September 6, 2017 — Finding the best way to organize your code is one of the hardest parts of coding custom plugins and themes. Determining the best way to architect your code can prevent nightmare situations from surfacing in the feature. No more taking forever to add new features! No more breaking unrelated pieces of code that haven’t been touched! No more nightmares when refactoring code for compatibility with a recent WordPress update!
August 16, 2017 — A panel of WordPress themers will answer your questions around theming. Some examples you might hear about: Should I use a pre-made theme, theme framework, or go custom? What makes a good theme? What are some tips and tricks for developing good themes?
June 22, 2017 — David A. Kennedy works as a Theminator at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and many other fine web products.
He said “On WordPress.com, we work with dozens of shops that sell premium themes to our users. They teach us as much as we teach them. Each week, we discuss everything from design quality to code reviews and community management to rejection. This talk will explore lessons learned from managing premium themes on WordPress.com.”
June 13, 2017 — If you are a plugin or theme developer you probably get many requests for a live demo. I would like to show you how you can create a full featured demo site for your clients based on WordPress Multisite, Gravity Forms and a bit of custom coding. It is easy and can be achieved in a few hours at most. I will show how to setup a demo site with WordPress Multisite, then create a form for the user to register. After the user registers he is automatically logged in to his own site that has been preset with some defaults. It is fully personalized for him and he can do anything there to test your plugins and themes. Frontend and backend. He also gets a nice welcome screen and an option to quickly contact you with any questions. After 24 hours his demo is deleted and he gets a follow up e-mail encouraging to buy your products. Disclaimer: I was inspired by a blog post by John Turner who covered the topic, however I went further and made the whole concept better.
May 2, 2017 — Você sabe o que são Child Themes? Se você está começando, eles podem ser uma ótima forma de aprender a desenvolver temas. Mas se você for experiente, saber usá-los pode salvar sua vida e economizar seu tempo!
April 30, 2017 — With WordPress 4.7, the concept of adding starter content to themes has been introduced.
Jitesh will conduct his session in Marathi, and help you get an overview of starter content. How it can help provide a great experience to your theme users.
So if you are a someone who is getting your hands dirty with creating themes and prefer Marathi, you might want to catch Jitesh’s talk.
April 13, 2017 — A dive into the mistakes we as developers make and the best practices we can employ in object-oriented programming and design. We start with an example plugin and remove issues addressed using the STUPID principles. We then apply the five basic principles of SOLID design ending up with a word class WordPress plugin.
STUPID: (Singleton, Tight Coupling, Untestability, Premature Optimization, Indescriptive Naming, Duplication)
SOLID (Single Responsibility Principle, Open/Closed Principle, Liskov Substitution Principle, Interface Segregation Principle, Dependency Inversion Principle)
April 11, 2017 — Creating Thai WordPress Themes in 2017 : สิ่งที่ต้องคำนึงในการสร้างธีมเวิร์ดเพรสภาษาไทยสำหรับปี 2017 ซึ่งจะเริ่มตั้งแต่ มีวิธีแบบไหนในการสร้างธีมบ้าง? (เริ่มจากศูนย์ หรือใช้ธีมคนอื่น?) จนถึงสิ่งที่ต้องคำนึงสำหรับภาษาไทย และผู้ใช้ไทย
March 24, 2017 — Great topic for developers of various levels. I walk through a case study and decision tree for building a theme framework and leveraging Child Themes and Grandchild Themes to build quality websites that can continue to be upgraded without affecting design or operability.