November 4, 2019 — How can you manage 48 WordPress sites at once? It’s a tall order, but at the Southern Tier Library System (STLS) we’ve accepted the challenge, and we’re excited to share what’s worked and what hasn’t. At STLS, 48 public library outlets each have their own, unique online presence in the form of a WordPress website. Staff tech skills at each library range from experienced web designers to first-time computer users. In order to support users with a broad range of experience and expertise, who also want to have a unique and distinct presence online, we’ve curated a list of recommended plugins and themes that are accessibility friendly and help keep sites up to date.
In this session, we’ll share our list of themes and plugins that are working well across 48 sites, as well as some that we’ve tried that haven’t worked out. We’ll also delve deeper into a few plugins that help keep sites running smoothly, automatically – without someone logging in to manage updates. We’re focused on creating sites that are accessible and sustainable, and we’ll also discuss our process for establishing a list of best practices for new WordPress users, leading workshops about WordPress, and sharing news about big changes, like Gutenberg, in a non-scary way.
September 18, 2019 — Dans certains projets le client a des besoins particuliers pour assurer des performances et une sécurité maximale.
Son exigence était simple : avoir une copie statique complète de son site à déployer toutes les 30 minutes environ.
Je me propose de vous expliquer les différentes approches testées pour vous révéler celles qui sont les plus efficaces.
May 29, 2018 — This session will cover 4 different methods you can use to monetize the content on your WordPress site: display ads, affiliate marketing, sponsored content and paid memberships. We’ll give an overview of the method, explain who pays and how you get paid, what plugins help you use that method, and show some examples of each type of monetization in-action.
August 5, 2017 — WordPress has a lot of moving parts: the database, the web server, WordPress itself, your content, your plugins, your theme… It can be confusing to figure out how it all fits together. In this talk, I will go over all of the working pieces in a standard self-hosted WordPress installation, including things like what the webhost does, what files are present and their role, and how WordPress uses the database. It’s helpful to understand how it all fits together so that you can track down problems on a site, make improvements to a site, or just have a handle on what happens under the hood when you use WordPress.
November 22, 2015 — This will be a mostly non-technical talk surveying aspects of managing and executing on large projects, and adapting WordPress to meet complex, custom needs. It should appeal to novice and experienced developers, strategists, writers, marketers, and project managers.