November 7, 2016 — My wife recently launched a new WordPress Multisite network for the Cherokee County School District in Georgia, which encompasses 40+ schools and serves more than 41,000 K-12 students. For some of the deeper coding, she enlisted my aid to help bend WordPress Multisite to her will.
From adding custom BootStrap CSS column classes to nav menu items, to automagically including a custom stylesheet for each school site, to denying content editor access to specific parts of the dashboard, these and several other code snippets will be covered.
Featured code snippet: the “redirect_naughty_children()” function. Get out of my Dashboard, you darn kids!
November 6, 2016 — Just like doctors make the worst patients, teachers make the worst students when it comes to running WordPress Multisite in a K-12 environment. This talk covers the trials and tribulations of implementing a scalable WP Multisite network on Windows servers (yes, Windows – running on a WIMP stack), and the hardest part of all – managing the content managers!
October 18, 2016 — WordPress powers more than every fourth of all websites in the world, in one or more of the 6,500+ world languages. WordPress itself does not allow for multilingual content, though, so that’s where plugins come in handy. One of these is MultilingualPress: THE multisite-based free open source plugin for multilingual websites.
In this talk, Thorsten provides a short introduction to both MultilingualPress and WordPress multisite. By means of several user stories, he then explains how to set up your multilingual WordPress website with MultilingualPress.
August 25, 2016 — Entrepreneur Wayne George is a recent convert to WordPress, and he’s ready to share with you how he planned and executed his monetized multisite.
Some of the topics Wayne will cover:
Why hosting matters
Choosing themes and frameworks
How to prepare for the learning curve — and shorten it
How and why to establish your site before you monetize
How off-line business savvy helps your online business
How to get your grand vision to mesh with reality
Wayne’s still in the startup stage, but his long business experience gives him extra insight into the process. Come learn and share.
No tech background required.
August 15, 2016 — 1.) Beginners: what a Multisite is; what they’re good for; what they’re not good for
2.) Intermediate: sub-domain vs sub-folders; network admin.
3.) Advanced: Caveats; domain mapping; quirks
July 3, 2016 — Multisite is often treated as a dark corner of WordPress and can be forgotten or managed poorly when developing public plugins or working on client projects.
Let’s pull back the curtain and shed some light.
We’ll cover the history of multisite to give context to some of the early decisions. We’ll walk through the structure and load process to show how straightforward it really is. And to help you work with multisite, we’ll cover some common situations and solutions.
June 7, 2016 — For a food bank charity we put together a complex plan for a WordPress multisite containing:
at least 3 different but connected themes
a shared media system
a process for pushing content from subsite to the “main” site without db headache
a live clone system
all of these and more helped us keep the charity and their over 400 locations all have a web presence. This talk will cover the ups and downs of this complex behemoth and the lessons we learnt from it.
May 12, 2016 — This is a crash course how to develop WP multisite locally using Bedrock, and how to deploy it in Heroku. The configuration uses some custom configuration to original Bedrock, and WordPress MU Domains Mapping plug-in + WP Offload S3.
The talk will also explain the pros and cons of cloud deployment in general, plus common pitfalls on running WP on Heroku.
February 20, 2016 — He will share how WordPress Multisite can be your best friend or worst enemy… but usually both… at the same time.Expect pro-tips, eureka moments, and hard lessons learned from his experience setting up and running multisite networks for small private company intranets, all the way to global enterprise brands. By the end of this talk you will know the pros and cons of WordPress Multisite Networks, best practices for setting up and running a multisite, and know about alternatives if multisite isn’t a fit for your next project.