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Matt Gibbs: Diving Into Commercial Plugin Development

Learn key takeaways from my running a plugin business. Matt Gibbs goes over how to determine whether your plugin idea can sell, how to set the price, deciding on the business model, whether to self-host, and handling support.

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From WordCamp Asheville 2016

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WordPress Community Interviews With Ken Kramer and Topher DeRosia

I want to thank all of the people who have agreed to do the video interviews. Sometimes trying to get a day and a time scheduled is an issue but everything works out in the end.

As I do more interviews I find myself getting more comfortable while recording. Many thanks to the people who have made comments and suggestions for improvements. I am also learning more about editing the interviews and hope to make the videos more enjoyable to watch.

“Strive to improve!”

 

Ken Kramer

Ken has been involved in WordPress for 3 years and attended his first WordCamp in 2015. Ken, along with members of the Lehigh Valley WordPress Meetup, decided to organize WordCamp Lehigh Valley.

 

Topher DeRosia

Topher is a WordPress Developer who has a passion for life success stories. He started HeroPress (the first story appearing in March 2015) with the idea of people telling how being involved in the WordPress Community changed their lives.

Staff Pick: Theming in WordPress – Where do I start?

From the stage of WordCamp Europe 2016 here is Edmund Turbin’s great presentation on how to get started in creating WordPress themes.

Base theme, child theme, framework – These are a few of the options you can use for creating a WordPress Theme. Wether you are developing a theme for your personal blog, a clients website, or a theme to be used by other sites and the WordPress community, it is important to know the different approaches for getting started with theme development.

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WordPress Community Interview With Naoko Takano

When the idea of having video interviews on the WordPress TV blog was discussed during one of our weekly team chats, my mind immediately started to churn. I hope to make these interviews as varied and diverse as the WordPress Community itself. If you have an idea for an interview, please use the Contact Form on the WordPress TV blog page.

Also, I need to state that the Video Submission Guidelines will be followed for all interviews.

Naoko Takano

This week I had the privilege of talking with Naoko Takano, who is on the Global Team at Automattic. She discussed WordCamps, the WordPress Community and in particular the WordPress Community in Japan.

あなたの直子をありがとう!

 

WordCamp Videos – Copywriting for SEO and improving your site security

Aaron Campbell: Website Security – The Big Picture w/ Simple Steps to Take

Security can be complex, intimidating, and even frightening. Don’t let the enormity of it scare you into inaction. Learn what some of the security researchers and security professionals deal with, and then find out some simple steps you can take to secure your sites.

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Beyond SEO – Copywriting for professionals – Marieke van de Rakt & Joost de Valk

SEO has gone from a technical trade to being more marketing focussed. Joost & Marieke will talk about how to gain great rankings & satisfied visitors by writing good content. Focussing on SEO copywriting has a major pitfall. We give examples and tips on how to write a post that is both readable as well as SEO-friendly.

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More videos from WordCamp Europe 2016

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.

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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

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