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.
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.
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.
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
July 4, 2015 — The co-founder of WordPress Matt Mullenweg answers questions at the third WordCamp Europe on June 26th, 2015 in Seville, Spain.
April 20, 2015 — When someone lands on your website, the first thing they notice are the images. Are they powerful, compelling visuals that draw visitors closer? Or are they … just o.k.?
We’ll look at a slew of before-and-after examples that show what can be done to increase the visual appeal and visceral impact of your photos on the web. From banner images to profile photos to stock photos, you’ll discover tips, ideas and all kinds useful insights for creating ‘eye candy’ that makes your site stand out. This is a non-technical presentation of eye-catching possibilities.
March 13, 2015 — It’s time to stop putting everything including the kitchen sink into themes. A theme shouldn’t be a bloated monster with an options panel that stretches out the horizon. This talk is a call to action, to stop making themes that do everything and start making themes that focus. Themes that are designed to meet a need, to fit a market. Themes that work out of the box and don’t require a manual you could use to hold up a table that’s missing a leg. Themes that don’t be my everything.
February 17, 2015 — In 2011, Michael sent his very first email to the wp-hackers mailing list. He wasn’t sure if it was the right place to introduce himself, but he had to start somewhere. In the years since, he has gone from being a tentative new contributor to being one of the release leads for WordPress 3.9. In this presentation, Michael talks about his journey through the WordPress project. Michael will focus on some of the problems he encountered as a contributor and how he dealt with them. Michael also look at how, more recently, the project has removed some of those barriers, making it simpler than ever for newcomers to get involved.
NOTE: slides are from WordCamp Orange County 2014