May 11, 2016 — Are you tired of cranking out the same old header-content-footer web layouts we see? Wonder if a WP page even needs a header, or a footer? Wanna get seriously crazy with page layout in WP? I have two recommendations: 1. Make lots of thumbnail sketches. Then make some more. 2. Master the fine art of registering widget areas. If you can register a set of widget areas, and load them up with graphics, type and images, you can make a WP page look like ANYTHING. You can even make a phone screen look interesting!
May 25, 2015 — Plugins are what make WordPress extra-awesome and enable you to make your website do pretty much anything you want it to. Need to add collapsible sections to a page or make your gallery images circular? There’s a plugin for that! How about making your widget titles into links, or duplicating pages at the click of a mouse? Yep, plugins can help you do that too. Whether you’re just getting started with WordPress or use it everyday, there are over 30,000 plugins to choose from and finding the right one for the job can be tricky. We look at how to choose an appropriate plugin and I’ll introduce you to a few I just couldn’t live without.
January 15, 2015 — This session talks about how to design interesting and useful WordPress widgets. When creating a mockup or building a theme, it is easy to neglect widgets. You might design or style a few widgets for the mock-up or demo, but what happens when your client adds the Calendar widget? It also covers designing for a wide range of widgets, exploring different widget designs, planning responsive widgets that scale well, thinking about animated and interactive widgets, and upgrading your widgets with plugins.
November 7, 2014 — In this session we will go through ‘common’ problems with WordPress and what to do about them. Common is way too vague, but what we will cover is the best way to troubleshoot when your site is not acting the way it is supposed to. We will aim this talk at the beginner, our goal is to stay away from code and error logs to show you what you can do to troubleshoot your site if problems arise.
October 28, 2014 — 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.
June 30, 2014 — In this session learn how to build your first WordPress widget. It goes step-by-step through the best practices for building a simple widget, talks about different existing widgets and some possibilities for new custom widgets. It discusses when a widget should be built into a theme or plugin, and when a widget should be its own plugin.
July 10, 2010 — This is live WordPress development without a net. Alex King and Shawn Parker from Crowd Favorite take you through the full process of creating a new feature/add-on/customization for WordPress; from concept to architecture to code.