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Link Roundup: September 2014

20140917_wp-meetupHere’s the summary from the September meetup:

Theme Bloat and Some Solutions

Presenter: Robert Gilmer

Galleries:
Sliders:
Testimonials:
Shortcodes:
Forms:
Themes:
  • ThemeForest (use caution, some better than others)
  • Elegant Themes
  • OK Themes
  • StudioPress / Genesis
  • iThemes
  • WooThemes
  • Avoid: Template Monster (too many non-compliant)

 

WordCamp Las Vegas 2014

Presenter: Andrew DeMino

http://2014.vegas.wordcamp.org/

Uniting the Developer and Business Communities with WordPress

December 13, 14, 2014

Tickets available starting Sept 29 (Meetup members)

Oct 1 open to all

Only 200 tickets total

Will be video recording the presentations

http://WordCamp.org has a list of upcoming WordCamps in other areas.

Go to http://WordPress.tv to see videos from other WordCamps all over the world.


 

Google Webmaster Tools

Presenter: Kenny Eliason

https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools

Uses WordPress SEO by Yoast   https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/

https://neonbrand.com/seo/how-to-set-up-google-webmaster-tools/

Good sharing plugin:

http://www.simplesharebuttons.com/

Can add pages or subsections of your site in GWT to get more granular information.


 

Custom Post Types

Presenter: Russ Aaron

http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Types

http://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies


 

WordPress 4.0 Hightlights

Presenter: John Hawkins

WordPress 4.0   http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.0

New features:

Media handling, video embeds, editor screen.

Misc:

Membership Plugins

http://chrislema.com/best-wordpress-membership-plugin-2014/

Member Mouse   http://membermouse.com/

List of plugins that John has worked on:

https://profiles.wordpress.org/vegasgeek

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