January 3, 2015 — This presentation will show you how to do the following things without the help of a plugin:
Connect Google Analytics, Install Mailing, List Forms, Implement Google Fonts, Add PayPal Buttons, Display Social Media Profile Icons
November 13, 2014 — You’ve heard about Font Awesome, Genericons, and Dashicons. You’re pretty sure they’re not new reindeer for Santa, so what are these Font Icons, why do we use ‘em and better yet, HOW!? The half-elf who wrote the Genericon plugin explains it all!
November 9, 2014 — Over the past few years, my company has built multiple large (500+ site) multisite networks for companies in the financial services industry, and consulted on a number of high-traffic multisite installs. In this talk, we’ll talk about what makes a good multisite network and when you should look at other solutions, and I’ll go over the issues that we faced and the lessons that we learned.
November 9, 2014 — This talk demos a set of example plugins that has examples of how to perform these WordPress tasks. You can use them to learn how to manipulate WordPress, or even use them as a starting point for your own plugins. The goal of the WordPress Examples Toolkit is to provide a set of plugins that are well documented and perform small tasks that are easy to understand.
November 9, 2014 — There are over 20 options for membership plugins available to people trying to build a membership site with WordPress. Come hear my six-point framework for evaluating them, and how to determine which is the right plugin for you. We’ll also leave a decent amount of time for questions, as decisions about membership plugins are always specific to your purposes.
November 7, 2014 — In this session we will go through ‘common’ problems with WordPress and what to do about them. Common is way too vague, but what we will cover is the best way to troubleshoot when your site is not acting the way it is supposed to. We will aim this talk at the beginner, our goal is to stay away from code and error logs to show you what you can do to troubleshoot your site if problems arise.
November 3, 2014 — Finding the right plugin can be a Herculean task, and choosing the wrong one can lead to security problems, bad UX or a complete breakdown of your site. This talk goes over how to group plugins in meaningful ways to identify which would be the most useful. From there, we review how to evaluate plugins for performance, functionality and usability by setting up a complete test environment to stretch plugins to their limits. We end with an overview of red flags and useful signs to look out for, such as support and frequent updates. By understanding the ways in which plugins integrate with the WordPress API, and what to look out for, you’ll be able to find the exact plugin you need, every time.
October 31, 2014 — New to the world of WordPress? Wondering how best to jump in? Intimidated by all the stuff you “don’t know”? Come join the party for an action-packed flash talk covering LOADS of goodies including: simple steps to getting involved, experience-based insights for developing your skills, plenty of useful resources for your bookmarks tab, and lots more. The talk will also cover some of my own adventures in WordPress land, including some of the projects, plugins, and people I’ve been involved with. So if you’re newer to the WordPress community and want to up your game (build a plugin, code a theme, get involved, etc), come join us!
October 28, 2014 — I this presentation Susan Ramsey discusses best practices for choosing and understanding how best to extend the functionality and design of your WordPress site using themes and plugins.