November 20, 2014 — Blogging is critical to the success of any online business, yet it’s often ignored, underutilized, or flailing. Learn the biggest mistakes new bloggers make, why they are sabotaging their own success, and how to avoid doing the same. From headlines, to optimization, to formatting, to promotion, we’ll cover how to get every one of your blog posts maximum visibility and get them in front of people who need what you offer, are ready to buy, but just don’t yet know you exist.
September 15, 2014 — Numbers Used Once (NONCE) are important tools for developers. Many developers however don’t understand what they are or or how to properly use them. In this session we will take the red pill and dive headfirst into the rabbit hole.
When we emerge, you’ll know the tools available to you, both built-in and add-ons.
Join me for this enchanted journey, learn something new, refresh your knowledge, and groan at the bad jokes and tortured metaphors.
January 9, 2014 — Everybody is making responsive websites these days, but only the super hip kids are using stuff like em based media queries, rem font-sizes, and off canvas nav menus. Learn about these techniques and more RWD magic, and instantly earn the right to sport a hipster mustache and move to San Francisco!
December 3, 2013 — This presentation is practical examples and information about setting expectations with clients when developing a WordPress site.
October 1, 2013 — The Customizer has been around since WordPress 3.4, yet it is one of the most unknown and under appreciated features around. Learn what the Customizer is, from where users can access it, and why it is so awesome. Then the Customizer API, how to integrate it in your themes and plugins, and dive into how you can extend existing functionality. Finally cover some tutorials and example implementations, what default themes do with it, and how to encourages its use.
September 30, 2013 — “Post Launch Setup” includes task lists such as setting up security monitors, backup scheduling, configuration up of stats and caching programs, automating post broadcasts, activating JetPack, testing contact forms, and prepping your site for search engine optimization. Most of these tasks can only be performed after a site has gone live and DNS has fully propagated. This session outlines the steps used to successfully launch a WordPress site.
September 29, 2013 — No web developer? No coding skills? No problem! This talk helps small business owners and other DIY users to get the most out of their website. From backing up to creating better content, harness the power of plugins and let WordPress do the work.
September 29, 2013 — This talk is an in-depth look at plugin development for WordPress MultiSite, which adds new layers of complexity to the way sites are managed and can create problems for plugins and themes. It takes a look at some of the most important areas, like knowing where content is stored, keeping track of which site you are in, and how to create and manage options, which can be saved for the entire network or site-by-site.
September 28, 2013 — This talk goes over the design of large, custom plugins that transform WordPress into an application platform. Using OOP can help assist with structure and efficiency. It goes over how to use existing WordPress functions that aid in the process and it touchs on the differences between developing for multi vs single site installs
September 28, 2013 — This talk covers the advantages of developing in underscores (_s) and why it is the only starter theme that you should use. It shows how to customize this theme to make it do exactly what you want and nothing else. It also discusses the “gotchas” and what not to do. github link »