November 12, 2017 — WordPress has grown in more ways than we could have ever imagined, but what does the future hold? In his talk, Noel will make predictions about how our industry will change in 2018 and what it means for you and your business. From freelancers, agencies to product companies, there’s a lot going on you need to be aware of so that you can best plan for the upcoming year.
October 27, 2017 — How using WordPress became a pillar of my success as a Personal Trainer.
Gregory Dzemaili is the founder, owner and head coach of Lebe Stark Personal Training; a Personal Training Service and Gym based in the eastern part of Switzerland. With 4 years of experience as a certiefeid fitness instructor, Blackroll- and Kettlebell Trainer, he’s equipped with a solid, professional and necessary foundation in fitness and strength traininig.
October 24, 2017 — WordPress in a container. It’s the holy grail of portability in the world where Docker and its siblings exist. The talk will discuss containers in brief, then on how to make your WordPress installation in a container for various purposes – development, CI/CD, deployment.
October 23, 2017 — WordCamps and meetups are always brimming with help on how to best tune your WordPress development environment for your MacBook Pro. But what about us Windows users? Nadda. Let’s see how to put that time-tested OS to work and create the ideal set-up to get your Windows box all jazzed up to pump out an awesome WordPress site.
October 22, 2017 — It is the American Dream – quit your 9-5 job and build your own business. Is that your dream as well? Are you thinking about taking the plunge and giving notice to your boss in order to embrace your entrepreneurial spirit? This engaging discussion will present a foundation on things you need to think about when starting your own WordPress business – either Full-Time or even Part-Time. Topics include (but of course, are not limited to):
How to get started
What to charge
Where to find clients
Services to provide
How to protect yourself
Insurance (what? you need that?)
Pitfalls to avoid
Proposals, Agreements, and Contracts
October 19, 2017 — Find out what WordPress does well and if you should be using it for your website. WordPress may not be the perfect solution for everything, but it has many strengths that make it powerful enough to use in different situations.
Dig a bit deeper into what you could be using WordPress to do on your website or blog.
October 16, 2017 — A WordPress install that’s ultra-secure, lightning-fast, and near-infinitely scalable?.. What?! Turns out there’s a service to give us just that: Shifter. We will explore what it’s all about, its pros and cons, as well as possible use cases for it.
P.S.: I’m not affiliated with Shifter in any way.
October 15, 2017 — I have often come across this notion that WordPress isn’t ready for big projects by default and that a lot of customization is needed for it to work at a truly large scale. However, my personal experience with setting up and helping maintain several really big projects has made me heartfully disagree with this statement. In this talk I will show you how a truly scalable and redundant system can be created without the need to change anything in WordPress. Here are few of the topics I will cover:
— Multiple Web Nodes
How to properly use load balancers and how to set WordPress on multiple web nodes without making any application modifications.
— Multiple Database Nodes
How to have a redundant master-slave DB replication without WordPress even knowing about it.
— Shared Storage
How to organize your files on multiple nodes, replicate them and keep them in sync in the most efficient way.
— Handling Sessions
How to handle sessions properly and how to overcome other potential issues with huge sites hosted on high-availability, multi-node WordPress setups.
October 12, 2017 — WordPress is software like no other. Businesses harness its versatility. Creative skills are mastered with it. It unifies individuals from diverse backgrounds. Yet to so many, it remains “just” software. As a blogger, web designer, marketer, educator, and entrepreneur since long before its existence, I’ve watched it grow into a worldwide phenomenon. My own path to success is intertwined with a decade of WordPress use. Clearly, there’s more to this software than just a free install. Discover how WordPress will completely change your personal and business life for the better, if you let it! This is an introduction to my concept of The WordPress Lifestyle (#wplife) which is all about community. It goes far beyond merely using WordPress to support one’s livelihood. It includes education, inspiration, art, experiences, relationships, and so much more.
October 10, 2017 — In deze presentatie leg ik uit waarom meewerken aan WordPress zelf goed is, niet alleen voor WordPress, maar ook voor jezelf en je bedrijf. Matt Mullenweg, een van de co-founders van WordPress, noemt dit “5% for the future”.