Speaker Spotlight: Jeremy Green | Custom Meta Boxes

Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Jeremy Green and I live in Fort Collins, CO. I learned how to make websites when Angelfire and Geocities were cool. Two years ago I started Endo Creative, a small web design and development company. We use WordPress for most of our projects.

In my free time I like to ride mountain bikes on the single track around Fort Collins, roast coffee in an old popcorn popper, and read classic novels.

What will you speaking about?

I will be presenting about adding custom meta boxes to your theme or plugin. I recently completed a project that required a lot of custom data entry into specific sections of the site. Using custom meta boxes I created a clean, customized backend that the user admin could use to easily change out data without have to mess with code and layout.

Who is the target audience for your presentation?

Anyone who creates custom themes or plugins.

What do you hope WordCampers will get out of your session?

I hope they will learn more about how to utilize the functionality built into the WordPress core. WordPress has lots of extra features built into it, you just have to know about them and how to use them.

How do you use WordPress?

I use WordPress everyday on client projects. I design and build custom WordPress themes, and create small plugins if I can’t find what I need in the repository. I also do WordPress support and training for people who just need a bit of help to get their site going.

Personally, I have a self hosted WordPress blog that I use to hone my adventure writing skills. And in January of 2012 I organized the Fort Collins WordPress Meetup to help share knowledge and ideas with other WordPress enthusiasts.

What’s your favorite plugin?

At the moment my favorite plugin is WordPress Backup to Dropbox. I set it up on all my sites as a quick and easy backup solution. And since it syncs with Dropbox on my desktop and the cloud, I automatically have a backup of my site in multiple places.

What is that one thing WordPress doesn’t do that you wish it did?

I don’t like how WordPress handles media files for galleries. It would be great if you could create galleries in a post based on your entire media library, and not just the images attached to that post.

Link to speaker website: http://www.endocreative.com
Twitter username: @greenhornet79

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One Response to Speaker Spotlight: Jeremy Green | Custom Meta Boxes

  1. Terry J says:

    Jeremy- Thanks for the post. WordPress users like us, really appreciate all the hard work that goes into developing plugins and themes. I have to admit that my wish for WordPress is the same as yours. It would be nice to have the media gallery show up for the entire site, when trying to add a picture to a certain post. Great article.