My presentation titled “The Power of Custom Post Types” was accepted into the DIY track for WordCamp NYC. Yes, it is on Custom Post Types. Inspiring members of the audience to use CPTs in their next project is the aim of the presentation. In the presentation I will be covering the basics of CPTs, showing a few cool tips and tricks, and showcasing some cool plugins that use CPTs (including one I have been working on for the past five months). There will be plenty of time for Q&A so bring your questions.
BTW, for those of you in the Twin Cities, you can get a preview of both my presentation, and Josh Leuze‘s presentation titled “jQuery the WordPress Way”at the next MSP WordPress meeting. Free pizza and beverages are provided by the Nerdery.
WordCamp MSP is in just 15 days. Today the presentation schedule was published. I will be speaking in the first group of sessions, starting at 9:30AM CST. After that, you’ll find me jumping in and out of various sessions (of various tracks). From 3:40PM CST to 5:40PM CST I will be helping out at the Tech Shop.
For those who do not know what the Tech Shop is, it is a place where you will find friendly WordPress experts that you can ask for help. The Tech Shop is being organized and run by the Minneapolis St. Paul WordPress User Group. This is a great opportunity to meet some local WordPress experts and get help resolving any of the issues you are experiencing with WordPress. These can be simple questions about using WordPress, more advanced questions about writing themes or plugins, and anything in between.
So bring your all of your Breadcrumb NavXT and WP Lynx related questions between 3:40PM CST and 5:40PM CST. I will have my laptop, access to a local testbed, and can try to reproduce any of the issues you are experiencing. If things are really “slow” I may even be writing some code (I hope this is not the case).
Ok, so this is a bit belated, but just over a week ago Breadcrumb NavXT hit 200,000 downloads since the first beta release of 2.0.0 on WordPress.org back in late 2007. The amazing part is approximately 100K of those downloads have occurred within this year. Also, WP Lynx is approaching the 1000 total download mark, and should hit it sometime next week.
It has been confirmed, I will be speaking at WordCamp Minneapolis on November 13th, 2010. My presentation is titled How-to: Reporting Issues. I will be covering troubleshooting techniques, determining if an issue is a bug, and best practices for reporting bugs. This includes a quick primer on using the WordPress Trac. You will find this presentation in the beginner track, though it can be a good refresher for more advanced users that are not used to dealing with troubleshooting.
By the way, you may want to watch the WordCamp Minneapolis website for an announcement around October 4th. Yes, I already know what it is (it involves a change in venue, you didn’t hear this from me, capisce?).