We’ll break down what it really means to protect sensitive information that gets transferred through a website and what happens once it reaches its destination. How does enabling HTTPS have an effect on the overall security of your website? or does it?

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Just prior to WordCamp US 2017 I had the fun idea of creating an interactive bingo board for all of the fun and unique things that we regularly observe within our community. I was able to knock together the original concept after just a couple of hours thanks to utility provided by View and tailwind. Later I connected it to WordPress via the rest API so that I could more easily manage each of the squares available in the data set.

In this presentation I walk you through how I went from idea to prototype to fully functional web app. We’ll cover the purpose served by my chosen frameworks and why I picked those instead of writing plain, vanilla JavaScript and CSS (or competing frameworks, for that matter). While this will not be a deep dive into code, we will review specific code samples and you should get enough detail to build this – or something like it –yourself by the time the session has ended.

Here’s the specific list of the things you can expect to learn during this presentation:

* Why I chose Vue instead of React for this particular project
* Some of the neat things that Vue provides to us as developers (Vue.js 101)
* How to utilize local storage for resilience against connectivity issues and unintended browser refreshes
* The benefits of utility-based CSS classes
* How to register custom rest API endpoints
* Handling API authentication without regular users
* How you too can totally disrupt the State of the Word address

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How to get your words from your brain to your paper? Do you have writers block? Unscramble your thoughts and uncover your true abilities. This class will show you how to formulate your words. It all begins with a thought. Lets begin to discover how creative you are.

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Market penetration is the first step some startups take towards business growth. Perhaps, the most import component to consider is whether the time is right to attempt this. A dependable market penetration plan begins with identifying which of your WordPress products or services to focus on. This is intended to be a low-risk business growth strategy typically focused around increasing marketing and sales efforts, and sometimes even increasing your business locations.

I’ll cover a few important things for a WordPress developer in business to get started with including knowing the right time to localize your theme or plugin, how to prepare your WP directory listing in a foreign language, a pricing strategy and marketing channels in the foreign market. By the end of my session you’ll walk away with several techniques and you will know four key factors in developing a successful foreign market penetration strategy for your theme or plugin.

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You press Enter and instead of a new line you get a new paragraph. You want to create a nested list and it just doesn’t look how you want it to. You pasted text from your word processor and its format is all wrong.

Formatting an article in WordPress can be boring and frustrating, but it’s a crucial step in writing for the web.
People read on screen differently than on paper and formatting the text will help them get to the end of it.

This talk will show you how to leverage the options available in WordPress and it will teach you how to fix some common problems with a few HTML tags.

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How To Use WordPress’s Next Editor: Gutenberg

A new block-based editor (aka Gutenberg) is coming to WordPress 5.0 in 2018. This update will radically impact how you imagine and conceptualize your website content.

We’ll cover what exactly Gutenberg is and how to prepare for it. The key takeaway is an understanding of how Gutenberg will affect your existing content, and how to create exciting new layouts with it in the future.

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An insightful interview with several youths ages 6-14. The focus? How they publish on the web in 2018.

What tools do they use? What are their friends using, and why? Do they publish with WordPress?

Why are these questions important to the larger WordPress community? Because it’s vital for current WordPress users, developers, and product maker to know what the next generation is using. When it comes to technology, you don’t adapt – you die. And getting an insight to how youth is publishing on the web is one way to figure that out.

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The final panel will be a mix of prepared questions and moderated (to control length tone and moderate quality) audience questions to turn some of the aspirational and motivational points back into tactical practical takeaways.

Attendees will be guided through how the pieces fit together while inspiring and highlighting practical takeaways where attendees gain long-term motivation, and are able to implement immediate tactical changes when they get back to their desk.

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Interacting With WordPress w/ Raspberry Pi + REST API

This talk explains through an example the possibilities around the REST API of WordPress.

We can create any kind of integration with WordPress, it’s possible to create external systems to manage all the content and information behind the CMS.

This talk uses a small device with a microprocessor, like Raspberry Pi or Tessel to show the possibility of the integrations of WordPress with IOT.

In this specific case, I’ll interact with the crowd, asking them to scream very loud, and if they reach a number of decibels some post will be published inside the CMS by the integration with the WP REST API, and they can see live in the address that I will share with them during the talk.

I’ll explain briefly how it works the WP REST API and how this integration was made.

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