February 1, 2014 — This session is for beginners that are new to WordPress and would like to learn the essentials of how to setup a website utilizing WordPress’ awesome built-in features such as the blog, themes, widgets, and plugins. I will also cover the basics of what you need to do to maintain and manage your site, as well as resources for where to get help in the community and online.
October 28, 2013 — This talk assists you in identifying your key interests and learning style to determine whether you should pursue content creation, design, development, SEO and marketing, web hosting and server side technologies, teaching WordPress, writing documentation and contributing to WordPress, organizing meetups, or what other area you should focus on, along with valuable resources to nurture your WordPress goals.
September 30, 2013 — “Post Launch Setup” includes task lists such as setting up security monitors, backup scheduling, configuration up of stats and caching programs, automating post broadcasts, activating JetPack, testing contact forms, and prepping your site for search engine optimization. Most of these tasks can only be performed after a site has gone live and DNS has fully propagated. This session outlines the steps used to successfully launch a WordPress site.
February 3, 2013 — This session will show you what to look for in a plugin, how to download and install them safely to your site, how to provide and get feedback on the plugins you try, as well as some recommendations for plugins that will compliment every site you build.