January 15, 2017 — It’s often heard off the lips of Drupal engineers and Joomla fans – “WordPress is just a blogging platform.” While blogging is of course a strong suit, it’s only scratching the surface of what we can accomplish. Using custom post types, taxonomies, fields, and metas, we can build almost anything we could want on WordPress, from a storefront to a forum and so much more.
With this talk, I intend to prove the “just a blog” crowd wrong in the most extreme way – by using WordPress and some creative thinking to build out a full-fledged tabletop RPG game system framework, with onboarding lessons, forums, maps, and more. We’ll discuss how these can be set up and developed to understand the how and why, then open the floor for questions. Buckle in – it’s about to get fun.
June 24, 2016 — Through painful, self-taught lessons and by seeing hundreds of other small businesses start, succeed, and fail online, in this talk we’ll discuss ten “do”s and “don’t”s for small businesses of all shapes and sizes in the WordPress.org environment.
– Choosing the right theme & plugins
– Writing content for search results
– Making your site stand out
After a quick presentation, I’d like to have extra time for Q&A so you can ask questions specific to you – since we’re all different, our online presence should be, too!
February 18, 2016 — I briefly cover what makes WordPress tick to establish a base understanding of best practices, then immediately dive into a huge range of solutions – all of them publicly accessible as demo sites with instructions to replicate. From simple portfolios to complex, membership-based eCommerce storefronts (and even fully-operational Role Playing Games!), anything is possible in WordPress with the right approach and mentality…
July 16, 2015 — While adding eCommerce functionality might not be the first thought, there are HUGE benefits that you can create without selling goods – the topic would introduce a variety of methods, in addition to addressing existing store owners on how to better engage their audience.