July 2, 2015 — I’ve been through a divorce, had to fire friends, lived — almost daily — with insecurity no matter how successful we or I have been, felt the guilt of success as well. I talk openly about how I see a mental health counselor and am an advocate for good mental health, especially as an entrepreneur who now leads a team of 23 people. Would talk about some of the strategies outside of having a counselor that I have done/do to maintain good mental stability in this often crazy job.
July 2, 2015 — I’d love to share my story of how I learned to optimize my freelance copywriting WordPress website when I started my business 6 years ago. Through successfully applying DIY SEO and learning from the school of hard knocks, generating passive consistent leads helped sustain my business and take me from copywriter -> SEO copywriter – > SEO training and consulting for other small to mid-sized businesses and design agencies.
July 2, 2015 — This How-To session is designed for bloggers and web admins who have very active blogs on their site and want to make sure they are getting the most out of their images. The How-To covers how to Optimize your images for size, quality, responsiveness, and search engine optimization.
July 2, 2015 — Will your website get loved on? Or shot down? Get ready for this honest, no-holds-barred critique of websites submitted by you, the audience. If you’re brave enough to put your website in front of our panel of experts – design, SEO, technical, and content – you’ll be richly rewarded and armed with great feedback, advice, and a game plan of how to take your site to the next level. The entire audience will be sure to enjoy this fun session and walk away with actionable insights for your site and your business.
July 1, 2015 — Many of us already know that BuddyPress is a great solution for internal communication for groups, and is an excellent alternative to email threads, social network groups, and some project management apps, but did you know you can create a private social network with BuddyPress, and lock down your installation? We discuss some methods used in making a BuddyPress site accessible only to those whom are members, hiding the installation, as well as many of the caveats of using more common ‘private-access’ communication mediums, such as corporate email and facebook groups. This talk is a great fit for anyone new to or familiar with BuddyPress that would like to use it as a secure place to communicate with their employees, family, or other groups.
July 1, 2015 — Plugins add functionality to your website, but how do you know how to choose the right plugin? When you search plugins do you get overwhelmed at the long list of possibilities? Have you downloaded a plugin only to have it not work? Sometimes we download plugins only to find we have no idea how to make them work on our website. In this class Tracy Malone will show you how to choose a plugin, and once you download it how to figure out where it gets configured, and how to add a widget to your website.
July 1, 2015 — You do not have to be a rockstar at PHP, CSS, and HTML to be a rockstar contributor to WordPress. A person who is completely new to the WordPress Community can give back just as much as the coder. Come learn about the WordPress Community, The WordPress Slack, Support Forums, and how you can be a part of it all. If you can talk, type. write, or breathe, you can contribute.
July 1, 2015 — It is an intimidating screen that’s empty. Telling you that writing will be tough. Telling you that the first sentence will be hard to find.
Everyone says you should blog. Except the white screen in front of you. Blank. Mocking.
Come hear my specific tips to help you find blog topic and how to get started writing without stress.
July 1, 2015 — BuddyPress + WP-API Apps are taking over the web. Get insight into some of the technologies available to start creating hybrid mobile apps with BuddyPress and WP-API.
July 1, 2015 — This talk discusses how WordPress has evened the playing field for website creation. I share tools, tips, strategies and resources to help new WordPress users, freelancers, and small businesses get a great looking and effective blog/website up fast. I have a 6-point checklist that I use to analyze whether or not a theme is a good fit for any website or blog.