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    • THERE IS MORE THAN ONEWAY TO SKIN A THEME!Lachlan MacPherson
    • THERE IS MORE THAN ONEWAY TO SKIN A THEME!Lachlan MacPherson sennza | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
    • WHO AM I?Ø Co-Founder of SennzaØMain focus is Business DevelopmentØOrganiser of the WordPress Brisbane Meetup groupØCo-organiser of WordCamp Gold Coast ...I’m not a developer *Ducks for cover*
    • RIGHT VS. PRAGMATIC?http://www.marco.org/2012/02/25/right-vs-pragmatic
    • http://www.marco.org/2012/02/25/right-vs-pragmatic
    • http://www.marco.org/2012/02/25/right-vs-pragmatic
    • http://www.marco.org/2012/02/25/right-vs-pragmatic
    • http://www.marco.org/2012/02/25/right-vs-pragmatic
    • http://www.marco.org/2012/02/25/right-vs-pragmatic
    • WWCD? What would core do? Ø Plan out CTP’s and extra content areas Ø Think about Content vs Context ØDon’t be scared of Menus/Widgets/Page Templates ØBest Practice: (Twenty Ten and Twenty Eleven themes)http://10up.com/blog/2012/02/what-would-core-do/http://themergency.com/generators/wordpress-custom-post-types/
    • How are you going to manage all this in WordPress?
    • LEVERAGE WORDPRESS!One click plugin, theme and core updates!
    • Display attachments linked to a page: https://gist.github.com/1971133CSS to add a PDF icon: https://gist.github.com/2848535
    • CUSTOM POST TYPES!Advanced Post Types Order: http://www.nsp-code.com/premium-plugins/wordpress-plugins/advanced-post-types-order/Simple Page Ordering: http://10up.com/plugins/simple-page-ordering-wordpress/
    • DEVELOP FOR ZERO SUPPORT?Ø Plan out CTP’s and extra content areas, Make it easy to editØWWCD - make the experience consistentØ Don’t be afraid to to pay for Quality PluginsØ Use quality hostingØ Have a professional backup solution.ØVideo User Manuals - Let the clients take the first steps.For all code snippets: https://gist.github.com/bronsonquick 21
    • KEEP IT SIMPLE!Don’t make things harder than they need to be
    • THANKS!