October 21, 2018
July 17, 2018 — This talk will discuss the basics of creating a dynamic custom WordPress theme using a modern workflow and Advanced Custom fields. This talk is suited for designers and developers who would like to get started with making custom themes, or who would like a refresher on best practices.
July 8, 2018 — In this talk we will provide context of the evolution of the web as related to the support of progressive technologies by the platform and describe how such progressive technologies can be integrated with WordPress themes. We will also showcase a beautiful and highly- performant progressive WordPress theme, demonstrating important aspects of the team such as: (1) Gutenberg integration; (2) Adoption of coding and performance best practices; (3) theme scoring on the Tide “scale”; (4) AMP compatibility; and others.
June 4, 2018 — It’s time to update your site, with so many inexpensive out-of-the-box themes available is custom development really worth it?
In this talk I’ll run you through a case-study comparing a popular pre-made theme and a custom developed version. I’ll run you through the differences in performance, accessibility, and maintainability. We’ll look at the pros and cons of the options and provide you with various business cases for their use.
May 29, 2018 — Child Themes are one of the most essential and neglected things when customizing a website. Quite often, people will customize a theme and get their site exactly how they want it, only to see it all wiped away by a theme update. This can be avoided. In this session, I will teach you when you should use a child theme (spoiler alert: it’s all the time), how to set one up and how to use it to customize your website. At the end of the session, everyone will be equipped with the knowledge of how to set up the child theme and also have the ability to download the Twenty Seventeen child theme that I built for WordCamp Buffalo as a starting point with a lot of comments in the style.css and functions.php to explain why I did what I did and how to do similar things to customize their child theme.
May 28, 2018 — What is FoundationPress and how does it help streamline theme development? We will walk you through the process of installing and using FoundationPress to build highly functional custom WordPress themes. Move beyond CSS as we teach you the basics of SASS to add spunk to your site’s style. We will also teach the most efficient way to use the command line as part of your development process, so your site is as functional as it is stylish!
May 6, 2018 — Ein kleiner Vortrag über schlechten Code im Themes und Plugins und wie man den in Zukunft weniger schlecht macht. 😉
May 5, 2018 — Tikaram is a Happiness Engineer, currently working at Catch Themes. He has been working actively in WordPress since a year now.
His talk has covered common mistakes and most common attacks on WordPress Sites. It will also cover ways to prevent the common attacks and mistakes to avoid while developing WordPress Themes and plugins.
April 18, 2018 — Ever been hesistant to upgrade to a newer WP version as you weren’t sure whether the theme and the plugins you use would be compatible ?
Or wondered whether installing a certain plugin would open your site up to security risks ?
Or maybe whether you would be able to present your customer with an interface in their language for a certain plugin ?
No matter whether you are a developer or you can’t tell divs from eval’s, PHP Codesniffer and the WordPress Coding Standards can help you. Let me tell you how…