Talk: A year in freelancing – lessons learned, tips and tricks

After freelancing for just over a year now and having left a well paid job this talk outlines lessons I have learned from taking the plunge to being a freelancer and some tips and tricks I have learned along the way. This talk will benefit anyone looking to become a freelancer or any current freelancers that are looking for some tips and tricks on getting by.

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Talk: Custom post type meta

Over the course of many WordPress site builds, I found a constant problem when dealing with custom post types: I wanted to add meta data to a post type like you do a post. In this talk I gave a brief overview of why he needed to be able to do this and how he went about it, building a plugin to provide this functionality.

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You can view/download the plugin on the WordPress plugin repository here or you can contribute on github here.

Talk: Content manage everything

WordPress is a content management system, it allows users to edit and add content without the need for them to understand or interact with PHP and HTML. However I found that many of the sites I was developing had elements that could not be managed through the WordPress admin screens.

This talk outlined some of the methods I have used on sites to make sure that almost everything is editable through the WordPress dashboard. The talk was ideal for developers and designers that are looking for different ways of adding  content to WordPress and making sure it is always editable by a client or user.

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Talk: A simpler WordPress admin for clients

If you are like me you spend a lot of time in the WordPress admin interface, and if you manage a WordPress site, like your clients they will too. We spend hours and hours getting the front end just right for a project, but often the backend experience gets neglected.

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In this talk I will show you some of the ways in which I have modified the WordPress admin to work better for my clients, removing, editing and adding elements to suit the project.

This talk will interest anyone who is interested in modifying the WordPress dashboard in order to make it a more bespoke experience for users.

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