November 28, 2015 — Currently there are a lot of different front end development tools with lots of interfaces available. As developers and designers, spending time doing repetitive tasks such as database search and replace, plugin scaffolding, asset minificaiton is cognitively expensive and cumbersome. I will be showing how you can use these tools to make the computer do the boring and repetitive tasks, thus automating parts of the WordPress development workflow and saving yourselves time and energy.
November 27, 2015 — A quick overview of managing WordPress from a systems administration perspective – installation, hardening, updating, backup and restore. I’ll spend some time discussing some of the security concerns inherent to a WordPress installation, including how to deal with spam, hostile crawlers and brute-force attacks.
November 24, 2015 — Report about the great people and situations from the first Italian WordPress Contributor Day. It was on November 7th in Milan and attended by about 60 people from different regions of Italy.
We had created the following working teams: Core, Support, Polyglots, Community and Mobile.
Thanks to all the people involved in the organization, contributors, team leads & sponsors!
Let’s do it again and with frequency! ;)
November 22, 2015 — How to deploy and manage your own WordPress hosts using Ansible, from local virtual machines for development to single host instances to multi-host stacks that scale all using the same tools. Despite the varied and plentiful choices for WordPress hosting that are available, there is still something liberating about running your own servers. Providers like Digital Ocean, Linode, and Amazon Web Services have reduced or removed most of the barriers for those that want to take the leap, but Systems Administration remains an art of its own. Ansible allows us to build on the best practices of others as well as inventing our own to create reproducible environments for local development, private staging, and public instances. My session will introduce Ansible, touch on vagrant and cloud hosting, show how to deploy WordPress using Ansible, and demonstrate how we can re-use these tools across multiple environments.
November 22, 2015 — Even seemingly minor improvements could make major differences when educating their prospective patients, or attracting doctors, scientists, and investors. And lives can truly be affected as a result of a better website. I’ll talk about my experiences improving these companies’ websites, some common usability mistakes, and best practices and techniques you can use for other websites, no matter what the industry.
November 22, 2015 — This talk encompasses the idea that each of us can be empowered to use and improve WordPress through beta testing of upcoming releases. The 4.4 release is set to hit Beta 1 just three days before WCPDX, which makes this talk a unique opportunity to educate WordCampers on the value of beta testing, and even to interactively participate in testing the next version of WordPress during the talk. I’ll cover my personal journey and lessons learned in dogfooding WordPress for a living, as well as ways anyone (yes, anyone) can get started testing with little to no barrier to entry.
November 22, 2015 — In this session we explore different professional skill sets that are utilized by freelancers, small agencies and large WordPress companies. With an emphasis on investing in the community at large, we will cover how to network your way to the top! (Or, at least …. how to grow your career in WordPress!)
November 22, 2015 — 本セッションは日本語通訳を行います！
WordPress JSON API とプラグイン固有の API について紹介しながら、WordPress に限界がないことをお見せしたいと思います。夢を見て、そして作りましょう！
I’m not the best developer. I’m not the best designer. But with WordPress, I, and you, can be anything. WordPress enabled me in less than 3 days to build a fully operational SaaS and solve a problem that pained many. With the introduction of the WordPress JSON API and plugin-specific APIs, there is no limit to what WordPress is capable of. You need only dream, and build it.
November 22, 2015 — The goal is impact. The tool is WordPress. But the strategy is education. Because simply giving a customer a website doesn’t mean they won’t mess it up or limit their own potential impact because of silly mistakes. Hear the stories of mistakes and learning that allowed customers to have the true impact they wanted – from blogs to eCommerce sites.