‘website’ Videos

  • Sharon A. Dawson: How to Break your WordPress Website

    Sharon A. Dawson: How to Break your WordPress Website

    WordCamp Raleigh 2019Speaker: Sharon A. Dawson

    May 10, 2019 — The white screen of death! You were simply uploading content, updating a WordPress plugin, or clicking on this neat thing to see what it does and then your screen goes blank. You cannot login to your website. You can’t even see your WP login screen anymore. HELP!

    In this session, you’ll learn how to break your WordPress site by:
    * Updating to the latest version of WordPress
    * Updating your plugins
    * Adding new plugins
    * Adding 301 redirects
    * And much more

    Most importantly, you’ll learn how these seemingly innocuous updates that should be easy to make on your website can break your WordPress site if not done properly.

  • Wieger Waardenburg: Verkoop je boren of gaten? Een beetje meer marketing met je website

    Wieger Waardenburg: Verkoop je boren of gaten? Een beetje meer marketing met je website

    WordCamp Rotterdam 2019Speaker: Wieger Waardenburg

    April 24, 2019 — Vraag nooit meer ‘wat verkoop je’. Vraag voortaan: wat los je op? Een korte talk over marketing, waarin je wordt uitgedaagd om anders naar websites te kijken. Naar die van jezelf en die van je klanten.

  • Kayleigh Thorpe: Workshop - Let’s make a website together

    Kayleigh Thorpe: Workshop – Let’s make a website together

    WordCamp Edinburgh 2018Speaker: Kayleigh Thorpe

    April 11, 2019 — This talk is a hands-on workshop aimed towards new WordPress users. Kayleigh will walk you through the first time you login to WordPress, where to find popular features in the dashboard, and how to find some more hidden settings.

    She’ll also cover how to install your first couple of plugins and include some tips on how to find good and useful plugins.

  • Meghan Dove: Bridging the Gap between Designers & Developers

    Meghan Dove: Bridging the Gap between Designers & Developers

    WordCamp Montreal 2018Speaker: Meghan Dove

    March 18, 2019 — As someone trained in both traditional design and web, with experience as a front end developer and as the principal designer at both a freelance company and a high paced start-up, I’ve learned how important it is to bridge the gap between departments. By understanding where all of the people working on your project are coming from you can increase efficiency, decrease workplace tension, and make better sites faster. Using real life examples from a variety of design and development situations, I’ll point out some of the main areas where confusion arises and where increased communication can make everyone’s life easier.

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  • Joe Howard: Get to know (beyond a doubt) who’s visiting your website

    Joe Howard: Get to know (beyond a doubt) who’s visiting your website

    WordCamp Asheville 2018Speaker: Joe Howard

    January 8, 2019 — (Video dark first 50 sec)

    We all want to engage website visitors, bring them value and maybe even convert them into paying customers. I know I want to do all three! But if you don’t know who the people visiting your website are or what they really want, how can you do any of this? I want to give you some actionable tips and tools that will shed some light on who’s visiting your website and allow you to get the feedback you need to turn your site into something your visitors can’t get enough of 🙂


    Using Google Analytics to get visitor data
    Using Hotjar to get visitor data
    How to use that data to dictate your marketing strategy

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  • Dwayne McDaniel: Nobody wants a website. They want results!

    Dwayne McDaniel: Nobody wants a website. They want results!

    WordCamp US 2018Speaker: Dwayne McDaniel

    December 31, 2018 — How many times have you been in a situation where the client is never happy with the results, no matter what you do? How many ’emergency’ messages have you responded to because the site isn’t quite right in some new way? How many clients have you lost or fired because they honestly had no idea what they really wanted? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this session is for you!

    Gathered from years of ‘learning it the hard way’ I am excited to share my knowledge with Freelancers, Agency Owners, Project Managers, Business Development professionals as well as anyone else who wants to better manage conversations.
    Walk away from this talk with a better understanding of:
    Project And Sales Pipeline Strategy
    Uncovering Client Business Goals
    KPIs vs KPIs
    Managing Scope

  • Adam Silver: The Proper Care, Growth and Feeding of Your WordPress Website in 2019 (and Beyond)

    Adam Silver: The Proper Care, Growth and Feeding of Your WordPress Website in 2019 (and Beyond)

    WordCamp US 2018Speaker: Adam Silver

    December 29, 2018 — A website is a living and breathing piece of your overall business & marketing plan. You need to feed it! This presentation will cover why a website isn’t a “set it and forget it” entity.

    Learn about content creation types, determine the need for enhanced features (eCommerce, membership, LMS), ways to encourage visitor engagement, website security and site backups and when it might be time to redesign the site itself.

  • Kate Toon: 10 Ways You Can Improve Your Website Copy To Drive More Conversions

    Kate Toon: 10 Ways You Can Improve Your Website Copy To Drive More Conversions

    WordCamp Brisbane 2018Speaker: Kate Toon

    November 26, 2018 — Kate will be talking us through 10 key ways you can create conversational copy that sells with our shouting and persuades without being pushy.

    We all know the deal, you’ve built a beautiful WordPress website, but now you need to replace that lorem ipsum with compelling, engaging, highly converting copy.
    But if writing isn’t your strong point where do you start? And if the copy you have isn’t cutting it, what changes should you make?

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  • Andi Wilkinson: So You Have a Website. Now What?

    Andi Wilkinson: So You Have a Website. Now What?

    WordCamp London 2018Speaker: Andi Wilkinson

    October 4, 2018 — Around 45% of what is classed as UK Business have little to no web presence and even for a large percentage of those who do, they are navigating through a minefield of online tools and platforms, with no direction. I will guide you through a series of steps to help you go and grow online with WordPress as a scalable platform. I will give you top tips on the many other steps that feed into your online presence, from content, to the many forms of marketing, measuring and tracking for success.

  • Kelli Wise: Learn to Use Your WordPress Website PART 2

    Kelli Wise: Learn to Use Your WordPress Website PART 2

    WordCamp Seattle 2017Speaker: Kelli Wise

    September 20, 2018 — You have this great WordPress website and now you want to know how to use it.

    Congratulations! You just launched a shiny, new website built on WordPress and you’ve logged in to the admin area to have a look around. You’re ready to publish your first blog post or edit a page but, Wowza, there are a lot of things to click on! All of those menu options is making you very uncomfortable.

    What are all of those options for? What happens if you click on them? What if you click on the wrong thing?

    Make sure you come prepared! Read to the end to see what you should bring and come early to make sure you’re ready to go.

    You’ve probably headed out to Google-ville to find the answer to your questions. You’ve discovered that there are a kerjillion different individual tutorials out there on how to do this or that. You’ve watched videos and read the Codex but you’re still worried and confused. It seems like a really steep learning curve.

    It’s not. Learning to use WordPress is not hard. In this workshop, we are going to learn all the basics of WordPress to get you using your website like a pro. Some of the things we’ll be covering:

    • How to login to your admin Dashboard
    • A tour of the Dashboard
    • The difference between Pages and Posts
    • How to create and edit a Page and Post
    • Formatting text and headings
    • Adding images
    • Embedding a Google map or YouTube video on your Page
    • Dealing with Comments
    • Backups – how and why
    • Keeping things updated
    • Widgets – what they are and how to use them
    • Plugins – what they are
    • Users and User Roles
    • Tools
    • Settings – what not to change

    This is a Workshop, not a lecture, so you’ll see WordPress in action, have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and get answers. The class size is kept small to maximize your learning.

    Your instructor has been designing websites using WordPress for over 7 years. She’s also taught this material many times, so you know you’re going to come away from the class knowing how to use WordPress.

    Note: this is a beginner level workshop for bloggers and business owners who use WordPress and isn’t intended for developers.

    For this workshop you will want to have the following:

    Laptop (or tablet big enough for you to work on)
    A working self-hosted WordPress install or we can create a temporary site on pooply.life

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