Edmund Turbin: The Themer’s Guide to WP-CLI

WP-CLI is a useful tool for automating tasks and optimizing developer workflow in WordPress. WP-CLI is commonly used for maintenance and can be put to good use in the initial site build process. Learn how WP-CLI can help improve your themeing process and make it faster to perform common site building tasks. This talk will explore how you can get started with WP-CLI and will include 3 step-by-step examples.

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Kelli Wise: Learn to Use Your WordPress Website PART 2

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

Presentation Slides »

Kelli Wise: Learn to Use Your WordPress Website PART 1

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

Elliot Taylor: Ten Clangers I Learnt While Building My WordPress Startup

I’m on my second product built with WordPress. The first one didn’t go to plan. I’m not writing this from a beach in the Caribbean. But I’m giving it another shot and I’ve learnt a huge amount about how to approach building products with WordPress. In this talk I’m going to describe the easy pitfalls you can fall into, how to avoid them and build a successful WordPress product business.

Franz Vitulli: Word After Word – A Writing Workflow

From blog posts to internal reports, reviews, documentations, business proposals or social statuses, there is a wide range of cases to write for. Whether you’re an accomplished writer or not, you need to have an established writing workflow in order to create better content with less resources. In this talk I’ll explain how I start from a simple idea and develop a good text that is ready to be read by someone else. Tools of the trade, good and bad habits, text accessibility, but also lessons learned from pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and other linguistics subfields. This session is aimed not only at authors and content creators, but also at all professionals who want to write more effectively for different purposes.