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Leveling-up with WordPress: Great videos for developers

WordCamps are a great place to jump-start your education in the world of WordPress development, or build upon yours current skills to make even greater plugins and themes. Here are some recent videos from WordCamp Asheville and WordCamp Vancouver focused on how you can polish your development skills

Introduction to WordPress Plugin Development

Jonathan Daggerhart gives a basic introduction to the creation of a new plugin, including using the Codex, actions, filters, shortcodes, custom settings, and some best practices. An existing understanding of some PHP is required to get the most value from this presentation.

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How To Build A Custom Widget

Widgets are a great way to deliver added content or functionality to a WordPress site. In this presentation, Mel Karlik shows you how to create a simple custom widget then see how you can distribute theme with a theme or as a stand-alone plugin.

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Advanced Custom Fields – Beyond the basics

This presentation by Merrill Mayer covers the use of advanced custom fields in non-blog oriented websites, focusing on using them in custom post types as well as demonstrating custom queries along with custom prev/next posts.

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Designing with WordPress: Recent WordCamp Presentations for Designers

There is no doubt that design is a popular topic at any WordCamp. From WordCamp Vancouver and WordCamp Asheville come these great talks on how to level-up your WordPress design skills.

Designing for Content

This talk from David Hickox goes over the method he has created for designing websites from the content outward. His talk covers aspects of designing in code, type choices, line height and typographic scale, creating a proper base style sheet, usability best practices, semantic structure, and more.

Responsive web development made easy with CSS and the mobile plugin

In this lightning talk, Christine Rondeau offer some tips and tricks to get better looking sites on mobile devices, including how you can use the mobile plugin to get completely different layouts on mobile devices.

Designing for Sales and Conversions

Sarah Benoit shares insights into the latest trends in website usability, searchability and design elements that encourage conversions — purchases, form completions, event registrations, and more. Learn best practices for designing a site with WordPress that both looks great AND converts website visitors into the customers, clients, and potential leads every business needs.

Building Better Websites Through Collaboration, Communication, and Consistency

In this presentation from WordCamp Asheville, Julien Melissas talks about how perfecting your workflow can help you level up your professionalism, relationships with clients & colleagues, and happiness levels!

New videos from WordCamp Asheville and WordCamp Vancouver

Check out these great new videos from WordCamp Asheville 2014 (May 30-June1) and WordCamp Vancouver 2014 (July 26) that have been published on WordPress.tv recently.

What’s Your Story? Engaging Your Readers with the Power of Personal Narrative

Whether you’re starting a personal blog to share your thoughts and ideas, or blogging to promote your business, storytelling is the most effective way to engage your audience. In this presentation, Cindy Reed explains how well-told stories are memorable, unique, and position you as a trusted voice.

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Power Your Non-Profit Website

An important part of any non-profit organization’s mission is getting its message out to as many people as possible. As Ray Mitchell explains here, a well-designed WordPress website can help even the smallest non-profit reach a wide audiences and help activate both supporters and volunteers.

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Magic with CSS Pseudo-Selectors

Pseudo-selectors are a magical CSS tool, because they make it possible to create some amazing visual effects, while keeping your HTML semantic and minimizing the images on your site. This presentation by Morgan Kay introduces the basic concept of pseudo-selectors, and goes over the various pseudo-selectors that are available and when they are useful.

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WordPress Single Page Web Apps

Alessandro Biavati shows how WordPress can be integrated with modern Web App tools by leveraging its innate modularity, flexibility and speed. This talk is about WordPress as much as it is about general Web Application best practices and future applications and considerations.

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These are just a few of the great videos we have published recently, but you can view all videos from these events here:

WordPress.tv Weekly Staff Picks

The past week (August 25-31, 2014) has brought with it a great collection of WordCamp videos for designers and developers alike. If you’re looking to learn more about WordPress, these videos are a great way to level up!

Loris Grillet: Selling Your Projects and Building the Perfect Client Relationship

From WordCamp Switzerland (May 3-4, 2014) comes this great presentation by web and UX designer Loris Grillet on presenting design work and building a good relationship with clients.

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Simon Owen: Optimising Your Front-End Workflow for WordPress

For theme developers, this presentation from WordCamp Manchester (June 28-29, 2014) by Simon Owen covers the techniques, applications and shortcuts that he uses to help him when building WordPress themes.

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Kevin Stover: The Candid Developer. Developing and Maintaining A Successful Plugin… Is Scary

Also from WordCamp Manchester (June 28-29, 2014) comes this presentation from Kevin Stover that is an honest look at the very scary prospect of releasing a plugin to the public, and how to overcome that fear.

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Of course, this is just a sampling of the great videos that are being published every day, so feel free to visit WordPress.tv and expand your WordPress knowledge!

- Your WordPress.tv Moderator Squad

State of the Word: A Retrospective

At the end of July, WordPress contributors and enthusiasts came together at WordCamp San Francisco to hear inspiring talks and resourceful presentations from WordPress core contributors, developers, designers, and users. Matt Mullenweg gave his much-anticipated State of the Word 2013 address, which is up now on WordPress.tv, along with the Q&A session that followed.

Since the buzz and excitement from WordCamp San Francisco and State of the Word 2013 are far from wearing off, we’ve compiled State of the Word addresses from recent years in case you just can’t get enough, and if you’re interested in seeing how WordPress has evolved, and how its community has grown, through the years.

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An End-of-Year Look at WordCampTV

Since 2007, we’ve seen a steady increase in the number of WordCamp videos posted to WordPress.tv:

– 7 in 2007
— 75 in 2008
— 337 in 2009
— 180 in 2010
— 271 in 2011

By the end of 2012, 441 WordCamp videos will be published to WordPress.tv!

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