Friday, July 24th
Foundation Friday Workshops (Novice Classes)
We will be presenting three workshops on Friday to get you started with different areas of WordPress.
Theme Designer/Developer Workshop
What you will learn – You will learn the basics of designing and creating a WordPress theme and will be able to get yourself started on the way to creating custom websites with WordPress.
What you should know – You should have a basic understanding of how to use WordPress to manage a site, and beginner knowledge in using HTML, CSS, and design principles.
What you will learn – You will learn the basics of getting down and dirty in WordPress development to start developing more advanced functionality for WordPress themes and plugins.
What you should know – You should have a basic understanding of how to use WordPress to manage a site, and a beginner to moderate knowledge in HTML, CSS, and PHP.
What you will learn – You will learn the very basics of using WordPress from what it is, what it can do for you, and the principles of managing your first WordPress site. You will then advance to learn topics about customizing your site through the use of plugins and themes.
What you should know – You should know that you want to have a website and what a website is. The beginnings of this course will start out with the very basic principles and then advance on to ways you can customize your site with settings, plugins, and themes.
Workshops will run from 9am – 3pm. Times below are relative. Some topics may last longer than others and may be talked about earlier or later. The workshops are meant to be done together rather than as separate talks.
|Time||Developer Workshop (Room 7220)||Theme Workshop (Room 7230)||User Workshop (Room 7240)|
|9:00 am||Setting Up a Local WordPress Site||Setting Up a Local WordPress Site||What is WordPress and what can it do for me?|
|10:00 am||Custom Post Types||Design Principles||What’s Next? Hosting, Backup, Themes, Plugin, Images, Media…|
|11:00 am||Custom Fields and Metaboxes||Your First Theme||Intro to the Dashboard|
|1:00 pm||Actions and Filters||Child Themes, Starter Themes, and Theme Frameworks||Choosing and Customizing Themes|
|2:00 pm||Using WP_Query|
Saturday, July 25th
Saturday Sessions (Daytime)
WordCamp After-Party (Saturday Night)
Following a long day of WordCamp, everyone needs to let loose and relax while talking with fellow attendees. We will be having an after-party at 7pm. The location will be disclosed at the conference. This is a chance to network with other attendees, speakers and sponsors. It is open to all conference attendees. Name badge must be presented for admission.
Sunday, July 26th
Sunday Sessions (Daytime)
Saturday & Sunday
Happiness Bar (Throughout the Day)
Throughout the day, WordPress experts will be manning the “Happiness Bar” (WordPress WorkBench) doing their best to make you happy. These experts will be available for questions on your WordPress site and any problems you may be having. Come ready with questions or you can even volunteer to help out at the happiness bar!
Thursday, July 23rd
Milwaukee WordPress Meetup
For those who want to get in a little early on the WordPress fun, we are having our normal monthly WordPress Meetup on the night before WordCamp starts. We’ll chat about WordPress, get to know each other, and probably grab a bite to eat.
We will be meeting at our normal Meetup site. Join the Milwaukee WordPress Meetup now.