Thanks again to everyone who came out to our Developers meetup on Thursday night. Despite the absence of Ben and Andy for this one, we managed to cover a couple of interesting topics that I hope you found helpful. Google Analytics and filtering out Spammy Results. When reading reports in Google Analytics you’ll probably notice that you’re […]
Let me start off by thanking you for bearing with me tonight in the absence of Ben and Andy. Hopefully you were able to take something helpful out of our discussions. For your reference, here are a couple of the things that we talked about along with some of the resources. Changing the table prefix […]
Targeting April/May 2016 for next #WCBUF Pat wants to learn how to customize her WP Blog. We showed her how to make a sticky post. Ivory wants to back up his site. We tried the duplicator plugin, but it failed because he has huge mp3 files on his site, and his hosting provider doesn’t give […]
Discussed Automattic.com acquiring woocommerce. Scott demo’d a woocomerce site he’s building. Demo’d Gravity Forms/Woocommerce integration. Anne asked if we could ask questions somewhere-either here or meetup.com. We should discuss/integrate a discussion board maybe. Scott’s code for making custom shortcodes that show the last modified date: // ============================================== // SHORTCODE FOR LAST MODIFIED // ============================================== function […]
Connie is trying to make her site mobile-friendly. Trying to back-up, but can’t figure out how to back up site. Andy installed Jetpack and it now switches to a mobile-friendly version. Google now views her site as mobile friendly. We built starter-theme version 2 with more code! We started with starter-theme version 1. Andy will put it on bitbucket […]
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, […]
To start the meetup, we took a look at the SoakSoak Vulnerability, and the Slider plugin that was to blame for it. We talked about keeping your site up-to-date, knowing what plugins or built-in functions that a theme you’re using has, and some general security suggestions. Sucuri Security is a plugin that we agree is […]
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 […]