August 22, 2018 — WordPress fans often cite “the community” as one of WordPress’s main selling points. Makers get excited by the prospect of participating in the development, design, and support of the WordPress software product (zomg 30% of the web). Yet the prospect of participation doesn’t hold the same charm for organizational decisionmakers who are choosing which software products to build their business on. How can we argue for WordPress as a business solution when an honest look at history shows that community-driven projects don’t necessarily, or even usually, result in superior products? How can we conceive of WordPress so that we’re realistic about the shortcomings of the community development process, without selling short WordPress’s strengths as a product?
August 22, 2018 — If you are lost in a sea of endless tools organizing your editorial content while trying to adhere to your editorial workflow, then this talk is for you. Learn how to use WordPress to consolidate your workflow into one efficient, organized space.
August 22, 2018 — This session will present a whirlwind, two fisted, no holds barred, data filled session that has almost too much information about implementing Schema.org schemas for structured data and current best practice meta tags in WordPress using plugins, themes, and widgets.
August 22, 2018 — This talk about strategies to improve speed and performance, including the current state of the open-source AMP format in WordPress, progressive web features and the latest in performance measurement and tooling. You’ll leave this session with strategies for gaining internal buy-in, implementation approaches to consider and tools to measure impact.
August 22, 2018 — This session will focus on the decision-making and logistical considerations our team took to meet the challenge of creating a holistic WordPress/React product. Presented by both the Project Manager and development team involved, the purpose of this session will be to provide insight and tangible action items for other teams hoping to achieve similar goals.
August 22, 2018 — We used to be normal. Pageviews = ad impressions = $$$. Now we’re supported by our members, and that changes everything. Sure, views matter, but conversions matter way more. User experience must reinforce your business model, and we’ve done a ton of work — backend and frontend — to optimize our sites for membership. In this talk, we’ll discuss not just what we did, but why we did it.
August 22, 2018 — Gutenberg will usher in an era of unprecedented customisation for non-technical users and editorial teams. It’s incredibly exciting… and simultaneously terrifying. In this talk, you’ll learn strategies you can employ—code snippets, training tips, and UX improvements—that you can use to ensure users have all the customisability they need, without the risks and downsides.
August 22, 2018 — At PMC we built our updated WWD.com Digital Daily email publication with Foundation for Emails 2. I will show some of the approaches I used leveraging Foundation for Emails partials to keep me from repeating code. I’ll also show how I organized this project to allow for other publications (and brands in our company) to expand what I started and use elements that have already been built.
August 22, 2018 — In this talk, we’ll explore:
– How the WP REST API can enable web to print workflows through InDesign,
– Making your content more accessible through Google Home and Alexa
– Even distribute your content to services your readers have built to consume content on their own terms.
Come explore how the REST API can truly be the foundation of a more open web.