June 21, 2016 — So you have created a plugin or a theme for WordPress. Awesome! It doesn’t stop there. We will discuss why great support matters and give you simple ways to get a reputation for excellent support without increasing your time or effort.
June 21, 2016 — When people think of content, they usually think about text in the form of blog posts. While your standard blog post can provide great, valuable content, only presenting information that way can bore your audience. And why get stuck in a rut when I have identified different 75 content ideas that you can use?
In addition to learning these 75 content ideas, you will also see how these ideas can be presented in five different content formats. You will learn the importance of planning and organizing your content so that you and your team can work on it with a set schedule. Armed with the information from this session, you will be able to create better and more engaging content on a consistent basis.
June 21, 2016 — Amidst a sea of advice about what you SHOULD do to succeed as a freelancer or small agency owner, we’ll talk about the tried and true ways to really screw up. I’ll share from experience what you SHOULDN’T do.
June 21, 2016 — Whether or not you do it professionally, everyone is a designer and we should all have a toolkit of resources to help us design better. In this session we’ll discuss everything that makes up a basic toolkit for designers, from programs to people. And don’t worry if you prefer Hitachi power tools over Bosch, this session is less about specifics and more about concepts to help you build the arsenal you need.
June 20, 2016 — Does you WordPress site need repeatable installs for dev, QA and production? How about upgrades or security patches? Manage your army of WordPress VPS with Ansible and save your sanity!
June 20, 2016 — After watching a video on WordCamp.tv, I discovered an easy way to create the basis for a complete custom responsive theme for WordPress. Demonstrating Steve Zehngut’s method for taking the Underscores Theme from Automattic and Foundation 5 from Zurb, we’ll build a custom responsive theme. Bring a Photoshop mockup, or just a sketch on a napkin and turn it into a reality during the session, or at least get a good start on it. Also included, you’ll see how to use this method to create a framework and then create a child theme for the look of the site, so you’ll be able to build future sites quickly.
June 20, 2016 — How to use User Interface testing to increase product quality and decrease support costs. This talk will help you discover how to Automate UI testing with the Selenium WebDriver using PHP. An in depth discussion of the Page-Object model for creating clean, reusable code for tests. Discussion of services available for automated testing on any Browser in any Operating System.
June 20, 2016 — Mobile users are sick of heavy, bloated sites eating up their precious data plans. In response, the open-source Accelerated Mobile Page (AMP) Project was born. AMP promises a lean, near-instant mobile experience for users with minimal effort on the part of publishers. Come learn what AMP is all about, how you can implement it in your projects, and why it’s so much more than “just a mobile version of the web.”
June 20, 2016 — If you’re building a site for your own purposes, or doing some freelance work for others, but don’t consider yourself a developer, you’re probably working with purchased themes. And just maybe you’re looking to have more control over the look of your theme, than what is afforded by many built-in theme customizer options. This talk will focus on some things I learned the hard way, that now routinely save me a lot of time and frustration in the mockup and styling processes, using simple techniques and free tools. A basic knowledge of CSS is recommended, though not required for this session.
June 20, 2016 — In this session, Jeff discusses his accidental fall into the WordPress community, and how it has changed both his personal and professional life forever (and has the tattoo to prove it).