Speakers: Merrill Mayer

  • Merrill Mayer: WooCommerce Theming With Storefront

    WordCamp Seattle 2017Speaker: Merrill Mayer

    November 26, 2017 — WooCommerce provides Storefront as its official WooCommerce theme. Storefront is a very clean, responsive theme based on Underscores. While Storefront is great out of the box and there are several add-ons for purchase, what if you want to customize it yourself?

    Fortunately, there are many hooks and filters available for developers. Learn how to use them to create your own custom child theme based on Storefront.

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  • Developer PowerPack: Theme Customizer, SASS, and Composer with WordPress

    WordCamp Seattle 2015: Experienced EditionSpeakers: Merrill Mayer, Frederick Meyer, Kalen Johnson

    June 22, 2015 — Using the theme customizer – Merrill Mayer
    An overview of the theme customizer API and how to build it into your themes.

    Falling in Love with Sass for WordPress — Frederick Meyer
    Learn why Sass, the CSS preprocessor, is better than vanilla CSS for complex projects, based on two key qualities of Sass: 1. It’s DRYer, and 2. It’s dynamic. The talk describes these benefits with reference to a complex real-life client project: creating a user-managed WordPress theme generator, with widths, color scheme, typography, etc., all changeable as Sass variables, compiling to one clean custom CSS stylesheet with no extra “theme options” DB calls.

    Using Composer and WordPress — Kalen Johnson
    Composer has taken the PHP community by storm, allowing projects to easily integrate PHP packages with their projects. Although WordPress doesn’t (yet) use autoloading and Composer, that doesn’t mean we as developer’s don’t have to. We walk through what Composer is, how to use it, then see how we can integrate it with our own WordPress projects, whether that’s a theme, plugin, or an entire WordPress site.

  • Merrill Mayer: Advanced Custom Fields – Beyond the basics

    WordCamp Vancouver 2014Speaker: Merrill Mayer

    September 25, 2014 — This talk will cover use of ACF in non-blog oriented websites. It will focus on using ACF in a custom post type. It will demonstrate custom queries along with custom prev/next posts.

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  • Merrill Mayer: Advanced Custom Fields – Beyond the Basics

    WordCamp Seattle 2014Speaker: Merrill Mayer

    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.

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