November 13, 2017 — Seventeen years of great journalism on 17 pages of unordered html lists. This archive sounds like a tremendous resource, but without user behavior in mind it’s very limited. We’ll take this Online News Association case study – and some of the projects it highlights – to illustrate how the extraction of underlying information can make your WordPress site more robust – and turn 17 pages into several hundred. It’s a lesson in thinking of the structure behind content creation.
May 30, 2015 — A common refrain when building software is “think of the user first!” Let’s take a look at how we define our users, how that shapes what we build for them, and what that might mean for the holy grail of a core API.
May 24, 2015 — Add_meta_box(); is great! It allows us to extend any post object with additional information, moving beyond a simple post with an author, date, excerpt, and image. But it can do so much more. This talk is a case study of using Custom Post Types and Meta Data to populate navigation structures and ‘category’ archive pages of a enterprise level site which easily has 150,000+ views per day and strict publication requirements for the client’s editorial team.
March 22, 2015 — Learn about the process of starting the project, considerations for going through the process of WP Core adoption, how we researched existing plugins and libraries out there to eventually land on the approach we took, and some mind-blowing use-cases for the API once it’s adopted.