Speakers: Kerch McConlogue

  • Kerch McConlogue: SEO Before Yoast

    WordCamp Lancaster 2018Speaker: Kerch McConlogue

    February 4, 2021 — An SEO plugin is a great help in tweaking your content to make search engines happy.
    But it’s easier and more productive if you write for people first and then check for the machines.

    Find out how to construct your content and then use Yoast SEO to CHECK your work rather than struggle to back fit changes to get to that green dot!

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  • Scott Wittrock, Kerch McConlogue, Colby Fayock: Lightning Round – Developer Topics

    WordCamp Philadelphia 2020Speakers: Scott Wittrock, Kerch McConlogue, Colby Fayock

    November 17, 2020 — Web Components in WordPress
    Creating a consistent look across an organization can be hard when applications are written in multiple frameworks. This talk will cover how you can utilize web components in your WordPress application. By using web components you can standardize the look across properties in your organization.

    Pattern Libraries for the Non-Designers
    Some people call them design systems or pattern libraries. Either way they seem to be the province of designers and something that is just handed to developers. But what if you work more or less alone, having the job of both builder and designer, making decisions about design for clients all on your own, or your designer doesn’t supply enough information to easily test. A pattern library can stream-line your process by showing you and your clients a site-wide system of recurring or common design options: colors, fonts, buttons, testimonials, call outs, etc. Without including distracting content or navigation structure, it makes for easier approval of design elements.

    WordPress in a Headless World
    WordPress has been a key part of the development of today’s web, but with the rise of the JAMstack, where does WordPress fit in? This talk will cover about how WordPress compares to the headless options available today and how WordPress is still one of the more powerful solutions available for a great CMS experience.

  • Kerch McConlogue: 10-ish Tips To Make WordPress Your Friend

    WordCamp Baltimore 2016Speaker: Kerch McConlogue

    November 20, 2016 — Somebody built you a WordPress site and then left you in the lurch to fend for yourself. Maybe they told you how to add content, use headings, and add images. But you forgot pretty quickly. Get past the fear of breaking the internet. You CAN do this! This session will help you figure out what you think you can’t.

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  • Kerch McConlogue: SEO Beyond Yoast

    WordCamp Rhode Island 2016Speaker: Kerch McConlogue

    October 7, 2016 — An SEO plugin is a great help in tweaking your content to make search engines happy.
    But if you pay attention to a couple of basic practices that we’ll go over in this session, you can use Yoast or All-in-one-SEO to check your work rather than struggle to back fit changes to get to that green dot!

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  • Kerch McConlogue: Ten Tips to Make WordPress Your Friend

    WordCamp Lehigh Valley 2016Speaker: Kerch McConlogue

    August 26, 2016 — For new users, “Ten Tips to Make WordPress Your Friend” or “How to Make WordPress Your Friend”, by Kerch McConlogue for WordCamp Lehigh Valley 2016.

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  • Kerch McConlogue: Next Steps for New WordPress Users

    WordCamp Lancaster 2016Speaker: Kerch McConlogue

    April 20, 2016 — After your site is set up and you figured out how to add content, the next steps are sometimes less obvious.

    In this session we’ll talk to new WordPress users about
    • how to evaluate plugins and themes you think you like or need,
    • how to manage all kinds of media so it shows up the way you want,
    • how to get the word out about your content through RSS feeds, social media and a little bit of SEO,
    • and perhaps, most importantly, how to find help when you’re stuck.

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  • Kerch McConlogue: New Users – 10 Tips to Make WordPress Your Friend

    WordCamp Rhode Island 2015Speaker: Kerch McConlogue

    September 29, 2015 — Somebody built you a WordPress site and then left you in the lurch to fend for yourself. Maybe they told you how to add content, use headings, and add images. But you forgot pretty quickly. Get past the fear of breaking the internet. You CAN do this! This session will help you figure out what you think you can’t.

    Kerch McConlogue, retired ADHD coach and front end developer, has been writing code by hand for 16 years and using WordPress since version 1.5. Her passion is helping WordPress novices to understand the basics of care and feeding of their own sites and to get past their fears of breaking the internet.

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  • Kerch McConlogue: New users – Make WordPress Your Friend!

    WordCamp Scranton 2015Speaker: Kerch McConlogue

    August 5, 2015 — Let’s say somebody built you a WordPress site and then left you in the lurch to fend for yourself. Maybe they told you how to add content, use headings, and add images. But you forgot that stuff pretty quickly.
    Get past the fear of breaking the internet. You CAN do this! This session will help you figure out what you think you can’t.

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