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  • Troy Dean: 101 Ways to Elevate Yourself and Demand Higher Fees

    Troy Dean: 101 Ways to Elevate Yourself and Demand Higher Fees

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Troy Dean

    July 10, 2014 — Discover 101 practical ideas you can implement in your business to position you as a premium consultant and demand higher fees. This presentation is dynamic, fun and has had rave reviews from WordCamp Melbourne and WordCamp Phoenix.

  • Kyle Maurer: Shortcode Shenanigans

    Kyle Maurer: Shortcode Shenanigans

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Kyle Maurer

    July 10, 2014 — Among the most awesome features of WordPress is the shortcode. Simple statements wrapped in square brackets that are capable of executing anything we want them to. We are limited only by our imaginations.

    Enhancing our content with shortcodes is an exciting and powerful practice which can help us take our posts and pages beyond what can be done with HTML and a WYSIWYG editor. This session covers many unique and useful ways in which shortcodes can be used with real examples and simple guides for content creators and beginner developers.

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  • Tammie Lister: The Theme Is In The Details

    Tammie Lister: The Theme Is In The Details

    WordCamp Hamburg 2014Speaker: Tammie Lister

    July 10, 2014 — You can bring delight to users by giving thought to even the smallest part of your theme. This talk is about how to not accept the default and to consider even the smallest element of your theme. It shows that theme details matter.

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  • Suzette Franck: WordPress Wizardry Without Code

    Suzette Franck: WordPress Wizardry Without Code

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Suzette Franck

    July 9, 2014 — Harness the power of the WordPress database to streamline and standardize data collection and display of similar information utilizing several very popular plugins that allow you to create web magic without touching code. This session covers how to setup and configure Custom Post Type UI, CodePress Admin Column and Advanced Post Type Order to manage and display your information easily.

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  • Michele Butcher: Intro To Jetpack

    Michele Butcher: Intro To Jetpack

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Michele Butcher

    July 9, 2014 — This presentation touches all the bases of the awesomeness of Jetpack. It centers more on the user aspects of Jetpack with touching on the developer aspects. It covers all of the features Jetpack has to offer and gives an in depth description of it’s uses.

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  • René Frederiksen: From blogger to authority – content, earnings, and technique

    René Frederiksen: From blogger to authority – content, earnings, and technique

    WordCamp Denmark 2014Speaker: René Frederiksen

    July 8, 2014 — Learn how your blog can become more than a diary for yourself and how focus on a niche can lift you from blogger to authority and do wonders for your website traffic. Hear what choices you have to make in your development of the blog when it comes to content, technique and perhaps earnings. Find which downsides and possibilities, that comes with a successful blog and how to benefit from them the most.

  • Rachel Baker: Put Your Content to REST With WP-API

    Rachel Baker: Put Your Content to REST With WP-API

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Rachel Baker

    July 6, 2014 — The JSON REST API (WP API) is coming to WordPress Core in WordPress 4.1. Come to learn more what the JSON REST API is, why this upcoming feature is a game changer for WordPress as an application platform, and leave with some examples of how you can be using or extending it today. This talk walks through examples of how to make HTTP requests to view resources through the API, and authenticating to perform more sensitive actions such as creating, editing, and deleting resources. Learn about all the resources available within the WordPress JSON REST API from our documentation, including: posts, pages, post_meta, taxonomies, comments, users

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  • Jesse Friedman: UX Real-Time Site Personalization

    Jesse Friedman: UX Real-Time Site Personalization

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Jesse Friedman

    July 5, 2014 — Real-Time Site personalization – Give users what they want, before they ask for it

  • Stacy Kvernmo: Check and Double Check: Internal QA is Vital

    Stacy Kvernmo: Check and Double Check: Internal QA is Vital

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Stacy Kvernmo

    July 5, 2014 — Before our team can say that a project is complete … before we even hand the project over to the client and say “”We’re done!”” – we have put it through the paces of an internal QA process that checks and double checks the site to make sure that we’ve met the client’s requirements.

    In this session, I share some easy methods that you can start doing with your projects today to improve overall client satisfaction and try and eliminate that dreaded list of things that just aren’t quite right’ on a project you thought was done.

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  • Julie Cameron: Surviving Support: 10 Tips for Saving Your Users and Yourself

    Julie Cameron: Surviving Support: 10 Tips for Saving Your Users and Yourself

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Julie Cameron

    July 5, 2014 — When I open sourced my plugin to the WordPress community, user support was one of the last things on my mind – I was more excited to have written awesome code and a helpful site extension. Shortly thereafter though, customer support was the only thing I had time for. When your user base ranges in skill level from experienced developer to your grandmother, well… you’ve gotta be prepared for just about anything. This session highlights the challenges and benefits of stellar support and offers a few tricks to make the process as painless as possible for both your user and yourself.

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