My WordSesh session at 9pm PST Friday night with co-star Natalie MacLees went really well and there were some awesome interactions in the twitter chat during our talk. Natalie, like myself, loves sparkle ponies and WordPress, and we both happen to know a little something about about making websites.
If you missed the live broadcast, you can catch the full video below, recorded live at the very awesome (mt) Media Temple offices in Culver City. It is 45 minutes of a discussion between myself and Natalie talking about “Designing for WordPress”.
The second annual WordSesh will be held starting at 00:00 UTC 12/07, which is 4pm on Friday PST. WordSesh is a free live broadcast of many different speakers all over the world every hour talking about all things WordPress, which can be accessed online at the website, WordSesh.org, or through the YouTube channel.
I will be speaking along with Natalie MacLees on “Designing for WordPress” at 9pm our time on Friday. The full schedule may be viewed by going to http://wordsesh.org/#schedule.
There are some amazing speakers lined up, including the King of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg himself. The DradCast crew will be kicking it off Friday at 4pm PST. You may watch online at http://wordsesh.org and there will be a live twitter chat to go along with the 24 hours of WordPress presentations. Last year was a blast and many people stayed up for 24 hours watching the presentations and chatting. Hope to see you all in the chat!
Steve Zehngut talks about the changes in WordPress 3.8, beta 1, in which the biggest change is the sleek admin interface makeover with integration of the MP6 plugin into core to restyle the WordPress Dashboard. He also talks abut Desktop Server, Custom Post Type UI by Brad Williams, and he covers the Repeater field add-in for Advanced Custom Fields.
I talk about CodePress Admin Columns, where you can change the columns that are displayed on your post type admin listings; the Imsanity plugin, which automagically resizes future uploaded pictures to a size that you specify; Regenerate Thumbnails or File Gallery for recreating different image sizes after you have changed them in the media settings.
The full meetup broadcast may be viewed below:
At last night’s WordPress Developer Meetup in Orange County, I talked a bit about WP Migrate DB, which I have used to successfully migrate over 200 WordPress websites. WP Migrate DB creates a dump of the database, much like taking an MySQL dump, but replaces old domain name with the new domain name. It also handles the conversion of serialized strings, which reduces the amount of migration issues, such as missing menus and widgets. Everything is handled through the WordPress dashboard, so there is no need to have to go into PHPMyAdmin, which as you knw, can be dangerous for the inexperienced. As awesome as Migrate DB is, it only handles the database portion of the move. To fully migrate, you would need to copy your files to the new location as well. I have talked more in depth about Migrating Self-hosted WordPress on my speaker deck which may be found: https://speakerdeck.com/suzettefranck/migrating-self-hosted-wordpress.
Brandon Dove talks about some other tools used to migrate sites such as WP All Import. WP all Import allows you to import any CSV or XML file into WordPress and provides mapping and templating tools to facilitate use of the imported data.
Gregg Franklin talks about Desktop Server, which is an awesome desktop application that sets up a WordPress Development environment on your local PC or Mac, and soon, Unix will be supported as well.
The entire meetup was broadcast live and recorded by awesome Jason Tucker and may be found below:
More info and notes will be put up here on the official OCWP website.