Speakers: Mike Hale

  • Mike Hale: Using the Debug Bar Plugin to Make Developing for WordPress Easier

    Mike Hale: Using the Debug Bar Plugin to Make Developing for WordPress Easier

    WordCamp Grand Rapids 2018Speaker: Mike Hale

    February 28, 2019 — As a developer, access to debugging information is vital to troubleshooting your code or finding where performance bottlenecks are happening. By using the WordPress Debug Bar, and related add-ons, you’ll be able to track errors, SQL queries, access the query, and give get insight into what’s happening under the hood of your WordPress website.

  • Ian Wilson, Mike Hale: Imposter Syndrome

    Ian Wilson, Mike Hale: Imposter Syndrome

    WordCamp Jackson 2017Speakers: Ian Wilson, Mike Hale

    December 6, 2017 — “I’m a total fraud, and it’s just a matter of time before everyone finds out.” That little voice in our heads saying that is just Impostor Syndrome- An all too common problem in the WordPress community. Impostor Syndrome prevents us from recognizing our own achievements. In this session, you’ll learn how to recognize it, why it keeps you from realizing your potential, and how to keep it from holding you back.

  • Mike Hale: Building a Developer Friendly WordPress Plugin

    Mike Hale: Building a Developer Friendly WordPress Plugin

    WordCamp Chicago 2017Speaker: Mike Hale

    August 29, 2017 — With nearly fifty thousand WordPress plugins available, there’s one for just about everything. However, sometimes a plugin doesn’t do exactly what you need. Working with existing plugins can be a frustrating experience when the developer has not considered how other developers might use it on a client’s web site. In this session, I’ll share some common roadblocks working with plugins, how you can make your plugin extensible, and the benefits of building a developer-friendly plugin.

  • Mike Hale: Growth Hacking with WordPress

    Mike Hale: Growth Hacking with WordPress

    WordCamp Kent 2017Speaker: Mike Hale

    July 10, 2017 — Growth Hacking isn’t just a buzzword, and it’s not just for startups. You can use the same tools and tactics to attract more readers to your blog, users for your app, and customers of your products. In this session you’ll learn what growth hacking is (and isn’t) and how you can become a growth hacker too. We’ll also cover tools and plugins you can easily integrate with WordPress to power your site and grow your business.

  • Mike Hale: Building a Developer Friendly WordPress Plugin

    Mike Hale: Building a Developer Friendly WordPress Plugin

    WordCamp St. Louis 2017Speaker: Mike Hale

    March 21, 2017 — With nearly fifty thousand WordPress plugins available, there’s one for just about everything. However, sometimes a plugin doesn’t do exactly what you need. Working with existing plugins can be a frustrating experience when the developer has not considered how other developers might use it on a client’s web site. In this session I’ll share some common roadblocks working with plugins, how you can make your plugin extensible, and the benefits of building a developer-friendly plugin.

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  • Mike Hale: Amp it UP! Using Google Accelerated Mobile Pages with WordPress

    Mike Hale: Amp it UP! Using Google Accelerated Mobile Pages with WordPress

    WordCamp Ann Arbor 2016Speaker: Mike Hale

    January 6, 2017 — Google is pushing Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) in a big way. AMP pages restrict what you can do all for the sake of performance on mobile devices. In this talk we’ll cover the basics of AMP, how it’s different than mobile-ready and responsive design, and the plugins you’ll need to take advantage of AMP on your WordPress site.

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  • Mike Hale: Content Calendars for WordPress: Tips and Tools

    Mike Hale: Content Calendars for WordPress: Tips and Tools

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Mike Hale

    July 22, 2014 — Content calendars are a tool to plan and manage the content you will create for your site. For a multi-author blog it’s vital to controlling the chaos of rounding up writers and deadlines. This presentation covers the elements that make up a good content calendar and why they’re so useful. It will also take a look at tools to manage your content calendar and how to integrate it with your WordPress site. Topics include an overview of content calendar, what to include, using Evernote to manage a content content calendar & using Zapier to sync with WordPress, using the Editorial Calendar Plugin and CoSchedule.

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