July 10, 2010 — Jeff Finkelstein delves into the fundamentals of how search engines work, what they look for, and what you can do both on your website and external to your site to enhance your search engine optimization efforts. Learn about page rank, keyword density. inbound links, and more.
November 14, 2009 — Justin Shreve presents his Google Summer of Code 2009 project creating a WordPress search API. The rationale behind the project, the lack of power and flexibility in the existing WordPress search engine, and aspects of the development process are discussed. The presentation concludes with an overview of the enhancements made with this project and some Q&A.
November 14, 2009 — Library catalogs are big, database-driven websites with lots of metadata but little social interaction. WordPress is an outstanding platform for database-driven websites full of social interaction. Extending WordPress to replace library catalogs is easier than fixing library catalogs to support modern interactions. Scriblio adds faceted searching and browsing as well as structured metadata to make WordPress the most flexible and social platform for presenting any catalog data.
Video courtesy ISOC-NY.
September 26, 2009 — Eric Amundson teaches quick, free, and effective ways to make WordPress installations more usable, accessible, secure, and satisfying—all in one five minute session.
Video production by Joe Christensen of Blaze Streaming Media.
May 30, 2009 — Matt Cutts from the Web Spam team at Google showcases the good and the bad of WordPress as seen through the eyes of Google, including basics on how Google search works and how you can boost your blog’s results in Google searches.