August 21, 2014 — Twig, the most popular PHP template language, unlocks new possibilities for theme designers. This session introduces the benefits of working with Twig and some of the coolest features that empower template developers entirely new concepts to manipulate their WordPress themes. It provides specific examples in how major media companies use WordPress and Twig to make sustainable themes that can live-on and be extended for years to come.
August 16, 2014 — Many previous WordCamps have had panel discussions with variations on “how to start a WordPress business” or “how to run a distributed company”. At WordCamp Philly this year, we wanted to try a little something different, something that comes at these issues from the other side, namely: how can you best be a part of a distributed company? We’ve heard from CEOs, founders and product-makers and have gotten a lot of good input on how to stay sane while running a WordPress business. Let’s help each other stay sane when working for those sorts of people.
August 15, 2014 — How do media companies big and small make the most of WordPress? In this panel session, we’ll discuss the unique opportunities and challenges of using WordPress for media outlets, and also highlight some resources that could benefit your next media project.
March 18, 2013 — This session takes the user through the basics of creating Child Themes based off an existing theme in order to customize a theme to your liking, without having to code/develop the whole kit and kaboodle!
February 17, 2013 — Plugins and themes offer exciting possibilities, but too many can equal too much excitement, especially in Multisite.This presentation discusses best practices to promote stability and ease of upgrading, while supporting user needs. We’ll also share tips on cleaning up WordPress and on taking advantage of some nifty new features.
February 17, 2013 — This presentation addresses key points for helping designers understand the basic functionality and structure of WordPress, so that they can design truly beautiful and functional sites that run well on WordPress.