Christina Hills: The Top 10 Plugins Every Website Needs and Why

One of the most confusing (and exciting) features of using WordPress is plugins! And if you are not a developer or coder, how do you know for sure which ones you need and why?

In this session, Christina Hills walks you though, step-by-step with lots of visuals, the Top 10 plugins you need and how to properly evaluate them. You’ll also learn the exact steps to take when a plugin goes “bad” so your website is up and running in no time. Watch this non-techie session and you’ll walk away understanding the Wonderful World of WordPress Plugins!

Chris Reynolds: How the Block Editor in WordPress Changes the Conversation

Everyone in the WordPress community is talking about the new editing experience in WordPress. Wherever you fall in defense of or against the new editor, it changes how we interact with WordPress from a content editing and a development perspective.

In this talk, Chris Reynolds explores some of the ways Gutenberg changes how we build things as well as the types of things we can build to enhance and improve the WordPress editing experience.

Linda Gunn: How to Scale: From Solopreneur to WP Agency Owner

This talk is aimed at freelancing WordPress professionals and small WordPress agencies who want to grow their business into something bigger than a one-man band. Linda Gunn shares her story and lessons she’s learned over the decades – focusing on hiring staff, managing stress and creating processes to set yourself up for success as a scalable WordPress agency.

Linda began her company in her living room in the 1980s, as a single mother who needed to find a way to take care of her children. Now, her WordPress agency has 35 full-time employees working out of a beautiful two-story office in North Long Beach.

Mesa redonda: State of the Dev

La mesa de debate de esta edición contará con la participación de cuatro profesionales y miembros de la comunidad WordPress. Ellos son: Sonia Ruiz, Marta Torre, David Perálvarez y Fran Torres.

Todos y cada uno, desde su experiencia, analizarán y debatirán sobre los retos actuales y futuros del desarrollo web, dentro del proyecto de código abierto más utilizado a nivel global: WordPress.

En resumen, esperamos que la programación del sábado de esta primera WordCamp para desarrolladores Sevilla 2019, cumpla las expectativas de los más exigentes y sea útil para el crecimiento y conocimiento del desarrollo web con WordPress.

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Christine Laikind: SEO And Accessibility – How they Work Together

While it is important to understand where SEO and accessibility (a11y) overlap in order to optimize correctly for both, it is important to note that optimizing for one is not necessarily akin to optimizing for the other. In other words, if you’ve optimized a page for search engines, it does not necessarily mean you made it accessible and visa versa. What it is very important to UNDERSTAND that there IS overlap – and if you understand the overlap, you can successfully optimize for both.

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WordPress 5.3 “Kirk”

Version 5.3 of WordPress is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. The new editor continues to become more refined with intuitive interactions, a focus on accessibility, and a more consistent look & feel. A fresh new default theme is shipping with this release too, that puts blocks to good use and lets all users have more control over how their content appears.