Speakers: Hari Shanker

  • Hari Shanker: How to choose and install plugins

    Learn WordPressSpeaker: Hari Shanker

    December 15, 2020 — This Learn WordPress workshop is aimed at users and will teach participants how to find a plugin for their needs. In the workshop, we will walk through the features of WordPress Plugins with the Akismet plugin as an example. We’ll also cover how to find and install a new plugin through the dashboard, how to evaluate a new plugin for use on your site, how to provide feedback and how to get help with a plugin through the WordPress.org support forums.

  • Hari Shanker: Improving site performance

    Learn WordPressSpeaker: Hari Shanker

    December 5, 2020 — The site performance workshop on Learn WordPress goes into detail explaining why site performance is important for WordPress and explains tips on how to improve the performance of a WordPress site. The workshop also covers several techniques that allow users to improve the performance of their WordPress sites.

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  • Hari Shanker: Using the Theme Customizer

    Learn WordPressSpeaker: Hari Shanker

    December 3, 2020 — This Learn WordPress workshop will explain the features of the Theme Customizer in WordPress. The customizer provides a centralized place to change options that control the look of your WordPress site. This workshop covers how to locate and use the Customizer and the options that it includes.

  • Hari Shanker: Taxonomies in WordPress

    Learn WordPressSpeaker: Hari Shanker

    December 1, 2020 — The workshop covers the differences between categories and tags and how to apply them to posts in WordPress. You will learn how to group posts into categories and subcategories according to topic areas. You’ll also learn how to use tags to label posts with keywords. You’ll understand how WordPress organizes posts using categories and tags, providing a means of taxonomy.

  • Hari Shanker: How to Find Help with WordPress

    Speaker: Hari Shanker

    November 10, 2020 — In this workshop, participants will learn how to find help in fixing problems, along with various resources that can be helpful, when you are stuck trying to implement a feature, plugin, or theme.

  • Hari Shanker: WordPress Troubleshooting Basics: Part 2

    Learn WordPressSpeaker: Hari Shanker

    November 2, 2020 — This workshop is a continuation of the Troubleshooting Basics workshop. It is aimed at a beginner audience and will help participants learn about using logs to troubleshoot WordPress issues.

    The continuation of the Troubleshooting Basics workshop is aimed at a beginner audience. The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Organizing WordPress Meetups: Supporting an online Meetup

    Speakers: Angela Jin, Erica Varlese, Harmony Romo, Hari Shanker

    October 12, 2020 — This video is the second part of the Organizing Meetups series, and is aimed at all WordPress Community members across the world that are interested in organizing meetups.Part 2 is aimed at supporting meetup groups that would like to organize online events during the pandemic. This video will go into detail on the in-s and out-s of organizing online meetups, including topics like how to organize online meetups, how to keep them engaging, experimenting with different session formats, finding topics and speakers, among others.

  • Organizing WordPress Meetups: Getting started with Meetups

    Organizing WordPress MeetupsSpeakers: Angela Jin, Erica Varlese, Harmony Romo, Hari Shanker

    October 12, 2020 — This video is the first part of the Organizing Meetups series, and is aimed at all WordPress Community members across the world that are interested in organizing meetups.

    This video includes basic topics including information on what meetup groups are, how can one organize a WordPress meetup group in their area, the five good-faith rules, GPL, and Trademark rules.

  • Hari Shanker: WordPress Troubleshooting Basics: Part 1

    Speaker: Hari Shanker

    September 15, 2020 — This workshop covers the basics of WordPress troubleshooting. It is aimed at a beginner audience, and will cover the strategy to troubleshoot WordPress issues, along with some common troubleshooting steps that will help in fixing many common WordPress issues.

    Full workshop description: This workshop covers the basics of WordPress troubleshooting. It is aimed at a beginner audience, and will cover the strategy to troubleshoot WordPress issues, along with some common troubleshooting steps that will help in fixing many common WordPress issues.

    The topics covered include:

    Approach to WordPress troubleshooting
    – Importance of a positive mindset
    – Documenting the problem.
    – Identifying the problem
    – Trying to replicate the problem
    – Troubleshooting Steps

    Common Troubleshooting steps
    – Conflict tests
    – Backups
    – Staging sites
    – Refreshing permalinks

  • Introduction to Open-source

    Speaker: Hari Shanker

    August 10, 2020 — In this video for learn.wordpress.org, lesson viewers will learn the meaning of the term Open Source when referring to software, what the GPL software license provides, why WordPress is an open-source project and how this is important for both the users of WordPress and the contributors to WordPress. We also do an overview of the different features of WordPress.