08 November 2018

At: Caldwell 120

This week we’ll have Ben Keith come in to give a talk!

Ben Keith will talk about WordPress, the open-source content management system. He’ll discuss and demonstrate some of the CMS’s many features, the WordPress command-line utility, and the workflows of theme and plugin development.

Ben works at the Institute for Nonprofit News on the Labs team as lead developer, building WordPress plugins and themes. He graduated from the Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in agricultural communication and minoring in plant pathology.

Fun fact: The Lantern’s website is built with WordPress.

Links for people who want to follow along:

  • https://wordpress.org/download/
  • http://wp-cli.org/
  • https://laravel.com/docs/5.7/valet
  • https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/
  • https://github.com/wordpress/gutenberg
  • https://github.com/INN/largo/
  • https://github.com/INN/pym-shortcode

Previous talks from Ben at Open Source Club and Collegiate Web Developers Group:

  • https://benlk.com/2018/03/29/nicar-talk/
  • https://benlk.com/2017/03/28/dailygraphics-demo-talk/
  • https://benlk.com/2016/03/24/NICAR-2016-recap-presentation/
  • https://benlk.com/2015/09/30/cwdg-css-talks/
  • https://benlk.com/2015/03/06/NICAR-recap-and-resources/

As always, laptops are encouraged and pizza will be provided.