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  • Matt Mullenweg: Q&A at WordCamp Portland 2018

    Matt Mullenweg: Q&A at WordCamp Portland 2018

    WordCamp Portland 2018Speaker: Matt Mullenweg

    November 8, 2018 — Two weeks before the scheduled release of WordPress 5.0, the first version with the new editor, Gutenberg, Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress, dropped by WordCamp Portland for an unscheduled Q&A with the audience.

    In this 35 minute session he answers questions about the new editor, accessibility, the business ecosystem around WordPress and more.

  • Corey McKrill: Gutenberg and’s Shortcodes

    Corey McKrill: Gutenberg and’s Shortcodes

    WordCamp Portland 2018Speaker: Corey McKrill

    April 30, 2019 — One of the exciting things about Gutenberg blocks is that they can serve a similar purpose to many shortcodes that generate a “block” of content, but with more flexibility and a much more user-friendly interface. Creating Gutenberg versions of your shortcodes is also a good step in future-proofing your plugins and sites. This talk shows how some of the custom shortcodes from have been adapted into Gutenberg blocks.

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  • SEO Smackdown Panel

    SEO Smackdown Panel

    WordCamp Portland 2009Speakers: Nate DiNiro, Rick Turoczy, Dawn Foster, Amber Case, Scott Hendison

    September 20, 2009 — A couple of SEO professionals who think that SEO is very important for every blogger (Scott Hendison and Amber Case) and a couple bloggers who think that SEO is overrated (Dawn Foster and Rick Turoczy) take pointed questions from moderator Nate DiNiro and the WordCamp Portland audience.

    Video production by Joe Christensen of Blaze Streaming Media.

  • Duane Storey: BraveNewBlog – Embracing the Mobile Frontier

    Duane Storey: BraveNewBlog – Embracing the Mobile Frontier

    WordCamp Portland 2009Speaker: Duane Storey

    September 19, 2009 — Duane Storey of BraveNewCode talks to WordCamp Portland about opportunities for WordPress and mobile devices, including the history of the mobile internet, the opportunities presented by mobile web users, plugins and themes available to facilitate mobile use of WordPress, how to test your site for mobile use, and more.

    Video production by Joe Christensen of Blaze Streaming Media.

  • Rachel Cherry: Using WordPress in the world of Higher Education

    Rachel Cherry: Using WordPress in the world of Higher Education

    WordCamp Portland 2017Speaker: Rachel Cherry

    January 16, 2020 — Much like online businesses or blogging, higher ed is a world of its own with unique challenges, content, stakeholders, and target audiences. Higher education is WordPress at enterprise level but we don’t worry so much about which e-commerce plugin is best. Instead, we’re more concerned with how to manage a large-scale network of faculty blogs, abide with FERPA regulations, and implement Active Directory single sign-on.

    This talk will showcase how WordPress is used in the world of higher ed and how we’re a great candidate for utilizing WordPress to its full potential, whether it’s using the powerful CMS to stretch limited resources or using its new API capabilities to share information and break down silos.

  • Dwayne McDaniel: Let's Learn Git. No More Excuses.

    Dwayne McDaniel: Let’s Learn Git. No More Excuses.

    WordCamp Portland 2018Speaker: Dwayne McDaniel

    January 14, 2020 — Whether it is for re-using the same code or deploying a bug fix or just for better document management, one of the most important leaps any site builder will ever take in their path towards becoming a developer is learning a version control system. This talk will briefly explore the need for Git, the history and use cases. Then we will jump into how to get started and the basic organizational concepts. We will also examine Github, the web-based Git hosting service.

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  • Joshua Giowaya: Legos for Developers: A modular approach to WordPress Development

    Joshua Giowaya: Legos for Developers: A modular approach to WordPress Development

    WordCamp Portland 2018Speaker: Joshua Giowaya

    January 14, 2020 — Let’s explore the benefits of thinking in re-usable blocks. Atomic design, Modular Development, and D.R.Y. methodology improves productivity, enhances UI and empowers authors. We will explore multiple methods to achieve modularity in our WP themes, leveraging the WordPress templating system and Advanced Custom Fields or using blocks in the form of Gutenberg. Regardless if you are ready to learn Javascript deeply and embrace Gutenberg, or set in your ways and sticking with the classic editor.

  • Felix Arntz: Types, Subtypes, Meta, Options: An Abstract View on Data Structures in WordPress

    Felix Arntz: Types, Subtypes, Meta, Options: An Abstract View on Data Structures in WordPress

    WordCamp Portland 2018Speaker: Felix Arntz

    January 14, 2020 — When we work with WordPress, we deal with data that we commonly know as posts, pages, media, comments, options etc. However, the REST API has required us to rethink what some of these data structures are and how they should work, particularly in regards to metadata and options, which have historically been an undefined dump of arbitrary data. This session provides an abstract overview of how data in WordPress is structured and gives insight on questions like: How are post types and taxonomies related? What makes metadata different from options? Where does my own data fit in? If you are developing for WordPress, it is crucial to know some of these concepts. In recent years, WordPress has started to make some structure out of its previous data mess, but is still only touching the surface. And we can all contribute to figuring it out together.

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  • Justin Foell: Too Meta

    Justin Foell: Too Meta

    WordCamp Portland 2017Speaker: Justin Foell

    January 14, 2020 — WordPress’ default dumping ground for all data related to posts (and custom post types) is in post meta. When there’s a lot of meta data, it starts to strain your server performance and resources in ways you may not have realized.

    I’ll go through a real-world example of too much meta-data being stored with a post, some hacks to avoid problems, and some better solutions using the meta data API. I’ll explain how you can easily move data, even if your site has already been designed, developed, and deployed.

    Use less memory, handle more concurrent visitors, and speed up page loads by only loading what you need, when you need it.

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  • Kimberly Gauthier: SEO in 15 easy steps you can take today

    Kimberly Gauthier: SEO in 15 easy steps you can take today

    WordCamp Portland 2017Speaker: Kimberly Gauthier

    January 14, 2020 — I’ve been blogging for 8 years and I have learned that when it comes to getting visits to my website, I had to do three things: (1) Narrow my niche, (2) Answer a question, and (3) gain a basic understanding of search engine optimization.
    In this presentation, I would like to introduce the audience to 15 (or more) easy tips that they can apply immediately to improve the SEO of their WordPress blog. My tips will include:

    • Keyword research
    • Topics that answer questions
    • Best practices for headers
    • Guest posting and link backs
    • Digging deep into the analytics of a blog

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