March 27, 2014 — This session is geared toward beginners who are in the early stages of setting up their WordPress-powered site. The session is about how I have used WordPress to start my own news startup EasternIowaNews.com and used WordPress at United Way of East Central Iowa, a site that has won a national Content Management Association Spotlight Award in the WordPress category in 2012/13.
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.
December 18, 2013 — WordPress has grown so much lately that it can be daunting for beginners in finding where to start. This talk covers each section of the admin panel and explains what each does.
November 17, 2013 — This presentation shows those who are already familiar with how to use WordPress at a basic level to try some things that go beyond the basics. Focusing on plugins, a bit of coding, premium tools and frameworks.
November 14, 2013 — This presentation walks new users through the difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org. It dispels some common misconceptions about using WordPress, as well as help clarify some introductory concepts like pages, posts, categories and tags, along with other introductory level definitions and concepts.
October 17, 2013 — In this talk learn how to get WordPress up and running quickly. It navigates through the various web hosts, themes and plug-ins to get your website up and running in no time. Learn the best place to get started with your next website!