Speakers: John Dorner

  • John Dorner: Introduction to Gutenberg

    John Dorner: Introduction to Gutenberg

    WordCamp Asheville 2018Speaker: John Dorner

    January 11, 2019 — Gutenberg is the new WordPress editor.

    We’ve heard “Gutenberg is coming!” for a long time now. It might even be here by the time we are together in Asheville.

    This will give you an introduction to what the Gutenberg editor looks like and how to use it to create and edit your WordPress content.

    Takeaways:

    What’s different about using the Gutenberg editor?
    How to edit content using the Gutenberg editor
    How and when to use the classic editor after Gutenberg arrives

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  • John Dorner: A look at the database behind the curtain

    John Dorner: A look at the database behind the curtain

    WordCamp Asheville 2018Speaker: John Dorner

    January 8, 2019 — Sometimes, it’s easier to edit something in the database than use the dashboard. BUT only if you know what you are doing!

    Come learn about the database that powers WordPress and how you can use it to your advantage.

    Takeaways:

    How is the WordPress database structured
    How to change your password without logging into your site
    What you can change about your site from the database and how

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  • John Dorner: Installing a Local Development Environment

    John Dorner: Installing a Local Development Environment

    WordCamp Asheville 2016Speaker: John Dorner

    July 28, 2016 — A local development environment is a safe way to practice and test changes to your site without effecting your live site.

    Come learn why and how to install a local development environment on both Windows and Macs.

    This session is for beginners and we’ll look at using XAMPP and talk about other environments such as MAMP, WAMP, Vagrant and others.

    Take aways:

    – Why to install a local environment.
    – How to install XAMPP.
    – What are some of your other choices.

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  • John Dorner: Intro to PHP

    John Dorner: Intro to PHP

    WordCamp Asheville 2014Speaker: John Dorner

    September 19, 2014 — WordPress is built with PHP. It helps to know the basics so you can understand and make changes to your theme’s templates. This session will not make you into a programmer, but will explain a lot of what you will see when you look at the code that powers your site.

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