September 6, 2015 — This session helps you make sense of the basic code and files you need to make a simple theme… and explore some of the features you can add on to make more advanced themes. We dive into the template hierarchy, custom template files, useful functions, child themes, and customizing loops. Lots of code will be demonstrated, so it is best that you have a good foundation in HTML at least.
July 28, 2015 — CSS preprocessors make developing clean and semantic stylesheets effortless. My talk takes someone through a basic structure for organizing Sass within a WordPress theme, using the Bones theme framework as an example. I go through some of the benefits and cool tricks you can implement with this structure including breakpoint includes, variables, functions, nesting, and mixins. Finally I address perhaps the greatest hurdle to immediately implementing Sass in your WordPress theme — compiling. I take people through the common methods of doing this including Grunt, Compass, and WordPress plugins like WP-SCSS.
July 8, 2015 — This talk is on the current and future possibilities offered by the REST API in Jetpack and future WordPress versions for theme and plugin developers.
June 9, 2015 — This presentation looks at design and development decisions and principles including mobile-first, accessibility, responsive design, and information architecture, and takes a deep dive into the structure of the Underscores theme to show the audience how to build a theme from the ground up to become what you envisioned and more.
June 1, 2015 — Adrian presents the internal design workflow that used at Moove to ensure that they can work in so called ‘rapid development mode’ here. He explains how this internal design workflow is important for the team of WordPress developers. He also explains how this design process can make developer’s life easier in the html / css coding stage, shorten timelines and result in better development work.
May 30, 2015 — Many WordPress websites use hand-crafted themes intended solely for one website. Creating a WordPress theme from scratch can seem daunting at first, but it is not as tricky as you may think. The talk is aimed at people who want to create a one-off theme for a single website (eg. a client project, personal blog), rather than building a theme for distribution. It will require previous knowledge of WordPress, HTML, CSS and basic familiarity with PHP.
May 20, 2015 — Learn what a functionality plugin is, what belongs in a theme and what should go in a plugin, and how to build a plugin.
May 8, 2015 — In the WordPress community, there is a huge debate on whether you should add your code in a plugin or use it in a theme. The answer really depends on who the code is written for. This presentation shares my experiences and best practices to help you determine whether your code should go into a plugin or a theme.