March 5, 2014 — We’ve all had our nightmare clients, right? We often share horror stories over beer and pizza, but how often do we think about what we could’ve done better? If we take time when starting new projects to first establish clear expectations and commitments for both our clients and us, including setting fluid timelines, we can help ensure a positive and successful relationship with our clients, and a better, less stressful project for us.
March 5, 2014 — This presentation is an overview of different approaches to building WordPress themes, including the pros and cons and detailed review of existing tools.
March 4, 2014 — A discussion of best practices for when and how to send out updates to plugins. The talk includes a discussion of deploying plugins from git to WordPress.org and how to best to use tags and branches to track stable releases, development releases, and past versions.
March 4, 2014 — Learn the proper way to write the most secure code in WordPress. Whether you’re a plugin developer or build themes, it’s extremely important to understand how to secure your code from hacks and exploits. Overlooking some very easy to follow techniques can expose your website to the hackers everywhere. WordPress features a number of built-in methods to help make sure your code is safe and secure and each and every one is covered in detail.
March 3, 2014 — A “deployment” is the process of moving new code into your production environment. Whether this code is a new feature, a bug fix, or any other new modification you would like to make to your live site. Deployments can be stressful events that make the idea of executing a deployment appear to be a big red button. This makes us want to deploy code as little as possible.
March 3, 2014 — Don’t be trapped by the White Screen of Death! Avoid embarrassing errors. Learn to debug and deploy sites like a ninja: no one will know you’re there!
March 3, 2014 — This theory talk will examine the roll of the front-end WordPress developer. Looking beyond just making things pretty and functional on the front-end, we will consider the HOW’s and WHY’s of organizing content in the WordPress Admin via CPT’s, Meta Boxes, and theme options for custom builds.
March 2, 2014 — A technical walk-through of the Heartbeat API, which allows developers to quickly add live-updates to the WordPress admin panel or front-end using native AJAX APIs.
March 2, 2014 — Workflow, technologies, and tips for making native mobile apps with WordPress.
March 2, 2014 — The internet of things has seen the number of connected devices skyrocket in the last few years. But being connected does not mean that the devices have content that people want to actually see, use, and experience.This presentation explores the trend of using WordPress as an application layer and centralized content delivery system to drive the internet of things and provide compelling experiences for all.