December 26, 2020 — Over the last couple of years, it has become harder in the WordPress space to just build something and expect it to sell. In this talk, I will review my own experience with creating courses and expecting people to just buy them. We’ll go over what I did right, what I did wrong, and what I’m working on to make my marketing plan better.
September 18, 2019 — Seth Godin has said that podcasting is the new blogging. Luckily, we can podcast just as easily with WordPress as we can blog. In this talk, you will learn everything you need to know about the basics of podcasting, as well as how to start publishing episodes.
June 2, 2019 — Online Courses are becoming increasingly popular and more people are looking for the right tools to start teaching. It turns out that you can build and sell online courses quickly, affordably, and with little custom code using WordPress, WooCommerce, and LearnDash. In this session, you’ll learn how.
March 1, 2019 — As WordPress 5.0 comes closer to launch, it’s important to start thinking about how we’re going to train and prepare out clients – both new and current – on the new editor. In this talk, we’ll go over how to communicate the changes to your clients, a test plan, and some things to look out for when prepping your theme.
February 26, 2019 — LearnDash is an excellent solution for adding a Learning Management System to WordPress, and had payment processing to boot. So why did I choose to add WooCommerce? In this talk, I’ll go over my reasoning for adding WooCommerce to LearnDash and the tools and plugins I use to take my online courses to the next level.
March 5, 2018 — I had contacted Joe about doing an interview and then found out that he was attending WordCamp Lancaster where we were both giving presentations. We got together in the afternoon and spent a few minutes chatting.
October 17, 2017 — In this talk, I will take you through the requirements, decision making, and steps I took to build WP in One Month, an online learning websites built on top of WooCommerce and LearnDash.
November 22, 2016 — As WordPress gains more popularity, high schools, colleges and universities, and online learning environments are spending more time and money developing WordPress-based courses. Over the last few years I have developed several curriculums for myself, for colleges, and for training-based companies. In this talk, I will go through my process for developing 3 courses: an introduction to WordPress, creating a business website for WordPress, and an introduction to WordPress theming.
August 25, 2016 — How to Build a Table; How to Change a Car’s Oil; How Cook a Turkey; search for these and you will find countless of YouTube videos on each of these topics. People share their knowledge in hopes that it will be helpful to others. As a result, lots of people know how to build tables, change oil, and cook turkeys. But what if that information wasn’t shared? What if only one company made all of the tables and knew how to make tables? That’s kind of how software development is, unless that software is Open Source like WordPress.
April 20, 2016 — Teaching anything that comes second nature to us can be a difficult task. While we talk about something we know very well, it’s completely unfamiliar to someone seeing it for the first time. In this talk I’ll go over some of my tried and true methods for introducing and training people on WordPress.