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  • A rookie’s reflection – it is never too late to learn!

    WordPress Meetup US 2022Speaker: Sally Thoun

    November 23, 2022 — Two years ago, this spekaer had never heard of a WordCamp, Meetup, Wapuu, or GitHub. She was too intimidated to touch or edit a website, let alone explain digital accessibility.

    As many of her friends were retiring, hear how she started an unexpected, yet fulfilling new chapter which will hopefully inspire you.

  • Streamline your block theme development with the Create Block theme

    Speaker: Jonathan Bossenger

    November 23, 2022 — Learn how to use the Create BLock Theme plugin to streamline your block theme development processes.

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  • Demystifying Gutenberg

    Demystifying GutenbergSpeaker: Destiny Kanno

    November 22, 2022 — In this session we will discuss the beta Gutenberg plugin, it’s role as WordPress’s “block editor”, and its project that follows a four-phase process that will touch major pieces of WordPress — Editing, Customization, Collaboration, and Multilingual.

    Following the introduction of post block editing in December 2018, Gutenberg later introduced full site editing (FSE) in 2021, which shipped with WordPress 5.9 in early 2022.

    We will also use a local WordPress environment to explore some of the beta capabilities only accessible once the Gutenberg plugin is installed.

    Target Audience
    Folks who manage their WordPress sites and are comfortable with the installation, management and use of plugins.

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  • Designing in the Site Editor: A WordPress Block Theme Exploration

    Speaker: Sarah Snow

    November 22, 2022 — This Learn WordPress tutorial covers the key files that make up a block theme behind-the-scenes, some important settings in your block theme’s theme.json that switch on important tools for you as a theme designer (appearanceTools, Layout, and Color: Palette), how to create and use a style guide in the site editor to help you plan your theme before the heavy lifting begins, and mentions some limitations of designing in the site editor new theme designers should be aware of (such as the use of images and fonts).

  • An anthropologist, a WordPress developer, and a lawyer walk into a bar

    WordCamp US 2022Speaker: Cassandra Decker

    November 22, 2022 — This talk will explore communicating across aisles. Whether you need to speak to advanced developers, those just learning WordPress, or better understand how you communicate to those on your own skill level, this session is for you.

    We will also consider the exciting elements that neurodivergent individuals bring to WordPress and how neurotypical individuals might better collaborate with and empower neurodivergent individuals.

    Finally, we will discuss how a community of employers, coworkers, and friends can provide platforms of discussion and learning that invite those of different backgrounds into the field, in particular people of color. Let’s learn to get comfortable with talking about uncomfortable things.

    In October 2021, Decker began work as a Project Manager in a digital marketing agency. While this was not her first exposure to WordPress, it was her full-time introduction to WordPress developers and clients.

    It was also her first experience working in a mostly white, male-dominated company and field. Her previous positions, including within her own business, were situations where women in leadership and women of color were much more common.

  • Speed up your eCommerce: SureCart vs. Woo

    Meetup NEO, Meetup NEO 2022Speaker: Maestro Stevens

    November 22, 2022 — This presentation explores using a new and free WooCommerce alternative plugin for faster, frictionless sales. Learn more about the potential to increase revenue through conversion optimization and easier setup with SureCart.

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  • Clue: a detective’s guide to troubleshooting in WordPress

    WordCamp US 2022Speaker: Micah Wood

    November 21, 2022 — Whether you own, maintain, or build WordPress sites, troubleshooting is a skill set that will save you time and money.

    Learn more about common WordPress issues and how to diagnose them. Find out how to identify root causes with a step-by-step process and determine next steps.

    Get tips for constructive communication with developers or web hosts to help speed up a problem resolution process.

  • Your technical support philosophy is losing money and angering customers

    WordCamp US 2022Speaker: Ben Meredith

    November 20, 2022 — Learn a new framework for technical support that retains more customers, attracts new customers, and all without falling into the common trap of becoming a free developer for entitled users. This philosophy of technical support is fun for technicians and empowering for customers.

  • The creative side of blocks, volume 3

    Speakers: Courtney Patubo Kranzke, Rich Tabor

    November 18, 2022 — Did you know that you can create all sorts of interesting art with blocks in WordPress? The possibilities are wild and wonderful! Join us for a look behind a piece of block art and perhaps you’ll be inspired to create your own.

    Rich Tabor joins us to walk us through one of his block art creations. We’ll also introduce you to the Museum of Block Art, where Rich and other block artists showcase their creations. Perhaps you will be inspired to create your own piece of block art and contribute your creations to the museum!

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  • Starting fresh on WordPress, Part 1

    Meetup NEO 2022, Meetup NEOSpeaker: Maestro Stevens

    November 18, 2022 — This presentation suggests best practices for setting up WordPress and Gutenberg. Learn more about customizing settings, adding themes, and adding plugins.

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