‘Workshop’ Videos

  • 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.

    COME PREPARED!
    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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  • Kelli Wise: Learn to Use Your WordPress Website PART 1

    Kelli Wise: Learn to Use Your WordPress Website PART 1

    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.

    COME PREPARED!
    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

  • Florian Gottschall: Learn why and how to create and use video for your WordPress blog/website

    Florian Gottschall: Learn why and how to create and use video for your WordPress blog/website

    WordCamp Europe 2018Speaker: Florian Gottschall

    August 13, 2018 — In my workshop I showcase the importance of online video with up to date statistics from main influencers. Based on this background I showcase how you can use video in your own WordPress installation from different sources. I also provide an overview about advantages or disadvantages for each source. As an interactive part I create a video live on stage.

  • Nathan Kuik: Going with the Flow: Increasing Mindfulness and Flow Experiences to Fight Burnout and Depression

    Nathan Kuik: Going with the Flow: Increasing Mindfulness and Flow Experiences to Fight Burnout and Depression

    WordCamp Europe 2018Speaker: Nathan Kuik

    August 13, 2018 — As problem solvers, we take pride in diagnosing problems, breaking them down into actionable tasks, completing TODOs, and closing tickets. A common assumption in this rational workflow that emotions and feelings are a hindrance and should be actively minimised. However, research tells us the costs of ignoring emotions are great.

    Active stewardship of our health makes us better employees, managers, parents, and partners. Pressures in life and work make it hard to maintain balance, even if we know the signs of burnout and depression. Workshop attendees will learn how to bring more focus to the present moment, improve overall well-being, and increase buy-in for supporting emotional health.

  • You, yes you, need to sketch!

    You, yes you, need to sketch!

    WordCamp Europe 2018Speaker: Joshua Wold

    August 13, 2018 — It doesn’t matter who you are, give sketching a try. I’ve used quick sketches to bridge the communication gap between what our clients want to create, and what our developers can build. If you spend 10 minutes on a sketch to describe how an interface will work, you can then share it with your team and validate whether everyone is on the right page. Even if you’re wrong, you’ve got a starting point.

    This workshop is for folks making websites for a living. We walk through previous development problems that I’ve used sketching on, and then work on live examples together.

  • Carl Alexander, Giuseppe Mazzapica, Thorsten Frommen: An Introduction to Unit Testing (for WordPress)

    Carl Alexander, Giuseppe Mazzapica, Thorsten Frommen: An Introduction to Unit Testing (for WordPress)

    WordCamp Europe 2018Speakers: Carl Alexander, Giuseppe Mazzapica, Thorsten Frommen

    August 13, 2018 — This is a development-specific workshop, so you should have an idea about coding in general. Besides that, the workshop itself does not require any specific skill or knowledge.

    We’ve all had these “Wait, what? That worked the other day!” moments. They usually happen after we introduced a new feature but broke existing functionality in the process. This is why we often don’t feel confident that our code is working as expected. When developing plugins—or whole websites—this is important, though. Clients expect that making changes won’t break their sites. But can we be sure of that?

    There is a solution for that, and it’s called Unit Testing! During this hands-on workshop, we’ll help you understand what testable code is and how to write unit tests for it. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be able to prevent these embarrassing moments from ever happening again.

  • Krešimir Končić: Lifecycle of a WordPress project

    Krešimir Končić: Lifecycle of a WordPress project

    WordCamp Europe 2018Speaker: Krešimir Končić

    August 13, 2018 — WordPress is promoted as a tool to easily publish content, but on the other hand, development of these WordPress projects is a different and complicated story. We will handle the touch points of each project at the workshop – clients, designs, bugs, deadlines, customer support, etc. – and determine which factors affect the deliverable of a typical WP project. We will put a special emphasis on business risk mitigation with WordPress project (not getting your money, breaking deadlines, adjusting budgets, making proper estimates, etc.). Workshop will process the three major phases of each WordPress project: planning and preparation, project implementation, support after launch.

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  • The Gutenberg Team: Roundtable with the Gutenberg team (Part 1)

    The Gutenberg Team: Roundtable with the Gutenberg team (Part 1)

    WordCamp Europe 2018Speakers: Matías Ventura, Andrew Duthie, Ella Van Dorpe, Gary Pendergast, Grzegorz Ziółkowski, Jorge Costa, Riad Benguella, Tammie Lister

    August 10, 2018 — Ask your questions to the group of people building Gutenberg. Learn its design language, how to create blocks and extend the new editor interface in various ways.

  • Daniel Olson: On-demand dev with Docker and WordPress

    Daniel Olson: On-demand dev with Docker and WordPress

    WordCamp Europe 2018Speaker: Daniel Olson

    August 8, 2018 — Learn how to leverage the power and simplicity of Docker containers with WordPress to build a highly customizable and easy to managed development environment. This workshop will cover using Docker with Docker Compose, combining prebuilt containers, and best practices while using these tools specific to WordPress.

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  • Adam Laita: Workshop ACF

    Adam Laita: Workshop ACF

    WordCamp Prague 2018Speaker: Adam Laita

    July 28, 2018 — Workshop Adama Laity na téma ACF