October 30, 2017 — Releasing a new version of a plugin for more than 200 000 websites is a sensitive process that needs to be carefully planned out.
In this presentation, I’ll talk about the structure & processes that our team has put in place for releasing a new version of WP Rocket, as well as the tools we use to plan, track & test to ensure a release as smooth as possible for our customers.
I’ll get into development workflow, but also everything that happens before and after: release scope, translations, communication planning & more.
June 20, 2017 — Tony lives in Asheville, NC, and operates Digital Strategy Works, a digital-strategy consulting company guiding small businesses on WordPress-related platform development.
Standardization creates a great framework in that every site you work on, you know and understand each tool you used to build into your site. It makes it much easier to update, maintain, and create.
By standardizing and eliminating processes that no longer work or are antiquated, you can build sites faster with less exposure to cost overruns. Getting to market quickly on time and within budget is important to a business owner trying to solve a problem or launch their service.
December 16, 2016 — You’ll love being a WordPress theme developer even more than you already do by learning to apply time- and sanity-saving practices to your WordPress development workflow. If you’ve heard about web developers using technologies like CSS preprocessors (e.g. Sass), task runners (e.g. Grunt, Gulp), and version control (e.g. Git) and wondered how to apply them to developing WordPress themes, I’ll show you how!
December 5, 2016 — In today’s world, it is all about content marketing. Doing it right means thinking about a lot of different things. What should you publish? How do you make it converting? How do you connect it to analytics? What about SEO tricks?
Whether you are a user, developer or designer you will find this session useful. Whether as a reminder as to what’s important for the other groups and how to help work towards the common goal of a better website and effective business, or as a primer on how to boost your workflow.
November 9, 2016 — Spend time talking with a group of freelancers and the conversation will inevitably include someone’s unfortunate experience with a terrible client. Most freelancers have a story or two (or eight). While bad clients can’t be completely avoided, there are strategic steps any freelancer can take to contain the impact of a bad client.
In this session, Nathan explains how to create a system that preserves workflow and keeps problem clients in check.
October 27, 2016 — Many members of the WordPress Community use or are a part of a distributed workforce of designers, developers, content creators, and project managers. Having the right tools in place and establishing a good workflow for incoming projects is essential to success. Otherwise you risk dropping tasks, miscommunication, and overall disorganization–all of which can drastically affect your company’s bottom line.
October 27, 2016 — This is a round of lighting talks on implementing automation so you can focus on the important things instead of repetitive and tedious tasks.
August 15, 2016 — Developers and designers work together on a daily basis to bring custom WordPress builds to life, but sometimes the process can be a bumpy ride! Designers and developers both approach a site design and build from very different angles and this can cause issues. I’ll draw on my own experience of the good, the bad and the ugly to outline some ways that designers and developers can adapt their workflows to work more effectively together.
August 9, 2016 — As WordPress has evolved from a blogging tool to a full-fledged CMS and even application framework, the need for intuitive workflows for clients to manage their website’s have never been greater. As bigger organizations with more editorial staff starts using WordPress, we get a whole new set of challenges.
In this session, we will explore how we can create workflows that clients and non-technical staff find intuitive and easy to work with. Additionally, we look at common pitfalls, and find the way forward through behavioral knowledge and case studies.