‘Themes’ Videos

  • Trevan Hetzel: Super Fast WordPress Themes

    Trevan Hetzel: Super Fast WordPress Themes

    WordCamp Omaha 2015Speaker: Trevan Hetzel

    November 17, 2015 — Today’s web users have the need for speed. With internet and cellular connections getting faster and faster, users expect sites to feel snappy and not make them wait. We as developers must make sure we’re doing our very best to serve those pages quickly. This talk will focus on the things you should be doing, both on the front-end and back-end, when building WordPress themes.

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  • Luc Princen: The Javascript Theme: Business In The Front, WordPress In The Back

    Luc Princen: The Javascript Theme: Business In The Front, WordPress In The Back

    WordCamp Netherlands 2015Speaker: Luc Princen

    October 19, 2015 — WordPress is a great content management system but keeping your frontend-code clean and well structured in WordPress can be very tough. In this talk we go through the steps of using WordPress mainly for the backend and we’ll be using tools like the new REST api, Backbone and Handlebars to create a theme that loads fast and is an absolute joy to build and maintain.

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  • Justin Welch: Choosing a Lean WordPress Theme for Future Growth

    Justin Welch: Choosing a Lean WordPress Theme for Future Growth

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2015Speaker: Justin Welch

    October 10, 2015 — “Bloated Themes” – You’ve probably heard the term if you’ve been around WordPress much. In this talk I’ll address the problems with using themes that come bundled with 900+ shiny objects. You don’t want that if you want a stable, secure, fast website that will last more than 6 months. I’ll cover criteria to look for and things to avoid when choosing a premium theme, or a starter theme.

  • Milan Ivanović: Using Sage WordPress Starter Theme

    Milan Ivanović: Using Sage WordPress Starter Theme

    WordCamp Norrköping 2015Speaker: Milan Ivanović

    October 8, 2015 — My talk will be on developing WordPress themes using Sage WordPress starter theme based on HTML5 Boilerplate, gulp, Bower, and Bootstrap. I will go through the theme development process, then I will be guiding the audience through starter themes and reach Roots Sage project and present how to develop / test / finish theme development process.

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  • Robert Gillmer: Land of Confusion – Understanding What Makes Genesis Special

    Robert Gillmer: Land of Confusion – Understanding What Makes Genesis Special

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2015Speaker: Robert Gillmer

    October 6, 2015 — “Maybe you’ve heard about Genesis or other frameworks but you don’t know what all the fuss is about. Maybe you’ve tried to use Genesis but were thrown off by the actions and filters. Or maybe you just find me entertaining and want to spend an hour listening to me talk. (Hey, it could happen.)

    I struggled with using Genesis for a long time before I had a breakthrough. I finally stopped trying to compare it to other markup-based themes and started treating it as a framework rooted in PHP. This talk is geared toward people in the same boat that I was in – they know what Genesis is, but are daunted or confused by it.

    After explaining the markup / PHP differences, I go through several use cases, showing how to make simple changes in regular themes like Twenty Fourteen, and how to make the same changes “”the Genesis way.”””

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  • Sé Reed: Bursting at the Themes

    Sé Reed: Bursting at the Themes

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2015Speaker: Sé Reed

    October 6, 2015 — Themes shape the entire WordPress experience, and there are seemingly endless options to choose from. But with all these options, how do you know which theme is the best for you? This talk will explore the vast spectrum of WordPress’ theme dom, from the simplest default themes to the most involved custom creation, including theme option panels, theme repositories and marketplaces, and which types of themes are best for which purposes. Sé will also cover the must-haves (and the red flags) to look for when choosing your next theme, when you should (or shouldn’t) build a custom theme, and how to structure your site so you can go from theme to theme without losing your content (or your mind).

  • Breno Alves: Sweet Child O' Themes

    Breno Alves: Sweet Child O’ Themes

    WordCamp Belo Horizonte 2015Speaker: Breno Alves

    October 3, 2015 — Você sabe o que são Child Themes? Se você é um desenvolvedor que está começando agora, essa pode ser uma boa forma de começar a entender como os temas WordPress funcionam. Mas se você for experiente e está precisando de mais agilidade em pequenos projetos, saber usá-los pode economizar muito do seu tempo.

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  • Meryl McCay: These Are A Few Of My Favourite Themes

    Meryl McCay: These Are A Few Of My Favourite Themes

    WordCamp Brisbane 2015Speaker: Meryl McCay

    October 2, 2015 — Meryl has been using WordPress since 2011, but still considers herself to be a novice. Having seen the list of august speakers coming to the WordCamp, people with serious dev skills, entrepreneurs and the like, she has some trepidation about volunteering to present; however, we all had to start somewhere and if she can inspire another newbie to think “Hey, I can do that too”, then the anxiety will have been worth it!
    As a non-coder she finds the WordPress platform perfectly suited to the skills she can bring to the table. With over 20 years’ experience as an Information Professional (aka a Librarian), helping small businesses and not-for-profit organisations to create well-structured websites, with quality content, that they are able to manage themselves (to a large degree) is something she finds very satisfying.
    Being programmatically challenged, Meryl uses quality commercial themes to do the heavy lifting and has begun to delve into the mysteries of CSS in order to tweak the design to suit the client. Still unsure about whether this fascination with WordPress can actually generate an income, she has nonetheless taken the plunge and finally got a business card. ☺

  • Jack Lenox: Theme Development With the REST API

    Jack Lenox: Theme Development With the REST API

    WordCamp Prague 2015Speaker: Jack Lenox

    September 28, 2015 — Přednáška Jacka Lenoxe na téma Theme Development with the REST API.

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  • Tomasz Dziuda: Discovering the Capabilities of the Theme Customizer API

    Tomasz Dziuda: Discovering the Capabilities of the Theme Customizer API

    WordCamp Prague 2015Speaker: Tomasz Dziuda

    September 27, 2015 — Přednáška Tomasze Dziudy na téma Discovering the capabilities of the Theme Customizer API.

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