‘Themes’ Videos

  • 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?


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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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  • Jared Novack: Super-Charged Themes with a Template Language

    Jared Novack: Super-Charged Themes with a Template Language

    WordCamp Philly 2014Speaker: Jared Novack

    August 21, 2014 &#8212 Twig, the most popular PHP template language, unlocks new possibilities for theme designers. This session introduces the benefits of working with Twig and some of the coolest features that empower template developers entirely new concepts to manipulate their WordPress themes. It provides specific examples in how major media companies use WordPress and Twig to make sustainable themes that can live-on and be extended for years to come.

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  • Stacey Lane: How To Pick a WordPress Theme That Doesn't Suck

    Stacey Lane: How To Pick a WordPress Theme That Doesn’t Suck

    WordCamp Seattle 2014Speaker: Stacey Lane

    August 8, 2014 &#8212 There are a lot of WordPress themes out there. Some are free; some are not. Some are chocked full of bells and whistles while others offer little to no additional features. But how do you know which one is right for you?

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  • Oliver Nielsen: Skræddersyet website på 0,5 (og uden kode) med Headway

    Oliver Nielsen: Skræddersyet website på 0,5 (og uden kode) med Headway

    WordCamp Denmark 2013Speaker: Oliver Nielsen

    July 19, 2014 &#8212 A talk on the many benefits of using the Headway theme framework when making tailor-made website designs.

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