September 20, 2009 — John Hawkins demonstrates the basics of constructing a plugin, designing it to make the changes you want, and then using that plugin to alter your WordPress site in a persistent way. Includes some basic discussion on hooks and functions, as well as some sample code.
Video production by Joe Christensen of Blaze Streaming Media.
March 18, 2014 — If you want to make money blogging, there are many things you should do and many things you shouldn’t waste time doing when it comes to blogging. Certainly this will cut at the hearts of bloggers who love to do many of the things I say are a waste and hate doing other things that will make you money. The core question is if you want to make money blogging or not. If you do, then you’ll love this session which will make you rethink how you’re spending your time blogging.
April 1, 2014 — This question is not “Should I use Social Media on my WordPress site?” the question is “What Social Media tools should I use on my WordPress Web site.”
March 30, 2014 — Do you develop themes for WordPress? This presentation covers the options that are available and why you might want to choose one over the other. While advanced theme developers have their workflows that work for them it’s good to challenge what they know and to see how they can improve and grow. For the beginning theme developer, knowing some of the pitfalls out of the gate can help guide them in the right direction and provide a better overall experience in developing for WordPress.
March 29, 2014 — Your plugin is broken; do you know why? This session shows some simple principles to help you integrate unit testing in your plugins that will help you find and eliminate bugs before they happen.
March 29, 2014 — The Twenty Thirteen theme uses something called “Masonry” to realign footer widgets when you re-size the browser window. Masonry is now part of the WordPress core download, and it can be activated and used in WordPress themes and plugins with just a few lines of code and some clear theme organization. This presentation walks theme and plugin developers through how to activate Masonry, how to make it work on a front page layout, and how to activate dazzling animation options included in the script.