Speakers: Keanan Koppenhaver

  • Keanan Koppenhaver: Modern WordPress Tools for Developers

    Keanan Koppenhaver: Modern WordPress Tools for Developers

    WordCamp Dayton 2019Speaker: Keanan Koppenhaver

    June 19, 2019 — It used to be that WordPress required a very different toolset than other types of modern PHP apps. Now, however, PHP developers can use many of the same tools to work with WordPress that they would use with Laravel or any other PHP framework.

    In this talk, we’ll look at how to modernize development of WordPress sites by using Bedrock to give us a modern stack, WP-CLI to interface with WordPress through the command line or even create scripts to run operations, how to use composer and plugins specifically designed for developers, and ways to deploy WordPress that are easier and more stable than FTP. In addition, we’ll talk about new considerations that Javascript is bringing to the WordPress ecosystem.

    Come take a look at how the WordPress ecosystem is maturing in 2019 and beyond!

  • Keanan Koppenhaver: Voice Is The New Keyboard: Voice Interfaces In 2018 And Beyond

    Keanan Koppenhaver: Voice Is The New Keyboard: Voice Interfaces In 2018 And Beyond

    WordCamp Peoria 2018Speaker: Keanan Koppenhaver

    September 30, 2018 — The next generation of devices is here, and they’re all voice enabled. With the rise of technologies like Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google Assistant and Microsoft’s Cortana, businesses need to think about how to structure their offerings to be compatible with these interfaces. This talk will explore how voice search is influencing SEO and customer acquisition as well as how to adapt to give customers a viable voice-interface option to interact with your services.

    We’ll interact with Alexa and Google Assistant live to see how they can take your WordPress site to the next level and provide a unique interface to your content.

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  • Keanan Koppenhaver: The WP REST API as the Foundation of the Open Web

    Keanan Koppenhaver: The WP REST API as the Foundation of the Open Web

    WordCamp For Publishers: Chicago 2018Speaker: Keanan Koppenhaver

    August 22, 2018 — In this talk, we’ll explore:
    – How the WP REST API can enable web to print workflows through InDesign,
    – Making your content more accessible through Google Home and Alexa
    – Even distribute your content to services your readers have built to consume content on their own terms.

    Come explore how the REST API can truly be the foundation of a more open web.

  • Keanan Koppenhaver: Contributing to WordPress: From Beginning to Closed Ticket

    Keanan Koppenhaver: Contributing to WordPress: From Beginning to Closed Ticket

    WordCamp NYC 2017Speaker: Keanan Koppenhaver

    February 15, 2018 — In this talk, we’ll look at the progression of a bug ticket from beginning to end and see how the software we use every day is continually improved.

  • Keanan Koppenhaver: Take WP-Admin To The Next Level With Advanced Custom Fields

    Keanan Koppenhaver: Take WP-Admin To The Next Level With Advanced Custom Fields

    WordCamp Nashville 2016Speaker: Keanan Koppenhaver

    March 17, 2017 — The Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) plugin is a powerful tool that allows you to extend the capabilities of WordPress admin without writing any additional code to create these fields.

    We’ll explore:
    • How ACF allows you to offer additional functionality to your clients
    • How to use these new fields in your templates
    • And how to make sure you don’t go too far when adding fields.

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  • Keanan Koppenhaver: Customizing WP-Admin for Your Clients Using Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)

    Keanan Koppenhaver: Customizing WP-Admin for Your Clients Using Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)

    WordCamp Cincinnati 2016Speaker: Keanan Koppenhaver

    January 14, 2017 — The Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) plugin is a powerful tool that allows you to extend the capabilities of WordPress admin without writing any additional code to create these fields.

    We’ll explore:
    • How ACF allows you to offer additional functionality to your clients
    • How to use these new fields in your templates
    • And how to make sure you don’t go too far when adding fields.

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  • Keanan Koppenhaver: WordPress Debugging Tips and Tricks

    Keanan Koppenhaver: WordPress Debugging Tips and Tricks

    WordCamp Dallas / Fort Worth 2016Speaker: Keanan Koppenhaver

    October 29, 2016 — “Everyone’s code has bugs. Luckily there are almost as many tools to help squash bugs as there are bugs to be squashed. In this talk, we’ll take a detailed look at how to debug and fix some common issues associated with WordPress sites.

    We’ll explore how Chrome’s Developer Tools can help us pinpoint front end bugs.
    Then, we’ll take a look under the hood with the Query Monitor plugin and see what’s going on behind the scenes with your WordPress site, including database queries, included template files, and more.
    Finally, we’ll see how Debug Bar can help us keep an eye on any errors or irregularities that crop up in our code right from the WP Admin bar.

    With all these tools in your toolbox, you can ensure that your code is in the best possible shape and ready to ship!”

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