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A Problem With WordPress Theme Demonstrations
One of the awesome parts about buying a product always includes the test drive or the free sample. The same goes for Themes and Plugins. However, are Theme demonstrations being completely honest when it comes to showing off the goods?
in this WordCamp Orange County Session, we’ll be discussing the pros and cons to not having any coding standards when it comes to building theme’s and plugins. We’ll also be taking a deep dive into three WordPress Theme Demonstrations to show what they are really selling you on.
PLUGINS PART 3: FORMS
Contact forms are a huge part of the online world. Contact forms provide a way for your potential clients and customers to reach out to you without displaying your email address publicly. Contact forms also make WordPress what it is today. Every time you update a post, page, setting or options page, you are using a form to send that data to a database, email address, or another website. So the only difference between all of the WordPress Contact Form Plugins are the way that they process the data.
Should it Go Into a Theme or Plugin
Join Russell Aaron in the Trabuco Trail track at 3:40 PM on Saturday, June 6 to discuss whether certain features should go into a theme or plugin.
In this presentation, scenarios will be discussed along with whether the feature in question should go into the theme or into a plugin. Many times, many developers might say most features should go into a plugin – but most would be surprised why a plugin can be a bad idea.
Where Does My Code Go? Plugin or Theme?
In the WordPress community, there is a huge debate on whether you should add your code in a plugin or use it in a theme. The answer really depends on who the code is written for.
In this presentation, I’ll be sharing my experiences and best practices to help you determine whether your code should go into a plugin or a theme.
When to Add or Not Add a Plugin
Your Theme Can Do That Too
Learning a new theme can be tough sometimes. Not to mention that each theme can be put together 500 different ways.
This presentation is going to show you that your theme can do all of the cool tricks that any other theme can do. Not to mention, in a much less hair pulling – stress free environment. By the end of this presentation, you will be feeling confident that your theme can do that too!
How many times have you purchased a theme based on the “live demonstration” or “live preview”, only to be let down once you find out that the theme was built in a totally crazy way? Let’s say you have a magazine theme, and you like this other magazine theme because there is a slide show on each blog post. You find out, after buying and installing the theme that the slide show does not run off the images you attach to the post, but through a 12 step process including buying the theme developer’s “special” plugin for another $45 a year?
How many times have you had to edit every page of your website due to installing a new theme and finding out that the old theme used short codes and this new theme has no short codes at all?
I can tell you that I’ve done it 4 times for 4 different clients, and each time got worse and worse. So I’m here to show you an easier way to get your theme to do the things you want it to do.
Think Before You Install. A Call To Action.
This presentation will feature the spotlight on first time website owners and the mistakes they make when starting out. We will go over how to create your outline for a project, discuss function vs features, and success measured in two ways.