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1. Daryl L. L. Houston: Anatomy of a Code Review | WordPress.tv

"PUBLISHED – September 24, 2014

The VIP division of Automattic (makers of WordPress.com) works with large content publishers to deploy and scale custom code on a high performance web environment. I cover some of the challenges that developers for VIP clients face and how we help them mitigate the challenges.

Even though most developers out there aren’t developing sites for WordPress.com, many of the problems VIPs face are transferable to other environments. I’ll also cover some best practices that we encourage — tips, tricks, and tools we share with VIP developers that you can use to become a better WordPress developer no matter your skill level (though chances are that much of this will be beyond the reach of beginner developers).

EVENT – WordCamp Asheville 2014"


Smashing Magazine

2. Size Matters: Balancing Line Length And Font Size In Responsive Web Design | Smashing Magazine

“As we refine our methods of responsive web design, we’ve increasingly focused on measure (another word for ‘line length’) and its relationship to how people read.

The popularization of the ‘ideal measure’ has led to advice such as ‘Increase font size for large screens and reduce font size for small screens.’ While a good measure does improve the reading experience, it’s only one rule for good typography. Another rule is to maintain a comfortable font size.”


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3. Jonathan Daggerhart: Introduction to WordPress Plugin Development | WordPress.tv

"PUBLISHED – September 24, 2014

The purpose of this presentation is to give a very basic introduction to the creation of a new plugin. The audience will learn about using the Codex, actions, filters, shortcodes, custom settings, and some best practices.

The resulting custom plugin will be able to add custom css, insert fancy horizontal breaks, link to existing posts, add color to text, and find and replace content in WordPress posts and pages on display. An existing understanding of some PHP is required to get the most value from this presentation.

Presentation Slides »

EVENT – WordCamp Asheville 2014"


Tuts+code

4. Creating a Custom WordPress Registration Form Plugin – Tuts+ Code Tutorial

"Out-of-the-box, WordPress provides a custom registration form that can be used to setup a new user, or to add a new user when adding them to an existing WordPress installation. But what if you want to implement a custom registration form that does not render the options in the WordPress Dashboard?

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create a custom registration form in WordPress using a combination of template tags and shortcodes.

The default registration form consist of just two form fields – username and email."

Wp login screen


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5. Greg Douglas: Ride The Lightning: A Case Study For Roundabout.com | WordPress.tv

"PUBLISHED – September 25, 2014

This talk will include a peek behind the curtain of one of my own websites from early conversations and design questionnaire to the project board that includes the UX/UI, fonts, color scheme and design inspiration to the finished WordPress website.

There will be tools and tips for how to think creatively when designing for WordPress… Also I will ask the co-developer for this site to join me on stage for the Q & A portion of the talk to assist in answering questions about development of this website.

EVENT – WordCamp Los Angeles 2014"


Tuts+code

6. Configuring W3 Total Cache: General Settings I – Tuts+ Code Tutorial

"In our last introductory article, I told you all about the importance of using the W3TC plugin. Let’s start configuring it today. First of all, head over to your Add New Plugins menu and install W3 Total Cache Plugin in your WordPress powered website. 

Now you will find a new section of Performance in left side menu of your WordPress dashboard. Click it and you will find W3TC’s Dashboard. Just like the WordPress dashboard, W3 Total Cache’s dashboard facilitate user to find out about the details of W3TC."

W3 Total Cache

This plugin can speed up your WordPress site by caching and serving pages. This article should get you started.


7. Tanner Moushey: Introduction to the command line | WordPress.tv

"PUBLISHED – September 24, 2014

Web developers are often faced with challenges that require a basic knowledge of the Unix command line. This topic will break down the basic commands needed to navigate and perform basic functions within the command line.

Presentation Slides »

EVENT – WordCamp Vancouver 2014"


Tuts+code

8. Getting Started With Easy Digital Downloads – Tuts+ Code Tutorial

"One of the most effective ways to generate a sustainable online income is by creating and selling your own digital products. Personally, being a freelancer, I’m a huge fan of using the strength of the community and social media following to sell products like eBooks, training courses, designs etc.

Over the years, I’ve tried different digital selling services to manage my product sales – most of them, paid. However, the one service that, despite being free to use, greatly impressed me was Easy Digital Downloads. They couldn’t have named it better. With over 250,000 downloads, it is one of the most popular and most frequently used WordPress eCommerce plugins around right now."

Easy Digital Downloads

This is an excellent plugin that solves a basic prolem – how to sell pdfs and books. (Yes, the price can be zero.)


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9. Mel Karlik: How To Build A Custom Widget | WordPress.tv

"PUBLISHED – September 25, 2014

Widgets are a great way to deliver added content or functionality to a WordPress site. I’ll show you step-by-step how to create a simple custom widget then see how you can distribute theme with a theme or as a stand-alone plugin.

Presentation Slides »

EVENT – WordCamp Vancouver 2014"


WP Tavern

10. BuddyPress Feature Plugin Adds Rich Text Fields to Profiles

"Earlier this year, BuddyPress contributors announced that the project would be adopting the features-as-plugins model to help speed up future development. This is the same development model that has been working well for WordPress core, helping four major features land in the 3.8 release.

The BuddyPress Media Component and Attachment API was the first feature to enter development as a plugin. One of the benefits of using this model, where it makes sense, is that it gets more people involved in creating and testing new features before they are added to BP core.

Buddypress xProfile Rich Text Field"

BP xProfile