TAILORING
WORDPRESS
TO MEET YOUR
CLIENTS’ NEEDS
Nathan Roberts | StudioA2
WordCamp Lancaster 2012
@nathan_roberts | @studi...
ABOUT
/ME
#wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk
2
A LITTLE
ABOUT
WE ARE A WORDPRESS
DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
BASED IN THE UK.
95% OF OUR CLIENTS ARE
DIGITAL AGENCIES
WORDPRESS MA...
THE CHALLENGE
/BUILD A SITE THAT IS EASY TO MAINTAIN
FEATU
RED
IM
AG
ES
IM
AG
E
SLID
ERS
LISTS
FILE
D
O
W
N
LO
AD
S
RELATE...
HOW DOES THE SITE ACTUALLY WORK?
HOW ARE SITE PAGES RELATED?
HOW IS JAVASCRIPT TO BE IMPLEMENTED?
HOW DO FORMS WORK?
WHERE...
TWO PAGE TYPES
FIXED CONTENT
/ E.G. HOME PAGE
PLANNING
/HOW?
#wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk
6
#wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk
7
TWO PAGE TYPES
FIXED CONTENT
/ E.G. HOME PAGE
PLANNING
/HOW?
FLEXIBLE CONTENT
/ E.G. STANDARD CONTENT PAGE
#wcuk | @nathan...
#wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk
9
PLANNING
/HOW DOES IT
WORK?
#wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk
10
PLANNING
/HOW DOES IT
WORK?
#wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk
11
#wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk
12
CUSTOM POST TYPES
SEPARATING CONTENT
CUSTOM FIELDS
WWW.ADVANCEDCUSTOMFIELDS.COM
@ELIOTT_CONDON
#wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @...
THE TOOLS
/ADVANCED
CUSTOM
FIELDS
#wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk
14
IMPLEMENTATION
/BUILD PHASE
#wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk
DEMO
THIS IS WHERE IS ALL GOES WRONG
15
OTHER THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
CUSTOM DASHBOARD WIDGETS
HIDING DASHBOARD WIDGETS
CUSTOM LOGIN PAGE
ANALYTICS
SEO
MENUS
ADMIN ...
OUT OF THE BOX
/CONFUSED YET?
#wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk
17
DASHBOARD
/CUSTOMISATION
#wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk
REMOVE DEFAULT PANELS
18
DASHBOARD
/CUSTOMISATION
#wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk
19
OUTSIDE OF THE
BOX
/BETTER?
#wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk
20
OTHER THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
CUSTOM DASHBOARD WIDGETS
HIDING DASHBOARD WIDGETS
CUSTOM LOGIN PAGE
ANALYTICS
SEO
MENUS
ADMIN ...
#wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk
LOGIN PAGE
22
#wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk
LOGIN PAGE
/CUSTOMISING
23
#wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk
LOGIN PAGE
24
OTHER THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
CUSTOM DASHBOARD WIDGETS
HIDING DASHBOARD WIDGETS
CUSTOM LOGIN PAGE
ANALYTICS
SEO
MENUS
ADMIN ...
THANK YOU
Nathan Roberts
www.studioa2.co.uk
#wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk
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  1. 1. TAILORING WORDPRESS TO MEET YOUR CLIENTS’ NEEDS Nathan Roberts | StudioA2 WordCamp Lancaster 2012 @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk | #wcuk 1
  2. 2. ABOUT /ME #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk 2
  3. 3. A LITTLE ABOUT WE ARE A WORDPRESS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY BASED IN THE UK. 95% OF OUR CLIENTS ARE DIGITAL AGENCIES WORDPRESS MAKES EDITING SITES EASY NO CREATIVE CONTROL #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk 3
  4. 4. THE CHALLENGE /BUILD A SITE THAT IS EASY TO MAINTAIN FEATU RED IM AG ES IM AG E SLID ERS LISTS FILE D O W N LO AD S RELATED C O N TEN T SID EBAR ITEM S SEO M ETA D ATA FO RM S PAG E TITLES VID EO EM BED D IN G LIG H TBO XES C O N TAC T D ETAILS TABLE D ATA H TM L C SS JAVASC RIPT IN TERAC TIO N S SEO M ETA TAG S ••• #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk 4
  5. 5. HOW DOES THE SITE ACTUALLY WORK? HOW ARE SITE PAGES RELATED? HOW IS JAVASCRIPT TO BE IMPLEMENTED? HOW DO FORMS WORK? WHERE DO THEY SUBMIT TO? ... WHICH CONTENT WILL BE EDITABLE IN THE ADMIN? PLANNING /HOW? #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk 5
  6. 6. TWO PAGE TYPES FIXED CONTENT / E.G. HOME PAGE PLANNING /HOW? #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk 6
  7. 7. #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk 7
  8. 8. TWO PAGE TYPES FIXED CONTENT / E.G. HOME PAGE PLANNING /HOW? FLEXIBLE CONTENT / E.G. STANDARD CONTENT PAGE #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk 8
  9. 9. #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk 9
  10. 10. PLANNING /HOW DOES IT WORK? #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk 10
  11. 11. PLANNING /HOW DOES IT WORK? #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk 11
  12. 12. #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk 12
  13. 13. CUSTOM POST TYPES SEPARATING CONTENT CUSTOM FIELDS WWW.ADVANCEDCUSTOMFIELDS.COM @ELIOTT_CONDON #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk THE TOOLS /FOR SUCCESS 13
  14. 14. THE TOOLS /ADVANCED CUSTOM FIELDS #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk 14
  15. 15. IMPLEMENTATION /BUILD PHASE #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk DEMO THIS IS WHERE IS ALL GOES WRONG 15
  16. 16. OTHER THINGS TO THINK ABOUT CUSTOM DASHBOARD WIDGETS HIDING DASHBOARD WIDGETS CUSTOM LOGIN PAGE ANALYTICS SEO MENUS ADMIN BAR UPGRADE ALERTS #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk FOOD FOR THOUGHT /WHAT NEXT 16
  17. 17. OUT OF THE BOX /CONFUSED YET? #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk 17
  18. 18. DASHBOARD /CUSTOMISATION #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk REMOVE DEFAULT PANELS 18
  19. 19. DASHBOARD /CUSTOMISATION #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk 19
  20. 20. OUTSIDE OF THE BOX /BETTER? #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk 20
  21. 21. OTHER THINGS TO THINK ABOUT CUSTOM DASHBOARD WIDGETS HIDING DASHBOARD WIDGETS CUSTOM LOGIN PAGE ANALYTICS SEO MENUS ADMIN BAR UPGRADE ALERTS #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk FOOD FOR THOUGHT /WHAT NEXT 21
  22. 22. #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk LOGIN PAGE 22
  23. 23. #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk LOGIN PAGE /CUSTOMISING 23
  24. 24. #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk LOGIN PAGE 24
  25. 25. OTHER THINGS TO THINK ABOUT CUSTOM DASHBOARD WIDGETS HIDING DASHBOARD WIDGETS CUSTOM LOGIN PAGE ANALYTICS SEO MENUS ADMIN BAR UPGRADE ALERTS #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk FOOD FOR THOUGHT /WHAT NEXT 25
  26. 26. THANK YOU Nathan Roberts www.studioa2.co.uk #wcuk | @nathan_roberts | @studioA2uk 26

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