December 20, 2013 — Learn how to keep your WordPress sites under version control using a workflow refined over dozens of sites. We’ll cover repository organization, what belongs (and, perhaps more importantly, what doesn’t belong), and how to make deploying updates and working with multiple environments as painless as possible.
December 16, 2013 — The Model-View-Controller design pattern is a popular technique to help structure applications in a way that is flexible, modular, and easy to maintain, but it hasn’t received much attention within the WordPress community. This session introduces the basic principles of MVC and show some practical tips on how to implement them in a WordPress plugin.
December 15, 2013 — The presentation includes tips for how to encourage other members of the WordPress development community to contribute to your plugin and theme projects. Many of the lessons learned and presented come from several years of experience with managing plugins that have very active community contributions.
December 14, 2013 — This talk discusses how to use WordPress to tell better stories that lead visitors to action. It also deconstructs successful sites and looks at external systems that interface with WordPress to help us maximize our digital presence.
December 13, 2013 — Project Argo was a project at NPR, funded by the Knight Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, to build topic-based verticals at member stations around the country. Those 12 beat blogs were built on a set of WordPress-based tools built under the Argo banner.
December 7, 2013 — This talk shows some sites based on Genesis child themes. It shows the stylesheets and how they’re the same from theme to theme. It then moves into some other work that combines themes, and talks about adding mobile-first design instead of just sticking to the child themes’ responsive CSS.