Live Blog: WordCamp Chicago Day 2

WordCamp Chicago 2013Welcome back to day two of WordCamp Chicago. I will be live blogging all day all the great tips and hints for all things WordPress.

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That’s it everyone. The close of WordCamp Chicago 2013.

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Sorry not much on this one. Mainly code. Going to check out more with BuddyPress.

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Rewriting permalinks becomes easier with BuddyPress

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Any search in BuddyPress will give you a prety URL

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Twitter @JJJ buddypress.org bbpress.org

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The last session. BuddyPress Rules: The Road to Rewrites is Paved with Pretty Permalinks with John James Jacoby

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Kadamwhite.Github.io/talks/2013/wcchi for slides

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WordPress 3.5 signifies a shift from PHzp land to JavsScript land for pretty much everything.

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JSON API plugin

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A little more work now means less work down the road

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Underscore is the backbone of Backbone.JS

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_.TEMPLATE for building HTML

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Underscorejs.org

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Backbone.JS and Underscore.JS to aid with jQuery

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Evolution not revolution

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jQuery put a lot of issues out of cross browser platforms

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Next up: Writing Apps With JavaScript, Backbone, and WordPress by K. Adam White @kadamwhite

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Document each element in the project.

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Document everything!

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Scoping helps you choose the right tools for each project.

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Wherever there is an action, clarify it.

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Scope Creep- where the requirements of the project keep piling up and up before during and after the project schedule.

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Recognize gaps, ask questions, seek answers, and seek clarifications

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Not scoping runs the chance of your client losing faith in you.

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As the developer YOU have to take charge of the scoping phase.

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Document project requirements.

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Eliminate assumptions and set expectations early.

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If you do not have a Scoping Phase for every single project, prepare yourself for stress.

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Lisa is the author of WordPress for Dummies

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Lunch is over and now time for Scoping Projects To Reduce Stress, Headaches and Angry Mobs with Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Offer support forever

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Do It for the passion and creativity and not for the money.

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Marketing is something you have to be constantly thinking about and doing.

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To make money you gotta make stuff happen. Try everything.

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Marketing starts with your product.

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Even in the face or risk and uncertainty keep pushing.

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Measure your response time and improve each month.

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Create world class support. Respond quickly to support requests even if you don’t know the answer. Communicate if your having issues.

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Don’t build your brand on features. Branding and amazing customer service should be your advantage.

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Create an innovative product. Something worth talking about.

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Find your niche for theme design.

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Session 3: Running A WordPress Theme Shop with Adam Pickering. @adampickering

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Slides can be viewed at http://helf.us/wcchi2013

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Hard work matters. It is alright to break your site in the back.

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Put love and hard work into all aspects into your site.

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Never cook a steak the same way twice. Always evolve. Grow and adapt.

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New features are attractive

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Even a static site needs love to

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Cheap hardware breaks. Cheaply made not cheaply cost.

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Don’t oversell passion

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Passion feeds engagement

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We update because the world is constantly changing

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Good content is amazing chicken

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The Three Lights of WordPress
● WordPress
● Your Server
● Your Content

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Presenter Mika Epstein @ipstenu

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Session Two: You Can’t Set It And Forget It

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For slides and more of the codes check out techguytom.com

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Why test?
●Easier bug fixing
●Cleaner code
●Better architecture

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Test often.

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Unit Testing a plugin?
PHP Unit
WordPress Test Suite
Base Plugin Setup
Or WP-CLI

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First up is Plugin Unit Testing with Tom Jenkins
@techguytom

About Michele Butcher

Mother, teacher, blogger, photographer, and collector of shot glasses. When not in front of the computer, Michele works as a pre-K teacher and spends time with her family and friends.

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