August 5, 2014 — We will look at the difference between Options and Transients, in what situations plugin developers should use one over the other, and why one is not superior to the other.
June 23, 2014 — As an agency that builds and maintains large numbers of WordPress-based customer solutions, we have been searching for more efficient ways of developing themes. What we want (need!) is reusability, standards, clean object oriented code, a meaningful file structure.
This talk shares our best practices: Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) applied to WordPress theme development!
May 17, 2014 — Maybe you are just getting into creating WordPress themes, or maybe you’ve been at it a while but still feel like you’re missing something. The good news is that WordPress themes can range from small to big and from simple to complicated — they are what you make them! This talk covers the essentials: template hierarchy, The Loop, custom queries, and how to get more information or guidance from the Codex when you’re stuck. Soon you’ll be writing themes faster than you can think them up!
May 15, 2014 — The back-end and front-end teams at Modern Tribe set out to create a WordPress starter development kit in order to speed up development and help keep uniformity among projects. So, how did we build it? Why didn’t we use “________” framework instead? What does the code look like? Is our universe real? What is true happiness? This session will attempt to answer at least 60% of these questions.
May 11, 2014 — Join Konstantin Obenland and Michael Cain for a whimsical trip down Advanced Theming Lane, where they’ll shed light on some of the dastardly mishaps in Themeland and how they fight them with their Swords of Best Practices. Structured like a TV morning show!
March 31, 2014 — Steve Zehngut demonstrates how to use Foundation Framework to develop WordPress themes.
March 27, 2014 — It’s easy to get going with WordPress theme development, but this can mean overlooking some fundamentals along the way. Themes are in the spotlight as we step through the WordPress loading sequence, seeing where the Loop comes from, how the Template Hierarchy makes its decisions, and why child themes trump their parent. We’ll use our new-found knowledge to safely modify the Loop (and create our own), and to learn the difference between Actions and Filters.
January 24, 2014 — A presentation on how Helpful Technology developed the GovIntranet theme for the Department for Culture, to use for their intranet and how we have subsequently released the code on GitHub and are working with other departments with the theme.
January 6, 2014 — Sakin shares his experiences and some tips and tricks that would help your free theme appear on the top 15 Most Popular Downloads at WordPress.org repository. This is a great achievement if you want to become a professional WordPress Theme Developer and want to sell your themes.