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  • Let’s code: WP REST API updates, custom fields, and authentication

    Speaker: Jonathan Bossenger

    January 27, 2023 — In this session, we will continue to learn how to use the WP REST API and Backbone.js client by looking at how to make update requests, how to add or update custom fields on posts, and how to authenticate REST API requests when not logged into a WordPress site.

    At the same time, we’ll review how to use the Postman API testing tool to test our WP REST API Requests

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  • Using theme.json with classic themes

    Speaker: Jonathan Bossenger

    January 27, 2023 — The theme.json is a file that allows block theme developers to control the settings and styles of the blocks in the Editor.

    In this video, you’re going learn what happens when you add a theme.json file to a classic theme.

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  • Patterns, Reusable Blocks and Block Locking

    Speaker: Wes Theron

    January 24, 2023 — In this Online Workshop, we will explore using block patterns, creating and editing reusable blocks and utilising the block locking feature.

  • How to improve SEO rankings

    Speaker: Wes Theron

    January 24, 2023 — In this tutorial, we will be covering ten tips you could implement to improve your SEO rankings. SEO is essential if you want your website to rank higher in search engine results.

  • Let’s code: interacting with the WP REST API

    Speaker: Jonathan Bossenger

    January 20, 2023 — In the previous session you were introduced to the WordPress REST API, as well as the Backbone.js client to interact with it.

    In this session, we will look at how you can interact with the WP REST API further, by adding and deleting data. We will also look at a useful developer tool for testing your REST API endpoints.

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  • Images on the Web – Past, Present and Future

    Images on the Web - Past, Present and FutureSpeaker: Adam Silverstein

    January 17, 2023 — All about images on the web: current formats, how browsers load images, and upcoming formats – when and how to use them.

    This talk will start with a review of image formats commonly used on the web today – jpeg, git, png, svg and webp. What are they each good for? When and how should sites use them?
    Next, we will dig into the surprisingly complicated loading process of pages and images in the browser and the implications for site optimization.
    Finally, we will dive into newer formats like AVIF, JPEG XL and WebP2, learn what promise they hold and how site owners can start using them today.

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  • Let’s code: using the WordPress REST API

    Speakers: Jonathan Bossenger, Thelma Mutete

    January 13, 2023 — The WordPress REST API provides an interface for applications to interact with your WordPress site by sending and receiving data as JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) objects. It is the foundation of the WordPress Block Editor.

    However, it also provides a more predictable and structured way to interact with your site’s content than using admin-ajax. In this session, you will learn how to use the WP REST API in place of using admin-ajax, in order to interact with existing WordPress data.

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  • Taking Advantage of Query Loops

    Speaker: Wes Theron

    January 12, 2023 — Query loops can showcase blog posts, pages, categories, tags and more! You can have automatically updated lists on your home page and other web pages without requiring any coding skills. In this tutorial, we will learn how to use query loops on a post or a page to show off dynamic content with a few clicks of a button.

  • Start Blogging in 2023 Part 2: Planning Your Blog’s Content

    Speakers: Sarah Snow, Kathryn Presner

    January 11, 2023 — Twenty Twenty-Three has arrived! Why not start that blog you’ve always dreamed about? This is the second of two workshops on this topic. Over the course of this 1.5 hour long online workshop, you will brainstorm topics and create a list from which you can pull when you need inspiration throughout 2023,
    explore different content types and decide what is right for you, identify top level categories, sub-categories, and make a blogging plan for the first three months of 2023.

  • Introduction to theme.json

    Speaker: Jonathan Bossenger

    January 6, 2023 — Introduced in WordPress 5.8, the theme.json file allows block theme developers to control the settings and styles of the blocks in the Editor.

    In this video tutorial, you will be introduced to the theme.json file, how it works, and how you can control these settings and styles.

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