January 11, 2019 — Gutenberg is the new WordPress editor.
We’ve heard “Gutenberg is coming!” for a long time now. It might even be here by the time we are together in Asheville.
This will give you an introduction to what the Gutenberg editor looks like and how to use it to create and edit your WordPress content.
What’s different about using the Gutenberg editor?
How to edit content using the Gutenberg editor
How and when to use the classic editor after Gutenberg arrives
January 11, 2019 — Have you ever launched a website only to return to find some annoying SEO has come after you and destroyed it? Has some obnoxious marketer bugged you for lots of little changes- outside the client’s scope and budget?
I’m sorry. That might have been my fault.
Let’s work together to help our clients. I’ll share my secrets on setting up a WordPress site for SEO success. While this won’t guarantee SEO results, but it will set up your clients for optimal Google love.
January 11, 2019 — Frustrated with trying to make a living building WordPress websites? Think you just need to find the right theme for a project or learn a few more design tips? You’re not alone. This presentation will show you why it’s easy to get stuck and hard to get out of the Bermuda Triangle of Web Designer’s Hell – that place where you don’t know what you don’t know.
I’ll present a framework of seven core competencies to provide a foundation for becoming a skilled WordPress Designer who can price, close, create, and deliver effective WordPress websites for happy clients!
Why you may be stuck.
The biggest mistake of broke web designers.
The Seven Core Competency Framework for becoming a Master Web Designer.
January 11, 2019 — In this talk I will cover the question why site structure is important for SEO. Next to that, I would like to give you some practical tips – three in total – on how to improve your site structure. So, how do you set up a good site structure? What should you do to structure your website in order to rank high in the search engines nowadays?
January 11, 2019 — Learn how to handle a hacked website in a moment of crisis.
A building has an evacuation plan. A website needs a security and disaster recovery plan.
Who should I call if I’m hacked?
What should I do if I’m hacked?
How do I ensure this doesn’t happen again?
What needs to be in your plan
Risks and damages hacking has on your organization
Incident Response Plan
January 11, 2019 — In this presentation I’ll take a deep dive into my preferred development and deployment workflow. I’ll cover how to work with code quality tools such as PHPMD, PHP_CodeSniffer and JSLint, as well as how to implement Test Driven Development into a custom plugin. I’ll wrap the whole thing up by demonstrating how to connect everything to a continuous integration / delivery pipelines to test the code and deploy automatically.
January 11, 2019 — Enterprise clients are a unique group that requires special attention with their complex WordPress setups. In this talk, we will look at the methods to attract this level of client, how to convince them of the benefits of WordPress, and finally discuss the special considerations needed when working with Enterprise level clients.
January 11, 2019 — Not all WooCommerce projects are the same, but your goal is the same every time – to make sure you don’t lose your shirt on an eCommerce project because you did your estimating and scoping poorly. We’ll look at different kinds of WooCommerce projects and ways to help you scope the effort.
January 11, 2019 — Let’s take a look at the upcoming page editor Gutenberg, scheduled for release in WP 5.0.
We’ll look at:
What are Gutenberg blocks?
What blocks are available, and how to use them
How to best prepare your web site for the update
January 11, 2019 — Having your site load quickly is important for many reasons. Having a faster site impacts your SEO, sales, and user engagement. In fact, a 1-second delay in page response can result in a 7% reduction in conversions!
In this talk, we will be discussing the reasons why your WordPress site may be slow and showing you ways to make your site faster. You will learn about different tools to test your site speed as well as how you can make the changes these tools suggest.