November 11, 2017 — Now that you have a WordPress site and your blogging what are you going to do with it? Deciding on what to blog on is not as complicated as it sounds. Determine what you are passionate about, think about what your excited about in your community and how you can bring about engagement and collaboration.
You have a voice that needs to be heard and using WordPress is an awesome tool to use. Creating a Brand is a promise that your content is important and an invitation to not only follow, but to be engaged, involved, contributory and active.
Bill Gates stated, “content is king,” and content runs the world. “How to be Dope and Lit on Social Media” is a way to share dynamic and diverse content that inspires and motivates: to move people to go beyond their every day lives and engage to bring change. Every person has a voice and that voice deserves to be heard using the diversity of platforms, tools and digital devices available.
January 20, 2016 — WordPress Admins and Super Users may get to the point where they’d like to move to the next level of understanding and exploiting their WordPress systems – but talk of hooks, loops, and APIs is still gibberish that causes their eyes to glaze over.
This session will provide a gentle introduction to how dynamic websites function, learning to identify and begin breaking apart relevant programming languages, and investigate what and where WordPress’ moving parts are.
This presentation is suitable for anyone who 1. wants to start rolling up their sleeves and get their hands dirty; or 2. is curious and simply wants to understand how WordPress works behind the GUI scenes. Best practices and next steps will be outlined for further exploration.
Identify the source files of a WordPress installation.
View source files from the Dashboard.
Follow best practices (i.e. child themes) for editing source files.
Form a mental model of how database-driven web applications process and output content.
Understand the core functional elements of a WordPress installation (i.e. database and individual php files).
Understand the purpose and function of a WordPress theme and theme files and how themes interact with the WordPress core.