‘best practices’ Videos

  • Christie Chirinos: Employees, Contractors, Partners, Interns, Oh My! Grow Your WordPress Business

    WordCamp NYC 2017Speaker: Christie Chirinos

    February 9, 2018 — So you’ve started a business, and your business is working. People are asking for your services and paying you for them. That’s awesome! Now, the tasks required to keep the business going are mounting. Everyone keeps telling you that it’s time to start outsourcing. However, few people seem to have an idea of how to actually grow a team. You need a bookkeeper, but how do you even find one? What about a lawyer? Should a support team member be a contractor or an employee? What about interns – do they need to be paid? What about services like Fiverr and Upwork?

    In this talk, we will answer these questions and more. Relevant to any freelancer beginning to see themselves as an agency, product or education business looking for additional support, or anywhere in between, our experience growing the team at Caldera Labs has been full of lessons we’d like to share. From understanding what makes a legal unpaid internship vs. an illegal one, to best practices in how to teach new team members how to do things the way you think should be done while allowing room for each person’s unique strengths to shine through, this WordPress HR talk will be packed with information and leave you armed with the legalese and management concepts to grow a successful team – extra points for being specifically for WordPress businesses, by a WordPress business professional, and with knowledge of what employment law looks like especially in New York City.

  • Edmund Turbin: Production-ready WordPress: Deploy your code using version control and continuous integration

    WordCamp Utrecht 2017Speaker: Edmund Turbin

    December 25, 2017 — It is common practice to move code through a series of servers in a multi-tiered development workflow. This talk will discuss best practices for deployment from local development environment to production servers. We’ll dive in to in how to push changes from collaborative version control tools to build, deploy and deliver WordPress. Learn basic concepts around deployment, testing and dependency management and see how it all ties together.

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  • Sam Hotchkiss: WP Plugin Development Best Practices

    WordCamp Mumbai 2016Speaker: Sam Hotchkiss

    July 1, 2017 — Sam will speak on Best Practices in Plugin Development!

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  • Elie Sloïm: Qualité web, bonnes pratiques et CMS

    WordCamp Bordeaux 2017Speaker: Elie Sloïm

    May 14, 2017 — Comment produire le meilleur site possible avec votre système de gestion de contenu préféré ? Pour répondre à cette question, nous nous pencherons tout d’abord sur la qualité Web et même plus précisément, sur la qualité de votre site Web, c’est-à-dire sa capacité à satisfaire les exigences fondamentales de ses utilisateurs. En pratique, nous verrons s’il existe des bonnes pratiques universelles, réalistes, et vérifiables en ligne qui permettent d’améliorer et de mieux prendre en compte la diversité des contextes de consultation de vos sites par leurs utilisateurs et l’amélioration globale de leur expérience..
    Enfin, nous verrons comment il est possible de prendre en compte ces bonnes pratiques dans les systèmes de gestion de contenus, et comment ceux-ci vont pouvoir nous aider à produire de meilleurs sites.

    @ElieSL #wcbordeaux

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  • Travis Smith: Troubleshooting JavaScript

    WordCamp Atlanta 2017Speaker: Travis Smith

    March 29, 2017 — JavaScript is awesome when it works, but when it doesn’t, it can be extremely frustrating. How do you troubleshoot an AJAX call? How do you know if your JavaScript is even on the page? How do you know if it is executing when and how it should? We will walk through some of the best practices for finding and identifying problems with your JavaScript inside WordPress.

  • Nedko Hristov: Security of WordPress

    Varna WordPress MeetupSpeaker: Nedko Hristov

    March 4, 2017 — Nedko Hristov warns us what security scans we should check our sites against and reminds us of what are the best practices to secure our sites from hacks and other trouble.

  • Marcin Kilarski: How Developers Can Make A Website SEO Friendly

    WordCamp Belfast 2016Speaker: Marcin Kilarski

    November 1, 2016 — SEO best practices that developers should keep in mind when they are building a website.

    Learn, how as a web developer, you can build search engine friendly websites for yourself and your clients.
    The session will take you through the various on-page ranking factors that you should pay attention to when building and launching a new site.

    This presentation is for developers who want to get better results from their websites.

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  • Sal Ferrarello: Best Practices for Creating Custom Post Types

    WordCamp Lehigh Valley 2016Speaker: Sal Ferrarello

    August 31, 2016 — Custom Post Types allow you to better organize your site. We’ll look at some common use cases for Custom Post Types, what code to add, where to add it, and some of the nuances that go along with creating them. We will do all of these things without any plugins.

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  • Trisha Salas: Accessibility Tips, Tricks and Best Practices for Plugin Developers

    WordCamp Oklahoma City 2016Speaker: Trisha Salas

    August 26, 2016 — Accessibility Tips, Tricks and Best Practices for Plugin Developers

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  • Tom McFarlin: The Truth About the Environment (A Primer For Professional WordPress Development Practices)

    WordCamp Atlanta 2016Speaker: Tom McFarlin

    April 6, 2016 — This talk will focus on the purpose and significance of the three environments all professional developers should use when serving their clients.

    This includes:

    1. Development Environment
    2. Staging Environment
    3. Production Environment

    The presentation will not stick to a particular set of tools, though. Instead, it will acknowledge the fact that developers choose to use a variety of different editors, debuggers, and so on.

    Sure, various tools will be mentioned and recommended but none will be pushed on any of the audience – the ultimate goal is to inform those who are there what their options are.

    Further, we _will_ discuss the general workflow of going from development to staging and from staging to production and ways to easily and professionally move your code from one environment to the other.

    Finally, the talk will cover why this matters and how it benefits both you (or the business) and the customer.

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