Here’s the summary from the September meetup: Theme Bloat and Some Solutions Presenter: Robert Gilmer Galleries: WordPress’ built in galleries FooGallery http://fooplugins.com/wordpress-gallery-plugin/ Envira Gallery ($) http://enviragallery.com/ Advanced Custom Fields http://www.advancedcustomfields.com/ with paid Gallery add-on http://www.advancedcustomfields.com/add-ons/gallery-field/ Not considered: NextGen Gallery (does play by the rules) Sliders: Meteor Slides https://wordpress.org/plugins/meteor-slides/ Soliloquy Lite https://wordpress.org/plugins/soliloquy-lite/ Soliloquy ($) http://soliloquywp.com/pricing/ Revolution […]
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Here’s the summary from the August meetup: Custom Post Types and Other Big Words Presenter: Russell Aaron Custom Post types, taxonomies and how to use them in your next project. http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Types WP Basics: Pages, Posts, Categories, and Tags Presenter: Steve Rypka Reviewed some of the basic elements of WordPress: Pages vs. Posts, Categories vs. Tags. […]
Here are a few notes and links from our July meetup… Robert Gillmer Topic: CSS Hierarchy Description: Four case studies to illustrate the order WordPress reads CSS files. Specifics on CSS Specificity http://css-tricks.com/specifics-on-css-specificity/ CSS Specificity: Things You Should Know http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/07/27/css-specificity-things-you-should-know/ Konrad Musial Topic: New products from the Artisteer team http://www.guruinc.com/ – links to products http://www.artisteer.com/ […]
This month’s presentations covered picking an SEO friendly theme, getting started with CSS editing using Firebug, a collection of handy plugins and Advanced Custom Fields. Here are some links from each presentation. Kenny Eliason http://ThemesKingdom.com http://tools.pingdom.com http://wordpress.org/plugins/p3-profiler/ Steve Rypka https://getfirebug.com/ https://filezilla-project.org/ http://colorzilla.com/ http://lynda.com Russ Aaron http://wordpress.org/plugins/clean-login/ https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-social-login/ https://wordpress.org/plugins/visual-website-editor/ http://wordpress.org/plugins/skt-skill-bar/ https://wordpress.org/plugins/what-template-file-am-i-viewing/ http://wordpress.org/plugins/nrelate-flyout/ John Hawkins http://seanbutze.com/safely-using-advanced-custom-fields-via-wrapper-functions/ http://www.advancedcustomfields.com/resources/ […]
Steve Rypka Responsive Lightbox Layer Slider Charlie Bass BlogBookMaker.com http://wptavern.com/how-to-self-publish-a-book-with-wordpress Kenny Eliason Ultimate Guide to Setting up WordPress SEO by Yoast Plugin Russell Aaron Custom Shipping Plugin Shipping Method API John Hawkins Advanced Custom Fields Core Functionality Plugin WP User Frontend plugin WP Help plugin
I’m trying to gauge interest in the possibility of splitting our meetup in to two meetups. One focused more on newer users and the other more on developers/designers. So let me know what you think: Vote on our poll!
For the February meetup, we decided to try recording the sessions. I think we’re going to need to get a little more creative with the camera placement and lighting. But, hopefully you’ll still get some use out of them. First, Russ gave a presentation where he talked about the Yoast SEO plugin. Russ’s links: http://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-resources/ […]
I’m really excited to finally be doing a session dedicated to the Genesis framework. For those who want to follow along at home, here are the items we’ll be talking about. plugins http://wordpress.org/plugins/genesis-simple-hooks/ http://wordpress.org/plugins/genesis-visual-hook-guide/ http://wordpress.org/plugins/what-template-file-am-i-viewing/ http://wordpress.org/plugins/ajax-thumbnail-rebuild/ resources http://my.studiopress.com/docs/hook-reference/ https://github.com/billerickson/Core-Functionality https://github.com/billerickson/BE-Genesis-Child http://wpvegas.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/genesis-removes.txt http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Hierarchy http://genesissnippets.com/ Tonight’s session will be recorded and this post will be updated with […]
Sorry I missed the meetup this week. Stupid flu! Here are the links that have been sent to me so far: (free) plugins http://wordpress.org/plugins/if-menu/ http://wordpress.org/plugins/baw-login-logout-menu/ http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-bouncer/ http://wordpress.org/plugins/limit-login-attempts/ http://wordpress.org/plugins/dw-admin-block/ (paid) plugins https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/login-redirect/ https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/logout-redirect/ If you have more links that were talked about at the meetup, please send them over.
This month we talked about editing CSS, using contact forms, custom post types and the importance of using child themes. Here’s the outline of the meeting and some links for further reading. WordPress Q&A – John Genesis Framework Child Themes Dynamik Website Builder Aaron Jorbin: Building Child Themes (an oldy, but goody!) Developer Tools Desktop Server […]