June 26, 2015 — How do you set up an informational site that has over 700 pages and is constantly growing? How will anybody find anything? By crafting the menu and template pages to show categories of items and allowing the user to filter the results. Through the use of custom taxonomies, template pages with custom queries and a faceted search result, we walk through how a site can be setup so that it can grow and maintain it’s consistent structure. Even if your project only has 70 posts, being able to cross-reference them with multiple terms so that no matter how they look for things, the information will be found, is very powerful.
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.
January 11, 2014 — This presentation highlights working in and building the WordPress community, sharing knowledge, constantly learning more of the craft as well as ways to manage your own freelance business and client strategies. The work is out there; if you make the commitment, you can make a living.
September 17, 2013 — Most web designs are done with beauty and user experience in mind, but what about back-end usability? That’s why we work in WordPress, so that the site owner can add/edit; right? Balancing the layout needs of the designer and making it truly usable by the site owner is a balancing act. We will look at several case studies of how a site went from a graphic to a custom theme and kept it as user friendly as possible.
October 4, 2012 — Making a living as a WordPress professional is a lot of work, but it’s not only possible, it can be a lot of fun. We’ll cover some simple guidelines on how to make the commitment, market your services, communicate with clients, quote and bill your time and help contribute to the WordPress community.