April 15, 2015 — The WordPress Administration area is no walk in the park. Just because it’s, perhaps, the most user-friendly of the big CMSs doesn’t necessary make it objectively easy to use. All sorts of things that can seriously break your site are mixed in with trivial options. And, once you start adding robust plugins, things can get complicated fast.
There are many ways to make WordPress more palatable for the common user (see: non-developers) and reduce the risk of big-time accidents. In this session, I’ll show you how easy it is to remove things users don’t need from the admin area—all with your own plugin.
Don’t worry if you haven’t written a plugin before. Not only will I give you the working plugin to start with, but I’ll explain everything along the way.
Let’s make WordPress just a little easier and safer for everyone!
September 27, 2014 — This introduction to WordPress walks the fine line between abstract concepts and specific use-cases for many administrative tasks within WordPress. The goal of the presentation is to not-only teach you how to navigate and use different functionality with WordPress’s dashboard, but to also provide understanding as to why the differences in functionality exist. By the end of the presentation, you should understand how to use WordPress to effectively create and manage simple websites. Topics covered: common settings, pages, posts, categories & tags, themes, widgets, and plugins.
August 21, 2014 — Many new users get frustrated when they first start using WordPress because they’ve either not been told or shown how to do various things. When I give presentations, I like to draw parallels with real-life situations. So this session would take on a spin of having a new baby and all the things that new parents need to learn and/or figure out. I’ll walk new users through the process of all the things new “parents” will need for their WordPress site.
August 2, 2014 — This talk covers use of ACF in non-blog oriented websites. It focuses on using ACF in a custom post type. It demonstrates custom queries along with custom prev/next posts. And it shows how to display ACF fields in the dashboard for the custom post type overview.
June 29, 2014 — Dustin takes a comprehensive look at the WordPress Dashboard, unlocking new and exciting things that are included within WordPress.
* What each menu item in a default WordPress install does
* How to change common settings
* How to write posts and pages, add media, and more
* How to add new users
* How to manage comments
* Managing Menus
* Managing Widgets
* What are dashboard widgets?
* What is my user profile?
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