July 12, 2014 — From core installation and updates to plugins and themes, work is in progress to improve every area of the international WordPress experience.
July 11, 2014 — To setup and configure many of the popular and powerful WordPress themes today can often require a solid grasp of working with custom post types and fields, design customization options, custom templates, shortcodes, admin settings and various other nuances of working with and tweaking WordPress. Different themes also take wildly different approaches to building admin settings areas and providing access to custom content, so it means you likely have to do something different to setup each theme you work with.
This talk covers the essential skills and common scenarios you will come across when getting into the niche field of setting up and customizing awesome WordPress themes for yourself and others.
July 11, 2014 — Not your mother’s Loop talk! This session is an examination of the Loop from an advanced developer perspective. As WordPress continues to grow as an enterprise solution, we as developers need to make sure the queries we’re writing within the loop are fast, safe, and hardy enough to withstand the bombardment of traffic many top sites encounter. Walk through how a query is set up in WordPress, and how that query builds the MySQL query.
July 11, 2014 — Are you confused on how to structure content beyond posts and pages? Do you want to use custom post types, taxonomies and custom fields but don’t know how to architect this custom content? What will be the custom post types? How can I use taxonomies to sort my custom post types for a unique use case? How many custom post types do I need? Should it be a taxonomy or a custom field? Each project maybe unique and bring different challenges. Preplanning the relationships of custom post types, taxonomies and custom fields using Information Architecture best practices helps to ensures this content is organized effectively by taking the time to conduct analysis and planning, before implementation. This session focus’ only on conducting a strategy session using sticky notes, sketching and card sorting not on coding. No review of plugins or code will be included as you can find this everywhere on the web.
July 10, 2014 — Discover 101 practical ideas you can implement in your business to position you as a premium consultant and demand higher fees. This presentation is dynamic, fun and has had rave reviews from WordCamp Melbourne and WordCamp Phoenix.
July 10, 2014 — Among the most awesome features of WordPress is the shortcode. Simple statements wrapped in square brackets that are capable of executing anything we want them to. We are limited only by our imaginations.
Enhancing our content with shortcodes is an exciting and powerful practice which can help us take our posts and pages beyond what can be done with HTML and a WYSIWYG editor. This session covers many unique and useful ways in which shortcodes can be used with real examples and simple guides for content creators and beginner developers.
July 10, 2014 — You can bring delight to users by giving thought to even the smallest part of your theme. This talk is about how to not accept the default and to consider even the smallest element of your theme. It shows that theme details matter.
July 9, 2014 — Harness the power of the WordPress database to streamline and standardize data collection and display of similar information utilizing several very popular plugins that allow you to create web magic without touching code. This session covers how to setup and configure Custom Post Type UI, CodePress Admin Column and Advanced Post Type Order to manage and display your information easily.
July 9, 2014 — This presentation touches all the bases of the awesomeness of Jetpack. It centers more on the user aspects of Jetpack with touching on the developer aspects. It covers all of the features Jetpack has to offer and gives an in depth description of it’s uses.
July 8, 2014 — Learn how your blog can become more than a diary for yourself and how focus on a niche can lift you from blogger to authority and do wonders for your website traffic. Hear what choices you have to make in your development of the blog when it comes to content, technique and perhaps earnings. Find which downsides and possibilities, that comes with a successful blog and how to benefit from them the most.