Speakers: Michelle Ames

  • Michelle Ames: The “Hidden Features” of WordPress

    Michelle Ames: The “Hidden Features” of WordPress

    WordCamp Montreal 2018Speaker: Michelle Ames

    December 14, 2018 — There are WordPress Features You May Not Know. If you are like many, there always seem to be things you wish you could do with WordPress, but maybe can’t figure out. This session will provide you with some great tips and tricks for you to make working with WordPress even easier. From changing the number of posts on the dashboard page, to adding a target to link to on the menu dashboard, there are many things that are easy to accomplish — if only you know where to look. Not only are there screen options on almost every dashboard page, but there are help pulldowns, too, helping to answer questions before you might even need to turn to help in a forum. We will also cover shortcuts for use in the editor window, and a quick and easy way to save your favorite plugins to find at a click to upload to your site.

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  • Michelle Ames: Use Your WordPress Powers for Good

    Michelle Ames: Use Your WordPress Powers for Good

    WordCamp Boston 2018Speaker: Michelle Ames

    December 13, 2018 — WordPress powers almost a third of the internet, making it not only powerful, but as an open source project, WordPress is a tremendous gift to all of us. So what do you do with an amazing gift like this?

    Make a living from it.
    Have fun with it.
    Give back.
    Pay it forward.
    All of the above!
    I make a living with WordPress, but I’m also what you might call a “serial volunteer.”

    In the years that I’ve created a career with WordPress, I have also set aside time to help others through:

    Mentoring
    Organizing Meetups
    Organizing Hackathons
    WordCamp organizing and speaking
    Creating WordPress classes and clinics
    Setting up WordPress coworking days
    Creating free and discounted non-profit websites
    and more!
    There’s a side effect to giving and giving back with WordPress: I’ve found that the more I give…the more I’ve gained: friendships, clients, jobs, and the warm feeling that only comes from sharing good things.

  • Michelle Ames: Using your WordPress powers for good

    Michelle Ames: Using your WordPress powers for good

    WordCamp Hamilton 2018Speaker: Michelle Ames

    June 4, 2018 — WordPress powers almost a third of the internet, making it not only powerful, but as an open source project, WordPress is a tremendous gift to all of us. So what do you do with an amazing gift like this?

    Make a living from it.
    Have fun with it.
    Give back.
    Pay it forward.
    All of the above!

    I make a living with WordPress, but I’m also what you might call a “serial volunteer.”
    In the years that I’ve created a career with WordPress, I have also set aside time to help others through:

    Mentoring
    Organizing Meetups
    Organizing Hackathons
    WordCamp organizing and speaking
    Creating WordPress classes and clinics
    Setting up WordPress coworking days
    Creating free and discounted non-profit websites
    and more!

    There’s a side effect to giving and giving back with WordPress: I’ve found that the more I give…the more I’ve gained: friendships, clients, jobs, and the warm feeling that only comes from sharing good things.
    Attendees can expect to learn more about the social power of WordPress, how the WordPress community functions, and how giving back is really a way to give to yourself.

  • Michelle Ames: The “Hidden” Features of WordPress - Part 2

    Michelle Ames: The “Hidden” Features of WordPress – Part 2

    WordCamp San Diego 2018Speaker: Michelle Ames

    May 3, 2018 — This session will provide you with some great tips and tricks for you to make working with WordPress even easier. From changing the number of posts on the dashboard page, to adding a target to link to on the menu dashboard, there are many things that are easy to accomplish — if only you know where to look. Not only are there screen options on almost every dashboard page, but there are help pulldowns, too, helping to answer questions before you might even need to turn to help in a forum. We will also cover shortcuts for use in the editor window, and a quick and easy way to save your favorite plugins to find at a click to upload to your site.

  • Michelle Ames: The “Hidden” Features of WordPress - Part 1

    Michelle Ames: The “Hidden” Features of WordPress – Part 1

    WordCamp San Diego 2018Speaker: Michelle Ames

    May 3, 2018 — This session will provide you with some great tips and tricks for you to make working with WordPress even easier. From changing the number of posts on the dashboard page, to adding a target to link to on the menu dashboard, there are many things that are easy to accomplish — if only you know where to look. Not only are there screen options on almost every dashboard page, but there are help pulldowns, too, helping to answer questions before you might even need to turn to help in a forum. We will also cover shortcuts for use in the editor window, and a quick and easy way to save your favorite plugins to find at a click to upload to your site.

  • Michelle Ames, Christine Baker Marriage, Tracy Rotton, Shanta Nathwani, Miriam Goldman: Women in WordPress (Panel Discussion)

    Michelle Ames, Christine Baker Marriage, Tracy Rotton, Shanta Nathwani, Miriam Goldman: Women in WordPress (Panel Discussion)

    WordCamp Rochester 2017Speakers: Michelle Ames, Christine Baker Marriage, Tracy Rotton, Shanta Nathwani, Miriam Goldman

    November 26, 2017 — A frank and honest discussion with women who have been involved for different amounts of time in WordPress – ranging from development to designer to marketer.
    Panelists include:

    Michelle Ames
    Christine Baker Marriage
    Tracy Rotton
    Shanta Nathwani
    Miriam Goldman

  • Michelle Ames: Little Things Make A Difference

    Michelle Ames: Little Things Make A Difference

    WordCamp Toronto 2017Speaker: Michelle Ames

    October 17, 2017 — So you can build a technically wonderful website, but does it appeal to your audience? Does it have finesse? Who is it designed for: the owner, the designer/developer, or the customer/user? Are forms user-friendly? This talk will show you the things that make a website more complete, user-friendly, and user-appealing. Topics will include favicons, custom 404 pages, form buttons, footers, colors, SSL certificates, and more.

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  • Jennifer Shaheen, Laura Willis, Michelle Ames, Tom Shapiro: Marketing Experts Panel with Live Questions & Website Reviews

    Jennifer Shaheen, Laura Willis, Michelle Ames, Tom Shapiro: Marketing Experts Panel with Live Questions & Website Reviews

    WordCamp Rhode Island 2017Speakers: Jennifer Shaheen, Laura Willis, Michelle Ames, Tom Shapiro

    October 10, 2017 — This marketing panel isn’t your ordinary Q/A session. We are extending the time of this panel so we can give our panel of expert marketers the opportunity to share some of their greatest success stories, experiences and strategies. We’ll also take a deep dive into those times when things go wrong, and how to recover from them.

    Bring your questions because we are also going to give you an opportunity to ask your questions directly to the panel. Don’t have any questions then share your website! That’s right we’re going to do live website analysis on the screen so you can get detailed feedback on your work from some of the top WordPress marketers in the area.

  • Michelle Ames: Little Things Make a Big Difference

    Michelle Ames: Little Things Make a Big Difference

    WordCamp Rhode Island 2017Speaker: Michelle Ames

    October 10, 2017 — So you can build a technically wonderful website, but does it appeal to your audience? Does it have finesse?

    Who is it designed for: the owner, the designer/developer, or the customer/user? Are forms user-friendly?

    This talk will show you the things that make a website more complete, user-friendly, and user-appealing. Topics will include favicons, custom 404 pages, form buttons, footers, colors, SSL certificates, and more.

    Intended Audience Type: Beginner and Up (it’s marketing-oriented)
    Intended Audience Experience: Any Level

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  • Michelle Ames: Little Things Make a Big Difference

    Michelle Ames: Little Things Make a Big Difference

    WordCamp Montreal 2017Speaker: Michelle Ames

    September 26, 2017 — So you can build a technically wonderful website, but does it appeal to your audience? Does it have finesse? Who is it designed for: the owner, the designer/developer, or the customer/user? Are forms user-friendly? This talk will show you the things that make a website more complete, user-friendly, and user-appealing. Topics will include favicons, custom 404 pages, form buttons, footers, colors, SSL certificates, and more.

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