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
• 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
August 17, 2018 — Small businesses make up around 97.5% of all the registered businesses in Australia.
As such, they’re a market that shouldn’t be completely ignored. They do often need more help to get a website that works for them, and that’s where this session comes into play.
Jane developed her own website brief after finding many business owners were not given or talked through a proper brief by their website designers/developers.
They were left with sites that don’t work- they don’t attract leads, and don’t convert to sales once there.
There are also common frustrations around the handover of the site (or complete lack of), and where web developers can stay involved without taking over.
In this session, Jane wants to step you through how to develop a website brief with a small business client, how to correctly manage their expectations, deliver a website so they get a great result, and both parties walk away happy.
Lessen frustration and miscommunication and earn five star reviews! Key takeaways – Key questions to ask your client to help the website connect with their clients – Clients you should probably avoid – How to reduce frustration, miscommunication and rework – Getting great reviews – Handing over the site – Retaining the client.
August 9, 2018 — How To Deliver A WordPress Website To A Client
Over the time I’ve been building and teaching people how to use WordPress websites, I’ve encountered dozens of sites that needed resuscitating. So I thought it was a good time to talk about how to deliver a WordPress website to your client, the RIGHT way.
June 11, 2018 — In this talk, we will discuss several other uses a small business can use WordPress for rather than “just a website”. The WordPress ecosystem has grown well beyond a blogging platform and informational websites. It’s now possible to run an entire business off of WordPress.
May 29, 2018 — Hello! Hola! Bonjour! Does your institution serve students that speak different languages? If so, maybe your website should too! In this session we’ll compare different solutions for publishing content in multiple languages using WordPress, and what impact having a multilingual site could have on your site’s content and design.
In this session, we’ll cover:
* Terminology used when working in multiple languages
* Popular plugins for supporting multilingual content
* Creating PO files to add your own language to your plugins and themes
* Contributing to WordPress’ Polyglot team
April 19, 2018 — Tips and techniques that can dramatically increase your site performance:
– Why speed matters.
– How you can measure it – Tools to measure your page speed.
– Ways to improve it – Best practices for optimization.
– I’ll also discuss Google’s Mobile Page Speed Update 2018 and if you should AMP-lify your web site.
April 17, 2018 — Een meertalige WordPress website opzetten. Hoe doe je dat, wat komt er bij kijken en waar moet je vooral ook op letten en mee oppassen.
In deze presentatie zet ik veelgebruikte en minder gebruikte oplossingen uiteen, behandel plugins die je kunt gebruiken en leg uit wat volgens mij de beste manier is om een goede meertalige website op te zetten.
April 11, 2018 — มาตรฐานเว็บไซต์ภาครัฐ ตัวอย่างผลการตรวจประเมิณเว็บไซต์หน่วยงานราชการ และ เล่าเรื่องงานพัฒนาเว็บไซต์เพื่อผู้พิการตามมาตรฐาน WCAG
March 30, 2018 — Introductie voor beginners met enkele concrete praktijkvoorbeelden die verduidelijken hoe het gebruik van de commandolijn het dagelijks leven van iedere WordPress gebruiker makkelijker kan maken zodat er meer tijd overblijft voor de leuke dingen. Het leven is nu eenmaal meer dan website onderhoud alleen. Als beginnende WordPress gebruikers na de voordracht al niet onmiddellijk naar huis snellen om wp-cli uit te proberen dan hoop ik tenminste dat ik hun mogelijke angst voor de commandolijn een beetje kleiner heb kunnen maken 😉