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  • WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” August 16, 2016 7:06 pm
    Version 4.6 of WordPress, named “Pepper” in honor of jazz baritone saxophonist Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.6 help you to focus on the important things while feeling more at home.
    Dominik Schilling (ocean90)
  • WordPress 4.6 RC2 August 11, 2016 12:31 am
    The second release candidate for WordPress 4.6 is now available. We’ve made over 30 changes since the first release candidate. RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.6 on Tuesday, August 16, but we need […]
    Dominik Schilling (ocean90)
  • WordPress 4.6 Release Candidate July 27, 2016 7:14 pm
    The release candidate for WordPress 4.6 is now available. We’ve made a few refinements since releasing Beta 4 a week ago. RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.6 on Tuesday, August 16, but we need […]
    Dominik Schilling (ocean90)
  • WordPress 4.6 Beta 4 July 20, 2016 6:49 pm
    WordPress 4.6 Beta 4 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.6, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]
    Dominik Schilling (ocean90)
  • WordPress 4.6 Beta 3 July 13, 2016 7:00 pm
    WordPress 4.6 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.6, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]
    Dominik Schilling (ocean90)
  • WordPress 4.6 Beta 2 July 6, 2016 6:43 pm
    WordPress 4.6 Beta 2 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.6, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]
    Dominik Schilling (ocean90)
  • WordPress 4.6 Beta 1 June 30, 2016 1:22 am
    WordPress 4.6 Beta 1 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.6, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]
    Dominik Schilling (ocean90)
  • WordPress 4.5.3 Maintenance and Security Release June 18, 2016 9:38 am
    WordPress 4.5.3 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.5.2 and earlier are affected by several security issues: redirect bypass in the customizer, reported by Yassine Aboukir; two different XSS problems via attachment names, reported by Jouko Pynnönen and Divyesh Prajapati; revision history information disclosure, reported […]
    Adam Silverstein
  • WordPress 4.5.2 Security Release May 6, 2016 7:17 pm
    WordPress 4.5.2 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.5.1 and earlier are affected by a SOME vulnerability through Plupload, the third-party library WordPress uses for uploading files. WordPress versions 4.2 through 4.5.1 are vulnerable to reflected XSS […]
    Helen Hou-Sandi
  • WordPress 4.5.1 Maintenance Release April 26, 2016 6:58 pm
    After about six million downloads of WordPress 4.5, we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of WordPress 4.5.1, a maintenance release. This release fixes 12 bugs, chief among them a singular class issue that broke sites based on the Twenty Eleven theme, an incompatibility between certain Chrome versions and the visual editor, and an […]
    Adam Silverstein News

WordPress for iOS

  • WordPress for Android: Version 5.6 July 27, 2016 6:51 am
    Hello WordPress users! Version 5.6 of the WordPress for Android app is now available in the Google Play Store. Related Posts in the Reader Discover... Continue reading →
  • WordPress for iOS: Version 6.3 July 16, 2016 9:12 pm
    Hi there, WordPress users! Version 6.3 of the WordPress for iOS app is now available in the App Store. What’s New: Access your site’s media library — even if WordPress... Continue reading →
  • WordPress for Android: Version 5.5 June 28, 2016 2:54 pm
    Visual Editor We’ve worked hard to bring a new editor to the app — it’s a complete rewrite designed to bring you a much smoother... Continue reading →
  • WordPress for Android: Version 5.4 June 1, 2016 11:53 am
    Hello WordPress users! Version 5.4 of the WordPress for Android app is now available in the Google Play Store. Gravatar update Did you just take a great selfie?... Continue reading →
  • WordPress for iOS: Version 6.2 May 25, 2016 6:05 am
    Hi there, WordPress users! Version 6.2 of the WordPress for iOS app is now available in the App Store. What’s New: Sharing just got easier! Post content from apps to... Continue reading →
  • WordPress for Android: Version 5.3 May 5, 2016 8:57 am
    Hello WordPress users! Version 5.3 of the WordPress for Android app is now available in the Google Play Store. Account Settings and App Settings We split the old... Continue reading →
  • WordPress for iOS: Version 6.1 April 25, 2016 1:30 pm
    Hi there, WordPress users! Version 6.1 of the WordPress for iOS app is now available in the App Store. What’s New: Get social on the go! and Jetpack-enabled bloggers... Continue reading →
  • WordPress for iOS: Call for beta testers April 21, 2016 12:35 pm
    Hello, WordPress users! We are launching a shiny, new TestFlight beta testing program for WordPress for iOS. If you yearn for the latest features, enjoy... Continue reading →
  • WordPress for Android: Version 5.2 April 5, 2016 3:30 pm
    Hello WordPress users! Version 5.2 of the WordPress for Android app is now available in the Google Play Store. In version 5.2, you may notice a difference in font in... Continue reading →
  • WordPress for iOS: Version 6.0 March 24, 2016 12:48 pm
    Hello, WordPress users! Version 6.0 of the WordPress for iOS app is now available in the App Store. What’s New: Delete sites from the app!  We know, we know, creating Continue reading →

WordPress for Blackberry

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  • BuddyPress 2.6.2 August 4, 2016 11:26 pm
    BuddyPress 2.6.2 is now available. This is a maintenance release that fixes a few bugs introduced in 2.6. For more information, see the 2.6.2 milestone on BuddyPress Trac. Update to BuddyPress 2.6.2 today in your WordPress Dashboard, or by downloading from the plugin repository. Questions or comments? Check out 2.6.2 changelog, or stop by our support forums or Trac.
    David Cavins
  • BuddyPress June 30, 2016 4:01 pm
    BuddyPress is now available. This is a maintenance release that fixes a bug introduced in 2.6.1. For more information, see the 2.6.1 milestone on BuddyPress Trac. Update to BuddyPress today in your WordPress Dashboard, or by downloading from the plugin repository. Questions or comments? Check out changelog, or stop by our support forums or Trac.
    David Cavins
  • BuddyPress 2.6.1 June 30, 2016 12:32 am
    BuddyPress 2.6.1 is now available. This is a maintenance and security release, and is a recommended upgrade for all BuddyPress installations. BP 2.6.1 fixes bugs in several components. For more information, see the 2.6.1 milestone on BuddyPress Trac. Update to BuddyPress 2.6.1 today in your WordPress Dashboard, or by downloading from the plugin repository. Questions or comments? Check […]
    David Cavins
  • BuddyPress 2.6 – “Espejo” June 22, 2016 7:30 pm
    BuddyPress 2.6 “Espejo” is now available for download from the plugin repository, or right from your WordPress Dashboard. “Espejo” includes new features for your community members, new APIs and other fun for developers, and improved performance. Features Embed activities into your WordPress posts or pages. Copy the permalink URL of the activity of your […]
    David Cavins
  • BuddyPress 2.6.0 Release Candidate 1 June 16, 2016 2:35 am
    BuddyPress 2.6.0 Release Candidate 1 is now available for testing. Please download the 2.6.0-rc1 zip or get a copy via our Subversion repository. This is our last chance to find any bugs that slipped through the beta process. We plan to release BuddyPress 2.6.0 next Wednesday, June 22. A detailed changelog will be part of our official release […]
    David Cavins
  • We talked about BuddyPress at WordCamp Antwerp June 7, 2016 6:21 pm
    Last Saturday (June 4), I had the opportunity to speak at the very first WordCamp organized in Belgium! The event took place in the lovely city of Antwerp (the second biggest port of Europe). My presentation was about one of my strongest convictions: thanks to BuddyPress, companies can enjoy WordPress to power their intranets and improve […]
  • BuddyPress 2.6.0 beta 1 June 2, 2016 3:35 am
    BuddyPress 2.6.0 Beta 1 is available for testing. You can download the 2.6.0-beta1 zip or get a copy via our Subversion repository. We’d love to have your feedback and testing help. NB: If you are still using WordPress 3.9, we remind you that BuddyPress 2.6.0 will require at least WordPress 4.1. A detailed changelog will be part of […]
  • BuddyPress 2.5.3 May 24, 2016 5:53 pm
    BuddyPress 2.5.3 is now available. This is a maintenance and security release, and is a recommended upgrade for all BuddyPress installations. This release addresses a security issue that could allow an attacker to use brute-force techniques to gather information about WordPress’s hashing mechanisms. The issue was reported by Ben Bidner of the WordPress security team, […]
    Boone Gorges
  • WordCamp London 2016 April 4, 2016 9:43 pm
    This Friday, April 8th 2016, WordCamp London is holding a Contributor Day. Ticketed registration is free and some tickets are still available, but are running out fast! On the day, attendees will be asked to separate into teams around contribution areas such as Accessibility, BuddyPress, Community, Core, Design, Documentation, Flow, Meta, Mobile, Polyglots, Support, Themes, […]
    Henry Wright
  • BuddyPress 2.5.2 March 31, 2016 8:48 pm
    BuddyPress 2.5.2 is now available. This is a maintenance release that fixes issues with the new BuddyPress Emails feature. Update to BuddyPress 2.5.2 today in your WordPress Dashboard, or by downloading from the plugin repository. Questions or comments? Check out 2.5.2 changelog, or stop by our support forums or Trac.
    David Cavins


  • bbPress 2.5.10 – Security Release July 13, 2016 4:06 pm
    bbPress 2.5.10 is out, and is a security release for all previous 2.x versions. 2.5.10 includes additional escaping on user display names in places where names & avatars are commonly displayed together. These changes are internal to bbPress and do not affect any third-party themes or modifications to bbPress template parts. If you are using […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5.9 – Security & Bugfix Release May 2, 2016 1:24 pm
    bbPress 2.5.9 is out, and is a security release for all previous 2.x versions. bbPress versions 2.5.8 and earlier are susceptible to a form of cross-site-scripting, due to the way users are linked to their profiles when they are mentioned in topics and replies. If you’re using any version of bbPress 2.x and have not yet updated, please […]
    John James Jacoby
  • An update on bbPress 2.6 March 30, 2016 9:11 pm
    Hi everyone! The current major version of bbPress (2.5.x) has been going strong for about a year now, without any major blockages, problems, or breakage. If you helped make bbPress as great as it is, please pat yourself on the back… now. Stephen and I have been steadily improving and readying the next major version […]
    John James Jacoby
  • 2015 bbPress Survey Results September 9, 2015 10:02 am
    This report presents the results of the 2015 bbPress Survey held from May 28 – July 10, 2014. Two hundred thirteen participants from forty-one countries completed the survey. Thank you all. Goal Guide the direction of bbPress plugin development in 2015. Objectives 1. Discover current and actual bbPress usage. 2. Gauge user interest in potential […]
  • bbPress 2.5.8 – Security Release July 13, 2015 5:53 pm
    bbPress 2.5.8 is out now, and it fixes several issues regarding user query parsing and hardening of ajax actions for logged out users for all previous bbPress 2.x installations. If you’re using any version of bbPress 2.x and have not yet updated, please do so right away. If you need help, please reach out in our support […]
    Stephen Edgar
  • 2015 bbPress Survey May 29, 2015 3:11 am
    bbPress has come a long way since it’s early days. We want it to be the best community and support forum software solution around, and your opinions & feedback are critical to achieving that goal. Last year, Mercime put together a survey that revealed many of the things you’d like bbPress to be, and this […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5.7 – Security Release April 20, 2015 5:30 pm
    bbPress 2.5.7 is out now, and it fixes several issues regarding unescaped URL output for all previous bbPress 2.x installations. If you’re using any version of bbPress 2.x and have not yet updated, please do so right away. If you need help, please reach out in our support forums and someone will be happy to assist you. The bbPress […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5.6 – Maintenance Release March 17, 2015 4:47 am
    Because 2.5.5 was so good 2 weeks ago, we are releasing bbPress 2.5.6 tonight. It fixes 1 issue with subscription notification emails that was plaguing a few of our more sophisticated installations. If you’re using any version of bbPress 2.x and have been hesitating to upgrade, please consider doing so today. If you need help, […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5.5 – Security Release March 6, 2015 5:47 pm
    bbPress 2.5.5 is out. It fixes 3 potential security issues for all previous bbPress 2.x installations. If you’re using any version of bbPress 2.x and have been hesitating to upgrade, please consider doing so today. If you need help, please reach out in our support forums and someone will be happy to help. Thanks go out to J.D. […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5.4 – Security & Bugfix Release June 6, 2014 8:37 pm
    bbPress 2.5.4 is out. It fixes 6 bugs, the last of which is a security concern for all previous bbPress 2.x installations. If you’re using any version of bbPress 2.x and have been hesitating to upgrade, please consider doing so today. If you need help, please reach out in our support forums and someone will be happy […]
    John James Jacoby

Publisher blog

  • Presenting rtCamp, our first partner agency in the Indian market July 21, 2016 11:30 am
    We’re excited to unveil India’s rtCamp Solutions as the newest members of the VIP Featured Partner Program, and our first partners based in Asia. […]
    Simon Dickson
  • Building the Apple News WordPress Plugin June 2, 2016 3:49 pm
    At a BigWP meetup at the New York Post, Bradford Campeau-Laurion from Alley Interactive talked about building the Apple News WordPress plugin for the New York […]
    Steph Yiu
  • Building in the open with WordPress June 1, 2016 1:49 pm
    At a Hacks/Hackers + BigWP meetup at the Comcast Center, Karissa Demi from the City of Philadelphia talks about building on WordPress. View her slides here. […]
    Steph Yiu
  • Contributor Relationship Management: CRM in WP April 28, 2016 2:58 pm
    At a BigWP meetup at the New York Post, Roger Theriault, Sagar Sood, Steve McNally from Hearst presented on creating a contributor network in WordPress. You […]
    Steph Yiu
  • 2016 VIP Workshop – Session Update April 7, 2016 5:58 pm
    We are closing in on the registration for this year’s VIP Workshop. Have you registered yet? If not, please find our helpful button below… Register […]
    Nick Gernert
  • New: WordPress Plugin for Facebook Instant Articles March 7, 2016 3:00 pm
    Facebook has announced that its Instant Articles program will be open to publishers “of any size, anywhere in the world” starting on April 12, 2016. […]
    Simon Dickson
  • Announcing the 2016 VIP Workshop March 3, 2016 1:45 pm
    May 9-12, 2016 @ The Carneros Inn We are excited to announce the next installment of the VIP Workshop! As the leading provider of […]
    Nick Gernert
  • Toronto BigWP and Developer Training Coming Soon! March 2, 2016 8:10 pm
    The VIP team will be hosting both a BigWP event and a training course in the Toronto area this month, and we would love to […]
    Ryan Markel
  • The Dream Internship: Work at Automattic (Summer 2016) February 12, 2016 2:24 pm
    EDIT: Last day for applications is Friday February 26th at midnight Pacific time. If you’ve been thinking about it send your application in now! Our […]
    Josh Betz
  • A warm welcome to Norwegian WordPress experts Dekode January 25, 2016 12:41 pm
    Norway’s Dekode are the newest members of the VIP Featured Partner Program, bringing a dash of Nordic cool to our list of the planet’s […]
    Simon Dickson

WordPress Development

  • Bug Scrubs for 4.7 August 25, 2016 8:02 pm
    Ensuring tickets move towards a resolution is one of the most important things we can work on as a project. Bug Scrubs serve as one of the ways to make this happen. For 4.7, I would like to invite you to run a WordPress bug scrub. Bug Scrubs can have a general focus, focus on a specific […]
    Aaron Jorbin
  • Customize Kickoff and Weekly Meetings for 4.7 August 25, 2016 5:37 pm
    We’ll be holding weekly meetings for the Customize component during the 4.7 cycle, to discuss both larger projects and smaller tickets needed attention. Meetings will be held on Mondays at in #core-customize and will last up to one hour, with additional continuous discussion happening throughout the week in the channel and in tickets. The first […]
    Nick Halsey
  • Dev Chat Summary: August 24, 2016 August 25, 2016 4:39 pm
    This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from August 24th (agenda, Slack archive). 4.6.1 Schedule Bug scrub on August 30 at 15:00 UTC. (all patches should ideally be in trunk) Testing, patches, comments welcome for tickets on Release candidate on September 1 (all patches are in 4.6 branch) Release on September 7 4.7 Personnel and Schedule […]
    Jeff Paul
  • Week in Core, August 16 – 23, 2016 August 25, 2016 7:00 am
    Welcome back the latest issue of Week in Core, covering changes [38274-38345]. Here are the highlights: 72 commits 40 contributors 100 tickets created 9 tickets reopened 96 tickets closed Ticket numbers based on trac timeline for the period above. The following is a summary of commits, organized by component. Code Changes Administration Allow for .nav-tab-wrapper […]
    Grant Palin
  • Dev Chat Agenda for August 24 (4.7 week 1) August 24, 2016 5:59 pm
    This is the agenda for the weekly dev meeting on : Quick recap of personnel and schedule Potential focus areas Teams and weekly updates What’s up with the wishlist items? Bug scrub announcements If you have anything to propose to add to the agenda, please leave a comment below. The floor will also be open […]
    Helen Hou-Sandi
  • Bug Scrub for 4.6.1 August 19, 2016 6:13 am
    The first bug scrub for 4.6.1 will be in #core. There are currently 9 11 tickets open on the 4.6.1 milestone in various stages of verification, patching, and testing. Working with these over the next several days before the bug scrub will help determine when a 4.6.1 release will be necessary. Any tickets reported against trunk at this point […]
    Jeremy Felt
  • Week in Core, August 9 – 16, 2016 August 18, 2016 4:21 am
    Welcome back the latest issue of Week in Core, covering changes [38239-38274]. Here are the highlights: 35 commits 38 contributors 73 tickets created 7 tickets reopened 52 tickets closed WordPress 4.6 released 🎉 Ticket numbers based on trac timeline for the period above. The following is a summary of commits, organized by component. Code Changes Bootstrap/Load […]
    Eric Binnion
  • WordPress 4.7: The Jump Off August 17, 2016 9:42 pm
    WordPress 4.7 will formally kick off at next week’s dev chat on August 24, with an anticipated release date of December 6. Please take a look at the schedule on the release overview page, which has some other notes (including a hopeful goal from me) and schedule caveats. On the personnel front, I’m excited to […]
    Helen Hou-Sandi
  • WordPress 4.7: What’s on your mind? August 17, 2016 7:44 pm
    Trunk has been open for 4.7 commits for a couple weeks now, with 4.7 formally kicking off next week – more on that to come shortly. To help get an understanding of what people want to see in 4.7 (and beyond), chime in below with pet tickets, projects, and other wishlist items‡. If you’re able […]
    Helen Hou-Sandi
  • Commit announcements for 4.7 August 16, 2016 7:20 pm
    Happy 4.6 release day! Commit announcements for 4.7 are brief. Andrea Fercia (@afercia) is now a permanent committer. Andrea’s work with and on the accessibility team has helped WordPress make huge strides forward, and he’s wielded his commit powers quite effectively over the past few releases. Please join me in congratulating Andrea. 🎉 All other […]
    Helen Hou-Sandi

Trac Timeline

  • Ticket #34917 (Use meaningful variable names in wpLists) closed August 26, 2016 3:21 am
    duplicate: @rommelxcastro: I'm sorry this wasn't picked up as a duplicate earlier😦 #36264 has a patch - I would love for you to take a look at it and see if you'd suggest any changes.
  • Ticket #37810 (Calendar title tooltips missing) closed August 26, 2016 1:03 am
    wontfix: Thanks for the report, @rukes. This was an intentional change made back in WordPress 4.4. See #30297.
  • Ticket #37766 (WordPress installer has no style.) closed August 26, 2016 12:31 am
    duplicate: Duplicate of #37772.
  • Ticket #37584 (Add SHORTINIT Options) closed August 25, 2016 11:14 pm
    wontfix: So many files in WordPress are cross dependent that an autoloader is the best way to ensure things get loaded. Once that is in place, custom SHORTINIT such as just handling sessions will be much more possible. #36335 is the best route for this.
  • Ticket #37832 (Using ?p=xxx on a posts page with an invalid post ID does not return a 404 ...) created August 25, 2016 11:06 pm
    Steps to replicate: Create a page and set it as the posts page. Visit this page with ?p=123456 (an invalid ID) added. WordPress will return whatever 'no results found' message you have in the theme, but with a 200 status. The handle_404 function seems to have been set up to always give a 200 status if is_home() returns true. This should not apply if you're overriding the query in some way via the URL. Somehow many of these URLs have been detected by Google on a site of ours and are being reported as soft 404s. How they were found is one thing, but WordPress should not be returning a 200 status regardless.
  • Ticket #37831 (Change the permalink structure without changing the url of older articles) created August 25, 2016 10:22 pm
    A nice feature would be to change the permalink structure without changing the url of older articles. Many users complain of having 404 errors on old articles. This causes problem when there are dozens or hundreds of articles. Not everyone has the competences to manage the redirections
  • Ticket #36692 (Ajax requests should display errors) closed August 25, 2016 10:11 pm
    duplicate: Duplicate of #26262. Thanks for the ticket @avagoldin. Deciding to display or hide errors here is a balancing act between developer and user desires and in this case (as in many) WordPress sides with the user. In development environments, tools like ​query monitor can be used to ensure developers see errors while also preventing users from seeing a broken site.
  • Ticket #37220 (Improvement symlinks on wp-config.php) closed August 25, 2016 9:53 pm
    worksforme: Hi @grazianognoll, Thanks for the report! I've found great success in using is_link() ​ and readlink() ​ i.e. some variation of the following; $local_url = ''; $root_path = dirname( dirname( __FILE__ ) ); $wp_content_dir = readlink( $root_path . '/current' ) . '/content'; define( 'WP_HOME', $local_url ); define( 'WP_SITEURL', $local_url ); define( 'PLUGINDIR', 'content/plugins' ); define( 'CONTENT_DIR', '/content' ); define( 'WP_CONTENT_DIR', $wp_content_dir ); define( 'WP_CONTENT_URL', $local_url . '/content' ); Also, if you're into using symlinks with a custom deploy strategy, I highly recommend giving ​ a look. They push the boundaries a little so require you to have PHP 5.6. There's definitely ways of making this work, so I'm going to close this as 'worksforme' but if you think that's not true in your case, please feel free to reply.
  • Ticket #5915 (Same problem as in #252: apop broken if zero occurs in banner in 2.3.3 ...) closed August 25, 2016 8:34 pm
    wontfix: Assuming a focus on removing Post by Email from core (#22942), recommending this be closed.
  • Ticket #37830 (WP_Query can collapse several methods using __call()) closed August 25, 2016 7:41 pm
    fixed: In 38356: Query: collapse several of the is_* methods using __call(). Add @method annotations. Fixes #37830.

WP Recipes

  • Downsize your WordPress database by removing transients December 29, 2015 7:16 pm
    Transients are a simple and standardized way of temporarily storing cached data in the database by giving it a custom name and a timeframe after which it will expire and be deleted. But sometimes, transients set by WP and countless plugins can take a lot of space in your database. Using a simple SQL query, you can easily getting rid of them.
  • WordPress tip: move all JavaScript files to the footer automatically December 23, 2015 2:51 pm
    In order to improve the loading time of your WordPress blog, it is recommended that you move JavaScript files to the bottom of your HTML documents. Unfortunately, it isn't always as easy as it seems, especially when using some plugins who inject code in the header. Here's a simple solution to automatically move all JavaScript files to the bottom.
  • WordPress tip: How to display a disclaimer on posts older than one year December 16, 2015 1:15 pm
    When you're blogging, it can be a good idea to display a warning to your visitors stating that they are currently reading an old post which might not be up to date. Here's an out-of-the-box solution to do it.
  • How to pre-populate WordPress editor with default content December 8, 2015 12:35 pm
    If you're often writing the same kind of post (articles, lists, code snippets, etc) you may find very useful to pre-populate the WordPress editor with some custom content. Here's a super easy code snippet to do it.
  • WordPress shortcode to display user registration date December 3, 2015 6:30 pm
    If your site offers the possibility for users to register, you might at some point want to be able to display users' registration date. Here's a super simple code snippet to create a WordPress shortcode that will display registration date of a specific user.
  • How to disable content editor for a specific page template November 30, 2015 5:18 pm
    When adding a meta box to a page in WordPress, you might want to disable the default editor. Simply drop this snippet in your theme's functions.php file to disable the editor for a specific page template.
  • WordPress hack: Show all active plugins August 3, 2015 11:55 am
    For maintenance or any other purposes, you might want to be able to know what plugins are currently active on a specific WordPress install. Here's a handy snippet to get a list of active plugins in a matter of seconds.
  • WordPress tip: Modify any role name to fit your needs September 15, 2014 11:38 am
    Have you ever wanted to change the default role names (Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, Subscriber) within WordPress? Here is a super useful snippet to do so.
  • How to remove login shake effect when error occurs April 3, 2014 2:53 pm
    Don't like the "shake" effect which occurs each time a login error occurs? Here is a super easy snippet to remove it for good.
  • WordPress tip: Bulk delete comments with a specific url March 14, 2014 3:54 pm
    Even if you're careful when approving new comments, sometimes you might just forget to visit the commenter url and detect a long time after that the linked site is spammy. Here is a very easy way to bulk delete all comments with a specific url, using a simple SQL query.

WebLog Tools Collection

  • I am taking my leave of Weblog Tools Collection, and thanks for everything! March 31, 2013 1:41 pm
    Not many of the present readers might know me very well, and that in part, is the reason that I have made the decision to transfer WLTC to more willing and presently capable hands. I am a stranger on my blog and the time has come for me to make sure that this blog, its contents and its knowledge are archived and preserved and maybe rejuvenated at a later time. I delved into blogging tools back in 2004 when I started my Masters degree in CS. I wanted some code to mess around with in my free time and everyone was talking about blogging. I looked into a variety of tools, built a small Linux server for myself at home, and installed a few of the tools that were freely available at that time. I had a heck of a time getting a hold of MT (Moveable Type, the most well-known name) and […]
    Mark Ghosh
  • Where to Find WordPress News March 31, 2013 12:05 am
    The landscape of news has changed so much over the last few years that news about a particular topic or platform is readily available to anyone within an instant. With WordPress, I imagine that could be one of the perks of powering over 16% of the web, but it’s true that news is becoming incredibly accessible. In short, news is everywhere. Speaking of WordPress in general, you can of course acquire official direct news from WordPress News, but you can also take a peak behind the curtain and follow news in the making at Make Though it’s only specific to the blogging platform, News is also worth watching for WordPress development news, as users often get access to new WordPress features before they’re released, so you’ll be able to try new features rather than just read about them. There’s more news than just direct official news, like I […]
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/30 March 30, 2013 2:00 pm
    New plugins GC Message Box allows you to highlight your key message(s) in smart ways within articles and blog posts. Simple Social Icons allows you to insert social icons in any widget area. Stick It allows you to stick the navigation menu in any theme to the top of browser window. Updated plugins Jetpack allows you to supercharge your WordPress site with powerful features previously only available to users. Nav Menu Images enables uploading of images for nav menu items on the menu edit screen.
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/28 March 28, 2013 2:00 pm
    AirTime is a subtle and simple theme. FirmaSite is a responsive theme with BuddyPress and bbPress support. Stark Lite is a minimalist and simple theme.
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/25 March 25, 2013 6:03 pm
    New plugins Easy Watermark automatically adds watermark to images when they are uploaded. Internet Defense League Cat Signal automatically loads either the modal or the banner Cat Signal when there is an active campaign from the Internet Defense League. Updated plugins BFT Autoresponder allows scheduling of automated autoresponder messages and managing a mailing list. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP will display Google Analytics data and statistics inside your Dashboard. WordPress MU Domain Mapping allows users of a WordPress MU site or WordPress 3.0 network to map their blog/site to another domain.
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/23 March 23, 2013 2:00 pm
    Memori Jingga is a responsive, clean, and simple theme. Rockers is a responsive theme with a clean design. Satu is an elegant single-column responsive theme.
  • WordCamp San Francisco 2013 Dates Announced March 22, 2013 10:24 pm
    The dates have been announced for WordCamp San Francisco 2013, an event which is often heralded as the annual WordPress conference. WordCamp San Francisco 2013 will be held on July 26 and 27 at the Mission Bay Conference Center with a Developer Hack Day on July 28. A list of speakers is not yet available, but they would like you to nominate your favorite past WordCamp speakers. Will you be attending WordCamp San Francisco this year?
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/21 March 21, 2013 2:00 pm
    New plugins Google Adsense Dashboard for WP will display your Google Adsense earnings and related reports inside your Dashboard. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP will display Google Analytics data and statistics inside your Dashboard. Updated plugins Ad Code Manager allows you to manage your ad codes through the WordPress admin in a safe and easy way. BFT Autoresponder allows scheduling of automated autoresponder messages and managing a mailing list. CampTix Event Ticketing is an easy to use and flexible event ticketing plugin.
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/19 March 19, 2013 2:00 pm
    Cazuela is a neutral colored theme. Ilisa is a clean and minimal theme that can be easily used as a personal portfolio or a business website. Partition has a light, lively, colorful, yet professional and classic appearance.
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/17 March 17, 2013 2:00 pm
    New plugins Barc Chat provides a simple yet feature rich chat room for your whole community to interact in real-time directly on your site. Get Directions is a flexible and responsive map plugin. Namaste! LMS is a learning management system for WordPress. Pinterest Verify Meta Tag simply inserts the Pinterest meta tag verification code to the correct section of your site. Updated plugins BackWPup allows you to backup your WordPress database, files, and more. Ooyala Video allows you to easily embed videos from the Ooyala Video Platform.
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/15 March 15, 2013 5:40 pm
    Ease is a simple red and white theme. Nomad is an attractive professional, business or blog theme with an unusual, very narrow orientation and design. Sensitive is fully responsive theme using Twitter Bootstrap and a Metro-styled accent. Visual is a dark minimalist theme for displaying photos and images.
  • WordPress 3.6 Release Delayed March 14, 2013 2:00 pm
    The impending release of WordPress 3.6 has been pushed back one more week to April 29. At this time, WordPress 3.6 is not yet feature complete (meaning that all intended new features have not been entirely finished), so the decision was made to push the first beta release back two weeks to March 27 and the final release back one week to April 29. This will allow the team time to focus on finalizing the in-progress new features so that they (and the brave folks who enjoy running beta software) can simply focus on testing and bug fixing rather than polishing up partial features.
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/13 March 13, 2013 4:51 pm
    New plugins Easy Media Gallery is designed to display portfolios and various media types including gallery sets, single images, google maps, video, audio, and links with ease and elegance. ytlink provides a preview image for embedded YouTube videos. Updated plugins BackWPup allows you to backup your WordPress database, files, and more. Genericon’d enables easy use of the Genericons icon font set from within WordPress. Icons can be inserted using either HTML or a shortcode. Keyring provides a very hookable, completely customizable framework for connecting your WordPress site to an external service. WP All Import makes it easy to import any XML or CSV file into your WordPress site.
  • Do You Work From Home? March 12, 2013 2:00 pm
    There has been a lot of talk lately about working from home and maintaining a distributed workforce. Web-based software, like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, are taking over the publishing industry and allow you to work from anywhere with an internet connection. Though, even though they can be managed  from home, working from home and maintaining a distributed workforce is not yet broadly acknowledged in society as a successful and efficient alternative to working in an office. Despite working with software that doesn’t need to be tied to one specific workstation, you could still find yourself tied to a desk in cubicle. I work full-time for Automattic and have the pleasure of both working from home and setting my own hours. After all, I only need a browser, an email client, and IRC client, and Skype to do my job. A desk is nice, but there’s no one saying that said desk has to be […]
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/11 March 11, 2013 2:00 pm
    Attitude is a simple, clean, and responsive retina-ready theme. Catch Everest is a simple, clean, and responsive theme. Liberus is an ideal business related theme that is relatively simple and would suit any blog or website. Stitch is an elegant, modern theme with optional fixed header.

WordPress TV

  • Lew Ayotte: Hosting Super Fast WordPress Websites on a Budget August 26, 2016 2:10 am
    In this session, I’ll discuss some free tools available to show you problem areas of your websites that are causing slowdowns. We’ll discuss the plugins you can use to help increase your site speed, as well as recommended server configurations. Take aways: Web tools you can use to track down problem areas of your websites. Recommended plugins to help speed up your sites response time. Server tools you can use to increase your site speed.Presentation Slides »
  • Joe Casabona: Keynote – Open Source and the WordPress Community August 26, 2016 2:07 am
    How to Build a Table; How to Change a Car’s Oil; How Cook a Turkey; search for these and you will find countless of YouTube videos on each of these topics. People share their knowledge in hopes that it will be helpful to others. As a result, lots of people know how to build tables, change oil, and cook turkeys. But what if that information wasn’t shared? What if only one company made all of the tables and knew how to make tables? That’s kind of how software development is, unless that software is Open Source like WordPress.Presentation Slides »
  • Carlos Zuniga: WP Security for Novices August 26, 2016 2:01 am
    We will be discussing basic things a you can do secure your site with minimal technical knowledge. What to do in case it does get hacked. How to backup and restore your website.Presentation Slides »
  • Brandee Spears Segraves: Keeping Content Marketing Authentic August 26, 2016 1:56 am
    Brandee Spears Segraves facilitates a discussion on content marketing and maintaining an authentic voice. Join this content marketing expert for an inspiring conversation on using WordPress to tell your story.
  • Wayne George: Multisite Success August 26, 2016 1:52 am
    Entrepreneur Wayne George is a recent convert to WordPress, and he’s ready to share with you how he planned and executed his monetized multisite. Some of the topics Wayne will cover: Why multisites? Why hosting matters Choosing themes and frameworks How to prepare for the learning curve — and shorten it How and why to establish your site before you monetize How off-line business savvy helps your online business How to get your grand vision to mesh with reality Wayne’s still in the startup stage, but his long business experience gives him extra insight into the process. Come learn and share. No tech background required.
  • Eileen Violini: Getting Schooled – Using WordPress to Build Your School Website August 25, 2016 6:20 am
    WordPress is the perfect solution for K-12 schools to communicate and connect with parents, alumni, donors and the community. Learn from practical examples what elements make a great school website and the best WordPress resources available to help you create a website that will both showcase your school and is easy to maintain.Presentation Slides »
  • Michael McCranie: Show Me the Money – Monetizing Your Blog August 25, 2016 3:55 am
    You’ve built a blog, you’ve got a good following — now it’s time to monetize it! Michael McCranie brings his business savvy to you in this session.
  • Cliff Seal: Friendlier, Safer WordPress Admin Areas August 25, 2016 3:48 am
    The WordPress Administration area is no walk in the park. Just because it’s, perhaps, the most user-friendly of the big CMSs doesn’t necessary make it objectively easy to use. All sorts of things that can seriously break your site are mixed in with trivial options. And, once you start adding robust plugins, things can get complicated – fast. There are many ways to make WordPress more palatable for the common user (see: non-developers) and reduce the risk of big-time accidents. In this session, I’ll show you how easy it is to remove things users don’t need from the admin area—all with your own plugin. Don’t worry if you haven’t written a plugin before. Not only will I give you the working plugin to start with, but I’ll explain everything along the way. Let’s make WordPress just a little easier and safer for everyone! Take aways: Make the admin area easier for the most common users. Reduce the risk of “damage” by users. Customize the admin with a simple plugin (code provided!)Presentation Slides »
  • Angie Albright: Telling Good Stories August 25, 2016 3:36 am
    Popular blogger Angie Albright shares how her love of storytelling has helped her tell the story of the nonprofit here she works, and how you can do the same for your organization or business. Learn about: 1) Structure of Myth 2) Heroes 3) The Cast 4) Story IdeasPresentation Slides »
  • Tom Janssens: Front-end on Steroids August 25, 2016 3:28 am
    "Presentation about modern front-end development techniques. With websites growing in complexity we have an increasing need for better tools to help build, test, and monitor our code. Everything from build scripts to monitoring and device testing are now important parts of the front-end developer’s job. After this presentation your front-end muscles increased by 31%."Presentation Slides »
  • Luc Princen: Realtime WordPress – Working With WebSockets August 25, 2016 3:25 am
    In this talk we’ll take a look at the real-time web. We dive into concepts like reactivity and persistent connections. We’ll look into setting up a bi-directional application between clients and servers over websockets and we’ll use WordPress to power it all. Hang tight dorothy, we’re not in kansas anymore!Presentation Slides »
  • Amina Malik: Empowering Girls To Code August 25, 2016 3:21 am
    How we can work together to make the world of web more accessible.
  • Anne-Laure de Harlez: How Learning WordPress Changed My Professional Life August 23, 2016 9:24 pm
    Going from employee with no technical skills to freelance WordPress developer.
  • Paul Van Buuren: Hit Any User To Continue August 23, 2016 9:21 pm
    "How to train your users to create accesssible content. This talk is aimed at users, developers and project managers."Presentation Slides »
  • Jenny Wong: Every Penny Counts August 23, 2016 9:16 pm
    "Jenny volunteered to help the WordCamp Antwerp edition out. And she even stepped up to the plate when one of our speakers had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. She’ll be presenting a talk on how to contribute back to a community that has given her (and us all) so much. So please, if you want to learn, get involved and step up to the plate yourself, this talk will certainly motivate you and tell you how to do it."
  • Mark Creeten: WordPress Deployment With GIT Or How To Kill Your FTP Habits August 22, 2016 8:54 pm
    Mark Creeten is doing front-end work for more than 14 years now and he’s still loving it. He shares all his knowledge in teaching adults to make websites and published a book about creating websites with HTML CSS a few years ago. Currently, he is using his WordPress skills professionally and passionately on a daily basis in a Belgian company called Appsaloon.Presentation Slides »
  • Stéphane Vince and Myrto Melard: – Full Stack With WordPress August 22, 2016 8:49 pm
    "Digital Wallonia is a virtual and physical hub. It embodies the objective of the Wallonian Government to create an excellent digital playground beyond its territory, its actors and its users. Digital Wallonia est une plateforme virtuelle et physique. Digital Wallonia incarne l’objectif du Gouvernement wallon de faire de la Wallonie une terre d’excellence numérique, à travers son territoire, ses acteurs et ses usages."
  • Bego Mario Garde: Do You Really Need a Child Theme? August 22, 2016 8:43 pm
    "Alternatives for your customized website. Many WordPress tutorials suggest, that you need a Child Theme to customize the layout of your website. While you should never modify WordPress core nor WordPress themes themselves, this session shows common pitfalls of Child Themes and provides you with save and efficient alternatives. Target audience: beginners to intermediate"Presentation Slides »
  • Barbara Saul: How To Keep Your Clients Happy August 22, 2016 8:40 pm
    Exploring the different ways we can keep our clients happy, what tools are available to us to enable this, and some basic ideas to make it simple to have happy customers. Plus what to do with the unhappy customers (other than run away, of course). It is all stuff that we know already but perhaps need reminding of, and putting a system in place so we can get the work done. A happy client manual, if you will…
  • WordPress Community Interview With Ahmad Awais August 22, 2016 10:15 am
    Ahmad Awais is a Core Contributor, a Plugin Developer and also on the Polyglots Team.
  • Zé Fontainhas: Community And Open Source Evangelism August 20, 2016 3:21 pm
    Zé Fontainhas is a long time WordPress contributor, WordCamp and meet up organiser and community leader. He’s been an active member of the global WordPress community for the last 10 years, helping contributors from all over the world translate the software in more than 140 languages. Zé is a true Polyglot and European and has spent the last few years working towards creating ties between the European communities.
  • Remkus de Vries: Case Study on WooCommerce August 20, 2016 3:16 pm
    Remkus de Vries is giving an insight on WooCommerce by a Case Study he created in the past.
  • Mathias Bynens: CSS Fun Facts August 20, 2016 3:11 pm
    "3.14 things I didn’t know about CSS This talk will showcase a series of obscure CSS fun facts, such as CSS syntax gimmicks and quirks, weird tricks that involve CSS in one way or another, and security vulnerabilities that are enabled by (ab)using CSS in unexpected ways."Presentation Slides »
  • Steven Werley: AMP and WordPress August 20, 2016 1:34 am
    The importance of integrating AMP with WordPress and how to set it up and test it.
  • Will Chatham: WordPress Security – Don’t Be a Target August 19, 2016 7:39 pm
    Learn how to lock down your WordPress website so that you become less of a target for hacking, defacement, or data theft. Using freely available tools, you’ll find out how to thwart cyber attacks and build trust with your visitors. Take aways: Becoming less of a target for hackers. Hardening WordPress websites with security plugins. Other tools and tips for website security.Presentation Slides »
  • Lew Ayotte: WP CLI August 19, 2016 7:04 pm
    *This is a 15-minute Lightning Talk* So many developers avoid the command line and they are missing out on so much power. With the addition of the WP-CLI to our set of tools, they are missing out on even more. In this talk I will go through some of the amazing things you can do with the WP-CLI to help work more effectively, efficiently, and automate your life as a WordPress developer. I hope to inspire you to jump into the command line, begin learning the WP-CLI, and start improving your life, today! Take Aways: 1) Grok the CLIPresentation Slides »
  • Ethan Butler: Using the REST API for Better Responsive Images August 19, 2016 7:02 pm
    WordPress 4.4 was a milestone release, with the addition of both responsive images and a REST API. In this session, I’ll demonstrate API endpoints and JavaScript I’ve written for using the REST API and AJAX to load responsive background images into sites. This technique has several advantages: first, using the background-image property is more semantic and powerful than traditional s. Second, you can have a dynamic background on an otherwise cached page. Third, you have more information available about how your user is viewing your site than just their viewport width. The session will include three short demos: First, a basic demonstration of the technique. Second, using array_rand on the server to pull in a random background image. And as a finale, using the ambient light API in OSX Firefox to load in “day time” and “night time” images. Take aways: The addition of responsive images into the WordPress core was powerful, but it doesn’t solve every problem and isn’t always semantic. Using AJAX to load images has many benefits because you can know more about the client. The WordPress REST API can be used for more than you realize.Presentation Slides »
  • Jonathan Daggerhart: WordPress Rewrites API August 19, 2016 4:19 pm
    Rewrite rules are how WordPress creates clean/pretty URIs from URL query parameters. When your new page or blog post automatically gets a human-friendly URL, this is provided by a rewrite rule, which itself is using WordPress’s Rewrite API. In this presentation Jonathan Daggerhart will go over the basics of the Rewrite API, create a few new rewrite rules as examples, and make use of the data the Rewrite API provides the global WP_Query object when it matches a rule’s pattern. Hopefully by the end of the class, you’ll have a good understanding of what the Rewrite API is, how it works, and some use-cases where it could be beneficial.
  • Chris Flannagan: Leveling Up From Plugin Hacker to Plugin Dev August 19, 2016 3:29 pm
    I’ve gone from trying to hack plugins to do what I want to actually developing my own from scratch over the past year. It’s challenging but very doable. This session will touch on the process I went through to become a much better WordPress engineer and a better coder. The presentation will discuss changing your thinking process when approaching WordPress development. We’ll touch on WordPress coding standards, how actions and filters work, and why they are so valuable. We’ll end by actually building a simple plugin step-by-step, in under 10 minutes. Take aways: Attendees will leave knowing they can improve their skills and how to start that process. An understanding of why it’s important to develop in WordPress using the proper methods and not hacking it together. A live demo of how simple developing a small plugin can be.Presentation Slides »
  • Russell Heimlich: Searching for a Better Search August 19, 2016 2:32 pm
    WordPress’ built-in search functionality leaves a lot to be desired. A LOT! Why is the default search so bad? What are the options for making search on your site better? In this talk I’ll cover a range of solutions for improving the search results of your site and integrating with WordPress. Take aways: How WordPress’ default search works under the hood. What are some ways to make WordPress Search better. What are key features when evaluating different search technologies.Presentation Slides »
  • Jack Lenox: Keynote August 19, 2016 12:22 pm
    Opening Remarks / Keynote
  • Julien Melissas: JS Framework Showdown August 19, 2016 12:06 pm
    I’m going to be speaking about some of the more popular JS frameworks, Angular, Backbone, and React, and show some real-world examples of how easily they can interact with the API. I’ll be showing (and possibly live-coding) basic examples with each library and fetching the 10 latest posts from the WP-API. Take aways: The WP-API isn’t that scary, it’s so easy to get/send stuff if you’ve got JSON skills (which aren’t that hard). JavaScript frameworks all have different ways to do things, but similar stuff going on in the background. At the end of the day, React rocks (it’s the best), but it might not be the best solution for your project … Presentation Slides »
  • Michael Mizner: WordPress Front-End Performance August 19, 2016 12:03 pm
    In this presentation I’ll show how WordPress themes (and sites) can be built to achieve 100/100 Google pagespeed. You’ll learn about my process of using Gulp to concatenate and minify resources, along with intentional enqueues and dequeues. Bonus: some ways to configure cache plugins to achieve a similar effect. Take aways: How front-end performance effects mobile users on slower speeds. Tips on improving front-end performance. Gulp basics and how to use with WordPress. Presentation Slides »
  • Rich Owings: Not Your Father’s SEO August 18, 2016 12:36 pm
    The days of ten blue links are gone. When people search by voice they may never see a screen of results. Google’s answer boxes may allow people to find what they are searching for without going to another website. What is driving all this and how do you optimize for it? How can websites, blogs or local businesses take advantage of these changes? This presentation is most appropriate for someone with at least a basic knowledge of SEO. Why search is fragmenting The different ways people get search results these days How to optimize for the new SEOPresentation Slides »
  • Kate Newbill: Disaster-Proof Your Website: Creating an Action Plan *Before* You Need It August 18, 2016 12:35 pm
    How much money and credibility would you lose if your website went down for a week? A day? An hour? Let’s take a look at some of the most common things that can go wrong with a WordPress site. This talk will outline easy plans and steps you can take to prevent website disaster. We’ll also share a downloadable action plan to help you get started. Takeaways: Create an action plan covering most common issues that could befall your site(s). Know how to increase security by making it more difficult for hackers to break in. Have resources available to help in case the site faces problems too big for a backup to fix ( i.e., hacked with no clean backup; host goes out of business and takes site down.Presentation Slides »
  • Thomas Patrick Levy: A Developer’s Guide to Support August 18, 2016 12:34 pm
    What I’ve learned, as a developer, about interacting and empathizing with those poor non-developers who have given me money for code I have written and now expect me to help them, teach them, and respect them despite their absurd questions with obvious answers.
  • Derek Schmidt: Setting Up Shop (E-Commerce) August 18, 2016 12:25 am
    In this session I am to go through a demonstration on how you can setup an e-commerce website using WordPress and WooCommerce. We’ll go through everything from setting up various products and product types, setting up taxes, payment gateways and shipping rates. We’ll also briefly get into the “sales funnel” with how you continue to connect to your customers to keep driving them back to your website for more conversions. Take aways: Learn to sell products or services for your website (or clients website). Learn how to keep driving traffic to your site and some basic marketing tips. Learn how to set up taxes and tax rates depending on your states requirement.Presentation Slides »
  • Leah Quintal: Can I Has First Page Search Result? How to Develop Content That Shows Up August 18, 2016 12:12 am
    Google search results have changed. There are fewer and fewer search result slots that show real content. In a marketing era that’s all about content, how do you produce content that has a chance? In this instructional presentation, I will show you how to use free tools to assess your search result potential and craft content that can get you on the coveted first page of Google Search Results. Take aways: Learn how to use free tools to make informed decisions about what topics to write about. Learn how to assess your search potential. Learn how to sum up your competition.Presentation Slides »
  • Sarah Ovenall: DIY User Testing August 17, 2016 11:38 pm
    Whether you’re redesigning an existing site or starting from scratch, content that puts the user first leads to happier users and better return on investment. User testing helps you understand your users and structure your content for them. It doesn’t require a large team or expensive resources. You can do it yourself, and WordPress makes it easier. We’ll cover card sorting, tree testing, prototype testing, understanding the data you collect and using it to design your content. Take aways: How a small team or individual can run effective user tests. How WordPress makes user testing easier. How to interpret user data to build a user-focused site.
  • Boomer Sassmann: Asana for Team Collaboration August 17, 2016 11:26 pm
    *This is a 15-minute Lightning Talk* In this fast paced talk we’ll explore the workflow and best practices for team collaboration and project management while using Asana. Keep up with projects, people, processes and so much more… for free! We’ll explore the hierarchy of organizing items so you can best decide which method fits your own personality and/or group size.Presentation Slides »
  • Jerrett Farmer: WordPress for Lazy People August 17, 2016 10:47 pm
    What are some of the ways to quickly get a WordPress site up and running with a minimal amount of effort? An over view of core plugins, page builders and themes as well as the latest cutting edge software to help even the unmotivated get a high quality WordPress Site up and running. Also a tongue and cheek humorous presentation that reveals the pitfalls of shortcuts and the final assessment of what it takes to get a WP based site live.Presentation Slides »
  • Greg Taylor: Content Development August 17, 2016 10:43 pm
    We are all competing with not only each other, but will the big boys for attention. Good will never be good enough again, only Superb content will move the needle for your business goals and get you noticedPresentation Slides »
  • Alicia St Rose: Boom Chakra-laka – The Holistic Approach to Web Design August 17, 2016 9:28 pm
    We’ve all heard something along the lines of this before from a potential client: “We want a simple website, 5 or 6 pages and 3 navigation tabs. A shopping cart and a contact form”. Hmm…Okay. Yeah, sure you can build that. Great. But are you offering solutions to this client’s colorful challenges online and offline? Probably not. Which means this website is doomed to fail. A website does not stand isolated from the many aspects integral to good business planning: marketing, Company mission/message, target audience, social media, mailing list… Like a holistic practitioner takes into account all the Chakras, you should be addressing all your client’s business aspects to produce an online presence that is solid and effective. Just building a site does not solve your client’s challenges: which are ultimately to get more exposure, sell more products, save money, reduce wasted man hours or an infinite variety of problems. If you concentrate on offering SOLUTIONS for your clients’ CHALLENGES then you are more likely to see a web presence with measurable success and happier, enlightened clients! In this session I will inspire you to elevate from just a website builder to the higher plane of “Solutionary”! Get ready to clear some Chakras, yo!
  • Candice Gilliatt: Get Off The Workflow Roller Coaster August 17, 2016 7:33 pm
    As a website designer, you can drive yourself crazy with the on-again, off-again roller coaster of building websites. The opportunity for you to engage clients beyond the website build exists and can lead to long-term stability. Here is some of what participants will learn: How SEO can to turn a one-time website build into a long term opportunity with their clients The critical point when you must introduce SEO in order to create happier clients and more referrals SEO secrets you can use right away to wow your clients and keep them coming back for more How to turn SEO into profits – whether you do it yourself or outsource it to an expertPresentation Slides »
  • David de Boer: Bancontact and Online Payments For Belgian Websites August 17, 2016 7:32 pm
    It’s 2016 and eCommerce has grown tremendously, almost everyone now shops online. Still a lot of WordPress site developers don’t want to build eCommerce websites or webshops because they find eCommerce plugins and online payments complex. And that’s a shame, because it could be really interesting to add eCommerce to your list of web development skills. Luckily, the good news is, you can learn how to implement online payments, allowing you to also benefit from the growing market. In this talk I’ll tell you all you need to know about online payments for Belgian WordPress sites. We will discuss the entire process, starting with the software (WordPress, WooCommerce etc.) to the first payments. We’ll talk about MisterCash/Bancontact, but also the Dutch iDEAL (because the crazy Dutch like shopping over their border!). And there will be room for questions!Presentation Slides »
  • Andrés Cifuentes: Themes That Perform – Creating Faster Themes For No Developers August 17, 2016 7:30 pm
    Get to know more about how to create faster themes in this workshop presented by Andrés Cifuentes.Presentation Slides »
  • Jen Miller: Creating and Maintaining Sites While Mobile August 17, 2016 7:25 pm
    Introduces design, development and blogging app resources that allow WordPress users the freedom to manage a business, team, multiple websites and other assets while on the go.Presentation Slides »
  • Andy Fragen: Contributing to Open Source August 17, 2016 4:46 pm
    Contribute, contribute, contribute. Forums, GitHub, or Core pick one or all. A brief overview of how to start contributing to WordPress.Presentation Slides »
  • Russell Aaron: A Problem With WordPress Theme Demonstrations August 17, 2016 4:43 pm
    One of the awesome parts about buying a product always includes the test drive or the free sample. The same goes for Themes and Plugins. However, are Theme demonstrations being completely honest when it comes to showing off the goods? in this WordCamp Orange County Session, we’ll be discussing the pros and cons to not having any coding standards when it comes to building theme’s and plugins. We’ll also be taking a deep dive into three WordPress Theme Demonstrations to show what they are really selling you on.
  • Boomer Sassmann: Up and Running With WordPress August 17, 2016 4:11 pm
    Did you attend PreCamp? Did you leave with a wealth of information but feel like you need a little bit more? You’re in luck! This session will build upon the foundation that was established during PreCamp. Even if you didn’t make it to PreCamp this year but you consider yourself in the early stages of your WordPress learning curve, this session is perfect for you too. In particular, we’ll dig deeper into the following: A Divi Demo – A popular WordPress page builder theme Selecting specialized plugins based on your specific site requirements. For Example: E-Commerce, Directory Management, and Image/Event Heavy Healthy website checklist for ongoing growth and success of your site. Presentation Slides »

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