January 16, 2015 — You have worked hard to establish your online presence. Whether a small business owner or a WordPress guru, security is important to all. The key to security is risk mitigation. In this talk, we will raise your risk awareness, share security practices, and provide tactics to help you secure your website. No matter your level of WordPress expertise, we will provide the top security risks and management approaches for your radar screen.
January 15, 2015 — The learning curve for contributing to core can be steep. If something goes wrong, it’s not a catastrophe—just start over and do it again. Prepare for failure, and you’ll eventually get there. This talk will center on my experiences contributing to WordPress and the media features I’ve authored along the way.
January 15, 2015 — This session talks about how to design interesting and useful WordPress widgets. When creating a mockup or building a theme, it is easy to neglect widgets. You might design or style a few widgets for the mock-up or demo, but what happens when your client adds the Calendar widget? It also covers designing for a wide range of widgets, exploring different widget designs, planning responsive widgets that scale well, thinking about animated and interactive widgets, and upgrading your widgets with plugins.
January 14, 2015 — Simplify your theme development, reuse code, and reduce compatibility problems by moving complex logic code out of your templates and functions.php file into a namespaced theme object. Take advantage of stateful caching and build your own base class to reuse functionality between projects.
January 12, 2015 — Learn about common web accessibility problems and be introduced to the WCAG 2.0 Sufficient and Advisory Techniques for resolving these problems. Learn to identify common web accessibility problems and develop an understanding of the authoritative code solutions published by the W3C for these problems and be familiar with the How To Meet WCAG 2.0 resources.
January 10, 2015 — This talk is an introduction to e-commerce on WordPress, giving special attention to Shopp. It discusses what to consider when setting up a store front while configuring Shopp from scratch.
January 9, 2015 — iThemes Exchange is billed as the simplest e-commerce plugin you will ever use. In this session you’ll get to hear directly from the project’s lead developer and see for yourself how to build tools that are easy to use and feature rich.
January 8, 2015 — This talk discusses what work/life balance is; how to see the warning signs that the paths are crossing; and how to maintain the balance so that both work and life are enjoyable and fulfilling.
January 7, 2015 — This talk looks at a few of the horror stories to see how things went terribly wrong and what I might have done to prevent them. Essentially looking at the pitfalls in managing client relationships, taking responsibility for our own actions and working to improve our communication skills.