‘Plugins’ Videos

  • Tara Claeys: How To Add Bells And Whistles To Your WordPress Site With Plugins

    Tara Claeys: How To Add Bells And Whistles To Your WordPress Site With Plugins

    WordCamp Miami 2018Speaker: Tara Claeys

    January 23, 2019 — How To Add Bells And Whistles To Your WordPress Site With Plugins

    If you are new to WordPress or have just been using it “out of the box,” you may want to learn about some easy ways to add useful functionality to your website using popular WordPress Plugins. This talk will briefly review what plugins are, and how to select and install them. Tara will share the top plugins for adding things like forms, events, and image galleries to your WordPress site, as well as go over plugins which will help your website perform better.

    This talk is designed for WordPress Beginners.

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  • Thiago Loureiro: Our Beloved Plugins and Gutenberg

    Thiago Loureiro: Our Beloved Plugins and Gutenberg

    WordCamp Toronto 2018Speaker: Thiago Loureiro

    December 28, 2018 — The goal of this session is to show how some of the most popular WordPress plugins are responding to, interacting with and supporting Gutenberg as well as what’s in their roadmaps. The plugins discussed include SEO (YOAST), page builders (Beaver Builder / Elementor / Divi), custom fields (Advanced Custom Fields), gallery sliders (NextGEN Gallery), forms (Ninja Forms) and others (TinyMCE Advanced, WooCommerce, etc.).
    – Although it’s release is scheduled for 2018-11-19, the Gutenberg beta is supported by some major plugins – New features that Gutenberg enables in these plugins – Ideas on how Gutenberg can be used to enhance the editing experience

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  • Evan Stanton: Beginner's Day - Choosing and Using Plugins

    Evan Stanton: Beginner’s Day – Choosing and Using Plugins

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2018Speaker: Evan Stanton

    December 6, 2018 — Once you have a theme chosen and have used customizer to customize it, how do you add functionality? WordPress plugins are an easy way to add functionality to your or your client’s site. How do you know which one is the best one for the feature you want? How do you know if it is good code and will stand the test of time and deal with the demands of the business? You will learn how to pick out, install, and use WordPress plugins.

  • Beka Rice: Understanding Merchants - Building Plugins for the E-Commerce User

    Beka Rice: Understanding Merchants – Building Plugins for the E-Commerce User

    WordCamp Philadelphia 2018Speaker: Beka Rice

    December 5, 2018 — Most of the battle in building a great software product is understanding your user’s job stories: how will your software be used, and who will be using it? This session will look at best practices in building plugins for eCommerce users, from great code foundations to excellent user experience.

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  • Mandy Weidmann & Paul Dunstone: Building a community using ALL. THE. TOOLS.

    Mandy Weidmann & Paul Dunstone: Building a community using ALL. THE. TOOLS.

    WordCamp Brisbane 2018Speakers: Mandy Weidmann, Paul Dunstone

    December 1, 2018 — Mandy, Australia’s ‘Fundraising Whisperer’ is joining us to tell us about the lessons she’s learnt building communities. She’ll share some of the best plugins she’s used, discuss her distaste for ‘funnel’ marketing and pressure tactics, and speak about how providing free content has made her happier and her business stronger.

    Joining Mandy is her web developer, Paul Dunstone from OSE who will briefly cover the more geeky elements of customising a WordPress site to within an inch of its life. He’ll also share the pain of what it’s like to have an app addict as a client!

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  • John Rehg: Plugins On Purpose

    John Rehg: Plugins On Purpose

    WordCamp Jacksonville 2018Speaker: John Rehg

    July 28, 2018 — How to Choose the top 10 Plugins you will need based on your website purpose. With over 50,000 plugins on the WordPress repository, it can be a daunting task finding the right ones for your website. Many websites are built generically, without any thought to real design, which limits their effectiveness. This talk will examine the purposes of websites (the top 4 categories) and explain what types of plugins are needed, and how to go about finding and evaluating the ones you will need.
    With multiple plugins available in each area, how does one choose the right ones? This talk will benefit new users and business owners alike, and is focused on those who are relatively new to the WordPress community.

    @WordCampJax @JohnRehg

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  • Mike Karikas : Off-Grid Plugins: Updates outside of WordPress.org

    Mike Karikas : Off-Grid Plugins: Updates outside of WordPress.org

    WordCamp Orange County 2018Speaker: Mike Karikas

    June 17, 2018 — Have an idea for a plugin that you don’t want in the WordPress plugins directory? Maybe it’s a plugin you’re selling, something just for clients, or it uses an interesting license. In this session we’ll explore how to gain the same benefits of the WordPress plugin directory, like providing automatic updates, by building your own plugin server – just like successful commercial plugins do. Welcome to the world of “Off-Grid Plugins”. Get ready to code!

  • Jennifer Brueske : How To Use Third-Party Plugins Without Breaking Your WordPress Website

    Jennifer Brueske : How To Use Third-Party Plugins Without Breaking Your WordPress Website

    WordCamp Orange County 2018Speaker: Jennifer Brueske

    June 15, 2018 — How to find reputable plugins to enhance your WordPress without breaking your site. Also discuss security and why using outdated plugins may cause vulnerabilities.

  • Javier Casares: Hola Dorothea

    Javier Casares: Hola Dorothea

    WordCamp Bilbao 2018Speaker: Javier Casares

    June 3, 2018 — ¿Has creado alguna vez un plugin o theme? ¿Te lo has planteado?

    Si es así sabrás que de serie con cada instalación de WordPress tienes el plugin “Hello Dolly”, un plugin que ha de servirte de ejemplo de cómo se crea uno. Pero ¿sabes la historia detrás de este plugin? Nos explica los errores
    que todo desarrollador podría cometer, aunque seas el creador del propio WordPress.

    Conoce los intríngulis de un plugin; el plugin. Y tú ¿eres de churras o de merinas?

  • Alejandro Sevilla: Colección de plugins indispensables

    Alejandro Sevilla: Colección de plugins indispensables

    WordCamp Madrid 2018Speaker: Alejandro Sevilla

    May 9, 2018 — Después de 10 años trabajando con WordPress a diario y tener una relación amor/odio con los plugins. He creado una selección de los plugins indispensables en todo desarrollo.

    Veremos plugins de gestión de contenido, rewrite rules, gestión de usuarios, backup, migración y mi último descubrimiento, el plugin que todo desarrollador de WordPress debe tener bajo la manga.

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