March 28, 2015 — A look at how Hawaii State Government has been using WordPress to launch over 450 cloud-based, open-source, mobile first websites. In the fall of 2012, we responded to an RFP by our 1st CIO Sonny Bhagowalia to build a common template for all state agencies. We had <6 months to build and implement EVERYTHING! As of January, 2013, 28 sites were launched. As of 2014, we have over 80 WordPress installs hosting almost 450 sites and all state agencies are now using WordPress. Learn how we did it and hear about our custom solutions and unique updating process that allows the State to push out bug fixes and feature requests with ease.
March 18, 2015 — Chcę mieć stronę w sieci. I chcę ją robić sam. I może kiedyś na niej zarabiać. Wybieram WordPress. Tyle wiem. Ale co dalej? Gdzie i w jaki sposób ją uruchomię – hosting czy chmura, serwer czy serwis? Od razu duży czy całkiem mały? Co będzie dalej? Co wybrać? Jak żyć? Scenariusz ze slajdów przeprowadzi nas przez żywy pokaz, który pozwoli znaleźć odpowiedzi, poznać konsekwencje i ślepe uliczki naszych wyborów. Dla Ciebie i Twojej firmy.
January 27, 2015 — This session will dive in deep into the proper way to include files from plugins and themes. We’ll learn everything from including a script the easy, proper way, to dynamically calling custom scripts in dynamic situations.
January 23, 2015 — When first getting started with customizing the design and layout of a WordPress site there is a lot you need to know. This presentation covers all the important components of WordPress themes and describes how they work and what you need to know. In addition, examples are given of theme customization requests and the numerous options for fulfilling those requests with best practices being considered.
January 4, 2015 — This talk covers a few key “Aha” moments that you should have about the way WordPress works. Michael talks about things like the template hierarchy, what’s going on in wp-config, where WordPress content is stored (the database vs file system), how posts and pages and custom post types are represented in the database, what folks are talking about when they talk about hooks and filters, and just generally review the “behind the scenes” mechanics of how WordPress works
December 9, 2014 — Foundation Day – Beginner’s Workshop
October 8, 2014 — You’ve built a stunning WordPress powered theme and installed the site for a client. The code is top notch, the design is pixel perfect and you’re just about to hand it over to the client, but what now? How will the client use the site? Is your theme in a strong enough shape to allow clients to update the content on the fly? Do they know what to do? Learn from a panel of local Calgary Developers on the tips and tricks of handing over a web site to a client. Everything from how to create tutorials to what plug-ins to improve the end user experience will be answered in this panel.
August 21, 2014 — The presentation is about a ‘starter theme’ I’ve made. I’ll show what I’ve done, why I’ve done it, what I’ve learned and the advantages of using a starter theme instead of a framework or existing themes.
July 11, 2014 — To setup and configure many of the popular and powerful WordPress themes today can often require a solid grasp of working with custom post types and fields, design customization options, custom templates, shortcodes, admin settings and various other nuances of working with and tweaking WordPress. Different themes also take wildly different approaches to building admin settings areas and providing access to custom content, so it means you likely have to do something different to setup each theme you work with.
This talk covers the essential skills and common scenarios you will come across when getting into the niche field of setting up and customizing awesome WordPress themes for yourself and others.
February 10, 2014 — The basics of creating and customizing themes, plus the customizing the admin for ease and beauty.