January 15, 2017 — It’s often heard off the lips of Drupal engineers and Joomla fans – “WordPress is just a blogging platform.” While blogging is of course a strong suit, it’s only scratching the surface of what we can accomplish. Using custom post types, taxonomies, fields, and metas, we can build almost anything we could want on WordPress, from a storefront to a forum and so much more.
With this talk, I intend to prove the “just a blog” crowd wrong in the most extreme way – by using WordPress and some creative thinking to build out a full-fledged tabletop RPG game system framework, with onboarding lessons, forums, maps, and more. We’ll discuss how these can be set up and developed to understand the how and why, then open the floor for questions. Buckle in – it’s about to get fun.
December 5, 2016 — An introduction to framework and the Genesis framework; and why I chose to use it. This talk is tailored for someone who is new to WordPress. You will learn to build a WordPress website powered by the Genesis framework, know about its plugins and other resources which will be helpful if you decide to use the Genesis framework
November 2, 2016 — SCRUM is an agile framework especially used to manage product development, especially software development. In this presentation we will cover all the basics of SCRUM from planning a project to managing the team doing also a short overview about some project management tools.
September 10, 2016 — PoP – Platform of Platforms is a WordPress framework which aims to break the information monopoly of large Internet corporations by linking autonomous WordPress websites together, allowing them to interact with each other and become part of a wider network composed of different communities. Users from different websites can interact among themselves, without the need to join a centralized service such as Facebook or LinkedIn. This way, website owners can keep control of their own data, storing it on their own servers.
PoP works by combining WordPress and Handlebars into an MVC architecture framework, in which WordPress is the model/back-end, Handlebars templates are the view/front-end, and the PoP engine is the controller. Acting as the controller, PoP intercepts WordPress’ data query results, generates a response in JSON, and feeds this JSON code to Handlebars to be transformed into HTML.
The PoP engine automatically provides the WordPress website of its own API, removing the need to implement additional server-side applications for providing data to third-party websites, mobile phone apps, etc. Because the API is known to all PoP websites, they can fetch data from each other in real time, allowing for decentralization of a website’s data sources, or aggregation of multiple websites’ data into a wider network.
Applications for a PoP network are multiple. For instance, it could enable an economy of micro-payments to take place, thus compensating anyone for their original material posted on the web. Each node on the network could decide to give its content for free to its aggregators, or charge a fee for it. The node could then use these proceedings to pay those users who contribute content to it.
August 28, 2016 — Never before has so much design awesomeness been so available to so many people. Divi is a WordPress theme and framework that makes bad content look good. Let’s fight against that. In this presentation, we will: 1. Discuss the basic layout of the Divi framework 2. Evaluate the content modules and decide what type of content works best in each module 3. Illustrate how Divi can help you build a responsive non-profit website in less than a week that looks pretty darn good.
April 25, 2016 — Tutti sanno che WordPress è pessimo, ma lo usiamo tutti, no? Questo talk esplora l’origine di questa patologia.
Si parlerà di codice datato, di sistemi di versioning obsoleti, di rilasci e bugfix, di sistema ibrido CMS/Framework, di programmazione orientata agli oggetti, REST API e di repository. Tutto questi aspetti possono essere ritrovati nelle credenze e nei miti che circondano spesso l’ambiente WordPress. Conoscere bene il funzionamento, del software in primis, della community che c’è dietro e della mission poi, è l’unico modo per comprendere a pieno la potenza del prodotto che usiamo nel nostro quotidiano. Se poi lo facciamo con ironia ci divertiamo tutti di più!
April 5, 2016 — Too often the idea of WordPress as an old and bloated framework and its PHP 5.2 back-compatibility minimum requirement will hide implementation mistakes and a “spaghetti” code approach.
Let’s take responsibility for our code and stop writing it the “old way.”
I will talk about test-driven development, dependency-injection, template engines and other techniques and tools that will allow for modern and efficient code while maintaining PHP 5.2 compatibility.
February 7, 2016 — In dem Vortrag von Arkadius Jonczek lernst, wie du eigene WordPress Themes mit dem Genesis Framework entwickeln kannst. Er zeigt dir, was das Genesis Framework ist, wie es funktioniert und warum es auch für dich interessant ist. Anschließend werden Beispiele gezeigt und Schritt für Schritt am Code erklärt. Danach kannst du selber loslegen und dein erstes eigenes WordPress Theme mit dem Genesis Framework entwickeln.
January 14, 2016 — In her presentation Sheila Hoffman will talk about her evolution from using free and premium themes and eventually working with frameworks including Headway, Pagelines DMS and currently Elegant Themes Divi. Sheila will talk about who should and should not use a framework and some of the pros and cons of this choice.
January 4, 2016 — Creating a custom WordPress theme from scratch is time consuming, but why start with a blank canvas every time? In this talk we will go through the differences between starter themes, frameworks, and parent themes; and which one is right for your needs.