August 22, 2014 — Web design costs come in a huge range of shapes & sizes. Thanks to that range, clients can struggle with understanding why websites cost what they do, and freelancers/shops can struggle with how to price their services. That’s what we’re going to uncover: the thought processes, variables, logic, and math that goes into pricing custom web design & development from the perspective of someone who’s grown from a two-person home-based business to a 6-person shop.
August 22, 2014 — Moonlighting is having a second job in addition to one’s regular employment. It our case our second job will be a WordPress freelance business. This presentation discusses how to start or maintain creating WordPress sites for clients by customizing WordPress themes while keeping your full-time job.
August 22, 2014 — So you started a WordPress powered website, or you’re contemplating it, or you already have and not sure what to do next. Out of the box WordPress can do a lot, but there are some functionalities you might want it to do, like:
– Allow people to contact you
– Allow people to share your articles over social network sites
– Some plugins for search engine optimization
– Plugin suggestions for security
… and a few other fun plugins in case you need them
This session is to help you get your best foot forward with a basic list of plugins to get your site rolling right away, even today!!!
August 21, 2014 — Michael teaches beginner and intermediate WordPress users where to find, how to select, and how to install the best WordPress theme for their blog or website. He has created a 5 point checklist that anyone can use to measure the quality of any WordPress theme.
August 21, 2014 — In the Universe of the Internet, WordPress occupies and important and growing space. This session covers what WP is and is not, the differences between wordpress.org and wordpress.com, and how frameworks/themes plus widgets and plugins fit into the picture. It talks a bit about the WordPress ecosystem, from its core and the company that runs it to third-party services and the world of support available. This opening session will be in plain language, by a WP user who is not a developer.
August 21, 2014 — WordPress is a CMS, a content management system. Anything you can do on a website, you can do on a WordPress website. WordPress allows you or your web firm to make quick, economical changes with your content without disturbing your design. The open source repository of plugins — pieces of software you can plug into your site — also allow you to have functionality that would be very expensive and time consuming if you had to have it built.
August 21, 2014 — The presentation is about a ‘starter theme’ I’ve made. I’ll show what I’ve done, why I’ve done it, what I’ve learned and the advantages of using a starter theme instead of a framework or existing themes.
August 21, 2014 — An entertaining and informative demonstration of a typical use case for WordPress development-, deployment-, and provisioning automation. Using technologies such as Vagrant, Ansible, Nginx, Ubuntu, and WP-CLI, there is a better way than using traditional development tools such as MAMP. This presentation is aimed at everyone with an interest in professional development environments for their WordPress projects, including developers, designers, project managers, as well as users.