‘Beginner’ Videos

  • Alice Orru: How I Started Working on Customer Support for a Popular WordPress Plugin as a Total Newbie

    Alice Orru: How I Started Working on Customer Support for a Popular WordPress Plugin as a Total Newbie

    WordCamp Europe 2017Speaker: Alice Orru

    June 30, 2017 — Did you ever think that working with WordPress is something that only developers and tech-savvy people can do?
    Are you convinced that your being a newbie on WordPress won’t allow you to help people?

    In this talk I’ll be sharing my experience on how I started working for a WordPress start-up; how I was struggling with my own impostor syndrome all the time, but still succeeded helping people and answering their technical questions.
    In a few months, I will be celebrating my second year with WP Media. I don’t recognise anymore that Alice who was so scared of answering tickets on HelpScout.
    This is the beginning of my journey from not understanding customers’ questions to getting my first “Great” ratings on HelpScout.

    Are you curious to hear the rest?

  • Gary Thayer: Intro to WordPress

    Gary Thayer: Intro to WordPress

    WordCamp Portland ME 2017Speaker: Gary Thayer

    June 5, 2017 — In this session, we’ll take a dive into WordPress and all of it’s settings and features. We’ll discuss:

    – Posts vs. Pages
    – WordPress.org vs WordPress.com
    – Adding Content
    – Installing Plugins and Themes

  • Rachel S Lucas: Zero to Zen

    Rachel S Lucas: Zero to Zen

    WordCamp Miami 2017Speaker: Rachel S Lucas

    May 15, 2017 — This talk is for absolute beginners who would like to start their journey into the World of WordPress. I will speak on how I went from zero experience in creating WordPress websites to confidently creating and customizing new websites in a short amount of time and how you can learn to do the same.

    WordPress can seem daunting to the non-initiated. That is why during the talk you will learn valuable tips that would make your first (or ongoing) WordPress experience more pleasant. You will learn how to go from Zero to Zen in WordPress.

  • Tiago Pires: Superando Barreiras com o WordPress

    Tiago Pires: Superando Barreiras com o WordPress

    WordCamp Fortaleza 2016Speaker: Tiago Pires

    May 3, 2017 — O objetivo dessa palestra para iniciantes é demitificar esse poderoso gerenciador de conteúdo. Será abordado tópicos sobre o que é o WordPress, mercado em que o WP está inserido, possibilidades que a plataforma oferece, vantagens no uso do sistema e desmitificado idéias errôneas sobre o WordPress.

  • Karun Jaraslertsuwan: ก้าวแรก WordPress ต้องรู้อะไรบ้าง

    Karun Jaraslertsuwan: ก้าวแรก WordPress ต้องรู้อะไรบ้าง

    WordCamp Bangkok 2017Speaker: Karun Jaraslertsuwan

    March 23, 2017 — ทุกวันนี้หลายๆคนมีทั้งแบบคนทั่วไปและคนที่เป็นเจ้าของธุรกิจอยากมีเว็บเพื่อยกระดับ Brand ตัวเองให้ดีขึ้นแต่ปัญหาอยู่ที่

    มีเครื่องมือมากมายและมีวิธีที่มากมายเกินไปจนข้อมูลล้น ผมจะสรุปว่าข้อดีข้อเสียแบบการจ้างคนทำเว็บให้ ซื้อสำเร็จรูปตามเว็บไซร์ และทำด้วย WordPress

    เปรียบเทียบแบบง่ายๆสำหรับผู้เริ่มต้นแล้วทำไมมันถึงดี ความเป็นสากลของ WordPress และสิ่งที่แตกต่างสำหรับมือใหม่ที่จะก้าวเข้ามาตลาด online

    ระดับคนเข้าฟัง: เริ่มต้น

    – คนที่อยากมีเว็บแต่ไม่รู้เลยว่าจะเริ่มต้นยังไง
    – ธุรกิจที่อยากจะมีเว็บทั้งแบบธุรกิจทั่วไปที่อยากมีเว็บเพื่อยกระดับแบรนด์ และคนที่กำลังอยากมีเว็บส่วนตัว

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  • Pamela Coyle: How WordPress Cured My TechnoFear

    Pamela Coyle: How WordPress Cured My TechnoFear

    WordCamp Nashville 2016Speaker: Pamela Coyle

    March 16, 2017 — …and made me more valuable as a writer. I detest feeling stupid and for years refused to dive into new technology because it always frustrated me. Teaching myself the basics of navigating WP as a user cured me of any technofear. It made me more confident also made me more valuable as a copywriter because I understood how websites are put together, know what is possible, how all the parts of digital marketing (should) work together. The ability to “speak the language” of design, basic development, and organic SEO means I can set higher fees. And that is a good thing.

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  • Beth Soderberg: Lessons Learned from Rebuilding My First Website

    Beth Soderberg: Lessons Learned from Rebuilding My First Website

    WordCamp Lancaster 2017Speaker: Beth Soderberg

    March 15, 2017 — I built my first large WordPress site five years ago and just completed rebuilding that very same website. In rebuilding this site I have had the unique opportunity to rethink many of the same problems that presented themselves before and also to reevaluate the work I did the first time around.

    This talk will cover a range of beginner mistakes I made in the first build and the way approached solving these same problems now. We’ll also talk about how some changes I’ve made to the new site are a result of trends and technology changes over time.

    Overall, this talk is for anyone who is getting started with building WordPress sites with complex data structures and requirements. My hope is that you’ll learn some of the lessons I learned the hard way the easy way!

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  • Andy Henderson: Website in a Day

    Andy Henderson: Website in a Day

    WordCamp Sydney 2016Speaker: Andy Henderson

    January 30, 2017 — Some of the reasons WordPress is the most popular web development platform in the world is it’s ease of use, and it’s ability to use themes.

    These features also makes it possible for complete beginners(with a little guidance) to create their very own professional looking website in a single day.

    This session outlines the steps and activities that should be covered by a complete beginner to create their own website in just one day.

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  • Winston Tony: WordPress Basics

    Winston Tony: WordPress Basics

    WordCamp Nairobi 2016Speaker: Winston Tony

    January 25, 2017 — This session will be about WordPress basics. Opening up with how I stumbled upon WordPress community on the Internet leading to the birth of http://www.winstontony.com. This talk is CENTRED around demystifying the age old myth that one needs to be a born pro to run a word press site. In a nut shell I will take the audience through blogging passion, getting started, setting your site and basic back office, posting and issues of frequency, Social sharing just to mention a few. I use my personal blog to reiterate the aspect of alternative career informed by the high rate of unemployment on Kenya and Africa at large. That will mark my closing remarks.

    When people ask me about WordPress normally I tell them I am self taught. (some say self made) from stumbling on WordPress to turning into an Internet nomad as a career to building a business around the aspect of blogging, it’s been a story of learning one curve at a time. It’s journey in progress. Like everyday friends and Internet strangers ask me to help out with WordPress related tasks. I do with an open heart. I have spoken previously at the Amref child development Centre (by Amref Foundation) about blogging. Recently I spoke at the Road to Nairobi Event in Nairobi organised by Ye community and Building Bridges Initiative. On frequent basis I speak about blogging to community based groups am involved with as part of TWIC GROUP undertakings.

  • Stephen Mwanza: WordPress SEO – The Basics

    Stephen Mwanza: WordPress SEO – The Basics

    WordCamp Nairobi 2016Speaker: Stephen Mwanza

    January 25, 2017 — I will share rich and easy to understand content that will help my audience start and market their blogs online through Search Engine Optimization. I’ll articulate the steps required for one to start a successful niche blog at home. I have been doing SEO for the past 10 years. I was one of the trainers at Livity Africa which was running a Digital Skill Training Program sponsored by Google.