October 13, 2023 — Accessibility is about people. Web accessibility is about allowing people to use and understand websites without barriers.
This talk covers the different types of cognitive and physical abilities that people have. Learn more about how designers and developers create many unintended barriers to them using a website.
September 30, 2023 — Have you been handed the keys to a WordPress site and don’t know where to start? Maybe you have a new job or started volunteering somewhere and now your responsibilities involve caring for the website. You have to get up to speed quick!
Learn more about key concepts and skills for taking over a WordPress site.
September 30, 2023 — There are tons of helpful guides out there to help you get your WordPress website live. What you do after that though is entirely up to you. The first 6 months can be both exhilarating and frustrating in equal parts. This talk is about how to plan and execute during those critical early days, when most bloggers tend to give up even before they’ve really started.
December 20, 2022 — Having an account on WordPress.org is useful for many different reasons! With a WordPress.org account you can:
• Post on the WordPress support forums
• Rate and review themes and plugins
• Join the Making WordPress Slack
• Track your activity and contributions to the WordPress Open Source project
In this workshop, we:
• Tour the different parts of a WordPress.org profile
• Demonstrate how to create an account on WordPress.org
• Help interested folks to create their own account
December 17, 2022 — This talk continues Starting fresh on WordPress, Part 1. Both presentations suggest best practices for setting up WordPress and Gutenberg, including customizing settings, adding themes and adding plugins.
Part 2 includes a refresher of some Part 1 topics, then moving on to examine several kinds of plugins:
At the end of the session, you will have a better understanding of how to get started with WordPress — and how to avoid fundamental pitfalls.
November 23, 2022 — Two years ago, this spekaer had never heard of a WordCamp, Meetup, Wapuu, or GitHub. She was too intimidated to touch or edit a website, let alone explain digital accessibility.
As many of her friends were retiring, hear how she started an unexpected, yet fulfilling new chapter which will hopefully inspire you.
October 21, 2022 — Ever wondered what all of the out of the box WordPress roles were and how to use their capabilities across the site? Wonder no more! This is a foundational WordPress discussion where we will talk through the various roles in WordPress and the capabilities each possess.
Beginners, but anyone can benefit!
October 7, 2022 — This talk offers beginner tips and advice to aspiring bloggers. Topics include how to start a blog, choosing a niche, hosting, theme selection, creating posts, and tips for creating good content.