‘Administrative Experience’ Videos

  • Monique Dubbelman: Dear WordPress Community: we’ve turned WP Admin into a monster!

    Monique Dubbelman: Dear WordPress Community: we’ve turned WP Admin into a monster!

    WordCamp Nijmegen 2017Speaker: Monique Dubbelman

    October 14, 2017 — A few events recently occurred: a WordPress developer posted a screenshot on Twitter of the WP Admin of a website he’d just taken over. It was also the day I handed over a site to one of my clients. While I was explaining them where to find what in WP Admin, it struck me: there seemed to be no logic in a lot of the menu-items at all!

    While we’ve all been busy designing websites with a focus on the front end, we seemed to have lost track of usability when developing extra functionality for the back end of WordPress, WP Admin. New menu items created by plugins, seem to be all over the place, not to mention the notifications that come with them.

    Even though most of us are working with WordPress on a daily basis, taking over a website developed by another company isn’t always easy. So imagine what it is like for someone with less experience.

    This talk is a first analyses on the WP admin of a WordPress website, that has the most popular plugins installed. It also presents findings of research done amongst plugin developers, on how they decide how and where the menu of a plugin should appear. Finally, I’m encouraging WP Admin users to participate in an online user test, that will help us to create a foundation for a more user friendly WP Admin.

  • Stefan Kremer: A WordPress admin’s life

    Stefan Kremer: A WordPress admin’s life

    WordCamp Bern 2017Speaker: Stefan Kremer

    October 3, 2017 — Having more than one WordPress instance alive? Than you might know about the pain maintaining several instances. Getting them hardened, updated, secured, backuped, monitored. Being a professional WordPress administrator I’ld like to give some insight views how we tackle these daily duties. It’s all about the topic “cat vs. cattle”.

  • Clifton Canady: Customize Your Clients’ Administrative Experience with Advanced Custom Fields

    Clifton Canady: Customize Your Clients’ Administrative Experience with Advanced Custom Fields

    WordCamp Asheville 2016Speaker: Clifton Canady

    July 20, 2016 — In this presentation, I’ll talk about how to understand Advanced Custom Fields to make your client administrative experience pleasant. I’ll also talk about the get_field or the_field functions. And you’ll learn how you can mix other plugins like Admin Columns or Adminitize to make the back-end easier to use.

    Take aways:

    Understand that it’s not hard to get up and running with ACF. I’ll show all the different types of fields that you can use.
    Learn how the ACF dashboard works, and how to create a field group and fields inside the field group then attach a field group to a page or page template.
    Learn about the get_field , the_field and/or the_sub_field functions and how to out put field on a page template.

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  • Николай Миронов: Сайт глазами контентера: какой должна быть идеальная «админка»

    Николай Миронов: Сайт глазами контентера: какой должна быть идеальная «админка»

    WordCamp Russia 2014Speaker: Nikolay Mironov

    August 23, 2014 — В докладе Николай расскажет о работе с административной панелью WordPress, покажет инструменты для ее настройки, поделится кейсами успешных проектов, объяснит как доработанная «админка» может стать эффективным инструментом для клиента и конкурентным преимуществом для веб-разработчика.

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