May 31, 2015 — Once upon a time we passed parameters to create web pages, now we use pretty URLs and (hopefully) think through our URLs carefully. URLs are one of the fundamental commands a user can give WordPress, and they can be poetic, powerful and precise all at once. This talk covers how URLs are turned into WP_Query parameters, what URL endpoints are and when to use them, how URLs can be attractive and amusing, and how to use URLs across different post type structures.
November 1, 2014 — WIRED.com had 36 separate WP installs which grew into a maintenance headache. Kathleen share lessons learned from migrating over 100,000 posts from 17 blogs into one install – and how they lived to tell the tale.
October 26, 2014 — Stop plopping text on a page and think about new ways to present content. Create a library of design patterns that you can reuse (portfolios, testimonials, staff directories, and more) and pair them with Custom Post Types, Taxonomies, and the Custom Field Suite. With a bit of prep work, you can create a reusable toolkit for building sites that more functional and purposeful while making your own work more efficient.
September 19, 2009 — Tyler Sticka talks about creating and maintaining a WordPress site to serve as a portfolio to both show and describe your work, including plugin and theme ideas to get you started easily. The talk also includes code snippets and suggestions for optimizing your theme for serving a portfolio.
Video production by Joe Christensen of Blaze Streaming Media.