December 18, 2016 — In an ever-growing WordPress ecosystem, both the number and scale of companies using WordPress for their online operations are expanding rapidly. Providing your client’s visitors with a usable, accessible and good-looking frontend to their website is usually concern number 1. But should it be? Often, the usability of the WordPress backend is overlooked by developers, and choices pondered on by core developers for months are negated by developers overloading the admin panel with useless menu items, options and data — resulting in a complete lack of insight.
In this talk, I will discuss with you the need of building WordPress websites and web applications that are not only usable to its visitors, but also to its users — be it administrators, content editors or developers. I will walk you through the why and how of improving your WordPress backend experience using plugins and custom code (specifically, the menu API and the columns API), lead by my experience as a developer for clients and as a former co-author of the Admin Columns plugin.
October 2, 2015 — This talk is aimed at users to get the most out of their WordPress publishing experience.
Kristen’s talk will include some of the overlooked parts of WordPress admin such as:
– The Help menu.
– Screen Options.
– Drag & drop media.
– Inserting multiple images at once.
– Use the Edit Selection section of media dialogue.
– Page Ordering.
– Bulk Edit.
– And many more!
April 15, 2015 — The WordPress Administration area is no walk in the park. Just because it’s, perhaps, the most user-friendly of the big CMSs doesn’t necessary make it objectively easy to use. All sorts of things that can seriously break your site are mixed in with trivial options. And, once you start adding robust plugins, things can get complicated fast.
There are many ways to make WordPress more palatable for the common user (see: non-developers) and reduce the risk of big-time accidents. In this session, I’ll show you how easy it is to remove things users don’t need from the admin area—all with your own plugin.
Don’t worry if you haven’t written a plugin before. Not only will I give you the working plugin to start with, but I’ll explain everything along the way.
Let’s make WordPress just a little easier and safer for everyone!
February 12, 2015 — Technical look, from a front ender perspective at the process of tweaking the admin styles or building a completely different look for it. Showcasing a real-world example of the process and application of styles.
August 19, 2014 — はただのテンプレートエンジンではありません。
August 22, 2013 — This presentation builds a foundation for why customizing the WordPress Admin is an essential part of every project, it covers varying case studies for customization, and provides real examples of how to do so with your own projects.
If you work with clients, whether you write code or simply wrangle plugins and themes, this presentation gives you actionable steps to create a more simple, easy to use, and effective admin experience for your clients.
July 5, 2013 — Learn how to add custom TinyMCE styles and remove unnecessary buttons (or add new ones), customize admin menus, add custom dashboard widgets, and more. A client-tailored admin area is the perfect way to minimize broken websites and maximize client happiness.