‘Featured’ Videos

  • Introduction to theme.json

    Speaker: Jonathan Bossenger

    January 6, 2023 — Introduced in WordPress 5.8, the theme.json file allows block theme developers to control the settings and styles of the blocks in the Editor.

    In this video tutorial, you will be introduced to the theme.json file, how it works, and how you can control these settings and styles.

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  • Let’s code: WordPress plugin security

    Speakers: Jonathan Bossenger, Thelma Mutete

    January 6, 2023 — In this online workshop, we’ll be looking at one of the most vital but overlooked aspects of developing plugins for WordPress, and that’s ensuring your plugin’s code is secure!

    We will look at why this is important and learn how to implement a security-first mindset as you add functionality to your plugins, using real-world examples.

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  • State of the Word 2022

    Speaker: Matt Mullenweg

    January 4, 2023 — In the State of the Word 2022 annual keynote address, WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg reflects on WordPress in 2022 and aspirations for the coming year.

  • A new era of WordPress themes is here: block themes

    WordCamp US 2022Speaker: Rich Tabor

    December 21, 2022 — This talk explores the foundation of block themes, patterns, templates, parts, and style variants: all the elements that encompass this new era of WordPress.

    Learn more about how the full block editing experience introduces many new concepts for editing and publishing with WordPress.

  • Designing for accessibility

    WordCamp US 2022Speaker: Sara Cannon

    December 20, 2022 — Learn more about designing for accessibility. Find out how designers can work to WCAG standards and create a beautiful inclusive web.

    This talk is best suited for designers working in a layout tool such as Figma, but it can also be useful for individuals auditing sites for design and accessibility.

  • Making connections

    WordCamp Italy (Italia) 2022Speaker: Simon Kraft

    December 18, 2022 — At a 2011 WordCamp, Simon connected with other WordPress people for the first time. He started his local Meetup one year later. Now ten years later, after leading more than 150 in-person, online, and hybrid events, Simon looks back on one of the most rewarding and enjoyable hobbies he could have wished for.

    In this session, Simon combines his own experience with the shared knowledge of Meetup organizers worldwide. This talk offers guidance to anyone interested in starting local Meetups, revitalizing dormant groups, or building sustainable local communities.

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  • WordPress through the terminal

    December 11, 2022 — Remember the famous WordPress “five minute installation” process? Find out what WP-CLI can do in five minutes. Keep watching and you might learn everything else that can happen from the terminal in 40 minutes.

  • Image SEO best practices to make your content discoverable

    Speaker: Benjamin Evans

    December 5, 2022 — SEO (Search Engine Optimization) refers to setting up your site for optimal discoverability through search results. Making sure the text on your site is discoverable is important. But did you know there are steps you can take to make your images more discoverable, too? This is called “Image SEO”.

    In this Online Workshop, we’ll be looking at Image SEO best practices for WordPress sites.

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  • Using Chrome’s Developer Tools

    Speaker: Micah Wood

    November 30, 2022 — Chrome is not just a great browser for viewing websites, but also an invaluable tool for building websites. Out of the box, Chrome ships with “developers tools”. Many web developers are aware of this and make use of some of the tools it provides. However, most developers only scratch the surface of what the browser can do. Join in as we take a deep dive into the Chrome developer tools and learn, among other things, how to:

    – Quickly test styling fixes
    – Emulate handheld devices to test responsive designs
    – Easily navigate and debug JavaScript
    – Use the JavaScript console
    – View form submissions
    – Monitor AJAX requests
    – Check for performance issues
    – Troubleshoot caching issues
    – Create and use your own snippets
    – Share replays of website interactions
    – Auto-generate front-end tests
    – Share the current state of Chrome dev tools with another developer

  • Clue: a detective’s guide to troubleshooting in WordPress

    WordCamp US 2022Speaker: Micah Wood

    November 21, 2022 — Whether you own, maintain, or build WordPress sites, troubleshooting is a skill set that will save you time and money.

    Learn more about common WordPress issues and how to diagnose them. Find out how to identify root causes with a step-by-step process and determine next steps.

    Get tips for constructive communication with developers or web hosts to help speed up a problem resolution process.