Past Talks & Resources

Madison WP Meetup Archives

 

This is the collection of past meetups and resources. An attempt to collect slides and/or presentations from each is currently in progress.  

More Secure API Requests with WP Helper Functions

The presentation is available here. Making API requests with JavaScript is something web developers do every day. API services often require you to keep API keys out of the browser or route your requests through a server to secure the request. These requirements are...

WP and HTTPS

The presentation is available here. HTTPS is the future of the internet, providing security, getting that cozy “Secure” lock on your browser and enabling a speedy future with HTTP/2. Forcing HTTPS helps secure our content and gives our users confidence to use our...

WP and WPML

The presentation slides are available here. Amit Kvint will share tips and hints for creating multilingual WordPress sites with WPML – how to do it right, we'll cover: - Choosing the right settings - Following Google’s directives - Making it easy for end users,...

Customizing WP

The presentation is available here. Nate Finch will regale us with his extensive knowledge on the topic of customizing WP. Everyone wants a unique web presence. WordPress makes this easy by allowing us to customize our website to our heart’s content. BUT, where do you...

Theming WordPress

Presentation slides are available here. Want to create your own custom design for WordPress, but don't want to rebuild all the awesome features that your favorite theme already has? Need to create something unique, but need to stay upgrade-safe? You need a child...

Custom WP theming with Sage

The slides are available here. Eric Anderson, a fellow Earthling, will be talking about how to get the Sage starter theme up and running and some general conventions for creating custom WordPress themes. Sage has a few automated build processes and he’ll spend some...

Gutenberg

The slides are available here. You may or may not have heard about of the one biggest changes coming to WordPress core, Gutenberg. Gutenberg is the new backend editor that will change the way we create WordPress sites. Jason from Blend Integrated Marketing will...

Custom Post Types

The slides are available here. Andrea Roenning is the Senior Web Developer and Designer at Forte in Madison, WI where she develops and manages several custom WordPress sites. She has been building websites as an in-house developer and for freelance clients or since...

REST API

The slides are available here. Josh Betz, from Automattic, brings us his expertise on the WP REST API.