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  • Introducing WordPress 4.5 “Coleman”

    Introducing WordPress 4.5 “Coleman”

    WordPress 4.5 ReleaseSpeaker: Jack Lenox

    April 12, 2016 — Version 4.5 of WordPress, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.5 help streamline your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.

  • Mika Epstein: Plugin Reviews Demystified (How to Review a Plugin)

    Mika Epstein: Plugin Reviews Demystified (How to Review a Plugin)

    WordCamp Atlanta 2016Speaker: Mika Epstein

    March 29, 2016 — When you submit a plugin, it seems to fall into a big black box. Then, suddenly, you get an email telling you things that are incorrect and need some attention. What actually happens is at once incredibly simple and painstakingly annoying. I should know. I do it every single day. And I’m here to help you understand what it is.

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  • Charlie Reisinger: Lessons From the Open Source Schoolhouse

    Charlie Reisinger: Lessons From the Open Source Schoolhouse

    WordCamp Lancaster 2015Speaker: Charlie Reisinger

    February 3, 2016 — What would happen if schools were powered by free and open source software? What if students were trusted and given the freedom to explore and experiment with their school-issued devices?
    The results may surprise you.
    Free and open source software has fueled Penn Manor School District’s classrooms for over a decade. The strategy culminated in a high school 1:1 learning program, where students received 1700 school-supplied laptops exclusively loaded with Linux and open source software.
    Charlie will tell the unusual story of how Penn Manor applied open source principles to better prepare students for college, careers and beyond.
    Central to the program is a student apprenticeship, where high school students form the core of a sophisticated help desk team, and write code used by their peers everyday.

  • Kyle Maurer and Adam Silver: WP Battles: Plugins vs. Themes

    Kyle Maurer and Adam Silver: WP Battles: Plugins vs. Themes

    WordCamp Ann Arbor 2015Speakers: Kyle Maurer, Adam Silver

    January 7, 2016 — The classic contest. Themes against plugins. Which are better? Which can solve your problems, fix your site and grow your business? In this epic showdown we’ll explore the purposes and use cases, pros and cons, strengths and weaknesses of these two critical components of any WordPress website.

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  • Introducing WordPress 4.4 “Clifford”

    Introducing WordPress 4.4 “Clifford”

    WordPress 4.4 ReleaseSpeaker: Cami Kaos

    December 8, 2015 — Version 4.4 of WordPress, named “Clifford” in honor of jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.4 make your site more connected and responsive and introduces a new default theme, Twenty Sixteen.

  • Matt Mullenweg: State of the Word 2015

    Matt Mullenweg: State of the Word 2015

    WordCamp US 2015Speaker: Matt Mullenweg

    December 7, 2015 — Celebrates the accomplishments of the last year, and look forward to more good things to come as Matt Mullenweg delivers the “State of the Word” from WordCamp US 2015.

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  • Chris Lema: The Customers Of Our Customers — Educating For Impact

    Chris Lema: The Customers Of Our Customers — Educating For Impact

    WordCamp Portland 2015Speaker: Chris Lema

    November 22, 2015 — The goal is impact. The tool is WordPress. But the strategy is education. Because simply giving a customer a website doesn’t mean they won’t mess it up or limit their own potential impact because of silly mistakes. Hear the stories of mistakes and learning that allowed customers to have the true impact they wanted – from blogs to eCommerce sites.

  • Catherine Stewart and Matt Cohen: WooMattic - The Inside Story

    Catherine Stewart and Matt Cohen: WooMattic – The Inside Story

    WordPress Meetup San Francisco, WooCommerce San Francisco MeetupSpeakers: Catherine Stewart, Matt Cohen

    October 17, 2015 — In May, 2015 Automattic acquired WooCommerce. In July, 2015 the San Francisco WooCommerce meetup group joined the San Francisco WordPress meetup group to invite the architects of that acquisition to discuss the process of the deal, as well as the future of the newly joined forces from the Automattic Lounge in San Francisco.
    Watch the conversation between Catherine Stewart, VP of Business Development @automattic and Matt Cohen, WooThemes Product Team Lead, @automattic.
    Moderated by Brent Shepard, Founder @prospress and Beka Rice, Author-Content Manager @skyverge.

  • Kimberly Daggerhart: How to Optimize Contact Forms

    Kimberly Daggerhart: How to Optimize Contact Forms

    WordCamp Asheville 2015Speaker: Kimberly Daggerhart

    September 2, 2015 — Contact forms are an important tool for website visitors to connect with you. Learn contact form best practices including the elements of a contact form, how to test a contact form, confirmation messages, how to incorporate a contact form into website design, and how to track contact form submissions. Get introduced to popular contact form plugins.

    Takeaways

    Gathering Data improves your site and business (and that isn’t a bad thing)
    How contact form design and placement contributes to conversion
    Contact forms have many uses including bug reports, newsletter signups, and lead generation

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  • Introducing WordPress 4.3 “Billie”

    Introducing WordPress 4.3 “Billie”

    August 18, 2015 — WordPress 4.3 “Billie” (named after jazz singer Billie Holiday) is all about making it even easier to format your content and customize your site. You can learn more about the release on the WordPress.org blog.

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