July 26, 2019 — In our last episode, dear campers, we learned about Custom Post Types (CPT’s) and Advanced Custom Fields (ACF’s) and why we need them. We had everything clear, right? Enter Gutenberg…
Until Gutenberg, we had to copy over content from one old post to the new. The other option is to use CPT’s and ACF’s. What’s the difference? When should you use one or the other… or BOTH?
In this session, we’ll take a quick review of CPT’s and ACF’s, then compare them to Gutenberg Blocks and Templates, and discuss when you should use each and why.
December 6, 2018 — En esta sesión hablaremos de qué son los Post Types, para qué sirven y cómo crear los tuyos propios. Veremos ejemplos reales para ilustrar cuándo usarlos. También veremos distintas opciones de cómo añadir campos a los nuevos tipos creados y formatear su salida.
November 9, 2017 — Custom Post types allow users to create posts that are automatically categorized for unique display and archiving. Custom Fields (improved by the Advanced Custom Fields plug-in) provide a simple user interface for adding specific content to a post, as well as an accessible mechanism for styling that information on the front end. By combining the two, you can develop custom features, including event directories, specializes menus and more. I will show how to add these features via plugins for non-developers and via code for developers who want more control.
October 26, 2017 — In this talk you will see a portfolio site developed and learn how to code your own fast and beautiful page-builder to make it happen. Plus you will see how to create custom post types, use repeater fields, build a REST API, and more.
Oh, and you will not need a single WordPress plugin.
October 9, 2017 — For better or worse, advertising is the lifeblood of the modern media ecosystem. Yet ads increasingly: 1) undermine publisher values and audience trust (advertorial native ads); 2) interrupt, compromise, and abuse our audiences (interstitials, mal-advertising, autoplay videos). Yet an overhaul is financially impractical for publishers at scale. In this session, you’ll learn about two strategies for us to change tack. Plus, you’ll learn how to leverage new capabilities to implement these strategies with WordPress. First, you will learn how to increase the value of direct sold advertising with content sponsorship opportunities using taxonomies in WordPress and “native styles” ads in DoubleClick for Publishers. Second, you’ll learn how to leverage custom post types in WordPress to build a successful, scalable and manageable affiliate link program. It is our responsibility to build better solutions and improve the media ecosystem.
August 7, 2017 — Unleash the full power of the WordPress content management system with custom post types. The best part? You don’t need to be a developer to utilize this awesome feature. We’ll cover why, when, and how to use custom post types. To top it off, we’ll set up a custom taxonomy to help organize your data even further.
June 4, 2017 — Prior to the development of the current Campus News site, there wasn’t really a public facing news site as much as a static archive of press releases without rich content, pictures, seo, or any kind sorting mechanism. Since we migrated in to the new site, we’ve seen a huge improvement in the quality and volume of news content and a dramatic increase in engagement with UTHSC news.
This talk will focus on how we were able to leverage custom post types, taxonomies, fields, and templates and other built-in features to develop a highly customized, powerful site with lots of cool features including our campus-announcements system and an archive of press coverage from outside media. I’ll also emphasize some of the steps we took to ensure a quality user experience for the Communications and Marketing department who maintains the site’s content.
March 17, 2017 — Beiträge und Seiten kennt jede/r WordPress AnwenderIn. Zusätzlich zu diesen beiden Beitragstypen kann WordPress um Eigene erweitert werden. Wie diese angelegt, Inhalte erfasst und diese auf der Webseite ausgegeben werden, ohne PHP zu können – das zeigt uns Frank Staude beim Meetup.
March 15, 2017 — As a site owner, I wanted to have more flexibility and control over my content so looked towards custom post types and custom meta fields. This is the journey of how a non-developer learnt to structure post types, custom meta fields, the plugins and libraries I’ve used to create my sites with and some tips for making the editor more user friendly so all the extra fields don’t feel overwhelming.
January 9, 2017 — One of the most important parts of building a WordPress site from scratch, is brainstorming and building out the various types of data, and how they relate to each other.
In this talk we will cover:
Creating Custom Post Types
Creating Custom Taxonomies
Using Metadata for CPT’s and taxonomies
How best to make relationships between these two data types.
How to build performant queries.
And lastly we will look at some basic caching techniques that we can employ with Transients and/or Object Cache to make these queries even more performant.