That is it for the sessions for today. I will be back tomorrow morning ready for day 2. Now for the fun. After party with build your own burger buffet at Club Louie. Have a great night.
Last but not least have fun!
Admit that your plugin might not be the right tool for every case.
Choose your data storage location wisely
TablePress new and improved from Table Reloaded
Try to solve a lot of things. Not everything. That is what updates are for.
Decisions. Not options.
Great Q&A with Matt. Now it is time for “Tales of a Plugin Developer”
Best advise is to write everyday.
Try to depersonalize before attending to a comment that might sound rude. Could be a language barrier.
Backup, backup, backup
“Reading auto updates is like Christmas morning.”
Big companies even use WordPress for their back end
WordPress can be used any way you want from blog to application
Free as in beer for WordPress
WP 3.6 is imminent
Word Press Town Hall with Matt Mullenweg up now.
Comments and reviews help you and your customers
Always use plugins when possible
Use plugins instead of putting everything into themes
If you want to develop themes find you niche
Make a child theme instead of manipulating the theme so updates can go properly
When creating for the masses generalize your theme
Icebreaker question for panel. What is your favorite Pixar movie
Next up: Commercial Themes & Plugins Q&A with Jake Caputo, Adam Pickering, and Brian Richards
Check out Stephanie’s new book WordPress for Web Developers
Broken Link Checker to keep on check for older links but some hosts will not allow it.
WP Help is great for future users and editors for your site
Content Audit plugin is great for maintaining your site
CollabPress plugin for project management
Revisionary plugin for revisions of published pages
Multiple Featured Images plugin to give you a second feature image
Picturefill.WP plugin for changing picture sizes for different types of media
Set up workflow
Post 2 Post plugin for linking tags to each other
Steps For Content Strategy
Read Kristina Halverson’s book
Session 4 Content Strategy for WordPress by Stephanie Leary.
More at joshbroton.com or @joshbroton on Twitter
Responsive Development + Server Side Components.
Every mobile OS supports flex box
You should be using Modernizr
Pixels are out. Percents are in.
61% leave a site if it not mobile ready and 79% wil look at your competitors after leaving
1.03 billion smartphone users right now
31% of US adults whose primary browsing device is mobile
55% of US adults that access the web via mobile devices
Contrary to popular belief a marquee with a kitty is never ok.
Session #3. “Rocking The Responsive Web with Josh Bronton.
Zapier to combine and connect everything together
All you really need is 10 minutes a week for email campaigning.
Make your emails clean, short, and to the point.
Email marketing best nurtures your customers.
Warm colors for themes attract more than cool colors.
Make your landing page a teaser to keep your clientele interested.
One click on Gravity forms can save you a lifetime
Always respond to comments and questions on social media.
Jetpack and HootSuite can link your WordPress to your social media accounts.
Blogging should take you one hour a week.
Your blog content can fuel your ebooks, presentations, and emails.
Blogging should be at minimal one 300-500 post every week.
Effective marketing can cost about 90 minutes a week and $150 month
The web was supposed to level the playing field for marketing for small businesses
Erik wolf @erikwolf on Twitter
Now for “Grow Your Business Now: Maximize Marketing Efficiencies with WordPress” with Erik Wolf
Say what you mean, quickly
Some people will not like your personality. It is alright. Let them go.
Don’t get hasty. Take your time to do it right.
Test all of your assumptions
Tell what you do in two sentences
83% of users accepted a site based purely on content
94% of users dismissed a site based purely on design
Play defense against negative emotion
Empathize with the person you want looking at your site.
Users will read about 20% of the text on a web page
Clearly communicate your value in the first 10 seconds
The probability of leaving is very high of leaving a website in the first few seconds
A structure of conversation
“If we’re doing our job well, the computer recedes into the background, and personalities rise to the surface.”
@cliffseal #noonecaeres Cliff Seal presenter
First session: No One Cares About Your Content (Yet)
Follow on twitter at #wcchi
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