May 24, 2015 — Add_meta_box(); is great! It allows us to extend any post object with additional information, moving beyond a simple post with an author, date, excerpt, and image. But it can do so much more. This talk is a case study of using Custom Post Types and Meta Data to populate navigation structures and ‘category’ archive pages of a enterprise level site which easily has 150,000+ views per day and strict publication requirements for the client’s editorial team.
July 13, 2014 — This talk examines some common mistakes and pitfalls clients, designers, and developers make throughout a projects life time. Starting with discovery / scope and going through delivery it shows what not to do and (hopefully) ways to avoid these common mistakes.
May 10, 2014 — Being a WordPress developer is about a lot more than just making a ‘functional site.’ This talk examines what ‘client-first development’ means, looking at the role of Theme Options, the appropriate use of Custom Post Types and Custom Meta Boxes (including meta box descriptions).
March 3, 2014 — This theory talk will examine the roll of the front-end WordPress developer. Looking beyond just making things pretty and functional on the front-end, we will consider the HOW’s and WHY’s of organizing content in the WordPress Admin via CPT’s, Meta Boxes, and theme options for custom builds.