September 27, 2016 — Having trouble getting that first site up and running?
Wondering if your site is missing an important plugin that makes it more secure, hard to hack, and run as fast as possible?
Let a puppet show you the way that it’s done. I will be employing a puppet/dummy and a lot of audience participation to help me get a WordPress site up from scratch.
This presentation would be great for brand new or newish users who wants a brief over view of getting a secure and easy to administer site up with as little trouble as possible. Yes, a puppet. You didn’t misread. It’s a bit different, but great for asking/answering extremely simple questions a new user may be too embarrassed to ask.
Security, backup, cache, and page builder plugins are featured…as well as the puppet
This is aimed at the non-technical user who is getting a WordPress site up for their very first time or someone who has tried and never quite got what they wanted out of the experience.
September 27, 2016 — “If you are not a designer or coder, it can be hard to know how to pick a WordPress theme for your website. Should you go with a free theme? a premium theme? or should you have a designer build you a custom theme.
In this session, Christina Hills is going to show you, in an easy-to-understand, non-techie way, the things you should look at when choosing a WordPress theme for your website. And how you can do it yourself without being a designer!
Attend this session and learn:
The difference between free themes and premium (paid) themes
What to look for when choosing a WordPress theme (make sure it’s mobile responsive too!)
What is a ‘child theme’ and when/why you need it
Plus answers to your theme questions
You want to build a WordPress site, and you want to have fun in the process, so don’t miss this session with Christina Hills!”
September 26, 2016 — Live preview, via the customizer, is the best way to make site management easy for your clients and in your products. Anything can be live previewed out of the box, and with a little work, the live preview experience can become instant and compelling. WordPress core comes with several advanced Customizer controls that developers can use with only a few lines of code. There’s a color control, a media control with support for anything from images and audio to PDFs, and most importantly, the ability to create your own custom controls based off of these.
We’ll see how easy it is to leverage these specialized controls in themes and plugins, and show how you can extend them to build advanced custom controls without starting from scratch. I’ll also explain postMessage and Selective Refresh, and show you how to use them to make site management fun for your clients.
September 25, 2016 — You’ve heard of the good ol’ school PHP loops. You have your “for” loops, your “foreach” loops, your “while” loops, your “fruit” loops… Well maybe not that last one!
As a WordPress developer, you use arrays and loops all the time. They’re an essential part of your developer toolbox. But do you know everything about them?
PHP has a wealth of array functions. They’re used by PHP experts to make their life easier. They let you reduce the amount of PHP code you need. This helps prevent bugs and makes your code more maintainable.
You’ll learn about functions like array_filter, array_map and array_reduce. All within the context of regular WordPress work. By the end of this talk, loops won’t look at you the same way ever again.
September 25, 2016 — The WordPress Organisation is made up of various teams that make the entire ecosystem work. There’s a lot more than contributing code to making WordPress.org and helping WordPress grow.
I will be speaking about the various teams of WordPress, what they do, how they work with each other and more importantly how one can join. Plus a little story of how I joined and how it affected me professionally.
エコシステム全体がうまくいっているのは、WordPress がたくさんのチームによって組織されているからです。WordPress.org や WordPress 自体の成長に貢献する方法は、コードを書くことだけではなく、もっといろいろな形があるのです。WordPress の各種チームについて、彼らが何をしているのか、チーム同士がどのように連携しているのか、そしてもっとも重要な参加方法について、このセッションで話します。それから、私自身がどのように参加するようになり、それが私の職業人生にどのような影響を与えてくれたのかという小さな物語も少し語ります。
September 25, 2016 — Logan takes the audience through the structure of a WordPress site’s security posture, dispelling common misconceptions and elaborating on perceived security overlaps. The session explains the differences between plugin-based security and external solutions, as well as how they best work together. In easy-to-understand terms, Logan also touches on basic hosting configuration best practices and security control spheres. Whether just getting started in WordPress or a seasoned developer, this talk has something for every WordPresser.
September 25, 2016 — Best practices for estimating WordPress-based projects to be delivered to customers. Understanding and controlling scope; Methods for estimating and tracking time; Managing customer expectations; Retrospectives/continuous improvement
September 24, 2016 — Trisha Salas presents ‘Accessibility: Tips, Tricks & Best Practices for Plugin Developers’.