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.
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
– 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
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.
November 17, 2022 — This presentation is about how to automate WordPress using the REST and GraphQL API’s. There are quite a lot of plugins to help you automate WordPress, plugins however come at a performance cost, might fail and they need to be regularly updated.
WordPress REST and GraphQL API’s make it easy to automate all sorts of tasks, while handling errors gracefully without needing to resort to using any plugins.
In this talk we will look at how you can use the WordPress REST and GraphQL API’s to create all sorts of automations, uptime monitoring, image generation, database cleanup, backups, updates, ….
We will have a look at different no-code, low-code tools to help you setup automations, Zapier, Github Actions, Pipedream, Cronhooks, CloudFlare Workers etc.
November 14, 2022 — In March 2022, the nonprofit organization WebAIM published a report about the state of accessibility at the top one million websites. The report flagged the six most common WCAG errors. These errors represented 96.5% of all accessibility errors found. Learn how to find and fix these issues.
November 3, 2022 — Ever happened that, you stumbled upon to a website and you were just awestruck by the look and feel of the website and all you have said is wow and you can’t stop scrolling through the website. Or there may be the case, that you may have stumbled upon to a website and your reaction is ‘whuuuut’ and you don’t wait another second to leave the website. There are certains measures that make your site amazing, flawless, average or worse. Most businesses simply ignore the part of maintaining and continuously improving their website.
Let’s talk about website auditing. What are the measures that can make or break a website? There are different standards of rating a website in terms of UX, design, performance, security. This talk will put an emphasis on UX part mainly followed up by some real time examples and how businesses can improve the user experience and thus convert users into customers
It will be a fun session about improving websites with regards to user experience, What kind of behavior you would expect from users and what can they do to have better conversions.
October 28, 2022 — As content and functionality becomes more modular thanks to advances like the block editor, theme designers will have to accommodate even more flexible ways of visualizing and presenting the information. How do we anticipate and accommodate the needs of a constantly evolving website while providing visual solutions that are clean, thoughtful, and consistent?
This talk works through the entire thinking process as it relates to theme design. It offers a thorough checklist of steps and tools for designing themes that support WordPress core functionality, custom templates and content, common plugins, and an array of standard and custom Gutenberg blocks.
September 24, 2022 — Full site editing (FSE) makes it too easy not to put your best website out for the world to see. Add a photo with a few links, a resume, recent projects, a collection of your favorite social media, a simple link tree, etc.
See some fun examples along with some blocks and block patterns to get up and running quickly.
September 12, 2022 — WordPress co-founder, Matt Mullenweg, answers live questions from WordCamp US 2022 attendees.