Our August event will include a presentation by guest speaker Tom Harrigan of Alley Interactive in NYC.
Afterwards will be an informal meetup for developers, bloggers, designers, and WordPress enthusiasts of all types to network and share knowledge.
6:00 - 7:00: All Things Custom w/ Tom Harrigan
7:00 - 8:00: Snacks, group Q&A at VPB
About the Speaker:
Tom Harrigan has developed websites for over six years, focusing on big media and solving challenges for news organizations and editorial teams. Before Alley Interactive, Tom was a senior developer at Code and Theory where he helped relaunch Vogue.com. He was also Lead WordPress Developer at HowAboutWe, where he worked on media properties such as Nerve.com which was recently acquired by IAC. Prior to HowAboutWe, Tom handled support and led development on WooSlider v2.0 at WooThemes. - See more at: http://www.alleyinteractive.com/team/Tom/
About the Presentation:
A talk on 'Custom' WordPress wouldn't be complete without Custom Post Types so we'll start with some of the many use cases as well as when to not use them. Have you ever thought about Custom Post Formats? Me neither, until the editorial team at a dating startup asked for what would be a perfect application of Post Formats (if they were customizable), and it was nothing like Tumblr! Custom Fields: Of course, and with so many plugins available, that choice alone can be a dizzying experience. Each have pros and cons, as does coding it yourself. With the Fields API project getting off the ground, we may have one to rule them all.