Building a WordPress Sandbox

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time: 1:30 - 2:15 pm (EDT) (UTC-04:00)
Location: Room B226
Format: General Lecture Session

Session description

Anyone involved in WordPress should have a place to play, test plugins, themes, and test their own code. There are tons of options available and setting one up is easier than you think!

In this session, we'll help find an environment that works for you. Desktop server, MAMP, VVV/Vagrant, O/S built-in web server. Bring along your laptop and let's build a WordPress Sandbox together. Then once you have a place to play, let's add on a task runner and let the real fun begin! We'll explore Grunt and Gulp and help get you started to optimizing your code and WP building experience! All skill types welcome.


Joe Querin

Headshot of Joe Querin

I have worked in higher ed for the past 17 years. I've been with the website almost exclusively those 17 years. While my training is in graphic design, I've taught myself web design and development along with a host of different languages to accomplish whatever problems I've needed to solve. Outside of my professional life, I've spent the last 17 years married to my wonderful, talented wife. Together we have two girls, a 15-year-old in her first year of high school, and a 5-year-old who can't wait to start her kindergarten year later this fall.


  • General Lecture Session: Building a WordPress Sandbox