- Lightning Talks / Open Mic (5-15 minute talks on various topics)
Pizza and drinks sponsored by Postmark!!! (please RSVP if you will be attending) https://postmarkapp.com/asheville-word-press Here's your chance to share something you have learned! 5-15 minutes to share any WordPress related knowledge you have gained over the years or just today - topics can include: WP Plugins, SEO, analytics, PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, coding, marketing, etc. Please message John Dorner or just add the title of your talk in the discussion. EVERYONE knows something worthy of sharing!
- Taking the Leap: How I adopted an orphaned WordPress plugin
Sponsored by Postmark- https://postmarkapp.com/asheville-word-press so we'll have PIZZA and drinks (please RSVP)! In the WordPress Plugin Directory, many great plugins exist but are no longer maintained by their original contributors. Developers abandon plugins for a myriad of reasons. They might get too busy with other projects, something better might come along and steal their thunder, or they might not be great marketers and they simply couldn't get the word out leading to a failure of adoption. Whatever the reason, plugins don't have to die a slow death in the graveyard of once-great ideas. If there's a plugin our there that you think you might be able to improve, it might be worth a shot to ask the original contributor to take it over, as I recently did with the Radio Station plugin, which helps radio stations create show pages, show playlists, posts related to shows, a master schedule, and widgets to announce upcoming shows, current show DJ/host, or current song playing. In this talk, I'll walk through how I identified the plugin I wanted to take over and the process for doing so. We'll also cover how we now maintain the plugin on git and what our process is to manage and improve the plugin.
- The Outer Limits of WordPress
There is nothing wrong with your computer (or mobile) screen. We are controlling the transmission... WordPress is a superior content management system. And you will often hear that WordPress scales as your site grows. How far does it scale? How much content is too much? What happens after 1,000 pages, 25,000 pages, 50,000 pages? How far can you push WordPress before your content becomes unmanageable? You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to -- The Outer Limits of WordPress.