Thousands of people around the world make a living with WordPress. Despite this, professionals in our ecosystem are poorly indexed. In this talk I present my take on creating a central platform for WordPress professionals, called WP Talents. I talk about the original idea, initial struggles and the future.
Our traditional understanding of motivation is broken. Thankfully the science is now clear. Explore how a culture which embraces Open Source and remote work promotes the real drivers of motivation and ultimately leads to a happy, motivated team.
Beyond the land of responsive design lies the world of adaptive experiences. Where not only does your site work well on different screen sizes, it adapts to them. Mighty morphing design works on any device, in any place. Yet it goes beyond that, these are designs that optimise, reduce and change depending on the device you are using. It’s beyond just popping a sidebar below the content and calling it responsive. Mighty morphing design is the way we should and need to be designing. In this talk I’ll show you what it is and show you how you can become a mighty morphing designer.
The REST API is an upcoming feature in WordPress, allowing access to your site via a RESTful API. The API brings WordPress into the future from the dark ages of the XML-RPC API. Find out what exactly the API is, along with how to use it, and how to extend it.
I’m not the best developer. I’m not the best designer. But with WordPress, I, and you, can be anything. WordPress enabled me in less than 3 days to build a fully operational SaaS and solve a problem that pained many. With the introduction of the WordPress JSON API and plugin-specific APIs, there is no limit to what WordPress is capable of. You need only dream, and built it.
Video: Mark Forrester: From Commercial Themes to the Fastest Growing Ecommerce Platform Online #WCEU
A reflective look back at our journey, including our growing pains and lessons we’ve learned, from some of the earliest “premium themes” to a team of 50 supporting the biggest ecommerce plugin for WordPress.
Three stories of the many acquisitions Karim has made over the last two decades. He will share what was learned from those experiences, and the impact the WordPress community has made on how we can all grow together.
This talk is about bringing the principles of user experience design together with the development team to build a stronger and better solution. I’ll be talking about the benefits of user experience design early in the development process and the difficulties we faced implementing the changing user flow into our plugin. Additionally I’ll show the audience of how we used personas, user testing and several use cases based on real life examples using our open-source plugin User Feedback.
Our traditional understanding of motivation is broken. Thankfully the science is now clear. We’ll explore how a culture which embraces Open Source and remote work promotes the real drivers of motivation and ultimately leads to a happy, motivated team.
Writing secure code is more than three-letter acronyms, escaping, and sanitization. It’s a state of mind, just like writing useful and maintainable software. In this talk we will show the natural evolution of the attitude towards security of a WordPress plugin developer.