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 …

Manage Your WordPress Site Across Multiple Environments

Whether your goal is to work on and preview your own website changes or to update and present changes for a client’s website, managing multiple WordPress instances can help your workflow. We’ll discuss the benefits of creating local, staging, and live WordPress environments for your site and how to manage changes across multiple environments. Duncan …

Headless WordPress on Vue and Nuxt

Headless WordPress is known to dramatically speed up your site (up to 8 times as fast, if you can believe Netlify!) It seems as easy as following a Smashing Magazine article, or so Benji Kostenbader, Front-End Developer at Top Hat, thought. But what about ACFs, Yoast, Forms, and Custom Post Types? Follow him on a …