The JavaScript for WordPress Conference

July 11-13th, 2019

#JSforWPConf is three days of workshops, talks and contribution all focused on JavaScript as it relates to the WordPress CMS.

Streamed online here for free thanks to our sponsors!

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Register for Free

Includes access to the three days of events.


  • Day 1 – Workshops for JavaScript Beginners
  • Day 2 – Three Tracks of Intermediate & Advanced Talks (plus One Non-Technical Track)
  • Day 3 – Contributor Day to help improved documentation


Thursday, July 11th 2019

These workshops are for beginners!

JavaScript  Workshop

8am-12pm EDT

Learn the basics of the JavaScript language and how to add JS to a WordPress site.

React Workshop

1pm – 5pm EDT

Learn the basics of React, the JavaScript library and how to use it in WordPress. 

The Talks

Friday, July 12th 2019

Four tracks of talks on JavaScript and WordPress.  The first three tracks are aimed at an intermediate and advanced audience.  

The fourth track is less/non technical and aimed for beginners and non developers.

The talks have been recorded and will be released over the coming weeks.

EDT TimeJavaScriptGutenbergHeadless WordPressLess Technical
8:30 AMOpening Remarks
Hosts Zac Gordon, Christie Chirinos, Mary Mojisola Job and Fabian Kaegy
9:00 AMThe Lean Web
Chris Ferdinandi
Becoming a Core Contributor
Ajit Bohra
JAMStack and WordPress
Miriam Schwab
Being Brave
Tammie Lister
10:00 AMJavaScript Accessibility and WordPress
Rachel Cherry
Growing JavaScript Skills with WordPress
Grzegorz Ziółkowski
A React Theme in 30 Min
Anna Branco
Being a JavaScript Student
Emerald Adjei
11:00 AMDesign for Interactions
Michelle Schulp
JavaScript Hooks in WordPress
Adam Silverstein
ServerSide React for WordPress
Muhammad Muhsin
Learning JavaScript Together in a Study Group
Rita Best & Company
12:00 PMReact for Effect
Julien Melissas
Examples of JavaScript Hooks in the Real World
Ernest Smuga
SEO for Headless WordPress Themes
Reyes Martínez and Luis Herranz
The State of Blockchain and WordPress
David Lockie
1:00 PMOffice Yoga Break
Zac Gordon and Christie Chirinos

1:30 PMDisruptive Innovation
Mark Uraine
Internationalization with Gutenberg
Pascal Birchler
Gatsby & WordPress
Alfredo Navas-Fernandini
The Gutenberg Plugin Landscape
Birgit Pauli-Haack
2:30 PMVirtual Reality in WP
Michael Posso
The Gutenberg Slot Fill System
Ryan Welcher
More Gatsby & WordPress
Alexandra Spalato
Building a Business Around Blocks
Rich Tabor
3:30 PMAMP for JavaScripters
Weston Ruter & Felix Arntz
Breaking Apart Block Data
Kelly Dwan
Building a Headless Knowledgebase with WordPress
Hristo Pandjarov
Tammy Lee
4:30 PMVue & WordPress
Gbolade Ogunfowote
Gutenberg Components Outside of the Editor
Igor Benic
Enterprise Headless WordPress
Lewis Donovan
Benefits of Static WordPress
Jeff Matson
5:30 PMUsing JavaScript Beyond the Browser
Andrew Taylor
Testing Your JavaScript
Josh Pollock
Headless E-Commerce with BigCommerce
Karen White
Designing Your First Gutenberg Block
Mel Choyce
6:30 PMClosing Remarks and State of JavaScript in WordPress
Zac Gordon and Hosts

Contributor Day

Sat, July 13th 2019

Join us to help improve the JavaScript related documentation for WordPress.  

Tasks and ideas will be given the day of and help will be provider for those new to contributing.

Attendees will be able to join in on the streaming broadcast to share their work and questions.

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