February 20, 2015 — This presentation is aimed at those who are new to WordPress and want to get a guided head-start. We’ll be looking at the WordPress landscape, some basic terms and terminology that will really help you get started, and tips and tricks acquired over years of teaching WordPress in a classroom setting.
February 17, 2015 — This session is a beginner’s guide to best practice set up of Google Analytics and navigating the user interface so you can look at your traffic more critically. It talks about how Google Analytics WordPress plugins simplify your set-up and analysis.
January 2, 2015 — This presentation covers the basics of podcast production, and most importantly, how to optimize your WordPress site in a way that helps you build you listenership at the same time you build a sturdy and sustainable platform.
November 21, 2014 — This is a session about helping non-developers grasp the minimum knowledge of PHP needed to develop their first theme or plugin.
November 20, 2014 — Você já deve saber que o WordPress é um grande mundo a ser explorado. Por isso, nada mais justo que alguém te dê o caminho das pedras. Descubra por onde começar, quais as principais fontes de conteúdos sobre WordPress, onde tirar suas dúvidas e como participar ativamente da comunidade do maior CMS da galáxia!
November 17, 2014 — As a veteran of 4 regional WordCamps (and countless other conferences), Lisa Melegari has developed a set of useful tips and tricks to surviving WordCamps across the country. Whether it’s your first camp or you’re a seasoned attendee, join Lisa for this quick lightning talk on the dos and don’ts of WordCamp survival.
November 5, 2014 — Setting up your WordPress site is just the first step; the next challenge is filling it with useful, helpful, and interesting content that will engage readers and keep them coming back for more. This session will cover pointers from veteran blogger, author, and publisher Peter DeHaan to help beginners minimize frustration and existing bloggers to be more effective in what they write.
November 1, 2014 — WordPress is popular which means many people want to learn how to use it via a classroom setting or one-on-one instruction. Having been a teacher of WordPress for several years, Tracy has experienced the ups and downs of teaching WordPress and has developed techniques that work well for students. In her presentation Tracy shares tips, tricks and things to avoid when teaching folks to use WordPress.
October 31, 2014 — New to the world of WordPress? Wondering how best to jump in? Intimidated by all the stuff you “don’t know”? Come join the party for an action-packed flash talk covering LOADS of goodies including: simple steps to getting involved, experience-based insights for developing your skills, plenty of useful resources for your bookmarks tab, and lots more. The talk will also cover some of my own adventures in WordPress land, including some of the projects, plugins, and people I’ve been involved with. So if you’re newer to the WordPress community and want to up your game (build a plugin, code a theme, get involved, etc), come join us!
October 28, 2014 — When many of us take the dive to set up our first WordPress site, whether it’s for yourself or a client it’s easy to lose enormous amounts of time. For many veteran WordPress developers it is very easy to forget that first experience of stumbling through the dashboard, or sifting through countless plugins. Marc walks through the process of getting a domain to launching a basic site.