Speakers: Destiny Kanno

  • Block & Theme Global Styles Customization

    Block & Theme Global Styles CustomizationSpeaker: Destiny Kanno

    September 25, 2022 — Block Themes have introduced more versatility to our site design than ever before. With the highly customizable theme.json file, themes can now hold multiple design styles, giving users flexibility to quickly change their site’s aesthetic. From there, individual blocks can be further customized to a site owner’s design needs.

    In this session we will discuss the global styles feature and explore editing block styles for a personal site.

    Target Audience
    Beginner -> Intermediate

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  • All about reusable blocks

    All About Reusable BlocksSpeaker: Destiny Kanno

    September 9, 2022 — I find that reusable blocks tend to be one of the Block Editor’s most slept on feature. There are so many ways that the reusable block can be a part of your every day publishing workflow whether it’s by sharing new recipes, repeating checklists, or templating processes.

    In this session we will discuss when and why to use reusable blocks, how they can boost your website workflow, and share and build some use cases in real time.

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  • A personal site in 1, 2, 3 with patterns

    Online WorkshopSpeaker: Destiny Kanno

    September 2, 2022 — The WordPress Block Pattern Directory went live in the WordPress 5.8 release on July 20, 2021. Recently with WordPress 5.9 (released January 25, 2022) bringing Full Site Editing to core WordPress, and WordPress 6.0 (released May 24, 2022) expanding these capabilities, it has never been easier to get your personal site up and running.

    In this session we will go over how to use patterns in the WordPress Block Pattern Directory to quickly set up a personal site.

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  • Intro to Multisites

    Intro to MultisitesSpeaker: Destiny Kanno

    August 18, 2022 — Details

    In this introductory session to WordPress multisite, we will discuss what a multisite is, when and why to use a multisite network, and answer any questions folks may have about using WordPress multisite.

    Time permitting, we will also review how the backend of a WordPress multisite network looks together.

    Target Audience

    Beginner-Intermediate; folks with experience setting up a WordPress website before and those who may or may not have set up a multisite.

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  • Power Up With Free Wireframe Templates And Advanced Blocks

    Speakers: Maestro Stevens, Destiny Kanno

    July 20, 2022 — NO MO SLOW FLO!

    Are you looking for an easier way to speed up your web page production workflow?

    I will teach you how to use free wireframes and advanced blocks in WordPress to create stunning, mobile-ready, fast pages with ease.

    Ohh…Yea, I said mobile-ready, my friends!

    If you’re not familiar, you can think of wireframes as templates (or layout sketches) without any styling and advanced blocks as 3rd party Gutenberg blocks on steroids.

    Wireframes allow you to easily integrate your own branding and advanced blocks give you page builder functionality without all the page builder bloat.

    You know this means war…. On speed optimization and caching plugins that is, lol.

    Whether you’re just starting out or already have some steak and potatoes in the game, this presentation is right for you!

    Target Audience
    -Template or Wireframe Lovers
    -Block Editor Users
    -3rd Party Blocks Advocates

    -Beginner – Intermediate

    Primary Demo Tools
    -Kadence Theme
    -Kadence Blocks

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  • Your First Ecommerce Website – Part 1

    WordPress Meetup World Wide Web 2022Speakers: Chris Badgett, Destiny Kanno

    July 20, 2022 — Overview

    Have you ever dreamed of having your own online store?

    You can build an amazingly powerful and customizable online store with WordPress and WooCommerce even if you’re an ecommerce beginner.

    During this session you’ll learn how to:

    Get started with WooCommerce
    Discover all the various option screens
    Put your first product up for sale.
    Target Audience


    Learning Objective

    By the end of this session we hope you’ll have a solid baseline of understanding on how to get started with your very own online store.

  • My First Recipe Blog

    My First Recipe BlogSpeaker: Destiny Kanno

    July 6, 2022 — Are you an avid cook who has always wanted to share their recipes, but you don’t know how to get your site looking like others’? Then you’re in the right place to learn how! During this session we will be exploring how to create a recipe card, a “jump to recipe” button, and creatively format the post for your readers using the WordPress Block Editor.

    By the end of this session you should have a repeatable process for sharing your culinary exploits with the world.

    Target Audience

    We hope that by the end of this session you will have the confidence and tools you need to build your first Recipe Blog or update your existing one.

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  • Destiny Kanno: I want a Website, not a Blog!

    Speaker: Destiny Kanno

    May 27, 2022 — With WordPress’ origins as a blog-publishing software, it is no wonder why some folks new to WordPress have trouble viewing or using it as a website-making software. In this session, we will briefly discuss the the power of WordPress as the website-making software that powers 43% of all websites on the web, and explore the tools now at folk’s disposal with Block Themes and Full Site Editing.

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  • WordPress for Writers: Launching your Writer Website

    WordPress for Writers - Launching Your Writers WebsiteSpeaker: Destiny Kanno

    March 21, 2022 — In this session Destiny Kanno, fledgling writer and WordPress enthusiast, will walk you through setting up your writer’s website with a literature-focused theme. This is a non-technical website setup social learning space wherein we will learn by doing. By the end of this session, you will have the tools you need to apply a theme, create an engaging story publication, and set up your about page and a contact form using Full Site Editing, and the Block Editor.

    Find the first version of this SLS on YouTube https://youtu.be/k1lLH0oXNHA

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