January 15, 2017 — In this discussion, I’ll show money-saving hacks using free or single-cost plugins to create free or low-cost versions of premium services promoted to bloggers as the “end-all, be-all” solution to their blogging problems.
First, we’ll talk email list: how to use Mailchimp for free (or $9/mo if you’re willing to invest a little bit) rather than the more expensive options like ConvertKit (which starts at $29/mo). Then we’ll go through how to spend $20 one time to grow your list with fake Leadpages popup boxes and landing pages (normally $25 per month or more!).
Next we’re going to create an editorial calendar for your WordPress posts and email list. We’ll talk about free plugins you can use rather than CoSchedule ($15+ per month).
Finally, we’re going to discuss design. We’ll talk two money-saving solutions: how to use free programs or Adobe Creative Cloud ($50 per month if you want to invest) rather than hiring a graphic designer, and how to use a $20 plugin to customize your WordPress web design rather than paying hundreds for a custom site!
January 14, 2017 — Podcasts are rising in popularity and allow you to connect more personally with an audience. You can share your passions, or build your business. Learn the plugins, tools, and techniques you’ll need to launch and host a successful podcast from your own WordPress-powered website.
November 15, 2016 — Creating SOLID (not STUPID) Plugins and Themes
November 13, 2016 — Plugins extend the functionality of WordPress and are a great way to add sophisticated features to your website—without custom coding. But with more than 45,000 plugins available in the WordPress repository and a plethora available independently, how do you choose? Andi will teach you what to look for when choosing WordPress plugins to ensure that your site does what it must, functions superbly, and remains secure–now and in the future.
November 8, 2016 — Creating SOLID (not STUPID) Plugins and Themes
A dive into the mistakes we as developers make and the best practices we can employ in object-oriented programming and design. We start with an example plugin and remove issues addressed using the STUPID principles. We then apply the five basic principles of SOLID design ending up with a word class WordPress plugin.
STUPID: (Singleton, Tight Coupling, Untestability, Premature Optimization, Indescriptive Naming, Duplication)
SOLID (Single Responsibility Principle, Open/Closed Principle, Liskov Substitution Principle, Interface Segregation Principle, Dependency Inversion Principle)
November 3, 2016 — In his speech The tool that builds the tool, Ciprian will talk about the utility of building tools to help you create plugins and themes faster. Using these tools as a shortcut, instead of going the traditional way (building from scratch), Ciprian will show us how any WordPress developer can save time and increase the quality of his results.
October 6, 2016 — Игорь расскажет о сущности А/Б тестирования сайтов. В процессе доклада поговорим о том, что представляет собой А/Б тестирование, для чего оно необходимо, а также рассмотрим несколько примеров и обсудим инструменты и плагины для А/Б тестирования сайтов на WordPress.
October 5, 2016 — W trakcie prezentacji zastanowimy się, czy warto prototypować podczas tworzenia wtyczek do WordPressa i dlaczego tak. Poznamy ulubione metody i narzędzia, a także kilka przykładów z ostatnich projektów.