All posts by Gary Garchar

01) Multisite

The multi-user feature has been rolled into core as Multisite ever since version WordPress 3.0.

It is ideal for a central system administrator to set up a large network of blogs with one installation.

Individual, separate site administrators are able to securely manage their templates and settings without affecting the other users.

01) WordPress 4.7 & Twenty-Seventeen

WordPress 4.7 ships with the new Twenty-Seventeen business-oriented default theme.

We’ll compare it with the Twenty-Sixteen and Twenty-Fifteen themes which happen to be more blog-oriented.

The Twenty-Seventeen theme works with the WordPress core software.

Version 4.7 introduces new features:

  • video headers,
  • starter content, and
  • edit shortcuts.

The default homepage features a

  • fullscreen header image with navigation directly underneath, a
  • call-to-action section, and
  • various sections for services,
  • blog posts,
  • location, and
  • featured content.

Also introduced in this version is a technique to override styles and scripts when you include the respective file in a child theme.

We’ll explore how easy it is to make a child theme with the get_theme_file_uri() function.

02) Sessions

  1. A Full Stack WordPress Project Workflow – Jon Trujillo
  2. A Slack Bot SAAS Built On WordPress – Jon Shumate
  3. An Introduction to WooCommerce – Cat Scholz
  4. Best Practices For Creating Content – Cristina Robinson
  5. Building A Cloud Service Into Your Plugin – Mark Tilly
  6. Building A Learning Platform With WordPress – Kim Shivler
  7. Building Custom WordPress Themes With Sass – Matt Vanderpol
  8. Creating An Active Project Management Process – Tirzah M. Johnson
  9. Creating Themes With Atomic Design – Carrie Forde
  10. Customizing Beaver Builder For Third Party Themes And Client Sites – Justin Busa
  11. Debugging The Website Money Maker – Ben Ilfeld
  12. Developer First Design: Make Design Great Again – Ozzy Rodriguez
  13. Falling In Love With Flexbox – Sallie Goetsch
  14. Five Steps To Launching Your Podcast Using WordPress – Jonathan Denwood
  15. Five Things You’ll Discover About Yourself As You Blog Consistently – Chris Lema
  16. Freelance To Agency: Peaks And Pitfalls Of Growth – Kevin Howe
  17. Leveraging Partnerships To Increase Sales And Grow Your Business – Colin Dowling
  18. Local WordPress Development With Docker – Tate Barber
  19. Making Multisite Work For You – Ben Byrne
  20. Profitable Website Development: The Oreo Cookie Strategy – James Hipkin
  21. Rediscover Theme Settings With The Customizer – Anthony Skelton
  22. Scaling WordPress With Load Testing – Jason Cosper
  23. Taking The Yoast SEO Plugin To The Next Level – David McCormick
  24. The Dos And Don’ts Of BuddyPress – Michael Kuhlmann
  25. The Loop And WP_Query() – Michael Shores
  26. Tips And Tricks For Debugging Like A Pro – Vasken Hauri
  27. Using A Content First Design Process – Dawn Pedersen
  28. Web Performance: Three Stages To Success – Austin Gil
  29. WooCommerce Custom Product Types – Timofey Rytikov
  30. WordPress And Git – Treighton Mauldin
  31. WordPress And The Enterprise – Anca Mosoiu

04) Theme Tags

Twenty Fifteen

Our 2015 default theme is clean, blog-focused, and designed for clarity. Twenty Fifteen’s simple, straightforward typography is readable on a wide variety of screen sizes, and suitable for multiple languages. We designed it using a mobile-first approach, meaning your content takes center-stage, regardless of whether your visitors arrive by smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.


Twenty Sixteen is a modernized take on an ever-popular WordPress layout — the horizontal masthead with an optional right sidebar that works perfectly for blogs and websites. It has custom color options with beautiful default color schemes, a harmonious fluid grid using a mobile-first approach, and impeccable polish in every detail. Twenty Sixteen will make your WordPress look beautiful everywhere.


Twenty Seventeen brings your site to life with header video and immersive featured images. With a focus on business sites, it features multiple sections on the front page as well as widgets, navigation and social menus, a logo, and more. Personalize its asymmetrical grid with a custom color scheme and showcase your multimedia content with post formats. Our default theme for 2017 works great in many languages, for any abilities, and on any device.

07) Registration


Allow new registrations

  • Registration is disabled – all usernames and sites must be created by the Super Administrator.
  • User accounts may be registered using your signup page but sites need to be created by the Super Administrator.
  • Logged in users may register new sites.
  • Both sites and user accounts can be registered.

Add New Users

  • By default, Site Administrators cannot add new users to sites via the “Users > Add New” page.

1) CSS Rule Structure

Web page styling rules are defined inline, embedded, or in an external .CSS file

Declarations grouped within a block:

selector {
     property: value;
     property: value;

Element selector:
ul { padding-left: 5em; }

Selectors grouped within a rule:
ol, ul { margin-left: 5em; }

Class selector:
.entry-content { background-color: #c0c; }

Combination of element and class:
span.warning { font-weight: bold; }

ID selector:
#blog_title { font-size: 17px; }

Element within a class:

 .entry-content ol {
     background-color: #cc0;
     padding-left: 5em;

Group combination & comment:
ol, ul { margin: 16px 0; padding: 0 0 0 40px; } /* top, right, bottom, left */

Inline syle:
<div style=”font-weight:bold; color:red”>Content</div>

Mind Blowing Declaration:

.entry-footer > span:not(:last-child):after {
     content: "\002f";
     display: inline-block;
     opacity: 0.7;
     padding: 0 0.538461538em;


1) Simple Contact Form

Note: Until ACTIVATED, none of these contact forms work. This is presentation material.

Simple Contact Form

This is a Gravity Forms demo contact form. This form is a basic contact form that could be used for any site and takes just minutes to build and configure. No programming prowess required.

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10) Dedicated Sales People

5 people
no balance between resources and demand
nobody buys immediately – even if sales cycle is short, they start at top of pipeline
top of the funnel, then have to work down – there’s a buyers journey that takes place, never instantaneous