May 23, 2015 — This session introduces a framework for approaching your WordPress project’s situational analysis from many perspectives, to create success goals that resonate with everyone on your team—including your client’s wallet-bearers.
May 23, 2015 — Whether you’re starting a personal blog to share your thoughts and ideas, or blogging to promote your business, storytelling is the most effective way to engage your audience. Recitations of facts or personal journal entries might convey meaning, but stories provide your audience with a relatable entry point into your subject matter. Story inspires, teaches, and stimulates discussion. The well-told story is memorable and unique, positioning you as a trusted voice. This presentation looks at all the elements of creative nonfiction storytelling so you can create the most compelling content for your blog, one 400-600 word post at a time.
May 22, 2015 — With the rapid popularization of web fonts over the past few years, type on the web has never been more exciting! Learn a bit about basic typographic principles, review techniques and services for integrating web fonts into your WordPress sites, and finally conclude with a bit of speculation on where type on the web is heading.
May 21, 2015 — You’ll find thousands of tutorials, snippets, and other advice online advising you to “just add this to your functions.php file.”
In this talk learn Why that’s rarely the best strategy for anyone (yes, even a non-technical user), Why developers and designers should never do this on client sites, What best practices are regarding adding custom functionality to your site and Tools for users of all levels to avoid functions.php bloat.
May 20, 2015 — Learn what a functionality plugin is, what belongs in a theme and what should go in a plugin, and how to build a plugin.
May 17, 2015 — This presentation explores how to use design principles to organize and display elaborate user experiences like mega-menus, massive news sites, high-information catalog pages, and multi-level interactions.
May 17, 2015 — This talk shares the challenges of a remote work force; talk to people issues, culture, growth challenges, scaling, and everything in between.
May 17, 2015 — Understanding how the database schema of WordPress is setup, including a walk-through of the tables and how WordPress stores the data and helps you interact with it via its APIs. We’ll also dive into the benefits and dangers of the schema and how to adapt it to go beyond just blog posts.
May 16, 2015 — This talk is about contributing to WordPress core, with or without code.