Meeting notes 8-14

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… Continue reading Meeting notes 8-14

Notes from 5-8-14

The first half-hour of the meeting we discussed some WordCamp Buffalo 2014 ideas. Easy WP_Query’s @AndyStaple showed a very simple, yet handy website that lets you easily get code for WP_Query’s called the WP Query Generator. UB Students building WP Themes Next, @djlicata discussed a neat project his class at UB was working on, which… Continue reading Notes from 5-8-14

Notes from 03-13-14 Meetup

This month we went over the basics of jumping into WordPress Theme development and built a very minimalistic Theme with a few files. Discussions on the positives and negatives of using a Theme “Framework”, or going another route a Starter Theme like Bones, Roots, or Underscores. Andy & Ben build from the ground up, while… Continue reading Notes from 03-13-14 Meetup

5/9/2013 Meetup Notes

This Months Designer/Developers Meetup main discussion was based upon someone new to WordPress, and how they can start to understand themes, and how to go about editing or building their own. Ben Dunkle (@empireoflight) gave a demonstration of installing and editing a theme, as well as started to build his own theme from scratch.

3/14/2013 Designer/Dev Meetup Notes

This week we had Dennis Gaebel (@gryghostvisuals) showcase two projects he has been working on recently. WP Flex – A blank, responsive, WordPress theme boilerplate adhering to best practices and requirements set forth by the official WordPress Codex and theme review guidelines. Also makes a great starter theme for any of your WordPress theming needs. Typeplate… Continue reading 3/14/2013 Designer/Dev Meetup Notes

11/15/2012 Advanced Meetup Notes

Chris Van Patten gave a modified version of his presentation “Developing a Client-Focused Admin Panel” that was originally given at WordCamp Toronto: Developers. Topics include: How to simplify the main dashboard Building a more realistic WYSIWYG editor Adjusting the left-hand menu


Looked at making a gallery, discussion about linking a gallery site to an ecommerce site Regenerate thumbnails plugin is awesome Beginner sites:, Find and replace plugin: Securing your site with google authenticator  

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