Lots of questions were asked and answered. Here are our top 3:
1. John Lacey: What would you recommend for someone wanting to learn WordPress theme development?
Jeremy (expert): make sure you are familiar with the codex themes of course. http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development. I often find it’s good to find a theme that is near where you want to end up and look through it. Looking at other people’s code is a great way to learn
2. Wibbleie: what is your favourite plugin you regularly utilise?
Jeremy (expert): ACF is excellent .. I’m surprised it’s not core yet. I use it on every site. Yoast’s SEO and analytics plugins are excellent.
3. Ryan: I’m afraid if I build my site in WP and I get hacked or something (seems they’re always getting hacked), or decide to migrate everything later, it will be a nightmare. Are my fears unfounded?
Jeremy (expert): I have definitely dealt with hacked sites.. usually they were not being properly maintained and updated. Also installing a login limit plugin is a good idea now as well – http://devel.kostdoktorn.se/limit-login-attempts