Speakers: Jonathan Perlman

  • Jean-Francois Arseneault, Alex Ruaux, Jonathan Perlman: Panel on building multilingual websites
  • Jonathan Perlman: Level up on Building Forms

    Jonathan Perlman: Level up on Building Forms

    WordCamp Portland ME 2018Speaker: Jonathan Perlman

    February 2, 2019 — A required feature of any website these days is a contact form. There are many free and premium plugins for WordPress that can be used to create simple contact forms, surveys and quizzes, user generated content, email marketing captures, or even complex conditional ecommerce checkouts.

    We’ll go through the options in what form plugins will allow you to do to suite your needs. Also, we’ll look at some features that makes your forms easier to fill out than others.

  • Jonathan Perlman: WooCommerce Fundamentals

    Jonathan Perlman: WooCommerce Fundamentals

    WordCamp Rochester 2017Speaker: Jonathan Perlman

    December 1, 2017 — Selling things online sounds difficult. After you create the page and put the price tag on it, then what? How am I going to take credit cards? How do I charge shipping? What do I do for taxes?
    In this session, we’ll talk about the platforms that allow you to sell your products online. We’ll go through the process to configure a well-known, and reliable WordPress e-commerce plugin. We’ll also see what else needs to be included aside from your great products!
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  • Jonathan Perlman: Level Up On Building Forms

    Jonathan Perlman: Level Up On Building Forms

    WordCamp Toronto 2017Speaker: Jonathan Perlman

    October 24, 2017 — A required feature of any website these days is a contact form. There are many free and premium plugins for WordPress that can be used to create simple contact forms, surveys and quizzes, user generated content, email marketing captures, or even complex conditional ecommerce checkouts.

    We’ll go through the options in what forms plugin will allow you to make the form that suites your needs. Also, we’ll look at some features that makes your forms easier to fill out than others.

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  • Jonathan Perlman: WooCommerce Fundamentals

    Jonathan Perlman: WooCommerce Fundamentals

    WordCamp Toronto 2017Speaker: Jonathan Perlman

    October 24, 2017 — The basics of setting up a store on WooCommerce.
    Jonathan Perlman is an experienced web developer and teacher that works for Dawson College in Montreal, Quebec. He builds custom web solutions for the students, faculty and staff. Recently he’s been leveraging WordPress more and more to do the heavy lifting while focusing on the needs of the institution with custom themes and plugins.

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  • Jonathan Perlman: WooCommerce Fundamentals

    Jonathan Perlman: WooCommerce Fundamentals

    WordCamp Montreal 2017Speaker: Jonathan Perlman

    September 30, 2017 — What is eCommerce? It’s selling something (physical or digital) on the internet.
    To a lot of people, developing eCommerce is a very scary thing. “It is only for the Advanced Developers,” some people say.
    Let’s break down those walls together, as I show you the basics of building an online store

  • Panel Discussion: WordPress in Higher Education
  • Jonathan Perlman: The Dawson Way of Doing Things

    Jonathan Perlman: The Dawson Way of Doing Things

    WordCamp Boston 2017Speaker: Jonathan Perlman

    August 15, 2017 — Dawson College, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with 10,000+ students and 1,000+ faculty and staff has adopted WordPress as our primary web publishing platform. We’ve mostly had success, but we’ve also had our share of failures and growing pains. In this case study, I’m going to talk about how we started out with WordPress in 2010, migrated our main website a few years later to a multi-site install and how it all evolved to what we have today. Since then, we’ve adopted the “lean and mean” mantra to building sites, while making them easy to update. This case study will showcase the front and back-ends of our higher profile sites to show how we achieved our goals. We’ll also explain how we manage expectations, do our development, choose plugins and tools, and which themes we’ve come to rely on.

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  • Jonathan Perlman: On the Move, Website Migrations Debunked

    Jonathan Perlman: On the Move, Website Migrations Debunked

    WordCamp Portland ME 2017Speaker: Jonathan Perlman

    June 3, 2017 — Migrations are a thing we have to do sometimes, but dread doing. You ask yourself before, will it go okay? You think later, did I forget anything?

    In this talk I’m going to give you some key insights into migrating information from WordPress.com to a WordPress.org self-hosted site. After we’ll discuss the details of migrating a public web site from one host to another. I’ll give you the tools to test the migration before completely flipping the switch. Lastly, we’ll briefly discuss when you want to migrate content from a development copy of the site over to your public site.

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  • Jonathan Perlman: The Dawson Way of Doing Things - A Study of Our Path Using WordPress

    Jonathan Perlman: The Dawson Way of Doing Things – A Study of Our Path Using WordPress

    WordCamp Montreal 2016Speaker: Jonathan Perlman

    December 8, 2016 — Dawson College with 10,000+ students and 1,000+ faculty and staff has adopted WordPress as our primary web publishing platform. We’ve mostly had success, but we’ve also had our share of failures and growing pains. In this case study, I’m going to talk about how we started out with WordPress in 2010, migrated our main website a few years later to a multi-site install and how it all evolved to what we have today. Since then, we’ve adopted the “lean and mean” mantra to building sites, while making them easy to update. This case study will showcase the front and back-ends of our higher profile sites to show how we achieved our goals. We’ll also explain how we manage expectations, do our development, choose plugins and tools, and which themes we’ve come to rely on.

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