March 18, 2014 — If you want to make money blogging, there are many things you should do and many things you shouldn’t waste time doing when it comes to blogging. Certainly this will cut at the hearts of bloggers who love to do many of the things I say are a waste and hate doing other things that will make you money. The core question is if you want to make money blogging or not. If you do, then you’ll love this session which will make you rethink how you’re spending your time blogging.
March 17, 2014
March 16, 2014 — With so many Google updates happening where we hear about websites being “banned” or “de-indexed” people often ask what can we do? This presentation goes over the basics of optimizing a WordPress site for search engines along with several Google-friendly tips to help you gain more customers without spending a lot of time or money.
March 16, 2014 — This presentation will walk through the steps everyone should take when building out a WordPress website, how to find the right contractors for the job, tools everyone will need, how to handle the build-out, and what to expect after launch. While some of this is applicable to all web build-outs, a lot of content will be specific to WordPress, including dashboard customization, how to find and vet a WP developer, and the plugins/tools/hosting available specifically within WordPress, as well as the maintenance and support required afterwards.
January 18, 2013 — Often times people have wrung out all of WordPress’s options and settings and want it to do something a little more. It may be minor, but in some cases it requires the dreaded: code! You don’t need to know how to code to create a simple plugin. There are plenty of code snippets on the web that can make WordPress do different things, but where do they go? In this presentation we cover the bare minimum required to create a plugin, how to install it, and what it can do.
January 18, 2013 — Is WordPress a blog, a CMS, or an event registration system? The answer is “Whatever you want it to be.”
In this presentation, Joshua Strebel discusses some of the more interesting and novel uses of WordPress that are on the web today, including examples of sites that push the very notion of what Wordpress is.
January 18, 2013 — In this presentation, Josh Harrison explains why plugin developers need to use the power of WordPress so that other developers can extend the plugin and do exactly what they want. This talk covers the importance of using the WordPress API but also emphasizes that developers need to follow the example of core and add hooks where appropriate. Examples of where this would be very advantageous to make site development and deployments easier is also provided as well.
January 16, 2013 — While talk of sites running on load balanced multi-server setups with Nginx reverse proxies, sharded databases and sever level caching is sexy cool… what about rest of us out there running low traffic sites on $6/month shared hosting? What can we do to speed up what we’ve got given a shared hosting environment? In this presentation, Jon Brown discusses what you can do to speed up your cheap shared hosting without too much technical know how.
January 16, 2013 — Every day there are a number of new hacks that come online and the problem is affecting everyone. In this presentation, Tony Perez discusses prominent WordPress hacks, how they affect sites, and how to leverage WordPress resources, and (more importantly) how to detect and remove them. You will learn how to work with Google Webmaster and deal with “Your site maybe be compromised” warnings in the search engine results pages, as well as steps that will help you protect yourself from attack.