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Don't Make Them Think: Improving Usability in the WordPress Admin

About the Talk

July 15, 2012 9:15 AM

Boston, MA

Boston, MA

For years now the tried-and-true pitch when selling WordPress as a CMS has been that it makes updating a website easy for “anyone”. But any developer who has built more than a few sites with the platform knows that despite its robust user interface, WordPress can still be intimidating to a less-than-tech-savvy client.

Fortunately, with the right amount of adjustments it’s perfectly possible to make the WordPress admin area more manageable for almost any user.

This talk will outline important principles to follow when planning the admin side of a WordPress site, in addition to covering tips & techniques that will maximize your clients’ experience with the platform.

During the talk we’ll look at simplifying the admin area by removing unnecessary features, as well as how to empower users through the proper use of Custom Post Types & Custom Meta Boxes.

Whether you’re just starting to build WordPress themes or simply looking to focus more on customizing the admin side, you’ll come away with some helpful insights for delivering a better WordPress experience to your clients.

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