February 22, 2016 — Mike and Chris have deployed sites that got over 10 million page views a month. Recently one site got 30 million in an hour. A customer sold 2500 tickets in 30 minutes using OpenTickets on WooCommerce.
Learn how to securely scale WordPress and WooCommerce to handle massive traffic and still sleep at night.
February 21, 2016 — Finding success as a professional freelancer can be a difficult and challenging journey! You have to know the right stuff and have the proper skills in order to survive in the freelancing economy.
James Dalman will share critical strategies so that you’ll be able to survive – and even thrive – in your own freelancing career. Get ready for a no holds barred, honest session that will hit you where it hurts. All lessons are based on 27 years of experience as a professional freelancer and are applicable no matter where you’re at in your journey.
February 21, 2016 — From the basics of using a simple membership plugin to evaluating several premium courseware plugins, we’ll look at the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of courseware creation. The session will include both the basics How-to of creating courses with the business acumen. From the technical “know-how” of creating online courses, to the business information on possibilities and what to create, this session will provide the details to help create a successful site. Offline, downloadable guides will be available to continue the information.
February 21, 2016 — WordPress is a really powerful platform and the fact that it is so accessible makes it a perfect fit for nonprofit and social good organizations. While a lot of social good organizations already use WordPress for their website, there are some pretty interesting new tools emerging that are built specifically for managing your organization. From fundraising tools to donor management; multilingual tools and geotargeted content, there’s a lot you might be missing out on! In this talk we’ll take a deep dive and look at why some large organizations are jumping on the WordPress bandwagon!
February 21, 2016 — Trust is important in any relationship and absolutely critical in a work-for-hire one. Trust takes a long time to earn and can be broken in a split second. Steve will examine this and discuss techniques for building trust, maintaining trust and what to do when trust is lost.
February 21, 2016 — This WordCamp Presentation is designed for WordPress product developers, or site admins who provide support to their visitors. Support is the best way to get to know your customers better and to learn from their experiences and get educated and informed feedback on your product. But in order to do that well, you need to provide several easy and convenient ways for your users to interact with you.
February 20, 2016 — Community – WordPress doesn’t just happen overnight. For them to be successful, they take people to show up, contribute back, grow with it and most importantly to incorporate new people into the fold. It is ongoing, it requires attention and it needs people like you and me to speak up. A small fraction of people carry the weight of helping it thrive, but the great thing is that despite all that, we all benefit from the community no matter who contributes. In this talk I will cover some known, and unknown tips and tools for making the community work for you and your business, and also help to put back more into the community than what you take from it.
February 20, 2016 — Hooks are one thing which intermediate programmers struggle with the most. Mastering actions and filters will elevate intermediate developers to advanced ones. However, much of the documentation about hooks are hard to understand, and the standard examples are insufficient. I’m a big fan of putting a different spin on lectures and using analogies which no one else has in order to make things more understandable. I explain the difference between the two by drawing a parallel to a shopping trip. Filters are when my wife calls me to ask me to pick something new up from the store I’m going to; actions are when she asks me to go to a completely different store. I then go into how to use hooks from a developer side – add_action and add_filter – as well as how to use them from a “builder” side – apply_filters and do_action.
February 20, 2016 — Ive been blogging for over 14 years now. Ive seen a lot of things go on, and experienced failure and success. Ive seen a lot of bloggers, even ones that I had come to know as friends, just give up. However, even after 14 years, I love blogging. I want to share with you my tips that I learned throughout my long blogging journey well, the abridged edition at least. 😉 I hope that with my own experience, you will be able to find it useful in what to look out for, what to avoid, and what you probably should be doing. Whether you’re a new blogger, or have been blogging between 1-5 years, hopefully my mistakes and my discoveries will help you rock out your blog for decades to come.
February 20, 2016 — Nonprofits take registration forms for all kinds of things from fundraisers to summer camps (and small businesses can have registration needs too!). Gravity Forms, with addons and plugins can help you create complex registration forms, with early & late payments, questions that display only when certain boxes are ticked, signatures for releases, pretty PDFs of the submission created and emailed to a registrar, CSV (Excel-readable) exports of the registrations emailed to anyone automatically, and more! I will outline the possibilities for what can be done with WP to create complex registration forms, with screenshots from client forms (who have given permission, of course).