‘Themes’ Videos

  • Corey Ellis: Anatomy of a WordPress Theme

    Corey Ellis: Anatomy of a WordPress Theme

    WordCamp Dallas/Fort Worth 2014Speaker: Corey Ellis

    October 29, 2014 &#8212 The theme of your site at minimum controls how your site looks and many times may offer a multitude of the functionality. The basics of understanding how WordPress themes work is understanding patterns in the 3–5 core files that are required for a theme.
    This sessions walks you through a cursory overview of each of these files so you understand how they all work together to create a WordPress theme.

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  • Susan Ramsey: Working with Themes and Plugins

    Susan Ramsey: Working with Themes and Plugins

    WordCamp Dallas/Fort Worth 2014Speaker: Susan Ramsey

    October 28, 2014 &#8212 I this presentation Susan Ramsey discusses best practices for choosing and understanding how best to extend the functionality and design of your WordPress site using themes and plugins.

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  • Marc Gratch: Your First WordPress Site

    Marc Gratch: Your First WordPress Site

    WordCamp Dallas/Fort Worth 2014Speaker: Marc Gratch

    October 28, 2014 &#8212 When many of us take the dive to set up our first WordPress site, whether it’s for yourself or a client it’s easy to lose enormous amounts of time. For many veteran WordPress developers it is very easy to forget that first experience of stumbling through the dashboard, or sifting through countless plugins. Marc walks through the process of getting a domain to launching a basic site.

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  • Trisha Salas: People First - Accessibility Considerations for WordPress Theme Developers

    Trisha Salas: People First – Accessibility Considerations for WordPress Theme Developers

    WordCamp Dallas/Fort Worth 2014Speaker: Trisha Salas

    October 28, 2014 &#8212 Accessibility is a growing concern in the WordPress community at large. Accessibility in web design means creating a site that everyone can use. The U.S. Census Bureau says that over 47 million Americans have a disability of some kind. The UN and the World Bank say this adds up to 650 million people worldwide. That’s around 10% of everyone in the world. At some point in our lives, disability will affect most of us, no matter who you are. Every decision you make as a developer affects hundreds of thousands of people (or more!).

    The mission statement of WordPress is to democratize publishing through Open Source, GPL software. WordPress ‘out of the box’ is already a great way to make a website accessible. As theme developers we can do more. People who can’t see or hear, others that can’t use a mouse, people who use special assistive devices to access the web — these people need to access websites. As theme developers, we need to know about accessibility.

    Accessibility Statement: “Accessibility is the degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible.” Cynthia Waddell

    There are 2,655 themes in the WordPress.org theme repository. Only 12 of those themes have the tag ‘accessibility-ready’. We can meet those accessibility guidelines with just a few extras steps. We will start with basic things like creating readable headlines and adding alt text to images. From there we will cover some of the information in the Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 Guidelines.

    Trisha will provide real world examples from the perspective of her visually impaired son.

    We are all responsible for making our part of a project accessible. You will need to shake things and change your processes a bit in order to achieve accessibility.

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  • Se Reed: Small Business - Big Website

    Se Reed: Small Business – Big Website

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2014Speaker: Sé Reed

    September 24, 2014 &#8212 Awesome WordPress plugins that can help small business owners take their websites from basic to bada$$, including content development, e-commerce, and customer relations.

  • Derek Springer: Good to Great

    Derek Springer: Good to Great

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2014Speaker: Derek Springer

    September 19, 2014 &#8212 Did you know that WordPress is great for blogging!? I’ll be discussing some easy tips to boost your blog from good to great. Topics include enriching your posts with images and other media, sharing your posts via social media, and a few tips to supercharge your site.

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  • Ben Lobaugh: Tips For Writing Secure Plugins and Themes

    Ben Lobaugh: Tips For Writing Secure Plugins and Themes

    WordCamp Vancouver 2014Speaker: Ben Lobaugh

    September 11, 2014 &#8212 If you write plugins or themes ensuring they are secure and as free from vulnerabilities as possible should be a top priority. In this session I will share some easy tips to keep in mind while building your theme or plugin that will help reduce the risk of your website being compromised.

  • Kazue Igarashi: スターターテーマ _s の Contributor になった話

    Kazue Igarashi: スターターテーマ _s の Contributor になった話

    WordCamp Kansai 2014Speaker: Kazue Igarashi

    August 26, 2014 &#8212 オープンソースに貢献するってどういうこと?

    WordPressのスターターテーマ「_s」のコントリビューターになった経緯から、
    「中の人」じゃ無くても、英語や黒い画面が苦手でも一歩踏み出せば
    誰でもオープンソースに貢献できる、というお話をします。

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  • Michael R. Hunter: How to Find, Choose, and Install The Best Theme For You!

    Michael R. Hunter: How to Find, Choose, and Install The Best Theme For You!

    WordCamp Kansas City 2014Speaker: Michael R. Hunter

    August 21, 2014 &#8212 Michael teaches beginner and intermediate WordPress users where to find, how to select, and how to install the best WordPress theme for their blog or website. He has created a 5 point checklist that anyone can use to measure the quality of any WordPress theme.

  • Pamela Coyle: WordPress 101 - Welcome to the World of WordPress

    Pamela Coyle: WordPress 101 – Welcome to the World of WordPress

    WordCamp Nashville 2014Speaker: Pamela Coyle

    August 21, 2014 &#8212 In the Universe of the Internet, WordPress occupies and important and growing space. This session covers what WP is and is not, the differences between wordpress.org and wordpress.com, and how frameworks/themes plus widgets and plugins fit into the picture. It talks a bit about the WordPress ecosystem, from its core and the company that runs it to third-party services and the world of support available. This opening session will be in plain language, by a WP user who is not a developer.

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