December 24, 2019 — Performing theme, plugin and core updates on your site can be intimidating and overwhelming, especially for older and more complex sites with many interconnected plugins – WooCommerce, I’m looking at you!
The solution is simple: use a staging site – a private copy of your site where you can safely test updates and resolve problems before your users ever experience an issue.
I’ll guide you across a number of ways to create a staging site depending on your specific needs, performing these updates, and then applying these updates to your main site. You’ll leave with a concrete plan for how to set up your own staging site, and will fear the update process far less!
November 14, 2019 — Join an animated discussion on the hot topic of WordPress security and automated updates among longtime WordPress contributors. The panel will review recent conversations in WordPress Core on this issue, and discuss points for and against!
November 12, 2017 — Unconference Talk: Food at WordCamps and events
October 21, 2017 — What’s the best way to update WordPress and plugins that causing the least amount of stress in your life and the lives of your clients? How often should it happen, what’s the process to best eliminate risk, and how much should you charge for website maintenance when doing it for others? (hint: it should be more than $50/m per site) I’ve been managing over 40 websites for the past three years and have seen it all. So much so that I created a process that my developer follows so I ensure high quality of work, in the least amount of time, reducing as much risk as possible as we update our client’s websites every month. I’ll go over my the step-by-step process, best practices and power tips so you can safely update your websites every month, or learn how to provide this as a service to clients.
September 23, 2017 — An update for WordPress, themes and plugins should fix things. Right. And it does. Sometimes, however, some new bugs crawl in despite the best efforts and thorough testing. The multitude of installations and different plugin setups makes it impossible to test any plugin in every situation that exists in the world. And sometimes an update produces an error unfortunately, and in some cases even a totally broken site. This is when angry users attack support forums demanding an immediate fix, asking for their money back, giving 1-star ratings, and sending the developers to hell and back. Rightfully so? I don’t think so. Maybe partially. But you can do a lot to prevent an update breaking your live site and putting you out of business.
So here are my tips for never ever having a broken live website for more than 10 minutes, when doing an update on core WordPress, your theme or your plugins.
August 9, 2017 — Your WordPress site really loves to be updated! Be it core, plugins, or themes there is a LOT of code that you need to update for every site. However, even with tools like wp-cli, updating your site is hard work.
You need to apply updates, test updates, and deploy updates. And do it for every single site for which you are responsible every single time an update comes out. Enter “Automatic WordPress Updates” and making the robots do your updates.
This session will talk about how to use a Continuous Integration and Visual Regression solution to automate WordPress updates with confidence and at scale.
June 28, 2017 — 【内容】
– これからもとめられる WordPress の役割と展望
April 7, 2017 — New users often log into each site and click on the update button. That last for the first few months. After it becomes a pain in the neck, they search for other tools they can use to update a number of sites at once. After they get the invoice for the new service they signed up with, it leaves their bank accounts dry and their brains ruined. In this session, we’ll be discussing the many ways a user can update their network of sites in one swoop. In WordPress, there are many ways to do everything. Make your life easier and save time each month.