Next month: Witness the birth of a WordPress website. Ron will demo buying a domain name on GoDaddy and install WordPress on it. Andy will demo admin panel. Posts, pages.
People are looking for help with purchased themes. It’s too cold out. The join our mailing list form is up. Chip in with some $ on the meetup page.
Bob started us off with best practices questions about User Accounts. 1. Is it better to use a user name or email address for accounts? The answer was that it doesn’t really matter and depends on your organizations approach to user accounts. A suggestion was made for generic user names based on positions (webmaster, sales, […]
Looked at gravity forms, demo’d making a form and putting it on a site (wpbuffalo.com). Many people are interested in CRM integration, and Gravity forms makes this easier. A thorough presentation on this would be a good draw for more attendees. resizeyourimage.com for batch resizing multiple images is a good resource. irfam is also good […]
Dave wanted to customize a custom post type layout. We looked his custom post type code and got it to put classes on the fields that could be controlled using css running only in the admin ala http://css-tricks.com/snippets/wordpress/apply-custom-css-to-admin-area/ Terry demonstrated using advanced custom fields with custom post types as an alternative to Dave’s process. Scott […]
Andy talked about the options framework theme: http://wptheming.com/options-framework-theme/ Looked at the options page addon to Advanced Custom Fields.
Connie from Buffalo-Niagara Gardening had a small issue with image sizes. In areas where thumbnails should’ve been loading, larger images did. They scaled down correctly, but users were downloading full-size images, only to see them at less than 100px wide. Andy found that this was because a featured image was not chosen on some of […]
We are blind to ads. Andy pointed out a medium.com article that we should all read. Andy started out with an announcement promoting WordCamp. Connie got help with moving images around in the visual editor and events manager on her site: http://www.buffalo-niagaragardening.com/ We helped Carol with her website: http://hiddenvalleyadventure.com/