Speakers: Topher DeRosia

  • Topher DeRosia: Introduction to Big Commerce for WordPress

    WordCamp Jacksonville 2019Speaker: Topher DeRosia

    December 29, 2020 — BigCommerce for WordPress is a brand new way to do ecommerce in WordPress. With a hybrid of local content and processes running over API the BigCommerce for WordPress plugin can help your store operate at micro-scale, enterprise scale, and everything in between.

    This talk is a review of features and capabilities.

    Correction: During the presentation, it was stated the BC Agency Partners get 30% of the monthly merchant fee. The correct number is 20%. Our presenter apologizes for the error.

  • Topher DeRosia: Build Ecommerce Sites With Confidence (Demystifying Ecommerce)

    WordCamp Philadelphia 2020Speaker: Topher DeRosia

    November 17, 2020 — Building an ecommerce store can be a daunting experience. Suddenly you’re not just working with content anymore. Now it’s taxes and shipping and customers that need to be kept happy. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be scary. The session will highlight a number of steps you can take to remove the uncertainty from building ecommerce websites so that you can move forward with confidence.

  • Topher DeRosia: How To Increase E-commerce Conversions

    WordCamp Austin 2020Speaker: Topher DeRosia

    November 14, 2020 — This talk recommends how to increase engagement, lower customer acquisition costs, and, ultimately, improve store sales.

    An e-commerce store is only as valuable as the number of visitors it converts to buyers. But Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither is a successful online store. Building a sustainable, cash positive storefront takes time – and a thoughtful strategy.

  • Topher DeRosia: Introduction to the WordPress HTTP API

    WordCamp Denver 2019Speaker: Topher DeRosia

    November 4, 2020 — The WordPress HTTP API allows you to gather data from other parts of the web and present it however you wish. We’ll take a look at how it’s done, while taking into consideration performance issues.

    We’ll look at both examples of what can be done as well as code samples to accomplish specific goals.

  • Topher DeRosia: Introduction to the WordPress Transients API

    WordCamp Boston 2019Speaker: Topher DeRosia

    November 3, 2020 — Transients allow developers to easily micro-cache expensive queries and remote data calls in the most efficient way possible. They’re relatively easy to use and can make dramatic performance improvements in your site.

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  • Topher DeRosia: Build Ecommerce Sites With Confidence (Demystifying commerce)

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2020Speaker: Topher DeRosia

    November 2, 2020 — Building an eCommerce store can be a daunting experience. Suddenly you’re not just working with content anymore, now it’s taxes and shipping and customers that need to be kept happy.

    Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be scary. This talk explains a number of steps you can take to remove the uncertainty from building eCommerce websites so you can move forward with confidence.

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  • Topher DeRosia: Introduction to BigCommerce for WordPress – Part 1

    WordCamp Jacksonville 2019Speaker: Topher DeRosia

    October 22, 2020 — BigCommerce for WordPress is a brand new way to do ecommerce in WordPress. With a hybrid of local content and processes running over API the BigCommerce for WordPress plugin can help your store operate at micro-scale, enterprise scale, and everything in between.

    This talk is a review of features and capabilities.

  • Topher DeRosia: How to increase E-commerce conversions

    Bengaluru WordPress MeetupSpeaker: Topher DeRosia

    June 6, 2020 — Do you want shoppers, or do you want buyers? An ecommerce store is only as valuable as the number of visitors it converts to buyers. But Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither is a successful online store. Building a sustainable, cash positive storefront takes time – and a thoughtful strategy. We’ll go over some simple tips you can use to increase engagement, lower customer acquisition costs and, ultimately, improve store sales.

  • Topher DeRosia: An Introduction to BigCommerce for WordPress

    WordCamp Jackson 2019Speaker: Topher DeRosia

    December 27, 2019 — The BigCommerce WordPress plugin uses headless ecommerce to create a hybrid of a SaaS and WordPress. It’s powerful, fast, easy, scalable, and inexpensive. This is not a deeply technical talk, but rather a discussion about how the ecommerce landscape is changing in WordPress.

    This is not intended to be a sales pitch for BigCommerce, but rather a plugin overview, similar to an “Introduction to WooCommerce” talk. Obviously BigCommerce must come up, but this is more about the evolving landscape of ecommerce in WordPress with the move to SaaS based plugins.

  • Topher DeRosia: WordCamp Crazy: Leveraging WordPress for World Peace

    WordCamp Phoenix 2019Speaker: Topher DeRosia

    March 11, 2019 — The combination of WordPress and WordCamps spreading throughout the world has created a global network of friendship. These relationships form bonds that are deeper than nationalism, and could someday advance World Peace.

    This talk will use a case study of WordCamp Crazy, a group of Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi WordCampers who’ve formed a bond of friendship despite the fact that their countries have been at war. Their story of learning and compassion could change the world.