February 26, 2018 — Many non-profits don’t realize that they have a problem until a volunteer half-finishes a website and disappears. Whether you create WordPress sites for others or as a non-profit employee or volunteer, this session will help you use WordPress to engage donors and volunteers, represent the organization as a good steward of donors’ money, and protect its security and reputation. Non-profits also have unique project management and maintenance needs, and we will discuss these as well.
February 22, 2018 — Are you a small, ambitious nonprofit with lots of programs but a little marketing budget? Is it hard to show what you do on your WordPress website because your org just does so many different things? Do you need help maximizing your WordPress site’s potential to market your mission? In this session, we’ll share 3 cost-effective ways of promoting your nonprofit’s work:
1. Build an online annual report
This is a highly effective and super shareable way of showing your nonprofit’s impact. And you won’t have to print and mail those reports again.
2. Build microsites for your special programs/events
Highlight your special fundraising events or conferences with a microsite, which has its own mini navigation bar.
3. Create an issue specific resource
You can create a crowd-sourced Google sheet that will drive new traffic to your site. It’s an easy to maintain document too. (Ex: Women in Tech).
November 12, 2017 — Whether you’re a current WooCommerce user, or a WordPress user interested in adding eCommerce to your site, I’ll show you different ways to increase your bottom line:
– Add WooCommerce to your WordPress site
– Add features and functionality to an existing WooCommerce site, such as Subscriptions, Memberships, Bookings, Product Add-Ons
– Choose the right payment gateway
– Reassure shoppers – SSL / security
I’ll spend the bulk of our time showing you how to do these with a live demonstration so come armed with your imagination and lots of questions!
October 8, 2017 — In this presentation, I walk you through why WordPress is the perfect solution for non-profits, and share stories about three non-profits I had the pleasure of working with to help transform the way their organizations function. In particular, I will discuss how I helped improve their online fundraising experience, implemented an automated membership system to connect Rotarians around the world, and created a video sharing community all through WordPress features and WordPress Plugins. If more organizations are able to learn and understand how to harness the offerings of WordPress, there is no limit to what they can do.
August 7, 2017 — Red8 Interactive builds custom WordPress themes for design agencies across the country. Several of our customers have told us that they are no longer designing websites because they can’t make money on the projects. In fact they frequently lose money. The presentation is a reaction to this. It’s based on our experiences and presents an approach that will lead to profitable projects. With a few changes to their process a website project can be profitable. But it does require change.
July 3, 2017 — Bryce Adams is a nomadic coder working for Automattic on the biggest WooCommerce store in the world –WooThemes.com.
He explained about What is a Freemium plugin? How to go about building a Freemium plugin?
March 31, 2017 — A lot of client relationships can bog down because the client can’t see what you’ve got in mind. One great way forward is in-browser mockups: demos of design elements built directly in-browser, using browser inspectors such as Chrome Dev Tools. In-browser mockups have helped me move a number of client projects from “anxious and unsure” into enthusiastic partnerships. In this talk, we’ll cover when and why to create in-browser mockups, and specific features in Dev Tools to get the most possible out of the technique.
February 3, 2017 — Having built hundreds of websites for clients over the past 8 years I see some things that work exceptionally well every time and other things that are invariably almost always failures.
Putting a website together is a science but not rocket science, and I will show you how we do it with our clients.
Simple things like…
* How big to make the logo and were to place it
* Why you should never use stock images
* Why the worst place to start is to replicate competitors websites
* How to automate your marketing
* The most effective call to action
* The highest converting instruction on a contact form
* Optimal layout of the header, sidebar, footer, body
* Quick hacks to getting high converting copy
January 4, 2017 — Design agencies across the country have commented that they are no longer designing websites because they struggle to money on their web design projects — in fact, they frequently lose money.
This presentation is a reaction to this industry belief based on our agency experiences. It will present an approach that will lead to profitable projects, showing you how, with a few changes to process, a design agency can make money from website projects.