October 15, 2014 — I run a WordPress news website called Post Status (http://poststat.us/). I’d like to share with you the story of Post Status, lessons I’ve learned, and why blogging about my craft been the biggest reason for the success I’ve had in my career so far.
October 15, 2014 — E-commerce used to suck. You had to manually build a content management system, integrate with PayPal’s API (barf), and worry that there was a security hole somewhere. Now with solutions like WooCommerce you can build an e-commerce store in 30 minutes. Yes seriously. It’s really easy to setup and it’s 100% free on the WordPress.org repository.
October 13, 2014 — Designing (deciding) in the browser has become the modern approach to web design especially because of Responsive Web Design. In this talk, Sang will discuss and provide examples on why PSDs and full mockups are no longer useful and why emerging tools and techniques have resulted designers to design straight from the browser.
October 13, 2014 — Grab a cup of coffee and start your day off (no matter what time it is) on the right foot with Automatticians Konstantin Obenland and Michael Cain in our morning show-style WordCamp talk!
October 13, 2014 — The other side of technology – content is really king! What goes on the wordpress site is as important as getting the site properly up and running. Words matter, own voice and tone matter, credibility and authenticity matter for action to happen. That desired action can be to click, to download, to watch a video, to interact/engage, to buy, to signup.
Rather than hire a copywriter, learning to write one’s own copy pays dividends in future interactions (blog posts, forum comments, emails).
Online writing is not the same as offline writing, nor is it anything we learned in grade school. My talk, rooted in human behavioral development research, gives a 9-step formula to write effectively for the worldwide web.
October 13, 2014 — Choosing a WordPress host can be a challenge in itself. With millions of hosts out there and new ones appearing every day, users from novice to advance can often be confused in which host to choose from. In this session, Jeff will be discussing the best methods in find a host that appropriately suits your needs.
October 12, 2014 — As we move toward the “Semantic Web” or “Web 3.0″, the power of well defined, accessible information is getting greater and greater by the day.
This talk looks at the way that data and the web are changing, and the possibilities that are created by allowing your data and your design to exist independently.
October 12, 2014 — I’ve recently had a few people asking me about bespoke WordPress themes – what you can and can’t do, what is ‘WordPress specific’, what starter theme to use, etc.
I would like to give a short demonstration on the basics of creating a WordPress theme from scratch, showing how it is much easier than people may think. I will also share a few tips and tricks I’ve picked up over the years that enhance and enrich bespoke builds, along with a few resources I’ve found invaluable. The talk is aimed at people who want to create a one-off theme for a single website (eg. a client project,
personal blog), rather than building a theme for distribution. It will require previous knowledge of WordPress, HTML, CSS and basic familiarity with PHP.