Link Category: Videos
“Beginning Graphic Design”: Free Video Introduction to Graphic Design
I’ve wanted to brush up my graphic design chops for quite a while—not to the point of actually becoming a graphic designer, but of more confidently standing in for one on projects that don’t need a full-time designer’s involvement.
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What Makes a WooCommerce Website Successful?
If you haven’t checked out the WP Tonic Podcast yet, now is a great time to tune in. In this episode, WordPress leaders Scott Buscemi, Sallie Goetsch, Morten Rand-Hendriksen, and John Locke discuss WooCommerce and share their thoughts on how you can actually be successful using it on your site. There’s also a very interesting discussion about some of the WordPress world’s more notable recent news stories. I really appreciated their thoughts on Automattic’s structure (or lack their of) and how it impacts developers.
Running a Business While Keeping Up With Changing Technology
In this recent post over at envato tuts+ WordPress leader Tom McFarlin shares some of the key lessons he’s learned about navigating changing technology as a developer. Tom first shared his insights at his recent talk on the same topic at WordCamp San Diego, which you can catch the video of. I appreciated his advice to go deep rather than broad when it comes to your knowledge. In an industry like web development where tools change so rapidly, it’s helpful to have examples of people who have committed to WordPress almost exclusively and been very successful because of it.
Voices of the elePHPant: Interview with Helen Hou-Sandi
If you’ve ever been curious about what it takes lead a WordPress release, check out this interview with WordPress core contributor and leader Helen Hou-Sandi. Helen discusses her duties as a release lead including resourcing her team and staying on schedule, as well has how features are evaluated and beta tested.
Introduction to the WordPress REST API
Check out this video over at PostStatus of Ryan McCue’s speech from the recent A Day of Rest conference in London. Ryan, who’s a co-lead developer of the WordPress API, shares his thoughts on on the history of web APIs, APIs within WordPress, and where the WordPress REST API fits in.
Understanding WordPress Multisite
This quick tutorial video from Tuts+ shows you how to install a multisite, a WordPress feature that allows users to create a network of sites on a single WordPress installation. Setup is a matter of copy and pasting some code into the right places. Once your site is multisite ready you can do things like run a network of multiple WordPress blogs, subdomains like http://john.example.com, or directories like http://www.example.com/john/.
Explaining Hard Things to Humans – My Small Part to Make WordPress More Welcoming
Chris Koerner was at my talk at WordCamp US, and he’s taken a suggestion in one of my slides and posted it as a Trac ticket for inclusion in WordPress core. If you’d like the WordPress install process to be a little more polite, comment on the ticket or mention it on Slack—and Chris, thank you a ton!
Matt Mullenweg: State of the Word 2015
If you weren’t able to join us at WordCamp US, don’t worry. While the rest of the talks will be available soon, WordPress Founder Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word talk is already up! The State of the Word is an import update on the larger WordPress community. Is full of lots of important announcements, and is not to be missed!