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WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/02/24

The WordPress TV Team wants to give a shout out to the WordPress Weekly podcast hosts Jeff Chandler and Marcus Couch. In their latest episode, they have started to highlight videos that have been published on WordPress TV. You can listen to WordPress Weekly Episode 264 here. Many thanks to Jeff and Marcus, we appreciate all of your hard work!

Child Themes

Even though this is a slow time of the year as far as videos being submitted, there is still a lot of great content that is worth mentioning.

This week we are going to feature two videos that discuss Child Themes. If you have been involved in WordPress for even a short amount of time, you have heard the benefits of using a child theme. You can read an article from the WordPress Codex here.

Nick Adams: Getting Started with Child Themes

At WordCamp Montreal Nick explains what child themes are and why they should be used. He then shows how to create a child theme using both a plugin as well as manually creating a new directory and putting in a custom style.css and functions.php file.

Torsten Landsiedel: The Child-Theme-Dilemma

From WordCamp Milano, Torsten has a presentation talk for people who don’t want to be a beginner any longer and need to be intermediates. Including a plugin solution.

Slides for this presentation can be found here.

 

WordPress Community Interview With Isabelle Garcia

Isabelle Garcia is a front-end web developer and social media geek. She is a “Digital Nomad” and travels the world working remotely. She has no fixed base, no office. Isabelle likes to frequent local libraries, not to borrow books but to take advantage of the quiet atmosphere. While other digital nomads meet at coffee shops or co-working spaces, she likes to spend entire days and even weekends in the common areas and desks of public libraries.

When I first contacted Isabelle, she was starting a new adventure she called #WCAsiaRoadTrip. She was going to spend 2 or 3 months traveling through Asia and attend WordCamps at Udaipur, Pune and Bangkok.

Isabelle records video interviews at WordCamps which she then uploads to YouTube. She uses the VINUBIS Video Editor Plugin to edit her videos.

She likes to give back to the WordPress Community by taking part in Translation events with the Polyglots Team.

You can see some of her WordPress TV videos HERE.

WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/02/17

There are a lot of great stories out there in WordPress Land! Ever since I was a kid (long, long ago in a land far away), I have had an interest in life stories. If you do a search for “life” on the WordPress TV website, you will find several videos available for viewing.

Jeff Matson: How the WordPress Community Changed My Life

I had the pleasure of sitting in on Jeff’s presentation at WordCamp Kent 2016 and a few months later, interviewed him for WordPress TV. Jeff talks about his accidental fall into the WordPress community, how it has changed both his personal and professional life forever (and has the cool tattoo to prove it).

 

Ricky Blacker: How WordPress Changed My Life!

This video comes to us from WordCamp Sydney 2016. Ricky tells his story of how he became involved with WordPress, the WordPress community and also how attending WordCamp Sydney 2014 changed my life.

He gives examples of how giving back to WordPress can be beneficial in many ways, and also hopefully inspire those just embarking on their WordPress journey to follow their dreams.

Slides for this presentation can be found HERE.

Visit WordPress TV for more great videos.

WordPress Community Interview With Sandy Edwards

Sandy Edwards resides in Florida and is a WordPress Guru, Local SEO Pro and Marketing Master. She has created and manages websites for crafters, bloggers, small businesses and bands. Sandy helps people with local Search Engine Optimization(SEO), on page SEO, and SEO Rich Content Writing.

She is an advoctae of involving kids in WordPress and technology. WordCamps for Kids involves children in ages ranging from 6 to 14 and teaches them not only about blogging and content creation but also covers HTML, CSS and coding. Sandy has been involved in WordCamps for Kids in Miami, Orlando and Tampa.

Sandy explains to parents that a child posting information of where they live, the school they attend, and the sports teams they are on are all bad ideas. There are ways to lock down the WordPress site so that the rest of the internet can not access their child’s website. She states that “Kids are bombarded from every angle with media and created content. They should also be able to dive into the content creation world themselves“.

For more videos and interviews visit WordPress TV.

 

WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/02/10

This week we are featuring two presentations about e-commerce.

According to Wikipedia,”E-commerce is a transaction of buying or selling online. Electronic commerce draws on technologies such as mobile commerce, electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, Internet marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems. Modern electronic commerce typically uses the World Wide Web for at least one part of the transaction’s life cycle although it may also use other technologies such as e-mail.

2016 total retail sales across the globe are estimated to have reached $22.049 trillion, up 6.0% from the previous year, according to eMarketer. They estimate that sales will top $27 trillion in 2020.

Since 2010 there have been 179 videos published on WordPress TV that are related to e-commerce.

The videos below come from WordCamps Stockholm and Ann Arbor .

Ulrich Pogson: Building Multilingual e-Commerce Sites

Ulrich recently built wpzoo.ch to sell a few WordPress products. It is available in English and German. He covers the challenges and decisions that were needed to make and how it has worked out for him.

Andrew Wikel: Ecommerce Fundamentals

Andrew answers audience questions and provides advice for those interested in getting started with ecommerce.

There are lots of awesome e-commerce videos available on WordPress TV, which can be found HERE.

 

 

 

WordPress Community Interview With Tsetan Dolkar

Tsetan Dolkar lives in Dharamshala, India which is located in northwestern India. Dharamshala is about 500 kilometers north of New Delhi. She got interested in technology while in school and spent all of her pocket money in internet cafes learning about the internet.

Tibetan I Tech

Tibetan I Tech

She founded Tibetan I Tech in May 2013 and it is the only female ran Tibetan IT services in India which offers uniquely secure IT services. They were the first Tibetan IT services firm that specialized in providing secure quality web & mobile app development and graphic design services for our clients worldwide.

Tsetan enjoys helping locals solve their WordPress problems and also spend time on the WordPress India Facebook Group page.

To watch more WordPress TV interviews, click HERE.

 

WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/02/03

The two videos featured this week will have a different look when you watch them.

The WordPress TV Team has started the process of making videos available on YouTube. The official WordPress TV YouTube Channel can be seen HERE. Currently there are 200 videos available for viewing, with more being uploaded every day. The videos are grouped into Playlists to make them easier to find. The majority of videos are from WordCamp Europe and WordCamp US.

Lesley Molecke: Changing the world, one WordPress at a time – Building a firm serving nonprofits

Lesley is the co-founder of a boutique WordPress agency, Cornershop Creative, which focuses on helping nonprofit and small business customers set and meet their goals online.

Prior to founding Cornershop Creative, Lesley managed enterprise-level CMS rollouts for both the City of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Public Schools (one of the largest districts in the US) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Lesley and her co-founders have turned a pipe dream of a business into a reality that employs 10 remote employees, and helps more than 100 nonprofit customers each year.

Maile Ohye: A View From Google – The Latest in Google And Google

Hear Google’s latest stats on searcher and mobile trends, as well as how we’re trying to connect searchers with good content. Maile joined Google in 2005.She works on Google Search as a Developer Programs Tech Lead. A few of her projects include rel=”canonical” (co-author of the IETF RFC), and rel=”next” and rel=”prev” for paginated content.

Prior to Google, Maile was a systems integrator specializing in content management systems for organizations including AT&T and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. She earned a B.A. in Cognitive Science with a Computer Science emphasis from the University of California at Berkeley.

WordPress TV has received videos recorded by individuals in the past few weeks. Yea! These were videos from WordCamps, Meetups and How To’s. If you are interested in submitting a video, please read the guidelines HERE.

WordPress Community Interview With Krystal O’Connor

Krystal O’Connor lives near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and works at Libsyn, which is a podcasting hosting service. Libsyn has over 2.6 billion downloads and hosts over 25,000 shows with 44 million monthly audience members. Krystal provides technical support, writes and maintains the Libsyn Knowledge Base, produces the video tutorials, manages the Libsyn Tutor YouTube channel, and co-hosts Libsyn Live.

She spoke at WordCamp Pittsburgh 2016 with a presentation titled WordPress + Podcasting.

Many podcasters turn to WordPress to help build the website that will be the landing page for their podcast show, but did you know there were themes, plugins, and best practices geared directly toward marrying your podcast and your WordPress site?

Krystal is very active in the podcasting community and Podcamp Pittsburgh.

Krystal blogs at https://www.krystaloconnor.com. If you read her About Page, Krystal states that “We were the first house in the neighborhood with a computer (one of the IBM PC’s), and I distinctly remember installing a hard drive into the computer when I was about 7. That’s when I got my start in the tech world, right there on my grandparent’s den floor.”

We talk about podcasting in general, procasters versus podcasters,  audio versus video among other things.

WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/01/27

This week is a little different in that the videos shown were not recorded at WordCamps. The first two videos were submitted by individuals and the third came from a Meetup.

If you are interested in submitting WordPress related videos to WordPress TV, you can read the submission guidelines here. To upload a video click here. The maximum upload file size is 1GB. You can upload the following video formats:avi – mov/qt – mpeg/mpg- mp4 – ogv – wmv – 3gp/3g2.

Isabelle Garcia: WordCamp Asia Coming Soon?

Isabelle Garcia recorded this video at WordCamp US. She originally asked “What is your WordPress wish list for 2017?”

A few interesting conversations arose around the growth of the Asian WordPress community. Some of the main representatives of this community were present at WCUS and they shared with us their hopes for a “WordCamp Asia.” Probably not in 2017, but hopefully in 2018, as they all explain in this video.

denisco: Управление оформлением виджетов WordPress с помощью плагина Widget CSS Classes

denisco submitted this Russian language video and talks about design management WordPress widget with the plugin Widget CSS Classes.

Nikola Randjelovic: WordPress Starter Survival Kit for Developers

This video was recorded at the WordPress Nis Meetup in Nis, Serbia. Nikola talks about creating themes and plugins and the tools you might need.

As you can see, a lot of great content is being created by individuals. If you have an interest in recording a video, plug in a microphone and give it a try. As Corey Miller said at WordCamp Dayton 2014, “Just Click Publish.”

WordPress Community Interview With Dave Loodts

Dave Loodts is a self employed WordPress designer/developer, SEO and marketing consultant at www.davel.be.

He is a big believer in giving back to the WordPress community and is the co-organizer of WordCamp Antwerp as well as WordPress Meetup groups in Antwerp and Hasselt. Dave also is the Global Translation Editor of nl_be team as well as the administrator for the WordPress Dutch Belgium website.

Dave and I discuss the recent efforts of the local team to translate WordPress into 100% Dutch. I certainly learned a lot about translating as Dave talked about how he made the request, first steps on getting the glossary created, items needing special attention. Also finding others to help to translate, organizing remote and physical meetings, etc. He was very appreciative of the help that Pascal Casier provided. Dave was also inspired by Francesca Morena and the Italian community where the translation efforts resulted in a fresh, more active and broader community.  That’s one of the main reasons that Dave decided to pick up the role as GTE.

After the video was recorded, Dave wanted to say a big thank you to Veerle Verbert:

“Veerle introduced me in 2013 to the WordPress community during the first WordCamp Europe. I was a ‘rookie’ and didn’t knew really anyone in the community.  So, Veerle was a key-figure for me, giving me this opportunity to connect and give back to the WordPress-community. Together we’ve organized over twenty meetups in Antwerp so far and had the first WordCamp ever in Belgium. So proud on that. So, Veerle: thank you! “

Near the end of the interview, I surprised Dave by asking about his photo beer blog and his passion for local beers. You can see this at daveloodts.wordpress.com.

For more interviews, go to WordPress TV.