Speakers: Evan Mullins

  • Evan Mullins: So You Wanna Dev? Join The Team!

    Evan Mullins: So You Wanna Dev? Join The Team!

    WordCamp Raleigh 2017Speaker: Evan Mullins

    June 19, 2017 — WP Dev/tools for beginners: ftp, git, svn, php, html, css, sass, js, jquery, IDEs, themes, child themes, the loop, hooks, APIs, CLI, agile, bootstrap, SEO, slack… etc.

    We’ll discuss the language and various acronyms and buzzwords used by devs in this crash course introduction to the developer’s world. Overview of primary development processes and terms and what software is needed to play the game. We’ll cover what you need to go from zero to developer and hopefully how to have fun on the way.

  • Evan Mullins: So You Wanna Dev? Join The Team!

    Evan Mullins: So You Wanna Dev? Join The Team!

    WordCamp Asheville 2017Speaker: Evan Mullins

    June 17, 2017 — WP Dev/tools for beginners: ftp, git, svn, php, html, css, sass, js, jquery, IDEs, themes, child themes, the loop, inspect element, hooks, APIs, CLI, agile, bootstrap, SEO, slack… etc.
    We’ll discuss the language and various acronyms and buzzwords used by devs in this crash course introduction to the developer’s world. Overview of primary development processes and terms and what software is needed to play the game. We’ll cover what you need to go from zero to developer and hopefully how to have fun on the way.

    Takeaways:

    Learn to speak dev
    Get familiar with concepts (and acronyms) you’ll need to dev
    Learn about tools that will help you

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  • Evan Mullins: Modular Web for WordPress

    Evan Mullins: Modular Web for WordPress

    WordCamp Asheville 2017Speaker: Evan Mullins

    June 16, 2017 — *This is a 15-minute Lightning Talk*

    WordPress the CMS, meets the Modular Web. We need to stop thinking about a website as a collection of pages and templates, but as a set of modules and a system to manage them. Modules, like Legos, are interchangeable and can be combined fairly quickly to create an infinite number of results all while both showing variety and remaining consistent. With this modular paradigm shift, our workflows improve, our websites improve and our very well-being improves. Let’s explore how to use WordPress to manage site content using modules. We’ll see what this does for our development process and programming as well for our content management via the admin. We’ll discuss how to build and maintain a module library, and use it for every site you build. These principles have been immensely helpful in each team or project where I’ve put them into practice, so we’ll even take a look at a few examples and point out where to learn more.

    Takeaways:

    Learn the basics of Modular design for web
    Understand the advantages to building sites modularly
    See how to do it with WordPress

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  • Evan Mullins: WP API, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Everything!

    Evan Mullins: WP API, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Everything!

    WordCamp Raleigh 2016Speaker: Evan Mullins

    November 7, 2016 — See the Power. Every WordPress website has (or will have soon) an API built-in! What can you do with that? It allows us to further separate the data from the code. Because WordPress is a great CMS we can use it to manage our data and then via the API access that data to power whatever we like. We’ll touch a handful of examples and explore an iOS app pulling all it’s data and assets from a WordPress site via this API.

    See the Power of the WP API. Now that every WordPress website has (or will have) an API built-in, what can you do with it? It allows us to further separate the data from the code. Use WordPress to manage our data and then via the API easily access or update that data to power whatever we like. We’ll touch how to set it up and a handful of examples and then explore an iOS app pulling all it’s data and assets from a WordPress site via this API.

    This will be geared for developers with some “how to” but also for everyone interested in the power of WordPress and where things are heading.

    Learn how to spell WP-API
    Learn about the power and flexibility it brings to WordPress
    See it working in a live app

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  • Evan Mullins: Custom Post Types or Choose Your Own Adventure

    Evan Mullins: Custom Post Types or Choose Your Own Adventure

    WordCamp Atlanta 2014Speaker: Evan Mullins

    June 21, 2014 — WordPress is for more than just blogging. Create and manage more types of content, like a portfolio, events, testimonials, images, people, cats anything you can think of you’d like to have a website about. Learn how to add content types like they were built in.

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  • Evan Mullins: From PSD to WordPress Theme: Under the Skin

    Evan Mullins: From PSD to WordPress Theme: Under the Skin

    WordCamp Atlanta 2012Speaker: Evan Mullins

    May 24, 2013 — This presentation covers how to get from Photoshop to WordPress. There are many different roads to a theme. Covering a few possibilities and then cover getting from a design in Photoshop to an actual WordPress child theme while trying not to reinvent the wheel.

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  • Evan Mullins: Your Firstborn Child Theme- Child Themes 101+102

    Evan Mullins: Your Firstborn Child Theme- Child Themes 101+102

    WordCamp Atlanta 2013Speaker: Evan Mullins

    May 4, 2013 — Learn how to mod themes the right way. Using child themes you won’t loose your edits when there’s a theme update.

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