Sunday, 17 May 2015 1:00 PM
555 12th St
Oakland, CA 94607
When do you decide to customize the WordPress admin to make it easier for people to use? For most basic tasks, it’s easier and cheaper to teach a person to do the right thing – but in some cases, it’s worth the expense to create tools and customize the interface to make it harder for people to do the wrong thing.
Anca Mosoiu, WordPress developer and owner of Tech Liminal, will share techniques and demo the custom administrative interface created for Social Media Week (http://socialmediaweek.org), a WordPress application used to market, organize, schedule, and run four 1-week, international conferences each year.
Socialmediaweek.org supports thousands of events and hundreds of thousands of attendees each year, including submitting an event for consideration into a conference, world-wide scheduling, a registration system, and much, much more.
Adam LaBarge, lead WP developer at HyperArts, tries his best to make the WP back-end as bullet proof and simple to use as possible.
Adam works mainly in Genesis and uses ACF for customizing the WP Admin, but will also address custom meta boxes, custom save_post hook development, dashboard widgets, widgets, plugins, and option screens, along with heavy modification of the WP Admin sidebar menu.
If you’ve customized the admin for your clients–through roles, plugins, admin themes, or any other method–we want to hear about it.
The meetup is now part of the O’Reilly Partners Program, which means that members get discounts on their e-books, and some other perks. I’ll send a separate message about that.
I’m also looking into lining up a sponsor to provide pizza, swag, and the opportunity to win a product license. Details will be posted on the Meetup.com site when I have them.