strong impression of WordPress as a blog, as a CMS and as a development platform.