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 9, 2019 — Catalin Matei is an entrepreneur and the CEO of Increase Media, a full-service social media agency that works with International and Romanian brands to help them adapt their marketing for digital and social media. He chose the entrepreneurial road when he was only 16 years old, founding e-commerce and software businesses. Catalin believes in the importance of helping others and thinks that every day is an opportunity to learn something new.
The topic of Catalin’s presentation is “Why And How to Use Social Media to Create a Brand and Revenue!“.
August 9, 2019 — Mario Peshev is a tech entrepreneur and the founder of DevriX, a distributed team of 35 scaling large WordPress platforms. He’s been hacking code over the past 15 years (including 30+ patches in the WordPress Core), teaching tech and business courses at universities and companies like VMware, SAP, Saudi Aramco, blogging on WordPress and management topics, and everything in-between. Mario is a proud supporter of dog-friendly office environments and the father of Tina, a cute 10-month old girl.
The topic of Mario’s presentation is “Tips For Successful Enterprise WordPress Projects“.
August 9, 2019 — Initially trained as a mechanical engineer, I spent 20 years in a non-IT industry. I then started some web projects, mostly PHP and various CMS, and mostly centered around SEO. This was a hobby in 2006, but 3 years later, and to this date, it became my full time job. I run a small company handling development and support for our open source CMS plugins.
Seeing how important Accelerated Mobile Pages was to become we developed an advanced WordPress AMP plugin at the end of 2016 to enable AMP pages on sites with both a lot of ease and high degree of customization.
The topic of Yannick’s presentation is “AMP: it’s getting faster!“.
August 9, 2019 — When you launch a website, do you know what works? You don’t; you’re guessing. Your guesses may be based on experience and education, but with good A/B testing you can also make decisions based upon data. For example, do you know that even the way a duck’s face points (left versus right) could increase your conversions by 40%? As a case study, one of our clients, an insurance company, increased leads by making just a small 2px change. In this talk, we will spend some time review the A/B checklist I personally use to guide you on your journey to discover what things to test, testing methodology, and the best tools to use for your clients sites.
August 9, 2019 — Have you ever needed to move your website from one URL to another, create a test site, or change from http to https? It’s a pain. There are plugins and services for this, but they’re often overkill, don’t quite do it the way you want it done, or may not be cost beneficial. There’s another way. The WordPress WP-CLI tool gives you a zero cost option for change your website URL and moving your website. If you’re comfortable using command line tools, or want to learn, this presentation gives a step-by-step process to copy a WordPress site from one host to another. At the end of session you’ll be able to create a test version of your website without buying or installing a plugin, and keep that site up-to-date. You’ll also be able to change the URL of an existing site. We’ll also touch on creating a local version of your website on your computer and installing WP-CLI, the WordPress command line tool.
August 8, 2019 — The team at WordCamp Asheville is thrilled to announce our 2019 keynote speaker – Chris Lema. Chris not only brings expertise, talent, and skill to his work and the stage, he also brings strategic vision, authenticity, and straight talk. Get ready to learn and be inspired.
Read more about our 2019 WordCamp Asheville keynote.
August 8, 2019 — Project management at its best removes obstacles to doing great work by helping clients and teams collaborate effectively and providing great data for business decisions. At its worst, it’s a complex administrative system for reporting statuses on failed or failing projects.
It’s tempting to try to fix bad project management situations with software, since that’s what we make for other people-websites, plugins, blocks, or themes that solve various business problems. Before you spend that hard-earned cash on expensive software, though, let’s talk about some less spendy ways to provide value and focus on what we’re really here to do.
Understand what you, your boss, and/or your team need from you before investing in software or other tools.
Tools for task management, process automation, invoicing and budget tracking, and project management.
How to learn from bad practices and bad data.
August 8, 2019 — Caching can be tricky business. Fundamentally, the concept is simple: storing a temporary copy of data so future requests can be served faster. In reality, there are a number of different types of caching. Certain types of caching can effect our code in different ways. Data changes and the cache has to be invalidated. What happens if a caching layer runs out of memory or goes down?
This session will enlighten those new to caching as well as introduce some common misconceptions, pitfalls and strategies to caching in WordPress themes and plugins.
What caching is
What types of caching exist
What developers should know about caching when developing on WordPress