How WordPress Saves Lives & Moves Governments

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Cowboy, Meet Ninja: Never Crash a Site Again

I’m extremely jet-lagged after traveling 30 hours to get here, but super-excited for my third year at WordCamp Phoenix and first year as a member of the 10up team!

This year I’m covering general programming best practices. How can we protect our clients from embarrassment, resolve problems before anyone knows the exist? Let’s learn to code like ninjas: no one will know we were there!

Slides: Cowboy, Meet Ninja

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WordCamp LA: Intro to Sass and Less CSS

I’m excited to be back at WordCamp LA! Last year, I presented How WordPress Saves Lives for the first time last year. Now, I’m back presenting on how to create themes faster & better using Less and SCSS.

Slides: Style Themes Faster, Better — Intro to Sass and Less CSS

I was able to spend some extra time on these slides, so I think I came up with something special for the designer track: live previews on the slides! Click the “edit in fiddle” button on any of the slides to play with the code yourself!

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Do you feel like your stylesheets go on for miles? Like colors, fonts, and selectors are getting a bit too repetitive? Come learn how to do more, but write less using Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets (SASS). Learn to free your time and release your creative juices by throwing out the unnecessary. After this class, sites will bend to your will and reload like magic!

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“[Paul's] amazing. He’s hysterical. He’s got a a great sense of humor. He helped put it all together and inspire me to do something this week.”
Steve Zehngut, zeek.com
WP Watercooler 54 — 11m58s

“Paul is able to do something I don’t see a lot of, which is bridge the gap between an intermediate programmer and the advanced. I think that’s a really hard gap to bridge, and he does a really good job.”
Sé Reed, sereedmedia.com
WP Watercooler 54 — 14m57s

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Style Themes Faster, Better: Intro to Sass and Less CSS

I was able to spend some extra time on these slides, so I think I came up with something special for the designer track: live previews on the slides! Click the “edit in fiddle” button on any of the slides to play with the code yourself!

Slides: Style Themes Faster, Better: Intro to Sass and Less CSS

Do you feel like your stylesheets go on for miles? Like colors, fonts, and selectors are getting a bit too repetitive? Come learn how to do more, but write less using Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets (SASS). Learn to free your time and release your creative juices by throwing out the unnecessary. After this class, sites will bend to your will and reload like magic!

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How WordPress Saves Lives

Freedom, Hope, and Custom Post Types

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Where Can I Find a Cause For Me?

catchafire.org is a match-making site that help people with talent find causes they care about. Thanks to Weston Ruter for the link!

Plugins & Code

Maps

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Database Diagrams

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WordPress 401: Using Git for Patches, Plugins, and Updates

This is a talk that was requested by the advanced developers class at WordCamp Phoenix 2013. I had the honor of co-teaching all day with Erick Hitter from Automattic.

This talk goes over techniques for making your life as a user of Git version control super-easy when interacting with WordPress core, WordPress.org plugins, and the WordPress automatic updater. All of these systems run on SVN by default, but with minimal setup, you can interact with them without worrying at all about SVN. :)

Slides: WordPress 401: Git Patches, Plugins, and Updates