I'm presenting at the 1st ever WordCamp Malaysia! [updated]

I’m really excited and super proud to be a part of the inaugural WordCamp Malaysia! I’ll be presenting at least 1 session. The event will be held on Saturday, 22 May and other details are being finalised at the moment. You can check out http://wordcamp.my for updates.

Due to the delayed release of WP3.0 I won’t be giving my original topic. I’ll be talking about theme frameworks instead. What’s your favourite theme framework and why?

I would like to get your feedback for the topic that I’m presenting. Here’s the outline:

Theme Frameworks: a glimpse into the future of WordPress themes

  • What are theme frameworks & what’s so great about them?
  • How to create a better blog with theme frameworks
  • WP as a CMS, even better with Headway
  • How designers & developers can shortcut theming with theme frameworks

Introduction to Hacking WordPress 3.0 Themes

  • Discover how the WordPress theme system works
  • New features for theme designers in WordPress 3.0
  • Learn bare minimum coding for theme designers
  • Style comments to identify the blog author
  • Add custom header images to your blog (the regular way and the WP3.0 way)
  • Enable custom background for your blog
  • Menus any way you want with WP3.0’s custom menus

Let me know what you like or don’t like, or even what I should include in my talk. Keep in mind I only have 30 minutes. Thanks, and see you at WordCamp!

4 Comments on "I'm presenting at the 1st ever WordCamp Malaysia! [updated]"

  • Congrats and all the best for the event!

  • Mike says

    Awesome man. One thing I’d want to learn is how to convert a PSD design to a WordPress theme. Actually a lot about WP can be learnt thru tutorials and resources online, so maybe something practical would be useful.

    • Ya I think that would be something really cool teach too, but would require more time than allocated. To convert a PSD into a theme you need to know HTML, CSS, PHP and maybe even JavaScript. Definitely more than just ‘hacking’..

  • aman says

    preety interesting topic. will see you guys soon @ wordcamp.