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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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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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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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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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Designing with WordPress: Recent WordCamp Presentations for Designers

There is no doubt that design is a popular topic at any WordCamp. From WordCamp Vancouver and WordCamp Asheville come these great talks on how to level-up your WordPress design skills.

Designing for Content

This talk from David Hickox goes over the method he has created for designing websites from the content outward. His talk covers aspects of designing in code, type choices, line height and typographic scale, creating a proper base style sheet, usability best practices, semantic structure, and more.

Responsive web development made easy with CSS and the mobile plugin

In this lightning talk, Christine Rondeau offer some tips and tricks to get better looking sites on mobile devices, including how you can use the mobile plugin to get completely different layouts on mobile devices.

Designing for Sales and Conversions

Sarah Benoit shares insights into the latest trends in website usability, searchability and design elements that encourage conversions — purchases, form completions, event registrations, and more. Learn best practices for designing a site with WordPress that both looks great AND converts website visitors into the customers, clients, and potential leads every business needs.

Building Better Websites Through Collaboration, Communication, and Consistency

In this presentation from WordCamp Asheville, Julien Melissas talks about how perfecting your workflow can help you level up your professionalism, relationships with clients & colleagues, and happiness levels!

New videos from WordCamp Asheville and WordCamp Vancouver

Check out these great new videos from WordCamp Asheville 2014 (May 30-June1) and WordCamp Vancouver 2014 (July 26) that have been published on WordPress.tv recently.

What’s Your Story? Engaging Your Readers with the Power of Personal Narrative

Whether you’re starting a personal blog to share your thoughts and ideas, or blogging to promote your business, storytelling is the most effective way to engage your audience. In this presentation, Cindy Reed explains how well-told stories are memorable, unique, and position you as a trusted voice.

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Power Your Non-Profit Website

An important part of any non-profit organization’s mission is getting its message out to as many people as possible. As Ray Mitchell explains here, a well-designed WordPress website can help even the smallest non-profit reach a wide audiences and help activate both supporters and volunteers.

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Magic with CSS Pseudo-Selectors

Pseudo-selectors are a magical CSS tool, because they make it possible to create some amazing visual effects, while keeping your HTML semantic and minimizing the images on your site. This presentation by Morgan Kay introduces the basic concept of pseudo-selectors, and goes over the various pseudo-selectors that are available and when they are useful.

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WordPress Single Page Web Apps

Alessandro Biavati shows how WordPress can be integrated with modern Web App tools by leveraging its innate modularity, flexibility and speed. This talk is about WordPress as much as it is about general Web Application best practices and future applications and considerations.

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