November 5, 2015 — This talk starts with an explanation of what WordPress action and filter hooks are and how to use them. We then go into the most common and helpful hooks for theme and plugin development. This will include helpful information for people who have not yet begun to use hooks much as well as supply those who do use them regularly with some helpful hints.
November 3, 2015 — Davide explains how to present like a BOSS.
November 3, 2015 — When I left my day job, I thought to myself “I’ll have so much more time when I’m full time working on my own business!” But that wasn’t the case. With clients knocking at my door and trying to grow the business, there were a slew of things I wish I had done before I left my steady paycheck to make the transition easier. I’ve gathered my top 10 things to work on before you quit your job to follow your design or development solo career.
November 3, 2015 — Ever since that epic arms race against his childhood friend in 7th grade for the shiniest, most pimped-out personal website, Miguel has been nurturing his love for the Web and Open Source by playing with things and breaking them. When not in his cave, you’ll find him on his bicycle dodging cars up and down the Lisbon hills or dancing the Lindy Hop to Swing music in the park.
November 2, 2015 — All too often designers and developers alike wince at the phrase “command line interface”. In this talk I’m going to prove that you don’t need a neckbeard to use the terminal. If you like the idea of getting more work done in less time, or if you’re just down right curious about what this WP-CLI stuff is all about, then this session is for you!
November 2, 2015 — Getting outside the WordPress bubble – by participating meaningfully in other conferences, conversations, and communities – helps bring new ideas into our community and also helps us bring WordPress into new contexts.
I cover what some of those other communities are (in my experience) and also some examples of what we can learn from them.
November 2, 2015 — In this talk I discuss the emergence and popularity of WordPress + eCommerce and how it has quickly become the most popular way to sell online. From a general perspective I will discuss the drivers of this growth and how the community and stakeholders have taken WordPress eCommerce to the next level. From my role at WooCommerce I will discuss some of the lessons we’ve learned in looking at growth data and share some of the issues and perceptions which need to change to promote future adoption of WordPress + eCommerce at the enterprise level.
November 2, 2015 — Picking your domain name is one of the most pivitol parts of setting up your own site. Your domain name is the foundation of your online presence and sets the tone for your marketing strategies. In this talk, we’ll go over how domains work, from the registration process to the mechanics of DNS. We’ll then move from the technical side of domains to put what we’ve learned into practice, exploring the importance of choosing a good domain name and basic FAQs as you get started with your brand new .com.
November 2, 2015 — As web designers and developers, we often focus on the technical aspects of our jobs. Unfortunately, many of us struggle with an important part of a project – communication with our clients. It is an often overlooked piece of the puzzle, but it is directly correlated with outcomes and how the client feels we did our job. In this talk, we will look at communicating with clients and managing expectations in three broad phases of a project – pitching/planning, development, and launching/troubleshooting. Specifically, we will look at steps that will make the client feel involved and important. This level of involvement and communication will help keep clients happy through the entire process, giving us an outstanding outcome.
October 28, 2015 — Cowboy code, FTP to a development server, work locally and FTP, work locally and push changes with version control. There are so many different environments available for developing and deploying WordPress sites that it can seem a little daunting, and figuring out how to make it all work is even more so. Explore the different ways to deploy a website from a local environment, and learn how you can exponentially reduce your deployment time with a few scripts.