March 29, 2014 — Designing and coding can be hard, but doing it on time and under budget is always harder. Learn the skills you need to make your client work entertaining and profitable. Everybody wins!
March 28, 2014 — Visual Editor stopped working? Plugin update gone awry? Getting useful help when you’re stuck on a WordPress problem is not always as straightforward as it seems. This session is packed with tips on how to ask for assistance in the WordPress support forums and other arenas – in a way that will let others help you more easily and effectively. It covers some handy techniques for basic troubleshooting on your own – before contacting tech support.
March 28, 2014 — Publishing great content does not guarantee anyone will read it. This talk shares executable steps to get your content in front of more people. Take the power of WordPress to the next level with powerful social media support.
March 28, 2014 — Do you get frustrated and spend too much time with front end coding? Are you still spending time trying to improve your workflow? Come learn about 3 ways I’ve changed my workflow by combining SASS, Icon Fonts, Zen Coding. But what about the other 0.5? You’ll just have to wait and see.
March 27, 2014 — It’s easy to get going with WordPress theme development, but this can mean overlooking some fundamentals along the way. Themes are in the spotlight as we step through the WordPress loading sequence, seeing where the Loop comes from, how the Template Hierarchy makes its decisions, and why child themes trump their parent. We’ll use our new-found knowledge to safely modify the Loop (and create our own), and to learn the difference between Actions and Filters.
March 27, 2014 — Have you ever wanted to start a podcast? Did you think that it was going to be too hard for you to start? Did you think that you would need a ton of specialized equipment and know-how to get things up and running? With a computer, an internet connection, and an installation of WordPress you can publish your own podcast. This presentation covers the installation of WordPress and related plugins and feed configuration for iTunes along with best practices for audio file exporting and the use of YouTube for video podcasts.
March 27, 2014 — This session is geared toward beginners who are in the early stages of setting up their WordPress-powered site. The session is about how I have used WordPress to start my own news startup EasternIowaNews.com and used WordPress at United Way of East Central Iowa, a site that has won a national Content Management Association Spotlight Award in the WordPress category in 2012/13.
March 26, 2014 — This talk formulates techniques for professional WordPress deployment using Vagrant, Git and GitHub. It demonstrates techniques on how to use Git to deploy to Linux servers. Following this introduction to deployment with Git, the talk continues to more advanced topics such as setting up Vagrant for WordPress development and using Vagrant for environment simulation and deployment.
March 26, 2014 — So you’re ready to create your very own WordPress masterpiece, but a little confused about the initial the setup process (before you paint your theme and content on the canvas). No worries. This presentation sorts out how to implement the steps and prioritize and elements/plugins you need. This is a technical talk that focuses on the not so obvious external elements that should be connected to your little WP ecosystem.
March 26, 2014 — This session shares some practical tips and tricks learned while setting up multilingual sites.
* Quick tricks for installing WordPress language files on exisitng sites.
* How to deal with a plugin that has been internationalized, but is not localized for your language. (and do it so it’s upgrade proof)
* What to do when an internationalized plugin has no text domain.
* Some useful backend plugins for managing sites and language files.
* How to create splash pages for a language choice.