If you’re not a WordCamp fanatic it’s okay, we made a list of some of the latest WordCamp sessions and talks you should have watched and embedded them here in this post. If you’d like to see more, there’s WordCamp TV channel which is is part of WordPress.tv which you should probably subscribe to, like we did. Also, we saved the best for the last ;)
Michael Fields: Theming for the Masses
From WordCamp Seattle 2011, Michael talks about themes and his free theme called Ghostbird. He mentions the reasons to create themes for free and that he’s never made a WordPress theme before, so Michael talks about his experience. We really loved this quote:
There’s things I don’t use, like tags and widgets. And the Visual Editor scares the daylights out of me (laughter)
Michael also mentions the Theme Check plugin that really helps when creating WordPress themes. We published a post about this and other plugins called 6 Essential Plugins for WordPress Theme Developers, worth checking out ;)
Yannick Lefebvre: Plugin Development Demystified
At WordCamp Montreal 2011, Yannik talks about plugins and the WordPress ecosystem and core structure, what plugins are, what they’re made of and how they work. If you’ve never written a plugin before, this talk is definitely worth watching or at least listening to.
Bob Dunn How to Attract More Readers with a User-friendly WordPress Site
WordCamp Seattle 2011, Bob talks about a little of SEO, design and functionality and most importantly awesome content. Very true indeed! Bob talks more about the design and functionality of WordPress themes, the user interface and experience — navigation, colors, widgets and more. Here’s what Bob said about himself:
I pretty much breathe and live WordPress, this is what I do.
Andrew Nacin Ask Not What WordPress Can Do For You
At WordCamp Seattle 2011 Andrew Nacin talks about contributing to WordPress and not only with code. Codex, forums, translations, design and UI, testing WordPress and much more. If you want to give your two cents to WordPress, this five-minute talk will pretty much outline all the possible ways.
Matt Mullenweg: State of the Word 2011
And of course, at WordCamp San Francisco 2011, Matt gave his State of the Word presentation where he has shared some cool stats about the WordPress survey, about the past, present and future of WordPress, about the community and much more. If you missed this talk last weekend, now is the time to catch up!
Hope you enjoy our WordPress.tv picks. More videos from WordCamp San Francisco 2011 are being processed and should be published in the coming weeks with great talks from Mark Jaquith, Andrew Nacin, and one of our favorite — the Core Team Q&A, make sure you don’t miss that.
Share your thoughts in the comments section below if you have any, and don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for some photos taken at WordCamp SF! Enjoy your day :)