March 3, 2020 — In this talk, I draw from both general software engineering best-practices and from the WordPress world. We get into testing, templating, coding standards, dependency injection, security, extensive use of WordPress’s in-built capabilities like admin table lists, custom post types and the like.
November 11, 2019 — We gained experience by building several WordPress plugins and offer them for free or selling them on different platforms. I will tell you the story of our MultilingualPress plugin and what we learned by developing a Multilingual Plugin.
November 10, 2019 — Die meisten Menschen sind seit jeher auf Wettbewerb mit anderen Individuen ausgelegt. Daher wundert es nicht, dass Menschen gern solche Tätigkeiten vollführen, bei denen sie sich mit anderen messen können. Bisher kannte man solchen Wettbewerb jedoch hauptsächlich in Spielen oder sportlichen Wettkämpfen. Doch immer mehr wird dieser motivationssteigernde Mechanismus auch in anderen Kontexten wie beispielsweise der – religiösen Bildung! – eingesetzt.
Gamification bedeutet, die Besucher der eigenen Website, über die Vergabe von Punkten für das erfolgreiche Absolvieren bestimmter Aufgaben zu belohnen und über den Wettkampfaspekt und Konkurrenz mit den anderen Besuchern, zu einer höheren Aktivität zu animieren.
Nach einer kurzen Einführung in das Thema und dem kennenlernen der wichtigsten WordPress Plugins dafür berichten wir über unsere Intentionen im schulischen Einsatz.
August 4, 2019 — As a developer in the WordPress ecosystem, you’re part of a large open source community; and being part of a community, being a good neighbour goes a long way. You’re thinking of or already developing components for WordPress, but developing is just the beginning: allowing your code to be used or modified easily will get you more goodwill within the community. That means documentation; meaning useful code comments, user manuals and API docs.
We’ll discuss documentation standards, best practices, and how to make your users and other developers sing your praises.
July 26, 2019 — In this talk, I will introduce several tools and best practices for developing WordPress sites in a local environment. I will compare the most popular options and show a quick 5 minute tutorial on how to use each of the top 3 (Local by Flywheel, Desktop Server and MAMP)
June 20, 2019 — Jon is a payments expert and has spent the last ten years helping web hosts, software companies and developers earn recurring revenue by bundling payment processing with their core product offering as a value-added-service.
Jon attended 11 WordCamps last year and is passionate about empowering the community by educating store owners and store builders on how to lower costs through interchange optimization and increase security through best practices.
When he is not snuggling with his cats and cooking with his wife he loves to travel and enjoys seeking adventure in the places he visits through watching live music, rock climbing, trail running, hiking and surfing.
March 18, 2019 — You know what you want your website to say, but figuring out how to say it may have you repeatedly banging your forehead on your keyboard. You’re not alone. Even the best ideas by the smartest idea-makers can get lost in translation. Or in over-the-top metaphors. Or in unnecessary, verbose sentences. So sit down, put that thesaurus away, and learn how to make your mark on the web in your own words. I’ll review writing best practices, and guide you through the relatively painless process of getting from idea to published website copy, all in a way that makes sense for you, your website, and your intended audience.
January 10, 2019 — As you start out your journey with WordPress, it’s very common to take out a piece or two of code and inspirations from other projects. However, most of these aren’t up for standard and potentially unsecured. Beginners would likely follow the same route and practice of coding. In this session, Dreb will talk about key best practices in building standard, secured and performant WordPress websites — leading to a better web experience for everyone.
December 12, 2018 — If you are a WordPress plugin or theme author, you probably have mixed feelings about the WordPress Support Forums. For many, they are a necessary evil of the WordPress product developer experience. While they are limited, the advantages they offer far outweigh the disadvantages when tackled well.
I’ve been providing support on the WP.org support forums for over 5 years for a wide variety of plugins. I’ll share my experiences and provide insight and tools that will make you a believer both in free support and in the value the .org support forums can provide to you and your business.
Attendees will gain a deeper knowledge of all the resources the WP.org Support Forums offer. They will also learn of new tools at their disposal to offer more effective technical support for their users on the .org forums.