October 17, 2014 — There’s a lot of information out there on making WordPress as secure as possible. Some of it is great and some of it, well, not so great. My session will walk users through numerous tips and tricks for securing WordPress the right way from the start. In addition we’ll look at a few security misconceptions in an attempt to sort the good information from the bad and keep you from becoming the next victim.
October 17, 2014 — There’s so much free data available to help us make decisions about the user experience. Surprisingly few people take advantage of easy ways to capture this data, and even fewer know how to use the data once they have it.
This talk reviews how to get valuable data about your website using A/B testing and Advanced Google Analytics configurations; and how to use that data to gain insight into how you can improve your blog or website. We’ll also explore how to implement these techniques in WordPress and review case studies of organizations who have leveraged their data to drastically improve their website performance.
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 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.
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 15, 2014 — A practical guide to doing more with WordPress; developing yourself to work on things that matter, getting in the habit of shipping and finally contributing back to this great open source project.
October 15, 2014 — This talk explores how to’s & tactics to help you build the MVP of your next startup using WordPress. Using PublicBeta as a case study (i.e. mistakes made & lessons learnt), I share how WordPress powered three iterations and stages of our initial launch, which resulted in revenue of $4000+ without actually having real product.
October 15, 2014 — I run a WordPress news website called Post Status (http://poststat.us/). I’d like to share with you the story of Post Status, lessons I’ve learned, and why blogging about my craft been the biggest reason for the success I’ve had in my career so far.
October 15, 2014 — E-commerce used to suck. You had to manually build a content management system, integrate with PayPal’s API (barf), and worry that there was a security hole somewhere. Now with solutions like WooCommerce you can build an e-commerce store in 30 minutes. Yes seriously. It’s really easy to setup and it’s 100% free on the WordPress.org repository.