July 6, 2014 — The JSON REST API (WP API) is coming to WordPress Core in WordPress 4.1. Come to learn more what the JSON REST API is, why this upcoming feature is a game changer for WordPress as an application platform, and leave with some examples of how you can be using or extending it today. This talk walks through examples of how to make HTTP requests to view resources through the API, and authenticating to perform more sensitive actions such as creating, editing, and deleting resources. Learn about all the resources available within the WordPress JSON REST API from our documentation, including: posts, pages, post_meta, taxonomies, comments, users
July 5, 2014 — Before our team can say that a project is complete … before we even hand the project over to the client and say “”We’re done!”” – we have put it through the paces of an internal QA process that checks and double checks the site to make sure that we’ve met the client’s requirements.
In this session, I share some easy methods that you can start doing with your projects today to improve overall client satisfaction and try and eliminate that dreaded list of things that just aren’t quite right’ on a project you thought was done.
July 5, 2014 — When I open sourced my plugin to the WordPress community, user support was one of the last things on my mind – I was more excited to have written awesome code and a helpful site extension. Shortly thereafter though, customer support was the only thing I had time for. When your user base ranges in skill level from experienced developer to your grandmother, well… you’ve gotta be prepared for just about anything. This session highlights the challenges and benefits of stellar support and offers a few tricks to make the process as painless as possible for both your user and yourself.
July 4, 2014 — A hands-on presentation on how to bridge the gap between good coding practices like version control and code changes made via WordPress installation itself.
July 4, 2014 — Whether you’re creating a small site for one stake holder or re-designing a large site with many players, understanding how to manage the project is the key to getting anything done. We’ll look at a couple of case studies and learn about methods and strategies that keep a project on track and get the site launched.
July 4, 2014 — There have been many industry leaders talking about their ideas for how web design is changing. Most of the talks center around the idea of getting out of Photoshop and designing in the browser. Over the last year, I’ve made a considerable effort to put this into practice. As of right now, I’ve designed 8 websites fully in browser. There’s been lots of problems, but there’s been even more rewards. In this presentation I show you some of the pros and cons of designing in the browser as well as giving you some tips that I’ve learned along the way.
July 3, 2014 — If you’re frustrated with low revenue, you can raise your rates. If you’re not earning enough to support your plugin business, you can raise the price. But when? How? At what cost? And how do you know if you’re doing it right? In this session, I share with you some stories that will help you price better.
July 3, 2014 — The panel of Ran.ge, a 4-person team, and WordPress.com VIP partner, talks about how to do big WordPress projects with a small team.
They discuss organizational tactics, how to sell your agency to clients, design and build processes, the importance of core and community involvement, and things we’ve learned on our journey.
July 3, 2014 — Leave those divs out of the WYSIWYG. Clean up that editing screen. This session covers the basics of Advanced Custom Fields, modifying the admin menu, and other ways to dummy-proof wp-admin for users and simplify data entry.