Speakers: Kathryn Presner

  • Let’s code: common APIs – shortcodes

    Speakers: Jonathan Bossenger, Kathryn Presner

    July 29, 2022 — Shortcodes are pre-defined, reusable pieces of code that can be added to posts or pages and used to perform dynamic interactions with the content.

    Shortcodes can be used to create anything from a contact form to a booking calendar. While they do have some limitations, they are also a very valuable tool in any developer’s toolbox.

    Join us to learn how shortcodes work in WordPress, which shortcodes ship with WordPress how to create your own shortcodes, as we showcase a few fun examples of what shortcodes can do.

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  • Let’s code: creating your first WordPress plugin

    Speakers: Jonathan Bossenger, Kathryn Presner

    July 22, 2022 — When you need to add some custom functionality to your WordPress site, the best place to put it is in a plugin.

    A plugin allows you to add all sorts of things to your WordPress site, from small customizations all the way to up to API integrations, and more.

    Join us to learn how plugins work in WordPress, how to create your first plugin and a few fun examples of what plugins can do.

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  • Kathryn Presner: CSS Secrets for Beginners

    WordCamp Montreal 2018Speaker: Kathryn Presner

    December 14, 2018 — CSS Secrets for Beginners

    Discover ten handy tips in ten minutes for customizing your WordPress site with CSS. From quick techniques to hide elements you’d rather not see – to sneaky ways to add in extra bits of text, this talk for CSS newcomers will show you just how useful CSS can be. It’ll whet your appetite for more and suggest where to continue your CSS journey after the ten minutes whiz by.

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  • Kathryn Presner: A CSS Adventure

    WordCamp Halifax 2017Speaker: Kathryn Presner

    February 15, 2018 — Ever wanted to make small changes to the look-and-feel of your site but weren’t sure how to go about it? Itching to change the colour of your site title, tweak the size of your paragraph text, or hide the date on your posts? Let’s go on a CSS adventure together! In this session you’ll learn some basic CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and we’ll look at some practical examples, using a browser inspector to customize our site’s design.

    Prerequisites:
    Some basic HTML knowledge is helpful, but not required. You should be open to looking “under the hood” at a site’s HTML and CSS.

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  • Kathryn Presner: CSS Secrets for Beginners

    WordCamp US 2017Speaker: Kathryn Presner

    December 10, 2017 — Discover ten handy tips in as many minutes for customizing your WordPress site with CSS. From quick techniques to hide elements you’d rather not see – to sneaky ways to add in extra bits of text, this talk for CSS newcomers will show you just how useful CSS can be. It’ll whet your appetite for more and suggest where to continue your CSS journey after the ten minutes whiz by.

  • Kathryn Presner, Yannick Lefebvre, Miriam Goldman, Mel Choyce: Panel: Contributing to WordPress

    WordCamp Montreal 2017Speakers: Kathryn Presner, Yannick Lefebvre, Miriam Goldman, Mel Choyce

    September 26, 2017 — Did you know WordPress is made of people? It’s true – and you can be one of them too! Join us for an open discussion about how to get started contributing to open source software. We’ll cover the different teams found on WordPress.org, share our tips on how we got started, and hopefully inspire you to consider starting too.

  • Kathryn Presner: From Shadows to Limelight – How Women Found Their Voice At WordCamp Montreal

    WordCamp US 2016Speaker: Kathryn Presner

    December 11, 2016 — At Montreal’s first WordCamp, only four women spoke throughout the two-day, two-track event. People noticed. It didn’t feel right. Something had to change. By 2016, we’d had two straight WordCamps with at least 50% women speakers. How did we get from there to here? I’ll look at some of the strategies we used to #changetheratio.

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  • Kathryn Presner: The Techie Continuum

    WordCamp US 2015Speaker: Kathryn Presner

    December 11, 2015 — Do you think you don’t know enough about WordPress to help out someone else? Come with Kathryn Presner on my journey through the techie continuum – swinging through Self-Doubt Boulevard and taking a leisurely jaunt through Imposter Syndrome Alley.

    Find out how she finally realized she knew enough to contribute – and how you can too.

  • Kathryn Presner: A CSS Adventure

    WordCamp Montréal 2015Speaker: Kathryn Presner

    September 21, 2015 — Ever wanted to make small changes to the look-and-feel of your site but weren’t sure how to go about it? Itching to change the colour of your site title, tweak the size of your paragraph text, or hide the date on your posts? Let’s go on a CSS adventure together! In this session you’ll learn some basic CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and we’ll look at some practical examples, using a browser inspector to customize our site’s design.

    Prerequisites:
    Some basic HTML knowledge is helpful, but not required. You should be open to looking “under the hood” at a site’s HTML and CSS.

  • Kathryn Presner: Getting Comfortable With Child Themes

    WordCamp Montréal 2014Speaker: Kathryn Presner

    May 12, 2015 — Child themes are a simple but powerful way to customize a pre-made theme. Learning how to use them properly means you’ll never risk losing all your modifications when the developer releases a new version and you update the theme. Using easy-to-follow language, This talk walks you through the steps to set up a child theme and we’ll get started making some tweaks – from CSS look-and-feel adjustments to more substantial changes in functionality.

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