Are you feeling overwhelmed by the choices of themes and plugins? Spending too much of your time writing custom code, trying out the wrong plugins, or performing repetitious tasks? You don't have to learn by trial and error. If you set your site up properly from the start, and follow the right guidelines, you'll save yourself a lot of time and frustration. This presentation is for beginner and intermediate users who are looking to improve their productivity in using and extending WordPress. If you feel like you're always taking the long way when building a site, this presentation might be just what you're looking for. I'll cover some of the best practices for choosing themes and plugins, and show you how to use WordPress more efficiently. I've built dozens of WordPress websites, and I'm here to share some of the knowledge I've learned.