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.
December 24, 2013 — Philip Arthur Moore talks about how to professionally become a WordPress Theme Developer; learning how to theme the right way, knowing where to look for answers, and how to become the best WordPress theme developer in the world.
November 2, 2013 — This talk is for people new to creating themes. It goes into the basics for creating your own theme. It’s simple and to the point, easy to follow and understand. Just the basics, an introduction to creating custom themes.
October 1, 2013 — The Customizer has been around since WordPress 3.4, yet it is one of the most unknown and under appreciated features around. Learn what the Customizer is, from where users can access it, and why it is so awesome. Then the Customizer API, how to integrate it in your themes and plugins, and dive into how you can extend existing functionality. Finally cover some tutorials and example implementations, what default themes do with it, and how to encourages its use.