September 15, 2019 — There are approximately 50,000+ plugins and 5,000+ themes listed on the WordPress.org site. These themes and plugins are submitted for inclusion and are reviewed by volunteers manually. In this session, Rajan takes you through Secure development Journey.
August 28, 2019 — Now that WordPress has committed to a minimum requirement of PHP 7 by the end of 2019, we can all start looking at modernising the code we maintain. Removing hacks to support old versions is easy, but how can code be improved when it just works on PHP 7? Namespaces, generators, Intl are just a few of the features introduced since PHP 5.2, not to mention scalar type declarations and all the other awesomeness that came with PHP 7. But what does it all mean, and how can you take advantage of these goodies? Join Juliette to learn to identify where to make quick fixes, when to look into refactoring, and how to make your code faster, better and more secure by using modern PHP.
August 10, 2019 — The web has evolved, and now it’s time our themes do the same. WP Rig is an evolution on the tried and true starter theme model: a modern build process and WordPress starter theme bundled together, created to simplify the process of building advanced, accessible, performant, progressive themes. WP Rig does the heavy lifting of optimization so developers can focus on what they do best: designing and building great user experiences. In this talk you’ll learn how to supercharge your theme development process with WP Rig.
August 10, 2019 — Abhishek Rijal is a professional WordPress developer, primarily involved in WordPress theme and Plugin development. Currently Working as a Freelance Developer, he has been involved with Theme Review, WordPress themes and plugins support team, customizations, and development of WordPress based products.
Abhishek is an active participant and contributor to the regular WordPress meet-ups and community events around Kathmandu. He has also participated in WordCamp Kathmandu 2016 as a Volunteer, WordCamp Kathmandu 2017 as a speaker and WordCamp Kathmandu 2018 as a Contributor’s day lead.
While not working, he loves to travel around and explore new things. Additionally, he engages himself in different social service projects in Nepal as a member of Lions Club International.
August 4, 2019 — As a developer in the WordPress ecosystem, you’re part of a large open source community; and being part of a community, being a good neighbour goes a long way. You’re thinking of or already developing components for WordPress, but developing is just the beginning: allowing your code to be used or modified easily will get you more goodwill within the community. That means documentation; meaning useful code comments, user manuals and API docs.
We’ll discuss documentation standards, best practices, and how to make your users and other developers sing your praises.
June 20, 2019 — April 5, 2019, 10 am Vasquez Rocks Room, University Center, College of the Canyons — Playing with Child Themes is an entertaining introduction to child themes, showing their usefulness and importance for beginner developers and designers.
Learn the why and how of child themes. Bill Weissbard will show you how to make a simple child theme and how to switch between different versions of a child theme to easily compare styling.
May 17, 2019 — The WordPress Santa Clarita Valley Meetup is proud to welcome Benjamin Ritner of Kadence Themes from Missoula, Montana to our meetup to talk about his WordPress themes and the future with Gutenberg.
April 23, 2019 — When looking at how small WordPress plugins and themes businesses operate, only a small handful of them takes advantage of SEO to grow their business.
It’s tricky though because when you’ve got other things to worry about in your business, it’s not a surprise that SEO is not a major priority. In fact, it can be overwhelming to find out what you need to do…even for me, and I do it for a living.
But can you really grow your business with zero or little traffic? Especially if you are providing plugins and themes, which requires online engagements?
Whether you are new and scaling your business, or you are looking to boost your existing business, it’s time to look at how SEO can be a major investment in your business.
In this talk, we will look at the essential ways you can do that with the help of some actionable tips and strategy which you can apply today.
April 17, 2019 — In my talk I will cover a wide range of interesting WordPress API features. We will start with the basics like pulling dynamic content from pages and posts, moving onto using featured images and custom fields to a build a reusable banner as a chunk of php to call into our theme templates.
If any of that sounded worrying please remember I am not a PHP developer, WordPress just makes life easy for all of us if you know to to use it. We will also cover topics to give your end user move control like custom shortcodes, widgets areas, menus and author bios.
We will then dig into creating custom post types and advanced custom fields, all made easy with Toolset Types plugin. Then we will focus on how to pull post types into templates using wp-query.
Finally we will look at WordPress customise features giving your end user control over all the content we have built so far as well as the colours, logo image and style of the site. This will wrap up into a dynamic theme with a user friendly interface… and there might even be some free DLC resources I have been working on.
Please remember I’m going to keep this talk in a language and terminology that everyone can understand, I am not a backend PHP robot, I’m an experienced developer and trainer. Hope you see you there WP Devs!
March 29, 2019 — There so much power behind the WordPress REST API. This session will guide you through building a mini theme using the WordPress REST API. Learn how the REST API can be used not just in a theme, but for a mobile app, a plugin, a Gutenberg block, and beyond!