All decks
  • Testing for Accessibility Before You Hit Publish (WordCamp US)

  • UNC CAUSE WordPress SIG - 2017

  • Testing for Accessibility Before You Hit Publish (UNC CAUSE 2017)

  • Mobilizing 300 reluctant content creators

    NC State’s central IT office employs almost 300 people, whose areas of expertise range from high-performance computing to video production to installing fiber optic cable. By tradition and budgetary necessity, every single one of them has content creation and editing privileges on our unit website, oit.ncsu.edu. After years of a content free-for-all, the result wasn’t pretty: 2,500 pages total, with lots of out-of-date information, duplication, broken navigation and accessibility issues everywhere. In this session, we discuss how we stepped back from the brink, took control of our content, and — with a few homegrown plugins and help from the WPCampus community — taught our 300-person content team how to build and maintain a good website.

  • Mobilizing 300 reluctant content creators

    NC State’s central IT office employs almost 300 people, whose areas of expertise range from high-performance computing to video production to installing fiber optic cable. By tradition and budgetary necessity, every single one of them has content creation and editing privileges on our unit website, oit.ncsu.edu. After years of a content free-for-all, the result wasn’t pretty: 2,500 pages total, with lots of out-of-date information, duplication, broken navigation and accessibility issues everywhere. In this session, we discuss how we stepped back from the brink, took control of our content, and — with a few homegrown plugins and help from the WPCampus community — taught our 300-person content team how to build and maintain a good website.

  • NC State's "Shortcake"-Powered Design Strategy

    Shortcake is a “feature plugin” (under consideration for inclusion in WordPress core) that helps developers create a simple user interface for inserting shortcodes, and renders previews of those shortcodes inside the Visual Editor. At NC State, Shortcake offers solutions to some of the biggest challenges of running WordPress at a big, decentralized institution. This presentation will discuss how to build Shortcake-powered shortcodes, how the way we think about themes has changed, and the future of the WordPress editing experience.

  • A "Shortcake"-Powered Design Strategy for WordPress

  • Shortcake: Bridging the gap between WordPress developers and content creators

    For web content creators, WordPress is easy to learn and easy to use. But when those content creators want complex layouts and custom page elements, you're left with a choice: devote developer time to building dozens of extra templates, or enable extra plugins that may do more harm than good. Shortcake, a WordPress feature-plugin under development, offers a better way forward. We'll look at how NC State is using Shortcake, and how it can empower both developers and content creators.

  • Shortcake: Bridging the gap between WordPress developers and content creators

    PRESENT THIS ONE: For web content creators, WordPress is easy to learn and easy to use. But when those content creators want complex layouts and custom page elements, you're left with a choice: devote developer time to building dozens of extra templates, or enable extra plugins that may do more harm than good. Shortcake, a WordPress feature-plugin under development, offers a better way forward. We'll look at how NC State is using Shortcake, and how it can empower both developers and content creators.