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.
December 5, 2018 — WordPress web design takes a different approach when creating websites for nonprofit organizations rather than a brick and mortar or eCommerce business. It is more than just driving traffic to a site but getting the visitor to buy into the story that the nonprofit is telling. Picture the ASPCA commercials we all have seen on TV, then convert that into pictures and words. Stories that pull at the heartstrings open the wallets for donations. Providing secure portals to accept not only one-time donations but also subscription based, monthly reoccurring is key. By designing a website that creates emotion and engagement as well as a place to share the stories of the nonprofit. In turn donations and exposure will increase for the organization as well as their digital reputation.
In this presentation I will discuss plugins that I have found that work well for donation-based model websites. I will also share ways to create a user experience that increased donations and awareness. Proper theme selection, seo, plugins all enhance the way we not only tell the nonprofits story but also build brand awareness and in turn a sense of comfort with the donor that they are supporting a cause whose story resonates with them. Whether it be animal welfare, orphans, trafficking, no matter the cause a properly designed site can provide donor dollars and exposure that the organization would likely not have otherwise.
October 9, 2018 — My mission is to help every #entrepreneur and small business to understand all possibilities of the modern Internet and to do a conscious choice about their strategy how to reach their customers and let their business a good start.Step-by-step practice for non-developers on how to create their own website on WordPress.
– Comparison with other solutions.
– Advantages of using WordPress.
– Domain, hosting, SEO.
– Advantages of using Ocean WP theme and Elementor plugin.
August 31, 2018 — During this talk, David Parsons will go over how the USA Today Sports team uses WordPress.com VIP to help scale their sites. In addition, he will go over what best practices the team uses when building things that are not necessarily on WordPress as well. This includes 3rd party API’s etc.
August 22, 2018 — The talk is about WordPress security best practices. How to enhance and implement security practices in WordPress. The session is delivered by Shakir Ali who is a system engineer at 10UP.