July 30, 2019 — Tom J Nowell demonstrates potential vulnerabilities when using SVG files.
July 25, 2019 — Mark Wilkinson details multiple approaches to mapping domains when using WordPress Multisite.
June 25, 2019 — An introduction to the WordPress plugin for LikeCoin that leverages the blockchain
June 25, 2019 — Lighting Talk from WordCamp Manchester 2018. A short, 6 point introduction to Google Data Studio.
June 23, 2019 — Nearly a decade ago I started working in support at WPMU DEV, right on the front line. Our team wasn’t big, it was less than 10. Sometimes it could feel somewhat isolating. James, our CEO, would check in from time to time to see how I was and even provide some feedback. It didn’t take too long until I was promoted to Head of Support and it was then my job to find incredible people. I had a decision to make at that point, what kind of a manager did I want to be?
May 17, 2019 — By providing live demonstrations and real world experiences James will talk through quick wins to help make your sites accessibility and help you agency move forward to only producing accessible websites without interfering with workflow.
May 16, 2019 — When people talk about SEO sometimes people say “To get great rankings in Google you have to write great content”. But that is blue sky marketing fluff. What does that actually mean? In this talk, I’ll show examples of a blog post written that actually generates traffic, what was done to get it ranking, as well as what occurred when you actually get traffic – the results aren’t what you think!
May 15, 2019 — How many people have heard about, and even understand coding standards, but nonetheless ignore them? Until a few months ago, Luca was definitely one of these people! As project size and complexity scales, and you’re working with other developers, designers and stakeholders, coding standards become increasingly important and will make your life much easier.
In this talk, Luca will give you an overview of why it’s important to follow coding standards, and deliver some practical examples of how they can improve your developing skills. Luca will also share some tools and workflows to make the job easier.
At the end of the talk, attendees will be able to integrate these tools into their day-to-day workflow.
May 15, 2019 — Everyone should be a little bit worried about security of their site, and at conferences lots of security talks focus on practical steps people can take. In this talk Tim will flip the norms and instead focus on several real examples of sites being hacked but from the attackers perspective. We will see the whole attacks from the bad actors view identifying targets, analyzing vulnerable sites, adding payload, exploiting in doing so showing how sites are infected, how some tools do prevent certain attacks and how clever and indeed not so clever bad actors can circumvent lots of hardening done.
Each step we can analyze what could have been put in place to prevent and frustrate the attack and then look at how this can be implemented on your site.
May 15, 2019 — Part of building websites is the business of providing a professional service that helps your client solve problems. But it’s easy to fall into the trap of being eager to please and being too quick to say yes, thinking we’re providing good service to our clients. When it comes to delivering said promises, the once very happy client can turn into a big scary bear that wants you for breakfast when delivery doesn’t go as they expect. Nobody likes or wants to be a big scary bear.
In this talk we’ll have a look at some techniques on how to tame the bear. We’ll talk through why it’s important to take the time to set expectations upfront and how you can avoid creating a scary bear situation. We’ll explore the balance between poking the bear aka not being afraid to push back, and stroking the bear aka saying yes.