July 26, 2016 — WordPress 4.4 was released on Dec 8, 2015. It was the first WordPress release to include the infrastructure for a REST API directly in the core codebase. If you’re not familiar with what that means, then the following claim will probably sound like gobbledy gook to you: the inclusion of a REST API for WordPress is arguably one of the most significant changes to be made to the core codebase in years. This talk will help you understand why.
This talk will be aimed at WordPress professionals of all stripes. Whether you are a developer, designer, business owner, or blogger, you should be paying attention to the REST API in WordPress and why it’s so important (and so powerful) for the future of WordPress applications.
In this talk, we’ll discuss what APIs and what it means for them to be RESTful. We’ll talk about why APIs are important in the first place and what having a RESTful one in the core of WordPress means, in real terms. Last, we will talk about the status of the REST API and the efforts that are underway to integrate it more fully with the core.
If you’re a business owner, designer, blogger, or WordPress developer who’s maybe heard of the WordPress API but you don’t really know what it is or why it’s important, you’ll probably get the most out of this talk.
If you are a polyglot developer with a fair amount of experience working directly with RESTful APIs, this talk will probably be too basic for you.
If you’re completely new to WordPress and haven’t done much more than publish a few blog posts and install a few plugins, there’s a chance this talk will be a bit intimidating for you (although honestly I hope it won’t be and you should be brave and come anyway and make me explain anything that didn’t make sense to you… I’m more than happy to do so).
What is an API and why do we care about them?
How is the REST API in WordPress different from all those other APIs they have floating around in the WordPress Core? Is this one different somehow or is it just another API? (Hint: it’s very much the former.)
What does a RESTful API for WordPress mean for me as a designer? As a blogger? As a business owner or entrepreneur? As a developer?
July 26, 2016 — Join our panelists over on the business track to ask all your burning questions about recruitment; how to do it, when to do it and how to bring the best people into your business.
July 23, 2016 — Learn key takeaways from my experiences running a plugin business. I’ll go over how to determine whether your plugin idea can sell, how to set the price, deciding on the business model, whether to self-host, and handling support.
July 22, 2016 — Build it and they will come? Not any longer. Not when so much new information is appearing on the Internet every day, every hour, every minute. You have to find the right audience and promote your blog. Without this extra effort, your carefully crafted prose may go unread. Learn tips to get noticed and gain an audience.
– Learn how to present your blog to attract.
– Learn how to find your audience.
– Learn how to promote your blog to get attention.
July 22, 2016 — You might have a newsletter signup box sitting on your website, or maybe just a nagging feeling that you should send out a newsletter to your customers — but you’re afraid your efforts might be wasted. Learn some quick tips about email marketing and get the confidence to push Send! I’ll talk about what makes email marketing an amazing tool for business, and you’ll get tips for structuring your email marketing program to be useful for your customers instead of “just another newsletter” cluttering their inbox.
– Why email is relevant to you and your customers.
– How to best take advantage of email.
– Tips for improving your email list, layout, and sending habits.
July 20, 2016 — In this presentation, I’ll talk about how to understand Advanced Custom Fields to make your client administrative experience pleasant. I’ll also talk about the get_field or the_field functions. And you’ll learn how you can mix other plugins like Admin Columns or Adminitize to make the back-end easier to use.
Understand that it’s not hard to get up and running with ACF. I’ll show all the different types of fields that you can use.
Learn how the ACF dashboard works, and how to create a field group and fields inside the field group then attach a field group to a page or page template.
Learn about the get_field , the_field and/or the_sub_field functions and how to out put field on a page template.