The Modern WordPress Plugin Development Toolset (Part 2)

Today WordPress plugin developers have a ton of great tools available for them for modern PHP and JavaScript development. We can make use of various tools including dependency management, automated testing, React and more to improve our code quality, development workflow and most importantly: the end user experience. Automated testing, along with code quality tools …

The Modern WordPress Plugin Development Toolset (Part 1)

WordPress development has been “modernizing” — using a complex React client. Plugin developers are using more React and often want to embrace modern PHP practices without straying too far from “The WordPress way.” Automated testing, along with code quality tools have been adopted to help us maintain our plugins and avoid bugs. These tools, especially …

The Client Onboarding Conundrum: How Do You Actually Do It?

Getting a new client project off on the right foot is so often key to a long and valuable working relationship with that client. Yet, as small business owners, freelance designers and developers, marketing consultants, content creators, SEO consultants, and more, it can prove a challenge to systematize how we can onboard new clients. Sure, …

Integrating an MVC Pattern into Your WordPress Theme Development

In this meet (held in March 2021) you’ll learn about using the MVC (Model, View, Controller) development pattern in your WordPress theme. We will be using the Sage theme by roots along with the Eloquent ORM from Laravel and the Phinx migration system during this demonstration. There is a repo available with demo code for …

Build a Great Divi Workflow: Part 2 – Refining Your Building Techniques

What’s the gist of this meetup? I want to help you build Divi websites more efficiently and confidently, which is why I’d like to share my Divi workflow with you during this 2-part meetup. In part 2 (held in February 2021), we’ll talk about refining your building techniques. (Check out the slides and recording for …

Build a Great Divi Workflow: Part 1 – Establishing Your Workflow

What’s the gist of this meetup? I want to help you build Divi websites more efficiently and confidently, which is why I’d like to share my Divi workflow with you during this 2-part meetup. In part 1 (held in January 2021), we’ll talk about establishing your workflow. What topics will I hear about? Creating a …

Your Site Isn’t a Cornfield… Just Because You Build it, Doesn’t Mean They’ll Come

Your website is not a cornfield… just because you built it, doesn’t mean they’ll come. So, you’ve got a website — great! Now it’s time to sit back and watch the business roll in, right? I mean, that’s how it works in the movie — he builds the baseball field in the middle of nowhere, …

Unlocking SEO Through Content Marketing: A Step-by-Step Guide

SEO is over-analyzed and over-explained. But it really comes down to 1 thing: how well can you connect your website to your audience? The gap between your website and your audience can be difficult to bridge. Fortunately, the best way to connect those two sides is through something that doesn’t require technical knowledge — content …

The Future of WordPress as a Headless CMS

JAMstack is growing in popularity as a faster, more secure option than a traditional CMS like WordPress. However, WordPress is still a powerful tool for creating and managing content and can serve as the backend for a modern application. In this session, you’ll learn what JAMstack is, why many consider it the future of the …