Lightning Talks

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time: 1:30 - 2:15 pm (EDT) (UTC-04:00)
Location: Auditorium
1:30 - 1:45 pm (EDT) (UTC-04:00)

Designing an Easy-to-Configure Template for Online Scholarly Journals

Kerri O’Connell
Megan O'Neill

We work for the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) where we partner with a number of scholarly journals published out of Columbia University to produce the journal's online component. This lightning talk will share the work we’ve done to customize WordPress using in-house themes and plugins to allow the setup and editing of…

1:45 - 2:00 pm (EDT) (UTC-04:00)

Deployment and Workflow Tips and Tricks

Mike Corkum

Managing hundreds of WordPress installs across development, staging and production environments can be a tricky business. In this session, I will show you the evolution of our process to automate the management of more than 350 installations. With this process and the tools we implement, we handle updating, syncing content and managing code between several…

2:00 - 2:15 pm (EDT) (UTC-04:00)

Extending WP-Signup Form to Allow Users to Create Sites Effectively

Neel Shah

Site Setup Wizard is a WordPress plugin that allows extending wp-signup.php with additional features such as selecting site’s privacy, site type, plugins to be activated, etc. before creating a site. It helps develop a workflow for students and faculty to for select different options while creating a site based on their user role. It also takes…