September 25, 2014 — This talk will include a peek behind the curtain of one of my own websites from early conversations and design questionnaire to the project board that includes the UX/UI, fonts, color scheme and design inspiration to the finished WordPress website. There will be tools and tips for how to think creatively when designing for WordPress… Also I will ask the co-developer for this site to join me on stage for the Q & A portion of the talk to assist in answering questions about development of this website.
September 24, 2014 — There are seven defined philosophies for WordPress core development, a pillar for WordPress’ success so far. Every decision, every commit, is made with these philosophies in mind, working towards making WordPress as easy to use as possible.
What are these philosophies, and how do they affect WordPress core development? And more importantly, how could they help you to create better software? And make your products more appealing? These questions and more will be answered in this session
June 27, 2014 — Maybe you’re not afraid to try things and break things, but you have no clue how to fix them again. Or maybe your experience level doesn’t offer you any context for troubleshooting WordPress problems and you feel frustrated and stuck.
This workshop provides you the basic tools for troubleshooting problems in WordPress and also provides live examples.
June 27, 2014 — Treating yourself as a Resource, Client, Project Manager, Client Manager, Accountant, Sales Department, Collection Department, Office Manager, Supply Department and more.
June 26, 2014 — This presentation demonstrates how a custom WordPress theme should be melded to the client’s needs and not how a client should be shoved into the limitations of a pre-existing theme with a few tweaks. The admin should be a pleasant experience for the client without extra whistles and bells.
1. Always offer a project questionnaire
2. Establish Site Architecture before you touch a line of code.
3. Use a basic theme such as _score to keep the clutter down in the admin
4. Utilizing WordPress Custom Post Types for regularly used content such as: portfolio items, sponsor logos, team members, musicians
5. Utilizing: Advanced Custom Fields Plugin and Posts 2 Post plugin to make something that is nearly enterprise level
6. Always be up for the challenge, you will gain more skill and insight as a result.
June 26, 2014 — Website security is important to everyone who has a website, as well as everyone who uses a website. Whether it gets five visitors a day or five-thousand, hackers are looking to compromise, break, infect and virtually own every website that they can for monetary and social purposes.
While the topic seems mysterious to most users, website security is actually a set of simple principles that everyone can adopt to keep their risk at the absolute lowest. Being a WordPress user is a great start, and the discussion surrounds habits, practices and techniques to follow to keep a WordPress site secure from hackers and malware.
June 26, 2014 — PHP Optimization can increase a client’s site performance and leverage your plugin design and capacity. Writing your code with PHP in mind first will help you build stable scalable plugins and applications. It will also save you time and energy after product release. Practical tips are shared for you to implement in projects immediately.
June 24, 2014 — Leverage your existing WordPress development skills to build mobile apps for your clients. Learn about different tools including the free AppPresser plugin and the Phonegap framework to create mobile apps, and distribute them to the iOS and Android app stores.
June 23, 2014 — If you are not yet using a CSS preprocessor, now is the time to dive in. In this talk you will learn how to start using SASS (Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets) in your WordPress themes and streamline your CSS workflow. We’ll talk about variables and mixins, how to extend styles you’ve already written, and wrangle in those large hard to maintain CSS files.
June 20, 2014 — So how do we keep responsive WP sites from looking like each other? And where does mobile-first fit into all of this? What are the obstacles? The obvious approaches? This presentation looks at the ideal case, the bare-bones case and a middle ground – and some tools we can use to get started.