Bostonwp June Meetup

Boston University – Colloquium Room 8 St. Mary’s Street, 9th floor Boston, MA Agenda • 6:30: Networking & Pizza • 7:00: Presentations Presentation 1: Utility Plugins Josh Fialkoff As more and more people make their own themes and customize off-the-shelf themes, we may be putting code in themes that goes far beyond design.There’s a better […]

Easily Implement Webfonts Using MyFonts Plugin

James Minior and Mark Berube MyFonts has created a plugin for implementing webfonts from our site, myfonts.com. It’s a beta release right now, and we’re interested in WP Boston’s feedback on it. We’ll discuss webfonts and typography then give a demo on the WP-plugin. Bios James Minior is a Technical Support specialist at MyFonts. As […]

Self Hosting Beyond Your WP Website

Jim Reevior Self hosting WordPress offers more freedom and flexibility than using WordPress.com, but there are still restrictions. With the dropping prices and increasing performance of Virtual Private Servers, self hosting not just your website, but your entire server is quite possible. Jim will talk about why you should consider self hosting from the server […]

Creating Customizable Widgets for Unpredictable Needs

Amanda Giles Although your client may think they know what they want and where they want it – that’s bound to change. Learn how to develop your own customizable widgets so you can put the control into your client’s hands. In this session, we’ll review how to create your own widgets with options so that […]

WordPress as a Non-Blogging WebApp Framework

SchoolTwist is a new SAAS student registration service (and marketplace) to help PTAs offer after-school enrichment classes. WordPress multisite serves as our backend and I’ll go over the challenges in using it for SchoolTwist, how I overcame those issues (hint: lots of custom plugins), and what I like to see from WordPress that would make it better suited […]

Beyond Yoast: 7 Critical SEO Steps You are Probably Missing

So you’ve implemented the popular SEO plugins, now what? Big Fish Results founder Tony Guarnaccia will offer the top tactics that he utilizes to help clients search engine optimize their WordPress websites. He’ll also offer suggestions on how to audit your site to ensure that SEO best practices are in place after you have updated […]

Optimize Your Site for Speed

How to improve the performance of WordPress to squeeze the most out of your hosting plan, improve the user experience, and make the wp-admin fly. Benjamin Cool Benjamin Cool is the Application Optimizer at A2 Hosting in Ann Arbor Michigan where he focuses on building “one click” tools for improving Web application performance. Ben has […]

Ending WordPress Database Performance Issues Once and For All

Mike Skubisz will discuss the benefits of the adaptive DB vs. the traditional, and the increased performance an adaptive option can provide for a WordPress instance. About Mike Mike Skubisz is the VP of Product Management at Deep Information Sciences. He has a strong history in technology, with experience across multiple industries including database, enterprise […]

7 Ways to Turn Your Company Website Into a Lead Magnet

You have a great website — except, where are the customers? If your website is not generating leads for you, learn how to get more customers than ever with these simple hacks. We’ll look at the latest developments in mobile, SEO, and conversion optimization to help your business website get you leads. Whether you’re a freelance […]