September 9, 2014 — You design attractive, functional, memorable websites – but do they turn visitors into customers for your clients? Get insights into the latest trends in website usability, searchability and design elements that encourage conversions — purchases, form completions, event registrations, etc. Learn best practices for designing a site with WordPress that both looks great AND converts website visitors into the customers, clients, and potential leads every business needs.
September 9, 2014 — Introducing the tools and best practices that make up for one of the most flexible and scalable Single Page Web Application framework out there. Alessandro shows how WordPress can be integrated with modern Web App tools by leveraging its innate modularity, flexibility and speed. This talk is about WordPress as much as it is about general Web Application best practices and future applications and considerations. The result is a slick app-like feeling on top of our beloved managing web framework.
September 8, 2014 — I’ve spent a good portion of my life in and around open source technology and WordPress leveraging to not only experiment en-masse with entrepreneurial ideas but also establishing venture-funded organizations. It has, quite literally, paid my mortgage (and then some). In this practical talk I’ll share my implementations and explorations with WordPress and how I’ve made it “work” for me in a variety of different capacities. It should be a fun time of introspection and possibility.
September 8, 2014 — We all know that we should probably be testing our code but how on earth do you start? Well we’re going to talk about WP CLI and Vagrant and how that sets up testing for you. We’ll take a look at some test patterns and a Github repo started to hold test patterns for people to refer to.
September 8, 2014 — This presentation talks about version control and WordPress. Specifically we’re going to look at Git, and how you can clone a git repository (like Github, BitBucket, BeanStalk, Gitlab, etc) to a live server and use your local machine to make and test changes. You’ll need to have some familiarity with SSH and a basic idea of what git is (Wikipedia is fine), but otherwise I’ll assume you’ve never used git and WordPress together and I’ll walk you through how you can do that.
September 7, 2014 — Have you ever built a house? Imagine buying a lot, hiring a contractor, and then he shows up with a crane, bulldozer, and some ‘crete and says “I’m ready.” We often do the same thing when we build websites. We know we want a website, but don’t do the necessary planning to turn our ideas into reality. In wireframes for WordPress, I will discuss what wireframes are, my process for creating them, and how they fit into WordPress. Put on your hardhats and get ready to stop dreaming and start building!
September 7, 2014 — An important part of any non-profit organization’s mission is getting its message out to as many people as possible. A well-designed WordPress website can help even the smallest non-profit reach a wide audiences and help activate both supporters and volunteers.
Get tips for making your website content more effective at communicating your unique story and receive an overview of easy to install plugins that will help raise funds, engage donors and volunteers, and help promote the good work that you do.
September 6, 2014 — With WordPress powering over 20% of all known websites, one would assume that it’s used for more than just blogging. WordPress is used for corporate websites, mobile apps, social networks, e-commerce, and more. This session includes guidance on setting up, hosting, securing, theming, and customizing a WordPress e-commerce website. Criteria is shared for selecting an e-commerce plugin, while parts of the talk will focus on a particular plugin for the purpose of illustration. The session is most helpful to those who are interested in or in need of an e-commerce website, but could use some guidance in getting off the ground. The talk delves into moderately technical subjects, but not in a way that would prevent beginners from gleaning important information.
September 5, 2014 — Don’t get into trouble with choosing the wrong theme, because you will regret it if you do!! Choosing a theme can affect how much design and coding you have to do, as well as how user-friendly the site will be to your client — basically it affects you and your client’s happy-factor and overall success!
Learn what things to test & research when choosing a theme, what needs to go in your contract to cover your ass, and how to talk your client through the process of being okay with using a template/theme.
September 5, 2014 — Want to change hosts? Don’t be intimidated. There are differences between hosting services, but you can meet all the challenges as long as you have access to FTP/SFTP and PHPMyAdmin. Topics that will be covered:
1. Preparing your site for moving
topics: backup, maintenance, domain name registration
2. Preparing the new hosting site
topics: new installation, uploading content, overwriting the database
3. Fixing issues on the new site
topics: file permissions, fixing postmeta media paths, testing, updating DNR.