March 30, 2014 — Do you develop themes for WordPress? This presentation covers the options that are available and why you might want to choose one over the other. While advanced theme developers have their workflows that work for them it’s good to challenge what they know and to see how they can improve and grow. For the beginning theme developer, knowing some of the pitfalls out of the gate can help guide them in the right direction and provide a better overall experience in developing for WordPress.
March 24, 2014 — The WordPress theme market has grown and grown over the past few years. There are many great themes out there, but many customers find themselves disappointed, because they didn’t know what to expect, or get what they thought they were getting. This presentation gives you a roadmap to follow, to help you make better decisions, saving you time, money, and frustration.
March 19, 2014 — How many times have you purchased a theme based on the “live demonstration” or “live preview”, only to be let down once you find out that the theme was built in a totally crazy way? How many times have you had to edit every page of your website due to installing a new theme and finding out that the old theme used short codes and this new theme has no short codes at all?
This presentation shows you that your theme can do all of the cool tricks that any other theme can do.
March 5, 2014 — This presentation is an overview of different approaches to building WordPress themes, including the pros and cons and detailed review of existing tools.
March 3, 2014 — This theory talk will examine the roll of the front-end WordPress developer. Looking beyond just making things pretty and functional on the front-end, we will consider the HOW’s and WHY’s of organizing content in the WordPress Admin via CPT’s, Meta Boxes, and theme options for custom builds.
November 5, 2013 — A session about the WordPress.org Theme Repository and the WordPress Theme Review Team (WPTRT). What these are and how they work and a detailed explanation about what it takes to get a theme in the theme directory. Includes resources and programs for theme development and how to join the theme review team.
August 14, 2013 — With more than 1,700 themes on WordPress.org and hundreds more premium themes from established companies and resellers, choosing a theme can be overwhelming. This presentation talks about the pros and cons of free vs. premium; what features to look for, and how to tell what you can and can’t do by simply looking at the demos. A simple, non-geek explanation of what frameworks and child themes are, as well as their benefits.
August 10, 2013 — An inspirational talk about the beautiful and amazing future of WordPress themes. The aim is to excite the imagination and passion of WordPress themers while encouraging the next generation of themers to take a stab at theming through stories of my own experiences and to convince the world that they can help build WordPress while making the world a more beautiful and exciting place through theming.