January 20, 2015 — The Cron API in WordPress is probably the most underused library by plugin developers. Using the Cron API to perform operations asynchronously can increase the speed of your plugin and responsiveness to the end user. Everyone likes when things are fast! We’ll dive into the Cron API and how it works as well as when and where to use it.
January 19, 2015 — Learn tips for your own business from a showcase of VIPs who build and scale large, high-traffic WordPress websites.
January 18, 2015 — As a small business, running a tight ship on a tight budget can be a challenge. Turn-key solutions such as the Genesis Framework offer business owners the possibility of having a functional, affordable, and sustainable website that can scale with the business. Danika Atkins will share the basics of the Genesis Framework, outline several case studies where Genesis has been a small business owners best friend, and give business owners the tools they need to get started.
November 14, 2014 — Underscores has become the go-to starter theme in the WordPress community. It serves as a common denominator to reproduce bugs for WordPress Core, it’s what WordPress Theme Review Team administrators point theme authors to, when asked how to improve their review process. It’s also the starter theme of choice for many premium theme shops, selling on Theme Forrest or WordPress.com. What sets it apart from other projects that are built for the same purpose? How did it get to the point it is today? And what might the future look like. Get answers to all these questions and explore the secrets of its success.
June 16, 2014 — A brief intro to AngularJS, followed by a tutorial on building a single page app with it (and using WordPress to power the backend).
January 16, 2015 — We like to focus on the things we know really well, and things we don’t deal with as often can be seen as “hard”. Search is one of those things that gets written off a lot, few devs I know will deal with it (voluntarily), and almost everyone will tell you “WordPress search sucks.” In this presentation you will learn that not only do you know more about how search works than you thought you did, but maybe give you a better understanding of how WordPress works as a whole, as well as showing you some cool tricks that you can do with WordPress search.
January 14, 2015 — Simplify your theme development, reuse code, and reduce compatibility problems by moving complex logic code out of your templates and functions.php file into a namespaced theme object. Take advantage of stateful caching and build your own base class to reuse functionality between projects.