WordCamp Nagoya 2010

wordcamp nagoya Wonderful event Nagoya 2010 WordCamp took place at the Nagoya City University. The event was split into beginner and advanced sections. I spent most time with the advanced group but also visited the other.

In the morning all participants received WordPress pencil, stickers and the latest stable release of the WordPress gum, followed by a free mini-doughnut and a coffee. Then we were ready to kick-off with the WordCamp Nagoya website stats “warm-up session” (Google Analytics). We had a look at some detailed Custom Reports finishing just in time for the What’s New in WordPress 3.0 session, talking about topics like Custom Menus, Custom Post Types.

I did quickly a little exercise on the Custom Post Types following the “lecturer” and using this source: http://wpdocs.sourceforge.jp/Custom_Post_Types. Placing into the theme’s functions.php :

add_action( 'init', 'create_post_type' );
function create_post_type() {
  register_post_type( 'acme_product',
      'labels' => array(
        'name' => __( 'Products' ),
        'singular_name' => __( 'Product' )
      'public' => true,
      'rewrite' => array('slug' => 'products')

Next block was all about WP “Multisites” by Yuta Sakurai, talking about CAS (Central Authentication System) Authentication Plugin bypassing the default WP login and authenticating over the central system. His modification of the plugin with added function for auto-registering new members and auto-creating blogs for them is available here http://github.com/sakuraiyuta/wordpress-cas. I believe this is used by the university itself where users can log into multiple websites/services with a single login.

wordcamp nagoya 2010

Next session was introduction of the Twenty Ten theme by Hiroko Matsushita, she did talk about the loop.php and the TwentyTen template files, functions and child themes.

After the lunch at the local restaurant where I wouldn’t be able to read the menu without the support of fellow participants, I did continue with the beginner section on the topic “How to Choose the Right Hosting”. After this block joining again the advanced crowd in the BuddyPress and Subscribe2 Integration and Modifications block and finally in the end the “Lightening Talks” – 5 minute talks on different topics, people introducing their themes, how to use JavaScript correctly in themes ( using wp_enqueue_script( ); ), also interesting and very user friendly topic – the frontend editor for WP.

Generally very happy with the programme and organisation – excellent. Thank you for this event.