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WordCamp 2013: Chris Wilcoxson: How to Build Your First Widget

You will get to know how to build widgets, extend the widget class and all the basic parts needed to build your own widget. Chris Wilcoxson @thewilcoder I’m a Nashville-based WordPress developer who’s worked with WordPress since 2007. I develop at Slushman Designs and work at Belmont University doing web development and computer administration for Read More

WordCamp 2013: Michael Toppa: Clean Code For WordPress Plugins

What is clean code? This talk provides some answers to this question, and introduces some good habits that will help keep your code clean, such as the use of meaningful names for your variables and functions, and the Single Responsibility Principle. Michael Toppa @mtoppa Mike Toppa has been coding for the web since the days Read More

WordCamp 2013: Nathaniel Schweinberg: Debugging

This talk discusses how best to debug your project using tools like Debug Bar and Chrome Developer Tools. Nathaniel Schweinberg @nathanielks Hey! My name is Nathaniel and I’m a Front End Developer from Nashville, TN. I’ve been developing with WordPress for the last three years. With a degree in Media and Communication Studies, and a Read More

WordCamp 2013: Noe Lopez: My First 3 Months Working With WordPress

This talk is a personal experience working as a developer. Discussion topics include the best practices for blending into a good workflow, how to prepare for your first developer job, and the expectation vs reality about working with a team. Noe Lopez @nlg1013 A web designer who loves to learn about the latest trends in Read More

Dev Breakfast: From Beginner to Pro: How to start a career as a Freelance WordPress Developer

This month we asked Kenneth White of sprclldr.com to speak on Freelancing. Everything you need to be a successful WordPress business owner (yes, as a freelancer you are a business of one!), from setup to growth. What do you need to be legal? How much should you charge? What should your business model be? How Read More

SEO Basics for WordPress – Joint MeetUp on Nov. 18

You may love it or hate it but SEO – Search Engine Optimization – isn’t going away. Yes, it changes, and panic ensues across the land every time Google updates how it evaluates websites. Yet the foundational basics remain. Knowing them helps any WordPress user, designer, developer, content creator, small business owner or entrepreneur improve Read More

September WordPress Development Breakfast

In September, we met again at the home of Ah So, Sprcllr, and Nashville Geek to deep dive into issues that WordPress developers all need to know about.  This month’s topic was managed vs unmanaged hosting.  Thanks to Dale Liska for his presentation. Check out the video below of his presentation of managed vs unmanaged Read More

Wading through the forest of WordPress Themes

Click on the WordPress link at themeforest.net and you get nearly 3,400 theme options. There are themes at templatemonster.com and a half-dozen other sites. Often users and developers work with themes from one major source – such as Genesis and Studio Press, Woo Themes, Elegant Themes, ThemeFuse, and Themify. Custom developers will dispense all of Read More

How Entrepreneurs Launch Ideas with WordPress

Entrepreneurs have ideas, but how do they share those ideas with the world? WordPress makes it easy for them to translate ideas into a web presence without knowledge of coding. In partnership with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, the WordPress Nashville MeetUp offers “How to Successfully Use WordPress to Launch an Idea” at 7 p.m. on Read More

Examples of Nashville WordPress sites in 2013

As part of my WordPress as an Entrepreneur talk at Nashville’s Entrepreneur Center, I wanted to share some of the great projects people in the Nashville community have done on WordPress for entrepreneurs as of late. In the comments below, please include your name and business/entrepreneur and a link to the page you would like Read More