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Introducing the WPS Project Series

Let's spend some time together focusing on specific concepts, digging into the way things work, and building practical, real-world solutions for our clients!

See a project through, beginning to end.

Each project series will help you build actual, tangible solutions – projects that solve problems you've either already experienced or will experience soon in your real work.The series will be split into multiple 15-20 minute live and recorded sessions. In these sessions we'll work on a single step of the project, allowing us to focus deeply on that aspect alone.

We'll cover the business requirements and the real problems the project aims to solve. Following that, we'll talk through the design and architecture for the solution – what we need to build, how it needs to behave, and why it needs to be built this particular way. Then we'll move straight in to writing, documenting, and testing real code until a working solution exists for the given project

Not your typical live-coding show...

You're not about to watch me banging around on a keyboard for an hour at a time, waffling from one idea to another. I'm coming to each project with a plan already in place. The plan may change over the course of the videos, just like a real project, but I get straight to the point and show practical, working solutions.

Imagine the two of us sitting down side-by-side in an office somewhere. I've already spent some time in the problem space and know what we need to build and now I'm here to walk you through the whole solution. That's what this series is like.


New Video Template for WPSessions

Watch live at 1pm EDT (17:00 UTC), Monday–Thursday, from Nov 12-21!

This project is for me – for all of us, really! I've been experimenting with a few different player experiences and I think I've landed on something that I'm happy to implement. The new player needs to feature auto-advancing, speed controls, interactive transcripts, and configurable playlists.

Here's a look at some of the things we'll be doing:

  • Using Vue.js to create an interactive UI
  • Interacting with Vimeo's JS API
  • Tracking view status and favorite status of videos
  • And more!

Become a member today and join the fun!

Understand why as well as how.

The entire coding series is narrated so you can be inside my head and understand why different coding decisions are made. I've found that understanding why is paramount to simply knowing what or how when solving problems. This is true when working alone, with clients, and with team members – explaining and understanding why a decision is made a particular way can do far more to illuminate a solution than simply showing the solution itself.

Ask questions, get answers.

I invite you to ask questions and provide feedback all along the way. If you're able to join me live you can ask your questions while I'm writing code and get them answered in real time. If you miss the live broadcast you can reach out via email, instead. No matter what, I'm around to help you best understand the material.

You get the code, too.

Once the project is complete you will have access to the final code. You can do with it anything that you like because it's all licensed under the GPL like WordPress itself. This means you can use it as-is, alter it to meet your specific needs, or just study the source in greater detail.

Let's solve things together.

Don’t spend even one more day trying to go it alone. Join WPSessions and become a part of this helpful, supportive community where you are truly empowered by WordPress!

Ready to learn something useful?

Become a member here at WPSessions and enjoy the project series plus experience the full benefits of everything we have to offer.

Quality Teaching

“Looking for the best WordPress knowledge from people who know the most? Join WPSessions!”
– Gloria Antonelli

Simple Focus

“WPSessions has a simple focus – to educate you by bringing incredible talent together to focus on specific topics you need to know. They could charge much, much more, but their focus isn’t on money as much as it is education. Check it out now!”
– Chris Lema, ChrisLema.com

Informative & Energetic

“Not only have I gotten good information from the sessions, I am given a boost of energy and creativity. I work from home and appreciate this chance to participate and interact in a live group of equally interested WP enthusiasts.”
– Julie Anne McRae

Development Skills

"When someone asks me how to take their development skills to the next level, I recommend WPSessions."
– Shawn Hesketh, WP101.com