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WordPress Community Interviews – Adam Warner & Shelby Elliott

The following interviews are the final two that I was able to record at WordCamp Northeast Ohio. I’m not sure what WordCamp I will attend next but I have several Skype interviews lined up. My idea for the video interviews is NOT to have featured news but to have a varied selection of guest from several different areas of the WordPress Community

Adam Warner

Adam is a member of the Sitelock Team. He likes to say that “My job title is WordPress Evangelist and it’s one that explains not only my core values and my personality, but also my role in contributing to the WordPress project as a whole.”

Shelby Elliott

Shelby is the owner of Corner Market Media where she likes to help people solve their web design and marketing issues. She is a member of the WordCamp Columbus Team.

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Most popular this month

For the last month on WordPress.tv we had a little under 100,000 visits to our little corner of the internet.  Here are the most popular videos from the last month.  Enjoy!

Mika Epstein: Plugin Reviews Demystified (How to Review a Plugin)

When you submit a plugin, it seems to fall into a big black box. Then, suddenly, you get an email telling you things that are incorrect and need some attention. What actually happens is at once incredibly simple and painstakingly annoying. I should know. I do it every single day. And I’m here to help you understand what it is.

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Kyle Maurer and Adam Silver: WP Battles: Plugins vs. Themes

The classic contest. Themes against plugins. Which are better? Which can solve your problems, fix your site and grow your business? In this epic showdown we’ll explore the purposes and use cases, pros and cons, strengths and weaknesses of these two critical components of any WordPress website.

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Spotlight: WordCamp Miami 2016

WordCamp Miami helped kick off the 2016 WordCamp season with sunny skies and great presentations on how to take your WordPress site to the next level. You can see all the WordCamp Miami sessions here, but below are a few that stood out for us.

Rachel Carden: Tools and Techniques for Evaluating Accessibility

When your website is accessible, all users can access your content no matter their abilities. Visually-impaired users can visit your website using a screen reader. Those who can’t use the mouse can navigate your site using a keyboard or other input device. Some accessibility features might also improve your SEO. When your site is inaccessible, research shows you could be excluding up to 20 percent of your users. This talk for all skill levels will review tools and techniques you can use to test and improve your site’s accessibility.

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Kids WordPress Panel Discussion

Kids talking about WordPress and blogging at WordCamp Miami 2016.

 

 

WordPress Community Interviews – Michael Wiginton & Chris Lema

Several weeks ago the WordPress TV team members kicked around the idea of interviewing people in the WordPress Community. Several different ideas were discussed such as recording methods, length of the interviews, types of questions, etc. As far as “who” to interview, it was decided that anybody who could stand to talk to us for 5 to 10 minutes would be a suitable candidate.

Michael Wiginton

Michael has been with the WPTV team for over 4 years. I wanted Michael to be the first interviewee because he has been a tremendous help to me since I began my involvement with WPTV. Michael also volunteers with WordCamp Atlanta.

Chris Lema

Chris Lema certainly needs no introduction. I met him for the first time last weekend at WordCamp Northeast Ohio, where we were able find a quiet corner and talk for a few minutes.

 

Developing for WordPress with Pippin Williamson and Danilo Ercoli

Pippin Williamson: Ask Me Anything About Plugins

Pippin is a prolific plugin developer and founder of several successful commercial WordPress plugin projects. This session is a Q&A style format where the audience asked question related to plugin development, the WordPress.org plugins directory, selling plugins, building a development team, and anything else related to plugins.

More from WordCamp San Diego 2016

 

Danilo Ercoli: Migliorare le performance di WordPress con il caching e l’esecuzione differita di codice

Questo talk è rivolto sia a chi ha appena iniziato a sviluppare con WordPress, sia agli sviluppatori più esperti che lo conoscono già da parecchio tempo, ed è un’introduzione ad alcuni argomenti come il caching e l’esecuzione differita di codice PHP, che sono utili per migliorare notevolmente le performance del tuo sito. Alcuni degli argomenti trattati sono il corretto utilizzo della cache e dei plugin di caching. Un’introduzione al WordPress Jobs System, e come eseguire codice differito senza dover quindi rallentare il rendering della pagina.

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More from WordCamp Torino 2016

How to create child themes and multi-lingual blogs – Featured on WordPress.tv

Corinne Welsh: My First Child Theme

Corrine Welsh explains how to get started with themes in WordPress, starting with a case study: why, why then, and why not sooner. From there she looks at the structure of a theme and walks through the steps of building a child theme. You may leave inspired to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty in theming after this great talk.

From WordCamp London 2016

Maciej Pilarski: How To Make Your WordPress Website Multilingual

In this presentation Maciej Pilarski goes into detail on how  to easily and quickly create a traditional multilingual website or eCommerce store.  He also compares most popular multilingual plugins and also shows how this can be done without using any plugins, as well as discusses the benefits to your business of going global and how this can be done in minutes.

From WordCamp London 2016

WordCamp San Francisco 2014: State of the Word Keynote

The first WordCamp ever was held in San Francisco nine years ago (2006) as a way for WordPress users and developers to meet, share knowledge, and learn from one another. Since that time these informal community-run events have grown and spread across the globe, but to this day WordCamp San Francisco is considered the event of the year for WordPress lovers everywhere.

One of the highlights of WordCamp San Francisco is the “State of the Word” keynote speech delivered by Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress. Presented in two videos, here is the keynote, and the following town hall Q&A, from WordCamp San Francisco 2014.

Matt Mullenweg: The State of the Word 2014

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Matt Mullenweg: Town Hall at WordCamp San Francisco 2014

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The Future of WordPress: Great videos from Matt Mullenweg and Andrew Nacin

Here are some recent videos from WordCamp Europe 2014 covering the past, present, and future of WordPress development.

Matt Mullenweg: Q&A with Om Malik

Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress, in conversation with tech writer Om Malik on the WordPress past and present, as well as where we are going for the future.

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Andrew Nacin: Post-Modern WordPress

Andrew Nacin, lead developer for the WordPress open source project, discusses the philosophy of WordPress development, and the course it should and will take to keep growing.

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Build your audience: Recent WordCamp videos from experienced content creators

Building an audience and growing traffic on your blog is an evergreen topic at WordCamps everywhere. Here are some recent videos from WordCamp Capetown and WordCamp Calgary on how you can raise the profile of your blog with the power of content!

How to build an audience in 743 difficult steps

Rian van der Merwe shares why it is better to stay away from the easy ways and choose the difficult ways instead, and how a struggling blog with an insignificant number of readers can become not only a source of great joy and expression, but also a source of non-insignificant income.

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Finding Your Voice – Learnings From 6 years of Failure

In this talk, Ernest Barbaric discusses how 6 years of failure, and trying thousands of tips, tricks and best practices helped him to build an audience and a blog presence and how finally the right words came out through the keyboard, they connected with the right people, traffic quadrupled almost instantly, Publications came knocking and business started coming in from across the globe.

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Leveling-up with WordPress: Great videos for developers

WordCamps are a great place to jump-start your education in the world of WordPress development, or build upon yours current skills to make even greater plugins and themes. Here are some recent videos from WordCamp Asheville and WordCamp Vancouver focused on how you can polish your development skills

Introduction to WordPress Plugin Development

Jonathan Daggerhart gives a basic introduction to the creation of a new plugin, including using the Codex, actions, filters, shortcodes, custom settings, and some best practices. An existing understanding of some PHP is required to get the most value from this presentation.

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How To Build A Custom Widget

Widgets are a great way to deliver added content or functionality to a WordPress site. In this presentation, Mel Karlik shows you how to create a simple custom widget then see how you can distribute theme with a theme or as a stand-alone plugin.

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Advanced Custom Fields – Beyond the basics

This presentation by Merrill Mayer covers the use of advanced custom fields in non-blog oriented websites, focusing on using them in custom post types as well as demonstrating custom queries along with custom prev/next posts.

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