June 3, 2013 — John McKenna has a disability known as Arthrogryposis since birth. An electric wheelchair is his mode of transport, so naturally he has many views around the challenges this presents . John has been using WordPress as a useful tool in elevating the conversation between both the abled and disabled communities and with government and he comes to WordCamp to tell some of his story and how it is that WordPress has proven invaluable.
June 2, 2013 — Two things shared in this presentation are (1) context is decisive: ie, being a blogger is not the same as being a writer; (2) there are cycles to being a blogger, and knowing that up-front makes a difference.
June 2, 2013 — Most people go home from a WordCamp eager to install heaps of plugins, a new responsive theme, and guest post all over the place. The result is pandemonium of too much happening on your website. This presentation talks about the user journey through your website. If a plugin or feature on your site will distract the user from buying your product, remove it. It focuses on the absolute essentials of what you need, and then what gets in the way.
June 1, 2013 — Using the free WooCommerce plugin, by WooThemes, I’ll step through the process of installing & configuring the plugin, for first time eCommerce users. I’ll also show how easy it is to add in all of your product data along with viewing your orders and sales reports.
June 1, 2013 — When you have a great idea for a site, you need WordPress to scale with you. From your first shared host, through to racks of high powered hardware, how do you get WordPress to keep up? Learn about the tools and techniques you can use to keep your site running smoothly for it’s entire life, regardless of what the rest of the internet throws at it.
May 25, 2013 — Slow websites are bad and as websites grow in traffic, slow websites get slower. It’s often a wise move to invest a small amount of time in the early stages of a site’s life to think about performance and scaling. How you can work with larger sites when it comes to caching, file management (version control), SQL performance and front-end optimisation.
May 24, 2013 — Many web designers start off in the Print Design industry and make the bold move over to digital. Unfortunately, this can be a tricky cross over as the many technical restricts that apply in print are completely different for screen design and web design.
May 22, 2013 — There has been an explosion in smartphone and tablet adoption and huge usage growth for mobile web traffic. This presentation shares the speakers experience and findings with the WordPress community in hope that we can design and develop better websites for the ever-increasing mobile market.
May 21, 2013 — “Great content, structure and clean code – that’s SEO.” and then you learn about panda, penguin and top heavy. It could have been indexable tags, browsable search results or a link in your widget. Either way the traffic is dwindling and your client is furious. What do you do? In this session Dan Petrovic explains how people screw up with Google and offers practical ways to recover.