That’s it everyone. The close of WordCamp Chicago 2013.
Sorry not much on this one. Mainly code. Going to check out more with BuddyPress.
Rewriting permalinks becomes easier with BuddyPress
Any search in BuddyPress will give you a prety URL
Twitter @JJJ buddypress.org bbpress.org
The last session. BuddyPress Rules: The Road to Rewrites is Paved with Pretty Permalinks with John James Jacoby
Kadamwhite.Github.io/talks/2013/wcchi for slides
WordPress 3.5 signifies a shift from PHzp land to JavsScript land for pretty much everything.
JSON API plugin
A little more work now means less work down the road
Underscore is the backbone of Backbone.JS
_.TEMPLATE for building HTML
Backbone.JS and Underscore.JS to aid with jQuery
Evolution not revolution
jQuery put a lot of issues out of cross browser platforms
Document each element in the project.
Scoping helps you choose the right tools for each project.
Wherever there is an action, clarify it.
Scope Creep- where the requirements of the project keep piling up and up before during and after the project schedule.
Recognize gaps, ask questions, seek answers, and seek clarifications
Not scoping runs the chance of your client losing faith in you.
As the developer YOU have to take charge of the scoping phase.
Document project requirements.
Eliminate assumptions and set expectations early.
If you do not have a Scoping Phase for every single project, prepare yourself for stress.
Lisa is the author of WordPress for Dummies
Lunch is over and now time for Scoping Projects To Reduce Stress, Headaches and Angry Mobs with Lisa Sabin-Wilson
Offer support forever
Do It for the passion and creativity and not for the money.
Marketing is something you have to be constantly thinking about and doing.
To make money you gotta make stuff happen. Try everything.
Marketing starts with your product.
Even in the face or risk and uncertainty keep pushing.
Measure your response time and improve each month.
Create world class support. Respond quickly to support requests even if you don’t know the answer. Communicate if your having issues.
Don’t build your brand on features. Branding and amazing customer service should be your advantage.
Create an innovative product. Something worth talking about.
Find your niche for theme design.
Session 3: Running A WordPress Theme Shop with Adam Pickering. @adampickering
Slides can be viewed at http://helf.us/wcchi2013
Hard work matters. It is alright to break your site in the back.
Put love and hard work into all aspects into your site.
Never cook a steak the same way twice. Always evolve. Grow and adapt.
New features are attractive
Even a static site needs love to
Cheap hardware breaks. Cheaply made not cheaply cost.
Don’t oversell passion
Passion feeds engagement
We update because the world is constantly changing
Good content is amazing chicken
The Three Lights of WordPress
● Your Server
● Your Content
Presenter Mika Epstein @ipstenu
Session Two: You Can’t Set It And Forget It
For slides and more of the codes check out techguytom.com
●Easier bug fixing
Unit Testing a plugin?
WordPress Test Suite
Base Plugin Setup
First up is Plugin Unit Testing with Tom Jenkins