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  • Tim Nash: A Guide to Sourcing and Evaluating Plugins

    Tim Nash: A Guide to Sourcing and Evaluating Plugins

    WordCamp Manchester 2014Speaker: Tim Nash

    October 12, 2014 &#8212 “Don’t dig latrines with a swiss army knife”
    An antidote to Kimb Jones (inevitable and great) Wow Plugins talk. Not every plugin is a “wow” plugin most just do a single job and some do them really well, often not glamorous but essential these plugins are the backbone to millions of site but how do you find these day to day plugins? How do you work out if they do what they say? How do you check if they will slow your site down or even harm it? Good Questions, guess we need a talk on sourcing and evaluating plugins to answer them?

  • Kathryn Reeve: Consuming External API with WordPress

    Kathryn Reeve: Consuming External API with WordPress

    WordCamp Manchester 2014Speaker: Kathryn Reeve

    October 10, 2014 &#8212 This talk will give a brief introduction into the WordPress HTTP request API which can be leveraged to
    request data from most APIs.

  • Joseph Herbrandson: WordPress Security Fundamentals

    Joseph Herbrandson: WordPress Security Fundamentals

    WordCamp Maine 2014Speaker: Joseph Herbrandson

    October 10, 2014 &#8212 Website security is important to everyone who has a website, as well as everyone who uses a website. Whether it gets five visitors a day or five-thousand, hackers are looking to compromise, break, infect and virtually own every website that they can for monetary and social purposes.

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  • Sam Berson: Managing a Multi-Author Blog

    Sam Berson: Managing a Multi-Author Blog

    WordCamp Manchester 2014Speaker: Sam Berson

    October 10, 2014 &#8212 The talk covers how I find the authors (emails, other blogs, freelance sites), how I manage the authors
    (using Trello), how I edit the posts (and keep the same quality and formatting standards for all the posts),
    and how & when I publish the content (keeping a schedule etc.).

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  • Jessica Rose: Easy, Lazy WordPress SEO

    Jessica Rose: Easy, Lazy WordPress SEO

    WordCamp Manchester 2014Speaker: Jessica Rose

    October 10, 2014 &#8212 Between WordPress development, content production, editing, publishing and keeping your plugins and themes in order you’ve already got enough on your plate. This presentation focuses on how to optimize your WordPress site for search without adding another full time task to your schedule. We’ll take a beginner-friendly look at how to optimize your site, your content and manage the off page factors that all impact where you show up in the search ratings. We’ll also look at the fundamentals of how search engines rank content to lend a better understanding of how these optimization processes work. In the interests of keeping costs down we’ll take a quick tour through free tools you can use as you optimize your sites. The session will also touch on some of the dangers of getting carried away with your SEO, touching on Google penalties and how best to avoid them.

  • Heather Burns: A Web Designer’s Law Update

    Heather Burns: A Web Designer’s Law Update

    WordCamp Manchester 2014Speaker: Heather Burns

    October 10, 2014 &#8212 Regardless of CMS or platform, web designers and developers have to comply with national and EU laws affecting our work. Most of the resources about these laws are written for lawyers, by lawyers, and these resources offer little insight for those of us who are obliged to implement the laws on client sites. So once again Heather has taken it on herself to translate the legal gobbledygook into practical insights that the web community can implement. A new EU law, The Consumer Rights Directive, takes effect on 13 June 2014, replacing the 1990s trading law that currently governs e-commerce transactions in the UK. All web sites offering goods or services online must comply, and failure to do so cancels the e-commerce transaction or contract. Heather’s talk delivers a plain English explanation of what web site owners need to do to bring their WordPress e-commerce operations into line with the regulations. Heather also gives an update on recent legal developments including domains, cookies, and databases which directly affect our work as web professionals.

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  • John Eckman: Keynote

    John Eckman: Keynote

    WordCamp Maine 2014Speaker: John Eckman

    October 10, 2014 &#8212 Keynote WordCamp Maine 2014

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  • John Eckman and Matt Fulton: Delivering the News on WordPress

    John Eckman and Matt Fulton: Delivering the News on WordPress

    WordCamp Maine 2014Speakers: John Eckman, Matt Fulton

    October 10, 2014 &#8212 Earlier this year, 10up and MaineToday Media worked together to re-launch PressHerald.com and launch CentralMaine.com on WordPress, delivering compelling, modern, responsive digital news experiences to the Pine Tree state. This talk goes over an extended case study of the redesign and replatform.

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  • Simon Wheatley: Syncing the Team’s Development Environments

    Simon Wheatley: Syncing the Team’s Development Environments

    WordCamp Manchester 2014Speaker: Simon Wheatley

    October 9, 2014 &#8212 VVV is a WordPress focused development environment, giving you, the WordPress developer, a “default
    server configuration … intended to match a common configuration for working with high traffic WordPress
    sites”.

    In this presentation, Simon introduces some techniques his team uses in their sites provisioning scripts to solve issues with private Git repositories and will also cover various provisioning methods (WP CLI, SVN, Git, Composer).

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  • Tammie Lister: A Journey into Underscores

    Tammie Lister: A Journey into Underscores

    WordCamp Manchester 2014Speaker: Tammie Lister

    October 9, 2014 &#8212 Underscores is a starter theme, but what does that mean? Why should you use Underscores, also known as simply _s? In this talk I’ll go through why at Automattic we use it to create our themes. I’ll also show you why and how you can too.

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