December 15, 2020 — This Learn WordPress workshop is aimed at users and will teach participants how to find a plugin for their needs. In the workshop, we will walk through the features of WordPress Plugins with the Akismet plugin as an example. We’ll also cover how to find and install a new plugin through the dashboard, how to evaluate a new plugin for use on your site, how to provide feedback and how to get help with a plugin through the WordPress.org support forums.
November 17, 2020 — Improve you website’s speed by eliminating some of your plugins. In this session you will learn how to test your website’s speed with a few free options (Lighthouse and GTMetrix, for example) and then you will learn how to track down the causes of slowdowns and fix issues.
June 27, 2020 — This is the second of a three-session WordPress 101 series. The talk begins with beginner-level advice for seeking support, and then for choosing themes and plugins. Intermediate-level topics follow for customizing WordPress with CSS, menus, custom post types and custom fields.
April 25, 2020 — Tipos de webs que se pueden hacer con WordPress y plugins imprescindibles para cada una de ellas. La web de tus sueños se puede hacer con WordPress si sabes qué utilizar.
Veremos tipos de páginas como web presenciales, blogs, podcasting, academias, membership sites, tiendas online, foros, red sociales, etc., qué les caracteriza a cada una de ellas y qué plugin imprescindibles hacen falta.
March 12, 2020 — This talk continues Chris’ WordPress Plugins growth story and lessons from Chris’ presentation at the 2018 Sydney WordCamp.
Where last year the OPMC story was on the initial 7 year growth phase on their WordPress Plugins division, this year will be an honest and at times brutal account of the growth to scale process – that is, where does growth lead and how fast can you scale once you’re getting the customers and the initial honeymoon period is over?
March 8, 2020 — The tools and plugins that we use every day slowly change over time, and I love to share them so that we can learn from one another.
In particular, I’ll be talking about:
Tools for your website, for things like handling backups, updates and security.
Tools for your business, for things like billing, contracts and proposals.
Tools for getting things done, for things like task management, contacts, email and more.
December 31, 2019 — Extending WordPress above and beyond the core functionality is part of what makes WordPress so powerful. However, the sheer number of plugins available can be overwhelming. A strategy for evaluating plugins makes both developing managing WordPress easier. In this presentation, attendees will learn:
• Strategies and tools for evaluating one plugin over another
• Key factors to consider
• Evaluation tools
• Paid plugins versus free: do you get what you paid for?
• Managing plugins and updates
• Evaluating plugin security:
• How to research plugin security history
• Identify functionality that may be risky
Attendees will also receive a plugin evaluation checklist they can take home to help choose plugins that fit their project’s objectives.
December 30, 2019 — The right plugins can make a huge impact on what you can do socially with your site. Make WordPress easier to share, reach and communicate.
December 27, 2019 — The tools and plugins that we use every day slowly change over time, and I love to share them so that we can learn from one another.
In particular, I’ll be talking about:
– Tools for your website, for things like handling backups, updates and security.
– Tools for your business, for things like billing, contracts and proposals.
– Tools for getting things done, for things like task management, contacts, email and more.
December 19, 2019 — Sourcing responsibly is crucial to the security, efficiency, and success of any WordPress site. Faced with millions of open source plugins and themes on the repository, how do you evaluate the add-ons you use to enhance your website? This introductory talk will go over best practices for ensuring you select the best and most necessary plugins for your website needs. I will also cover security basics, such as how to update your plugins and themes to ensure they don’t leave vulnerabilities on your website that could lead to being hacked.