April 12, 2019 — A short story on how to ‘hack’ together a secure web application with the power of WordPress features (Plugins, API and User Roles) with a tight deadline at a 24 hour hackathon
April 11, 2019 — With ‘only’ 56,000 plugins to choose from, how hard can it be to choose the right plugin for your WP project?
There is no magic button to press, no silver bullet.
But there are some basic tips you can follow that will help you decide if a plugin is going to actually do what it promises.
This talk is designed to walk you through the process and make your decision-making process much, much easier.
March 18, 2019 — This talk is a short, straight to the point recap of all the important SEO points a developer should know. WordPress is one of the best platforms for SEO. Sadly, most of us think that installing an SEO plugin will fix everything. That’s not the case! So here’s your cheat sheet to technical SEO for WordPress!
March 18, 2019 — You have a plugin and want more people to check it out, and would love it to be available on the official WordPress plugin directory. But how do you get it ready and submit it, easily keep it up-to-date, avoid common conflicts with other plugins, and get more people finding out about it?
In this talk, I’ll go through tips and techniques to save you (and your plugin users) from pulling out their hair and get your plugin out there on wordpress.org.
February 28, 2019 — As a developer, access to debugging information is vital to troubleshooting your code or finding where performance bottlenecks are happening. By using the WordPress Debug Bar, and related add-ons, you’ll be able to track errors, SQL queries, access the query, and give get insight into what’s happening under the hood of your WordPress website.
February 8, 2019 — After working in WordPress Eco-system for 14 years, and growing a company to over 60 people, which makes it one of the largest WordPress Plugin Development company, I will share my story how we bootstrapped, and what will make a WordPress Product business successful in coming years.
I am Ex-CEO of weDevs, a solid WordPress Product company from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Since inception of weDevs, back in 2013, we created dozens of plugin, released all for free in WordPress.org and sold add-ons and premium version. With over One Million downloads we have made over several millions of dollar from our WordPress Plugins.
I will share about the journey of weDevs and how we grew our team, a brief discussion about what to do and what not. I will talk about the moral background while making business decision.
December 30, 2018 — The WordPress community builds amazingly powerful software to extend the platform with plugins. The developers who contribute plugins to the project should be proud of what they’ve created! The challenge is that often, they’re so close to the code that when they market their plugin, they position it as software for developers, rather than marketing it to the end user. In this session, I’ll give developers a framework for ensuring they market their plugin to their actual user, not to other developers.
December 12, 2018 — If you are a WordPress plugin or theme author, you probably have mixed feelings about the WordPress Support Forums. For many, they are a necessary evil of the WordPress product developer experience. While they are limited, the advantages they offer far outweigh the disadvantages when tackled well.
I’ve been providing support on the WP.org support forums for over 5 years for a wide variety of plugins. I’ll share my experiences and provide insight and tools that will make you a believer both in free support and in the value the .org support forums can provide to you and your business.
Attendees will gain a deeper knowledge of all the resources the WP.org Support Forums offer. They will also learn of new tools at their disposal to offer more effective technical support for their users on the .org forums.
November 26, 2018 — In this talk, Scott draws upon inspiration from his WordPress classes at the local community college and his most asked question: “Which WordPress plugins do you think are essential?” Scott will run through twelve plugins you should install when starting off your new site, how to use them, and why. Scott will also give some good advice for how to find that one plugin needle you need from the 56,000 plugin haystack on the WordPress.org website.
August 19, 2018 — You don’t need to be a coder to run a WordPress plugin business, but it has implications (and opportunities).
Ben Ramsden shares his journey since 2014 with GFChart, a premium extension to Gravity Forms.