‘learning’ Videos

  • Rodolfo Melogli: Da zero a PHP…

    WordCamp Italy (Italia) 2021Speaker: Rodolfo Melogli

    November 6, 2021 — WordPress e WooCommerce sarebbero nulla senza PHP. Sviluppo e customizzazione non esisterebbero. L’unicità di ogni sito non sarebbe possibile.

    Ecco, senza PHP “you go nowhere” e nel talk partiremo letteralmente da zero per poi cercare di capire le basi del PHP e come utilizzarlo per modificare un sito WordPress/WooCommerce.

    PHP è difficile solo per ricordarsi il significato dell’acronimo – per il resto è un linguaggio di programmazione divertente, intuitivo e allo stesso tempo… pericoloso. Basta dimenticarsi un punto e virgola e l’intero sito può andare offline 🙂

    Lo scopo di questo talk sarà convincere i non programmatori a provare a scrivere un paio di righe di PHP anziché scaricare “yet another plugin”. Se ci sono riuscito io che non sono un programmatore…

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  • Sandy Edwards: Kids and Code

    WordCamp Birmingham 2019Speaker: Sandy Edwards

    April 11, 2020 — This session is all about kids and code. We will discuss why you should teach your kids to code. We will cover how to teach your kids to code. We will even talk about how to keep your young bloggers safe online. We will cover resources and what you as a parent, or teacher need to know to make sure your child is ready for the future in code.

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  • Rachel Cherry: In praise of the side project: How to learn new skills, make money, and have a little fun

    WordCamp Portland 2017Speaker: Rachel Cherry

    January 14, 2020 — Many great projects, products, and companies have grown out of side projects or hobbies. Apple, Twitter, and even Gmail exist because someone dedicated their spare time to testing the waters. Most of your favorite WordPress themes, plugins, and websites were probably brought to life during someone’s day off.

    But not all side projects need to be huge, life-altering excursions. Whether it’s building a WordPress plugin, learning a new software package, or building an entire website, they can be whatever you need them to be; from developing a new skill to bringing in extra income to simply having a little fun. Side projects can also be a great way to learn what you’re made of, try new avenues, and build relationships with other web professionals.

    Join Rachel to discuss the pros (and cons) of side projects, learn about a few projects that turned into so much more, and hopefully leave with a few ideas of your own.

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  • Starting from Zero: Learning WordPress Bootcamp-style

    WordCamp Manila 2018Speaker: Nathaniel Budikey

    October 31, 2019 — Nathaniel Budikey will be sharing his story, about starting from zero and learning about WordPress.

  • Ryan Chmura: Running 25 plugins (and other things my professors told me not to do)

    WordCamp Vancouver 2018Speaker: Ryan Chmura

    August 11, 2019 — My professors always told me never to run more than 7-8 plugins at a time, but real-world scenarios don’t always play out how they would in the classroom. Join me as I share a few of my learning curves jumping from a classroom environment to a job that I was arguably underqualified for.

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  • Tom Hermans: Learning JavaScript (deeply)

    WordCamp Nederland 2016Speaker: Tom Hermans

    October 28, 2016 — WordPress, JS, API, SPA, REST, JSON, Angular, React are the terms and abbreviations that are being mentioned and handled to try to explain that WordPress can be a platform as another.

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  • Alex Denning: The Art of Writing a Great WordPress Tutorial

    WordCamp London 2016Speaker: Alex Denning

    May 30, 2016 — How do you write a really good WordPress tutorial? A high-accessible breakdown of how to write about WordPress in a way that is engaging and can be understood clearly. A look through how to: successfully identify people’s problems, establish trust and create an engaging narrative, format code examples, understand how to maximise accessibility, weave in calls-to-action and share your work! The aim is to ensure everybody can come away from the talk much better understanding how to write the awesome WordPress tutorials that can spread knowledge far and wide.

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  • Laura Sacco: Risorse e metodi per imparare a usare WordPress

    WordPress Meetup TorinoSpeaker: Laura Sacco

    March 10, 2016 — Una mappatura puntuale di alcune delle risorse e degli strumenti di base utili per imparare a usare WordPress, partendo dalla considerazione che per imparare a usare WordPress, lo strumento migliore è usare WordPress, contribuire al suo sviluppo (anche partecipando attivamente, ad esempio attraverso l’attività di traduzione) e considerare la sua Community come risorsa principale

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  • Mary Anne Shew: Piecing Together the WordPress Puzzle

    WordCamp Toronto 2015Speaker: Mary Anne Shew

    January 16, 2016 — For all of its simplicity, WordPress requires many pieces to come together to end up with a functioning, complete web site. This talk will take attendees through a visual roadmap that acts like the photo on a puzzle box to help you pull it all together. We will review a series of diagrams of the environment in which WP is installed as well as visual guides to find the right place inside WP to make the changes you need.

    Many people who use or want to use WordPress are not web site developers. To beginners, the WP environment gives little hint about which option to pick to make a change on their site: Dashboard? Theme? Plugin? CSS? Hosting Control Panel? mySQL? Etc.

    Even with 13 years of experience behind me in creating web sites, it took significant effort for me to learn WP and be able to handle its challenges and surprises.

    This presentation gives participants a road map (available nowhere else that I can find) that helps them figure out what to change and where to make the change when their site needs something updated. Then they can either do it themselves or find someone to help.

    Learning Outcomes:

    – Get the big picture of how all the major pieces come together to create a WP-run site: hosting, WP, themes, plugins, CSS, HTML, etc.
    – Know where to look to find the correct place to change the desired characteristic of the web site.
    – Conference participants will have online access to download the slides and a cheatsheet for navigating the various tools supporting their WP web site.
    – NOTE: This presentation will NOT go into detail about how to choose the options available in each supporting function. It’s meant to help people at least find the right place to make the change because they’ll have a good idea of the keywords to use in a search.

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  • Roberto Miralles y Mercedes Romero: Emprender con WordPress

    WordCamp Cantabria 2015Speakers: Roberto Miralles, Mercedes Romero

    December 23, 2015 — Emprender con WordPress – Roberto Miralles y Mercedes Romero –