Thursday                                   wordcamp 2012                        04.10Tuesday 02 October 12
Jeffikus                        Developer, WordPress Expert, WooThemes Developer                                  WordCamp...
WordCamp 2012                        - The Best Tools for the Job -                                    www.jeffikus.com   ...
WordCamp 2012                   If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,                         Id spend six sharpening ...
WordCamp 2012                                    www.jeffikus.com   jeff@jeffikus.com   @jeffikus   www.woothemes.comTuesd...
WordCamp 2012                           The same goes for tools in a sense.                        Hopefully by the end yo...
WordCamp 2012                                                              Fact #1                        You have a budge...
WordCamp 2012                                                            Fact #2                        Code reuse = DOLLA...
WordCamp 2012                                                             Fact #3                        You are NOT the g...
WordCamp 2012                                                               What is a Tool?                          a dev...
WordCamp 2012                         Isn’t WordPress a Tool then?                                    www.jeffikus.com   j...
WordCamp 2012                                        But what about......                                   Plugins and Th...
WordCamp 2012                                                                                   YOU                       ...
WordCamp 2012                                                                 Fact #4                        There are sim...
WordCamp 2012                                    www.jeffikus.com   jeff@jeffikus.com   @jeffikus   www.woothemes.comTuesd...
WordCamp 2012                            Selecting the right tools                                    www.jeffikus.com   j...
WordCamp 2012                                               Trial & Error                                                P...
WordCamp 2012                           One Tool to rule them all?                                    www.jeffikus.com   j...
WordCamp 2012                                                Scenario #1                                  The lone develop...
WordCamp 2012                                                Scenario #2                        The development house / Ag...
WordCamp 2012                                                Scenario #3                        The Businessman / Service ...
WordCamp 2012                                               Scenario #4                                 The product Builde...
WordCamp 2012                                  Development Tools                                    www.jeffikus.com   jef...
What kind of Tools                                          Themes &                        Plugins                       ...
Essential Development Plugins                             Debug Bar                       Debug Bar Console               ...
Security Plugins                        Sucuri Scanner                       WP File Monitor Plus                         ...
Backup & Management Plugins                              VaultPress                             Backup Buddy              ...
Massive Impact Plugins                                 WooDojo                           W3 Total Cache                   ...
Massive Impact Plugins                          Gravity Forms                            WooCommerce                      ...
Other Usefull Plugins                         Event Espresso                          Facebook Plugin                     ...
WordPress Specialist Hosting                        WPEngine               ZippyKid                                     Pa...
Themes and Frameworks                        Theme Framework                            WooThemes                         ...
To finishTuesday 02 October 12
To finish                                             Q&A  Ask me something!                                    www.jeffik...
To finish                           thanks                                            For your attention                  ...
To finish                        Lets Connect                                                                             ...
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  1. 1. Thursday wordcamp 2012 04.10Tuesday 02 October 12
  2. 2. Jeffikus Developer, WordPress Expert, WooThemes Developer WordCamp Barcelona 2010 - WooTumblog, Post Formats, Express App WordCamp Cape Town 2011 - WordPress as a Development Framework WordCamp Cape Town 2012 - The Best Tools for the Job Worked at woothemes.com since 2009, developing for WordPress since January 2007 Previously a business analyst for a leading Cape Town based Web Application development company Musician, husband, father to be.... www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  3. 3. WordCamp 2012 - The Best Tools for the Job - www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  4. 4. WordCamp 2012 If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, Id spend six sharpening my axe. Thanks Abe....but WordPress aint no Axe......or is it? www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  5. 5. WordCamp 2012 www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  6. 6. WordCamp 2012 The same goes for tools in a sense. Hopefully by the end you’ll be a bit more empowered! 60% of the time it works.....every time..... www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  7. 7. WordCamp 2012 Fact #1 You have a budget for your development projects Show me the money! www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  8. 8. WordCamp 2012 Fact #2 Code reuse = DOLLAR DOLLAR BILLS YA’ALL Rinse and repeat.... www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  9. 9. WordCamp 2012 Fact #3 You are NOT the greatest developer ever Leverage existing platforms for PROFIT www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  10. 10. WordCamp 2012 What is a Tool? a device or implement, especially one held in the hand, used to carry out a particular function...... a piece of software that carries out a particular function, typically creating or modifying another program. www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  11. 11. WordCamp 2012 Isn’t WordPress a Tool then? www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  12. 12. WordCamp 2012 But what about...... Plugins and Themes? SaaS Providers? www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  13. 13. WordCamp 2012 YOU Your own custom tools AutoMattic WordPress,com Third Party Services / SaaS ManageWP, WPEngine, VaultPress Theme Shops Elegant Themes, WooThemes, ThemeForest, StudioPress Plugins Shops Gravity Forms, Pippins Plugins, Code Canyon www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  14. 14. WordCamp 2012 Fact #4 There are simply too many plugins, themes, and SaaS providers for WordPress to mention I’m about to get very opinionated! www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  15. 15. WordCamp 2012 www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  16. 16. WordCamp 2012 Selecting the right tools www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  17. 17. WordCamp 2012 Trial & Error Peer Review Code Quality & Performance Does it conflict? Smart Planning Consult with Experts Test your Tools www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  18. 18. WordCamp 2012 One Tool to rule them all? www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  19. 19. WordCamp 2012 Scenario #1 The lone developer www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  20. 20. WordCamp 2012 Scenario #2 The development house / Agency www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  21. 21. WordCamp 2012 Scenario #3 The Businessman / Service Site www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  22. 22. WordCamp 2012 Scenario #4 The product Builder www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  23. 23. WordCamp 2012 Development Tools www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  24. 24. What kind of Tools Themes & Plugins SaaS Security Intellectual Frameworks www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  25. 25. Essential Development Plugins Debug Bar Debug Bar Console Theme Check VIP Scanner Adds a debug bar to your Admin and Make sure your theme conforms to the Similar to Theme check plugin, I use both Extends the Debug Bar plugin Frontend areas. WP.org and .com standards just to be sure I dont miss anything www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  26. 26. Security Plugins Sucuri Scanner WP File Monitor Plus Limit Login Attempts Force Strong Passwords Checks for common security issues. Monitors file changes on your site. Does what it says. Does what it says. www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  27. 27. Backup & Management Plugins VaultPress Backup Buddy PressBackup ManageWp Proactive monitoring of your WP files & SaaS platform for backups, and multiple Awesome backup plugin. SaaS backup service and plugin. DB, backup as well. WP management www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  28. 28. Massive Impact Plugins WooDojo W3 Total Cache WordPress SEO Members Justin Tadlocks members simplifies the A great platform for all your projects. One of the best Caching plugins around. The best best WordPress SEO plugin. creation of members roles and ACCESS rules. www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  29. 29. Massive Impact Plugins Gravity Forms WooCommerce WooSlider WPML One of the most active developer The best form builder out there. Solid Based on Flexslider, super slick and If you want to make your site communities around, code audited, and code base. Very extendable. easy to use. translatable growing. www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  30. 30. Other Usefull Plugins Event Espresso Facebook Plugin JetPack Your custom functions.php One of the most active developer While I’m not a fan, the fact is your The best form builder out there. Solid If you have custom functionality, why communities around, code audited, and users might install jetpack, get to code base. Very extendable. not put it into a plugin? growing. grips with it. www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  31. 31. WordPress Specialist Hosting WPEngine ZippyKid Page.ly WooHosting Wp Hosting WP Hosting WP Hosting Coming soon..... www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  32. 32. Themes and Frameworks Theme Framework WooThemes StudioPress Other theme Houses Elegant Themes, Obox, Themezilla WooFramework, Genesis, Bootstrap, Top quality developers, audited by core Top quality developers, audited by core custom, choose one of the many. WP developers and Sucuri Certified WP developers. NOT THEMEFOREST!!!! www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  33. 33. To finishTuesday 02 October 12
  34. 34. To finish Q&A Ask me something! www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  35. 35. To finish thanks For your attention www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12
  36. 36. To finish Lets Connect E-MAIL Facebook.com/jeffikus jeff@jeffikus.com Twitter.com/jeffikus www.jeffikus.com www.jeffikus.com jeff@jeffikus.com @jeffikus www.woothemes.comTuesday 02 October 12

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