August 8, 2014 — There are a lot of WordPress themes out there. Some are free; some are not. Some are chocked full of bells and whistles while others offer little to no additional features. But how do you know which one is right for you?
August 5, 2014 — This panel discussion focuses on SEO issues specific to WordPress and, particularly, blogs. In addition, it illuminates the latest in Google goofiness and other peculiarities of SEO. It is not a basic tutorial in SEO, but is still a good choice for beginners.
August 5, 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 4, 2014 — Whether you’re setting up a portfolio page, a site for Realtors, or for a professional blogger, images are important. But how do you use images that look great and don’t slow down visitors to your site? What are some important considerations you need to have in mind? This talk covers things like how WordPress handles images and what you need to know about that (thumbnails, regeneration); how to compress your images; how and when to use progressive jpegs, for instance, or pngs; and what you can do to help images on your site load faster (Photon, CDNs, static asset caching, parallel downloading, etc).
August 2, 2014 — Large projects often change scope rapidly, hence the use of ambiguous words like scale and platform. This session covers general strategies around approaching your project with an incremental mindset. Version control, environment, collaboration, and deployment all play key roles when pushing a platform to serve big needs. By laying out a strategy at the start and making consistent small changes, your platform will scale before anyone realizes.
August 2, 2014 — This talk covers use of ACF in non-blog oriented websites. It focuses on using ACF in a custom post type. It demonstrates custom queries along with custom prev/next posts. And it shows how to display ACF fields in the dashboard for the custom post type overview.