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by Troy Dean
How to build the business you want, work on the projects you want, with the clients you want and for the fees you want. Because life is too short to do otherwise.
The presentation teaches how to differentiate yourself from all the other web developers and how to add heaps of value to your clients projects so you can charge the fees you deserve2
For a lot of users, security is the thing you think about after you have a brush with a hacker of some kind. Vlad delivered some awesome insights into getting your WordPress site secure and hacker resistant BEFORE you have an incident, at WordCamp Melbourne, and he’s bringing his talk to WordCamp Sydney with new updated insights.
by The Hive Mind
Due to some unfortunate family circumstances our Speaker Dan Milward has had to pull out of WordCamp Sydney.
This gives us an exciting opportunity to give you the delegates a chance to ask your questions and have other members of the community give you answers. Tweet your questions to @wordcampsydney add the hashtag #askwcsyd, or if you need more than 140 characters - leave us a post on our facebok page (http://facebook.com/wordcampsydney) during the course of the weekend and we'll sort through them and pose some answers for you!
by Chris Aprea
If you've been building WordPress websites for a while you may already be familiar with Child Themes. They are the recommended way of making modifications to an existing theme.
Chris will bring us the basics of Child Theming, including the why it is so recommended and how to actually make your first WordPress Child Theme.
by Lisa Davis
The essential way to make SEO plugins work & how to optimise a site within WordPress
Lachlan will talk about the development philosophy and processes we use at Sennza for all of our WordPress themes we design & develop.
Because WordPress is so extendable and flexible, there are many different ways to integrate the same feature or option. At Sennza we have an emphasis on keeping things as simple as they can be, but no simpler.
Using real life case studies Lachlan will discuss, how to:
- Manage and structure your websites content for the future.
- Plan to make your themes “Client Proof”
- Develop all your themes for “Zero Support”
by Sofia Woods
Building community with WordPress – methods and techniques for creating digital projects for non-profits & community organisations.
Are you thinking of working with non-profits and community organisations? Good, as designers/developers it’s important that we can work with a variety of clients – from corporate to community.
Working with non-profits on digital projects is rewarding, however it can also pose some unique challenges due to the way they are structured and managed. Don’t let this discourage you though, this talk will cover some methods and techniques you can employ that will hopefully assist with some of these hurdles
Using a recent case study, I will talk about:
the benefits of using WordPress for Non-profits/community organisation digital projects
how to work collaboratively with key stakeholders
how to be flexible while keeping to task
The Silo model is an old-skool SEO technique, used to create strong keyword related themes on your site, improving the relevancy of your site in the eyes of the search engines. It also lines up surprisingly well with traditional information architecture (IA) principles.
Stephen will look at the benefits of using the Silo model, how it is still relevent in 2012 and then show you how how to implement the model in WordPress.
Many developers know how to write code in php but that doesn't mean they can write code for Wordpress.
When developing sites for clients in Wordpress, it sometimes preferably to write a custom function that will simplify data input, management and display.
The Wordpress coding framework is continually evolving and provides a number of hooks (through actions & filters) to allow developers to quickly and easily grab functions to create world class websites.
Charly will speak about the power of hooks and filters and explain some of the most common ones to use if you want to write your own custom functions, to make the management of your wordpress websites a breeze.
A plugin filled presentation where as many plugins as humanly possible will be presented. Areas like eCommerce, Membership site, Forums, SEO, Security will be covered.
When to use paid plugins and why.
What to look for in a good plugin.
And finally some plugin recipes from his upcoming Plugin Cookbook about what plugin combinations to use in different scenarios.
There’s been a fair bit of talk in the theme development community in recent times about Theme Frameworks for WordPress. This session will gather together some of the theme development gurus who use theme frameworks in our WP Community to explain a bit about why they use them, which frameworks they use, and their benefits and drawbacks in a Theme Development workflow.
The panel will be chaired by Peter Bui who doesn’t use frameworks at all.. actually, Pete doesn’t even use WordPress… so you can’t get more impartial than that (not that there’s any kind of competition at stake… or mediation likely to be required… )
21st–22nd July 2012