July 1, 2015 — Plugins add functionality to your website, but how do you know how to choose the right plugin? When you search plugins do you get overwhelmed at the long list of possibilities? Have you downloaded a plugin only to have it not work? Sometimes we download plugins only to find we have no idea how to make them work on our website. In this class Tracy Malone will show you how to choose a plugin, and once you download it how to figure out where it gets configured, and how to add a widget to your website.
July 1, 2015 — This talk discusses how WordPress has evened the playing field for website creation. I share tools, tips, strategies and resources to help new WordPress users, freelancers, and small businesses get a great looking and effective blog/website up fast. I have a 6-point checklist that I use to analyze whether or not a theme is a good fit for any website or blog.
July 1, 2015 — Each time I go to WordCamp, there is a group of folks (either site owners, newbie bloggers or graphic designers) who want to understand the basics of WordPress. They struggle to fit in, they don’t know how to get started.
By sharing tales of my own start in 2005, as well as how my colleagues, collaborators and clients got their feet wet (sometimes falling on their eventual road to success), I believe it can do several things:
• Fill a missing gap in the beginner’s struggle
• Provide confidence (and tips) to overcoming the curve
• Begin their day feeling connected and ready to learn from the rest of the event’s storytellers