Make the most of WordPress as a developer

May 9, 2023 at 16:00 - 18:00

WordPress is more than a common or garden CMS, that much should be clear by now. But how do you maximise the platform, even in a professional context? During this event, our WordPress experts will teach you how to get the most out of the world's most popular CMS. Student, freelancer or full-time developer — if you want to learn about WordPress, this event is for you.

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6 pm: Welcome with a bite to eat and a drink;

7 pm - 7:20 pm: Session 1 — Filip Van Reeth, WordPress Developer;

7:20 pm - 7:40 pm: Session 2 — Joeri Claes, Head of WordPress;

7:40 pm - 8 pm: Session 3 — Jeff Maes, Technology Director.

8 pm - …: Socials with drinks.

In three short sessions, we will share our WordPress knowledge with you. These sessions will be as follows:

Session 1: Professional WordPress environment with Composer and Docker/Lando
In 20 minutes, you'll learn how to set up, configure, and use a WordPress environment efficiently — thanks to Composer and Docker/Lando. We explain how Composer allows you to automatically download, install, and upgrade various dependencies (like themes and plugins) within your WordPress project.

Session 2: Innovative CMS approach and touchscreen technology for Wijnegem – Shop Eat Enjoy
Wijnegem – Shop Eat Enjoy asked iO to help visitors navigate the complex without having to rely on paper maps. The shopping centre is constantly changing, which added to the challenge. We built a central management system and combined WordPress with Symfony to ensure up-to-date, accurate data. In this case study, we tell you all about it.

Session 3: What knowledge do WordPress developers need to acquire in 2023 to stay relevant in the future?
2023 promises to be a year in which a short time-to-market becomes more important than ever, and in which the impact of technologies such as AI becomes increasingly clear to us as developers — just think of the rise of GitHub Copilot. We also face a constantly evolving ecosystem. In this final session of the day, we bring you our technology outlook for 2023 and discuss which tools, technologies, and integrations are important today for WordPress Developers to stay relevant tomorrow.

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