How to Choose and Install a WordPress Theme

Meetup notes from August 18, 2014 Meetup Session. To access the slide deck (that includes the various check lists and site tester) for “How to Choose and Install a WordPress Theme” please go to: http://presentations.handsonwp.com/category/how-to-choose-and-install-a-wordpress-theme.  For the complete notes for “How to Choose and Install a WordPress Theme” go to: … [Continue reading]

WordPress Security For The Non-Programmer

The past few months have been a series of “Rock your WordPress World” events for our community. The rapid growth in the popularity of WordPress has made our sites tempting targets for hackers. The attackers have become more ingenious — sniffing out vulnerabilities in WordPress themes, plugins and even core code. Fitting to the disturbing topic, it was a dark and blustery night in the … [Continue reading]

Fun with WP CLI

Add yourself as an admin user wp user create myusername email@email.com --role=administrator --user_pass='password' Quickly reset a list of user passwords wp user list wp user update user1 user2 --user_pass='password' Correct URLs after DB … [Continue reading]

Building an Information Structure for your WordPress Site

Plan.Do.Check.Act

This is part two, of a seven-part presentation series, structured to support those new to WordPress. The goal is to provide a contiguous set of WordPress Meetups designed to help attendees gain the skills to build and use a WordPress website. This … [Continue reading]

July WordPress YouthCamp

participants at YouthCamp take a bow

WordPress Austin held our first "stand-alone" WordPress YouthCamp on July 12th at the Twin Oaks Branch of the Austin Public Library. At this three-hour workshop, local WordPress developer Taylor Christensen taught beginning WordPress (using … [Continue reading]

User Experience in the Real World

Presentation by Clark Wimberly Links/slides from presentation here: http://clarklab.com/talks/user-experience Pros and cons of common UX blunders What is UX? What a user experiences study of rules guiding emotions worth their … [Continue reading]

An Introduction to the Genesis Framework

The slides and additional meeting notes for "An Introduction to the Genesis Framework" are posted at: http://handsonwp.com/knowledge-base/tips-tricks/introduction-genesis-framework/ … [Continue reading]

Put Your Code Pants On

Be responsible with your code get organized version it if possible, work locally I know you can "just go in and change that one line". What happens when that one change mushrooms into a rabbit hole? Slow is safe, safe is … [Continue reading]

A Beginner’s Guide to WordPress Plugins

If you are just getting started with WordPress there is a good chance you are trying to figure out just what plugins are, how they add functionality to your WordPress site and some suggestions about the must have plugins for your site. To access … [Continue reading]

Intro to browser tools: Understanding the technical aspects of Firebug

Presented by Nick Batik, Pleiades Services Firebug is a Firefox extension To get it, go to Firefox menu under Tools > Add-ons and search for Firebug and install it into your browser. Firebug allows you to go under the hood of your … [Continue reading]