WordPress Back-Office and Workflow Automation
If you are like most people, you want to run more of your business from one place – your website. WordPress is a powerful tool for doing that, especially with so many plugins available. But what do you do if you can’t find a plugin that works the way you do your business?
In this session I will show you how to customize your website admin (Back-Office) with little or no programming using the PODS plugin. I will do a live demonstration on how to create your own custom Customer Resource Management (CRM) for managing client projects and vendors.
For those ready to get adventurous with code, the second half will show how to integrate this CRM with front-end forms, other plugins, and your own custom programming. Example code will be provided.
Theme Designer and Developer’s Guide to the WordPress Customizer.
Gutenberg and the Customizer are the future of WordPress. In this session we’ll address the Customizer side of this, where you’ll learn how to use it to customize and extend your theme or plugin.
This session will be filled with lots of practical examples and code samples for how it can be used. We will begin with some simple WordPress Customizer options where you will learn how to build you own custom controls. From there we will cover different options you can give user to manipulate data, content and appearance through your theme or plugin. We will wrap up with a look into available resources such as plugins, frameworks and snippets which you can freely use when developing your theme.
Beginner’s Guide To WP-CLI, or How to Feel the Power, not the Fear
Let’s face it, you’ve heard of command line, you’ve seen references to WP-CLI, but you have always asked why you need it. WordPress has a graphical interface, after all, so why not just use that?
I’m all about speed and efficiency. When producing websites for a living, wasting time on slow-moving, repetitive tasks isn’t profitable. The graphical user interface gives you a visual way of figuring out what you want to do, but once you have done a task enough times, you don’t really need that visual aid any more. A simple command line instruction will do the same thing.
It’s not hard. In fact, not that long ago that is how everybody worked on a computer. If you want to take your theme design, plugin development, and website maintenance to the next level, then you need WP-CLI.
We will begin with how to get and install it, cover most of the major functions, then wrap up the session with how to write your own custom WP-CLI commands to add to your theme or plugin.