August 23, 2014 — As a blogger, you post photos, and probably quotes from people you interview (or, maybe you borrow quotes and content from other websites). If you have a transactional site, you’re making marketing claims. Every single one of these things can get you into legal trouble, and many bloggers are doing them horribly wrong. Which photos are illegal to post on your blog? What is “fair use,” and how does it affect bloggers, exactly? To what degree can you tweak a direct quotation from someone? What about libel and slander? And what constitutes over-promising from a marketing perspective, and how can it get you into hot water with the FTC? What you don’t know about communication law can hurt you. I’ll present examples writers who’ve found themselves stuck in a legal quagmire, and give practical guidelines and resources for keeping your blog in line.
August 21, 2014 — So you’ve learned WordPress and are ready to make it a business. You’ll quickly find that you’ll need to get some systems put in place to make that happen. From CRMs to IDEs, we’ll got through a brief overview of the pieces needed to make it all work.
August 21, 2014 — In this presentation, a number of excellent best practices for developing WordPress sites are discussed involving custom post types, custom fields, database migration and more.
August 21, 2014 — WordPress revisions got a jolt of Backbone and a complete interface overhaul in WordPress 3.6 (as did media in 3.5 and themes in 3.8). Hear the revisions rewrite story and description of the effort involved, plus a code overview and ideas for leveraging Backbone (and Underscore) in your WordPress project.
August 21, 2014 — As of WordPress 3.9, the Heartbeat API is no longer experimental! It’s intended to help developers synchronize data between the browser and server without manually sending individual AJAX calls. Learn Heartbeat basics and have a quick run-through on how it’s used by WordPress’ core.
August 21, 2014 — Technology can be intimidating. From the tools to the geek speak, many clients glaze over when they think about working with WordPress. By embracing the role of geek translator, you can train your clients to work within their site or at least be comfortable in knowing what they want done. Everyone has skills they bring to the table when working with a website but those skills may not be in understanding the terminology or function of WordPress. We will go over some simple steps and resources to help make the process of educating clients about WordPress go more smoothly and be more effective. By utilizing multiple training methods and tailoring your training to his/her level of understanding you can give your client the space in which to build confidence and understanding. Build long-lasting, healthy client relationships (and make money!) by learning how to translate the geek!
August 21, 2014 — Design in an open source project isn’t easy. Complaints about “design by committee” abound. Everyone is afraid of “too many cooks”. It takes blood, sweat, and tears to craft a design that gets the approval of a community.
This is the story of WordPress’ admin. It’s a heart-breaking, heart-wrenching tale of how, through immense trials and tribulations, WordPress’ admin was born, and how it became what it is today. How through ten years of trying, WordPress managed to craft not just a design, but a design process
August 19, 2014 — The focus of this quick presentation is on website and WordPress accessibility. It briefly explains what web accessibility is and what it involves and demonstrates a popular web accessibility evaluation tool that any develop can use to test their website’s accessibility.
August 18, 2014 — Understanding why your page is rendering slowly is the first step to improving your page load speed. The faster your pages load, the better the site will convert and the happier your clients will be!
August 17, 2014 — When you’re on a budget, you don’t have the time or money to waste on growth tactics that go nowhere. Learn strategies for growing your blog that just plain work. We’ll go over ways to boost traffic through targeted content, how to apply keyword research, how to build an email list of loyal readers, and even how to start leveraging your content to make you money. Find out how to make your amazing content work for you, whether you’ve got $1 to spend or $1000.