Speakers: Adam W Warner

  • Adam W. Warner: WordPress as a Catalyst for Any Passion: My Story, Your Story

    Adam W. Warner: WordPress as a Catalyst for Any Passion: My Story, Your Story

    WordCamp Pittsburgh 2018Speaker: Adam W Warner

    January 26, 2019 — Adam left college with a degree in Advertising Design and went straight to work on the factory floor making office furniture. It wasn’t the life he’d imagined but having been raised in a blue-collar family, he was taught that a strong work ethic would make you invaluable to “the company” and “they” would provide the financial security and stability needed to raise a family and enjoy life. In other words, this meant working in the same stark metal building for 30 years with 20-minute lunch breaks and two weeks vacation in the summer.

    In this session, Adam details how he discovered WordPress and the open source community, the many businesses that he’s started and failed at, and how he’s utilized these experiences to continually fuel his entrepreneurial spirit and create his own path to a work/life balance and how you can too.

    No matter what your passion, WordPress can be an integral tool to helping you achieve your dreams and success in your own business.

  • Adam W. Warner: You Created a Plugin. Now What?

    Adam W. Warner: You Created a Plugin. Now What?

    WordCamp Seattle 2017Speaker: Adam W Warner

    February 25, 2018 — In this session, Adam details his story of creating a sustainable plugin business. He shares actionable advice that audience members can put into practice immediately to grow not only a user-base, but also a customer-base. Adam also explains the techniques he uses to guide free-users to premium product.

    Attendees will learn everything they need to know to market a plugin that people will love, and recommend to others.

  • Adam W. Warner: 5 Steps to Personal and Website Security

    Adam W. Warner: 5 Steps to Personal and Website Security

    WordCamp Rochester 2017Speaker: Adam W Warner

    December 1, 2017 — Mindfulness – “The quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.”
    Security can seem intimidating and complex for many, but we shouldn’t (can’t) let that stop us from doing everything we can to secure our WordPress sites and ourselves. After all, our websites are often part of our livelihood.
    In this session Adam addresses the “big picture” of personal and website security and breaks down the fundamental tasks needed for a strong security plan online. He provides an actionable checklist on what audience members can implement immediately to better secure themselves online in addition to their WordPress websites.
    After attending this session, audience members will have a better understanding of personal security online and how it affects website security as a whole, as well as steps they can take to mitigate risk in the future.
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  • WordPress Security for Beginners

    WordPress Security for Beginners

    WordCamp Halifax 2017Speaker: Adam W Warner

    September 22, 2017 — Security can seem intimidating and complex for many of us, but we shouldn’t (can’t) let that stop us from making sure we’re doing everything we can to secure our WordPress sites. After all, our websites are often part of our livelihood.

    In this session Adam will discuss the “big picture” of website security and break that down into the fundamental tasks needed for a strong security plan, in order of importance. He will provide an actionable checklist on what you can start doing today to better secure your WordPress websites.

    After attending this session, audience members will have a better understanding of website security as a whole and what steps they can take to mitigate risk. Attendees will be able to start building their WordPress security master plan immediately.

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  • Panel Discussion: Plugins

    Panel Discussion: Plugins

    WordCamp Boston 2017Speakers: Adam W Warner, Christian Nolen, Lisa B Snyder, Lauren Jeffcoat

    August 15, 2017 — Using ready-made plugins can make your website more effective and efficient. But do you sometimes find it overwhelming to pick a plugin that is right for your situation?

    The panelists will address issues about including new functionality in your project using various plugins.

    Questions from the audience are encouraged during the plugin panel session.

    Examples:

    Are there any “best practice tips” to find right plugins?
    Can a site ever have too many plugins?
    Are premium plugins always better than free plugins?
    What is the best way to get support for a plugin?
    What happens to a site when an installed plugin is deactivated?
    Can the code be changed in plugin files without breaking it?

  • Adam W. Warner: A Beginner’s Guide to Successful Email Marketing

    Adam W. Warner: A Beginner’s Guide to Successful Email Marketing

    WordCamp Omaha 2016Speaker: Adam W Warner

    July 20, 2017 — Adam W. Warner discovered the world of WordPress in 2005 and has been working within the community ever since. To feed his entrepreneurial spirit, he founded several WordPress-focused businesses that provide education, plugins and consulting services for online business owners. He is a true product evangelist for WordPress in spirit and personality, and that also happens to be his job title at SiteLock. In addition to WordPress, Adam is passionate about his family, robots and of course, life, the universe and everything.

  • Adam W. Warner: WordPress Security for Beginners - Simple Steps to Build Your Master Plan

    Adam W. Warner: WordPress Security for Beginners – Simple Steps to Build Your Master Plan

    WordCamp Louisville 2016Speaker: Adam W Warner

    April 20, 2017 — Security can seem intimidating and complex for many of us, but we shouldn’t (can’t) let that stop us from making sure we’re doing everything we can to secure our WordPress sites. After all, our websites are often part of our livelihood.

    In this session Adam will discuss the “big picture” of website security and break down the fundamental tasks needed for a strong security plan, in order of importance. Adam will provide an actionable checklist on what you can start doing today to better secure your WordPress websites.

    After attending this session, audience members will have a better understanding of website security as a whole and what steps they can take to mitigate risk. Attendees will be able to start building their WordPress security master plan immediately.

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  • Adam W. Warner: WordPress as a Vehicle for Any Business - Visualizing and Achieving Success

    Adam W. Warner: WordPress as a Vehicle for Any Business – Visualizing and Achieving Success

    WordCamp Atlanta 2017Speaker: Adam W Warner

    April 15, 2017 — Adam left college with a degree in Advertising Design and went straight to work on the factory floor making office furniture. It wasn’t the life he’d imagined but having been raised in a blue-collar family, he was taught that a strong work ethic would make you invaluable to “the company” and “they” would provide the financial security and stability needed to raise a family and enjoy life. In other words, this meant working in the same stark metal building for thirty years with twenty-minute lunch breaks and 2 weeks vacation in the summer.

    In this session Adam will detail how he discovered WordPress and the open source community, the many businesses he’s experimented with, and how he’s utilized those experiences to continually fuel his entrepreneurial spirit and create his own path to a work/life balance and how you can too.

    No matter what your passion, WordPress can be an integral tool to helping you achieve your dreams and success in your own business.
    “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
    ― Babe Ruth

  • Adam W. Warner: Creating a Digital Download Business – What To Sell, How To Sell It and Shortcuts To Success

    Adam W. Warner: Creating a Digital Download Business – What To Sell, How To Sell It and Shortcuts To Success

    WordCamp New Orleans 2016Speaker: Adam W Warner

    April 3, 2017 — In this session, Adam discusses the use of Easy Digital Downloads, a free plugin for creating a digital download eCommerce store in WordPress. Session attendees learn the basics of setting up an eCommerce store and Adam addresses how the phrase “digital downloads” doesn’t just refer to plugins, themes and other software.

    Adam also reviews a list of free and paid Add-Ons for EDD that enhance the end user experience, marketing process, and ultimately website revenue. He also talks about several third party tools and services that make managing and growing a digital download business easier and more rewarding.

    Whether audience members are bloggers, designers, teachers or hardcore developers, they will walk out of this session knowing they can offer digital content that others want and need.

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  • Adam W. Warner: The Pitfalls of Working From Home and How to Avoid Them

    Adam W. Warner: The Pitfalls of Working From Home and How to Avoid Them

    WordCamp Nashville 2016Speaker: Adam W Warner

    March 16, 2017 — Working from home is more common than ever, especially for those of us helping to build a better web with WordPress. But working from home comes with unique challenges that aren’t found in a typical in-office setting.

    In this session, Adam will share his personal experiences working remotely for the past 5 years and how, through trial and error, he’s learned how to avoid the most common pitfalls and create a work/life balance. Spoiler alert: there are also two toddlers in this mix!

    Whether you’ve been yearning to break out of cubicle life or currently working from a home office, you’re sure to find some tips and tricks that will help you be productive and most of all happy with the “work from home” lifestyle.

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