‘Plugins’ Videos

  • Chris Bryant - WordPress Plugins – Initial Growth to Global Scale – What I Wish I Knew Before!

    Chris Bryant – WordPress Plugins – Initial Growth to Global Scale – What I Wish I Knew Before!

    WordCamp Sydney 2019Speaker: Chris Bryant

    March 12, 2020 — This talk continues Chris’ WordPress Plugins growth story and lessons from Chris’ presentation at the 2018 Sydney WordCamp.

    Where last year the OPMC story was on the initial 7 year growth phase on their WordPress Plugins division, this year will be an honest and at times brutal account of the growth to scale process – that is, where does growth lead and how fast can you scale once you’re getting the customers and the initial honeymoon period is over?

  • Mickey Mellen: Tools and plugins to help you get more done and stay sane

    Mickey Mellen: Tools and plugins to help you get more done and stay sane

    WordCamp Birmingham 2019Speaker: Mickey Mellen

    March 8, 2020 — The tools and plugins that we use every day slowly change over time, and I love to share them so that we can learn from one another.

    In particular, I’ll be talking about:

    Tools for your website, for things like handling backups, updates and security.

    Tools for your business, for things like billing, contracts and proposals.

    Tools for getting things done, for things like task management, contacts, email and more.

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  • Kathy Zant: Intro to Plugins

    Kathy Zant: Intro to Plugins

    WordCamp Portland 2018Speaker: Kathy Zant

    December 31, 2019 — Extending WordPress above and beyond the core functionality is part of what makes WordPress so powerful. However, the sheer number of plugins available can be overwhelming. A strategy for evaluating plugins makes both developing managing WordPress easier. In this presentation, attendees will learn:

    • Strategies and tools for evaluating one plugin over another
    • Key factors to consider
    • Evaluation tools
    • Paid plugins versus free: do you get what you paid for?
    • Managing plugins and updates
    • Evaluating plugin security:
    • How to research plugin security history
    • Identify functionality that may be risky
    Attendees will also receive a plugin evaluation checklist they can take home to help choose plugins that fit their project’s objectives.

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  • Wendy Marshall: Integrating Social Media into Your WordPress Site

    Wendy Marshall: Integrating Social Media into Your WordPress Site

    WordCamp Niagara 2019Speaker: Wendy Marshall

    December 30, 2019 — The right plugins can make a huge impact on what you can do socially with your site. Make WordPress easier to share, reach and communicate.

  • Mickey Mellen: Tools and Plugins to Help Get More Done and Stay Sane

    Mickey Mellen: Tools and Plugins to Help Get More Done and Stay Sane

    WordCamp Birmingham 2019Speaker: Mickey Mellen

    December 27, 2019 — The tools and plugins that we use every day slowly change over time, and I love to share them so that we can learn from one another.

    In particular, I’ll be talking about:

    – Tools for your website, for things like handling backups, updates and security.

    – Tools for your business, for things like billing, contracts and proposals.

    – Tools for getting things done, for things like task management, contacts, email and more.

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  • Jessica Ortega: Always Source Responsibly – An Intro to Selecting Themes and Plugins

    Jessica Ortega: Always Source Responsibly – An Intro to Selecting Themes and Plugins

    WordCamp Seattle 2018Speaker: Jessica Ortega

    December 19, 2019 — Sourcing responsibly is crucial to the security, efficiency, and success of any WordPress site. Faced with millions of open source plugins and themes on the repository, how do you evaluate the add-ons you use to enhance your website? This introductory talk will go over best practices for ensuring you select the best and most necessary plugins for your website needs. I will also cover security basics, such as how to update your plugins and themes to ensure they don’t leave vulnerabilities on your website that could lead to being hacked.

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  • Michelle Schulp: Templates & Plugins & Blocks, Oh My! Designing the Theme that Thinks of Everything - Part 2

    Michelle Schulp: Templates & Plugins & Blocks, Oh My! Designing the Theme that Thinks of Everything – Part 2

    WordCamp US 2019Speaker: Michelle Schulp

    November 19, 2019 — We will walk through the entire design thinking process as it relates to themes, and you’ll leave with 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. This process is useful both for custom theme builds, and designing themes for sale as a product.

  • Michelle Schulp: Templates & Plugins & Blocks, Oh My! Designing the Theme that Thinks of Everything - Part 1

    Michelle Schulp: Templates & Plugins & Blocks, Oh My! Designing the Theme that Thinks of Everything – Part 1

    WordCamp US 2019Speaker: Michelle Schulp

    November 19, 2019 — We will walk through the entire design thinking process as it relates to themes, and you’ll leave with 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. This process is useful both for custom theme builds, and designing themes for sale as a product.

  • Matthias Wagner: Warum du beginnen solltest, Plugins zu entwickeln

    Matthias Wagner: Warum du beginnen solltest, Plugins zu entwickeln

    WordCamp Vienna 2019Speaker: Matthias Wagner

    November 18, 2019 — Ich werde euch von meinen Erfahrungen mit der Entwicklung eines WordPress-Plugins erzählen. Dabei werde ich auf einige gute Gründe kommen, warum es für euch, eure Projekte und andere WordPress-User und -Entwickler Vorteile bringt.
    Ich erinnere mich sehr gerne an den Moment zurück, als ich merkte, dass unser Domainmapping-Plugin tatsächlich von anderen Usern benutzt wird. Plötzlich konnte ich der Community, deren Plugins ich in jedem Projekt nutze, etwas zurückgeben. Mittlerweile hat uns diese Entwicklung zu über 4.000 aktiven Installationen und einem glücklichen Projektkunden in Kalifornien geführt 🙂
    In meinem Talk wird es Tipps und Erfahrungen aus der Praxis geben, wie z.B. den Umgang mit Support & Updates oder Wege zur Monetarisierung. Es ist keine Anleitung, wie du ein Plugin erstellst und veröffentlichst.

  • Christina Hills: The Top 10 Plugins Every Website Needs and Why

    Christina Hills: The Top 10 Plugins Every Website Needs and Why

    WordCamp Long Beach 2019Speaker: Christina Hills

    November 13, 2019 — One of the most confusing (and exciting) features of using WordPress is plugins! And if you are not a developer or coder, how do you know for sure which ones you need and why?

    In this session, Christina Hills walks you though, step-by-step with lots of visuals, the Top 10 plugins you need and how to properly evaluate them. You’ll also learn the exact steps to take when a plugin goes “bad” so your website is up and running in no time. Watch this non-techie session and you’ll walk away understanding the Wonderful World of WordPress Plugins!