Speakers: Hugh Lashbrooke

  • Hugh Lashbrooke: Open-Source Principles and WordPress

    Speaker: Hugh Lashbrooke

    June 13, 2022 — WordPress is an open-source project. That might not mean much to you as you use the software to build your website, but in reality, the open-source nature of the project is what has enabled it to grow and thrive.

    In this session, we’ll look at four core open-source principles and how they apply to WordPress. Not only will this give you a deeper understanding of how WordPress came to be and continues to be built, but it will also show you how you are a part of the wide world of open-source, whether you knew it or not.

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  • Adding Custom CSS to Your WordPress Site

    Speaker: Hugh Lashbrooke

    April 18, 2022 — Do you want to add your own design to your WordPress site without having to search for a new theme? Learning how to add some custom CSS to your site will help you do exactly that!

    CSS is the code you can use to add custom styles to any part of your website. This workshop is targeted at site owners who may not know how to code but would like some more control over what their site looks like.

    Come and learn how to identify the elements on your site, create custom CSS rules for them, and style them however you want. We’ll go over some basic CSS rules you can use to start styling your site today.

  • Tuesday Training: How to organize an online do_action charity hackathon?

    Tuesday TrainingsSpeakers: Hari Shanker, Hugh Lashbrooke, Naoko Takano, Yogesh Londhe

    April 13, 2021 — do_action hackathons are community-organized events that are focused on using WordPress to give deserving charitable organizations their own online presence. Each do_action event includes participants from the local WordPress community coming together to plan and build brand new websites for a number of local organizations in one day. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, do_action hackathons have moved online. In this session, we talk about do_action events, and their importance in this post-pandemic world, and on how to effectively organize an online do_action hackathon.

  • Panel: Contributing to WordPress

    WordCamp Cape Town 2018Speakers: Vedanshu Jain, Hugh Lashbrooke, Thabo Tswana, Pascal Birchler, Trisha Cornelius

    February 4, 2019 — Have you ever wanted to contribute to WordPress, but just don’t know where to start? In this panel we will bring together a group of experienced WordPress contributors to discuss all the varied ways that you can easily become involved in the WordPress project.

  • Hugh Lashbrooke: Democratising Community

    WordCamp Cape Town 2016Speaker: Hugh Lashbrooke

    November 6, 2016 — The stated mission of the WordPress project is to “democratise publishing”, but with all the people involved, the project has achieved so much more than that over the past 13 years. In fact, with the number of people involved in building the WordPress project and community on a daily basis, its no wonder that the community is so powerful and the whole project has had such an impact on the world. That begs the question of how you can get involved and how you can make a difference – how can you, as an individual, continue the mission of the WordPress project beyond WordCamp?

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  • Hugh Lashbrooke: The WordCamper’s Guide to the Galaxy

    WordCamp Cape Town 2015Speaker: Hugh Lashbrooke

    February 9, 2016 — WordCamps are great, but how do you get the most out of your attendance at these events? More to the point – how do you get the most out of WordCamp Cape Town 2015?

    WordCamps are about more than just listening to talks and (if you’re feeling confident) asking a question or two. There’s a whole host of other things to do, people to meet and so much more. In this introductory talk, Hugh will shows you just what you can do to make this year’s WordCamp Cape Town a hugely rich experience that will leave you changed forever.

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