November 22, 2015 — Along with learning, our brains are plagued by a raft of bugs and unwanted features that we have been unable to remove. Use these “features” to your advantage to teach, learn and persuade. Join us in a tour of some of the most amusing bugs and exploits that allow you to play with the interface between our brains and the world.
November 22, 2015 — In this presentation, I walk you through why WordPress is the perfect solution for non-profits, and share stories about three non-profits I had the pleasure of working with to help transform the way their organizations function. In particular, I will discuss how I helped improve their online fundraising experience, implemented an automated membership system to connect Rotarians around the world, and created a video sharing community all through WordPress features and WordPress Plugins. If more organizations are able to learn and understand how to harness the offerings of WordPress, there is no limit to what they can do.
November 22, 2015 — You can do GREAT things in this world, especially with the tools we have at our disposal these days!
WordPress gives us a platform to quickly and easily get your message out there. How do you take that a step further and get people to your WordPress site so you can have a greater impact?
We’ll explore how you can share your passion and your cause with others… and make sure they see it!
November 22, 2015 — The Customizer is WordPress’s framework for live previewing changes to a site. Live preview gives confidence to those who would otherwise lack it when making a change: it gives freedom to experiment and explore, without a negative “save and surprise” experience which discourages users from trying to make future changes. This talk will explore how the Customizer can improve the site management experience for users by looking at unique applications of the Customizer that are currently possible and also by looking at what is planned for the Customizer in the future of WordPress core.
November 21, 2015 — If you are a more visual thinker, building your own theme without needing to first know how to code can really make all the difference.
Get a preview of the Headway theme. Headway is among the original WordPress Drag & Drop theme frameworks and has a solid code base behind it. Headway will allow you to build your site how you envision it without a bloated code base or load time.
If you still love to dive in from a code based approach, Headway works with that as well. Take a quick peak at Headway Hooks and Child Themes.
November 21, 2015 — This is a ‘sequel’ to the talk Joe gave at WordCamps last year; taking the principles he spoke about and putting them into practice, he will talk about how in Parsec he made images responsive, lightened load time, and introduced Sass. While earlier talks focused more on design decisions and planing, he will talk about coding this time around, so bring your developer hats!
November 21, 2015 — Are you a WordPress freelancer who’s not quite living the dream you had in mind when you started? Are you working long hours making small sites for too little money? In the past year, I’ve studied with some of the most successful entrepreneurs both in and out of the WordPress ecosystem. I’ll share the cliff notes on everything I’ve learned that can help you transform your business and start doing higher value work for better clients to build the life you want. Come learn how to get off the freelance roller coaster by giving your customers what they need instead of just what they’re asking for.
November 21, 2015 — Accessibility is often thought of in terms of visual accessibility; however designing and developing for accessibility means considering auditory, cognitive, and motor abilities as well. As we age, our sight, hearing, motor, and cognitive abilities decline, meaning when an audience is comprised of a significant number of older individuals we must consider the full spectrum of accessibility when we design. Further, at this time, older individuals are much more likely to be less technically savvy, which introduces another set of usability and content needs. Erin will frame this topic within an experience of designing a website for a small non-profit club that contains a significant number of older and technically un-savvy individuals… as well as a significant number of younger technically savvy individuals.
November 21, 2015 — It sounds cool when you hear a university is powered by WordPress, but what does that really mean? A website is a website, content is content, and WordPress is really just another way to manage it all.
Why WordPress? Sometimes because it’s the right answer. Sometimes because it’s free.
The true power is community. And if you can apply that community to how content is managed, you may find yourself with a solution that can carry change throughout an organization.
November 21, 2015 — Whether you’re a WordPress Web Designer or a steady blogger, building and customizing your own or a client’s website to fit their brand is important for more reasons than one. But when it comes to taking a site to the next level for your blog or business, personalizing the way a website interacts with a potential customer can change the success of a business — online and offline, big and small, for better or worse.