February 14, 2013 — Discussion of the various trials, tribulations, triumphs, and pitfalls of creating, managing, and editing a group blog of nearly any size.
Effective editing, Knowing when and why to just say “no”, How to keep your sanity and Using WordPress to everyone’s best advantage in a group blog setting.
February 14, 2013 — Few things are more annoying than having to wait a long time for a page to finish loading. When it comes to browsing the web, faster is better. But how do you tell what the performance looks like for your site? In this session I’ll go over different techniques for measuring the performance of your site, along with how to spot slowdowns. From there we’ll look at specific things that you can do for both PHP and WordPress that will reduce the time it takes for your site to load.
February 14, 2013 — For the curious site owner or designer just stepping into WordPress themes, a first glance at the underlying code can be a scary one. But it doesn’t have to be. Taylor exposes how WordPress shows off your content by exploring template files, tags, and the Loop and briefly discuss some of the software and setups that developers are using today to build WordPress themes including local development, starter themes, editors and version control.
February 13, 2013 — WordPress offers freedom to its users and it also offers a great deal of flexibility to its administrators and managers. WordPress Multisite offers you the option to set up new websites using subdomains or subdirectories off the original installation point. However, through various plugins and configuration settings, you can take it even further than that.
February 13, 2013 — Mike Schroder walks through changes in WordPress 3.5 for image manipulation explaining the new WP_Image_Editor class, and ways you can take advantage of the new APIs, both through using them directly and extending them for plugins of your own.
February 13, 2013 — Erick Hitter walks through the process WordPress undertakes when your site is accessed, how the permalinks are translated to database query that ultimately delivers the content. He also sheds light on the various APIs used & how these APIs work together to make the software function.
February 13, 2013 — This session explains the concept of actions & filters, covering some of the lesser known but extremely useful WordPress hooks. You will learn how to create & utilize your own hooks when making theme frameworks, parent themes, and plugins.