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WordCamp Video Highlight

Troy Dean from Melbourne, Australia submitted this 5 minute video that was shot during WordCamp Sydney 2016. Over 250 people attended the two day event. The video crew asked a series of questions to WordCamp attendees, speakers and volunteers. I recently tried to do a testimonial video at a recent WordCamp but my work pales in comparison to this video. Fantastic video folks!

This presentation by Felix Arntz was given at WordCamp Antwerp 2016 and covers Multisite and Multinetwork WordPress installations. Felix gives an introduction, then talks about the benefits of using multisite and then covers developer guidelines.

Slides for the presentation can be found HERE.

For more great videos go to WordPress TV.

WordPress Community Interview With Dmitry Mayorov

Dmitry Mayorov resides in Moscow, Russia and is a developer and solo practitioner. He said he used to refer to himself as a freelancer but changed after listening to Brian Krogsgard make reference to “solo practitioner” in his Post Status podcast.

Dmitry was the lead organizer for WordCamp Moscow 2016 and is a member of the Moscow WordPress Community Meetup Group.

We discuss WordCamps, the WordPress Community and the Global WordPress Translation Day which takes place on November 12th, 2016.

WordCamp Video Highlight

Again, we are featuring videos from two different WordCamps.

WordCamp Tokyo 2016

This video from WordCamp Tokyo 2016 is not technical but is a fun look at the origin of the Wapuu figure that has spread throughout the WordPress World in the 5 years since its introduction. This presentation was given by the original illustrator Kazuko Kaneuchi and talks about the popularity of the Wapuu

Actually there is a website showcasing the various Wapuus that have been created and used for WordCamps. The website is wapu.us.

Slides for this presentation can be found HERE.

Also, this presentation by Mignon Style is about theme building for non-programmers. She has very nice slides so even if you don’t understand the talk it’s worth checking out.

Slides for this presentation can be found HERE.

My sincere thanks to Naoko Takano for her help with these videos.

WordCamp Antwerp 2016

This video from WordCamp Antwerp 2016 is a presentation by Thijs Feryn and concerns Scaling WordPress. He talks about optimizing your stack for better scalability, load balancing, session distribution, static file hosting and much more!

Slides for this presentation can be found HERE.

Something new that was introduced 3 weeks ago – WordPress TV Shortz. These are 1 to 2 minute videos giving updates (not news) from the make.wordpress.org team pages. So far updates have been given for Polyglots, Plugins, Mobile, Design, Core and Community Teams.

And don’t forget to go to WordPress TV for more great WordCamp videos!

WordPress Community Interview With Adam Silver and Kyle Maurer

If you were looking for an example of a close friendship that was created from being involved in the WordPress Community, look no further.

Adam Silver resides near Los Angeles, California. He is the creator of the KitchensinkWP podcast, a semi-retired professional photographer….. husband (18 years) and father of 3 kids. Adam was the lead organizer for WordCamp Los Angeles 2016.

Kyle Maurer resides in Jackson, Michigan with his wife, Ashley and is a co-fonder of Real Big Marketing. The firm uses WordPress to solve complicated issues for clients. He is the host of the WP Roundtable hangout. Kyle was the lead organizer for WordCamp Ann Arbor 2016.

The two met at WordCamp Dayton 2015 and the rest, as they say, is history. They have combined their talents and have given joint presentations which were very unique. A Rap Battle, a Political Debate and most recently a Super Hero versus a Villain, all being delivered in a humorous manner but still teaching lessons about various aspects of WordPress.

WordCamp Video Highlight

This week we feature videos from WordCamp Moscow 2016 and WordCamp Pittsburgh 2016.

Дмитрий Майоров: Как опубликовать свою тему в директорию WordPress

From WordCamp Moscow, Dmitry Mayorov talks about his experience of submitting a theme to the Theme Review Team. He discusses avoiding simple mistakes and what can be done to accelerate the process.

You can see his slides presentation here.

Kevin Hoffman: Demystifying Responsive Images in WordPress

In this video from WordCamp Pittsburgh, Kevin Hoffman talks about the demystifying responsive images and striking a proper balance between performance & quality.

You can see his slide presentation here.

For more great WordCamp videos go to WordPress TV.



WordPress Community Interview With Varvara Lyalyagina

Varvara Lyalyagina is a WordPress user who resides in St. Petersburg, Russia. She attended her first WordCamp in Moscow with the intent of finding someone to help her with a website. She found that help and so much more. Varvara decided to apply to speak at WordCamp Moscow 2016. You can see her presentation here.

She specializes in helping people setup their blog or websites.

It is easy to see how excited Varvara is about being involved in WordPress. She talks about her first experience of meeting people at a WordCamp and how she is involved in the WordPress Community in St. Petersburg. Varvara said that the local community is in the early planning stages of having a WordCamp in that city.

For more great videos go to WordPress TV.

Amazon Alexa + WP REST API = GUI-Less WordPress Application

Wow! Just wow. My friend and fellow WordPress TV team member Olegs Belousovs sent me information about the video featured below. Now, I consider myself somewhat of  a geek but when I saw Okamoto Hidetaka demonstrating the Alexa voice commands on the  Amazon Echo,,,, well, WOW!

Okamoto gave this presentation at WordCamp Singapore 2016 and showed how he and his team developed an app to control a WordPress website without a GUI (graphical user interface). He talks about the services needed, an Amazon account, an AWS account and an Amazon Echo.

The video is only 17 minutes long but shows how to get started on a project like this. Okamoto also supplied this link to their website: amimoto-ami.com which has more details.

Slides for the presentation can be found here.

For more great WordCamp video visit WordPress TV.

WordPress Community Interview With Caspar Hübinger

Caspar Hübinger is a web developer and is on the support team for WP Rocket with WP Media. He has attended WordPress Meetups, helped organize WordCamps and is active in the German WordPress Community.

We discuss the upcoming Global WordPress Translation Day which will take place on Saturday, November 12, 2016. If you would like to help with this project or watch the live sessions and ask questions. You can sign up here.

This was actually our second attempt for the interview. During our first chat, I neglected to check some settings. The audio was fine but the video was subpar. Caspar graciously agreed that another chat was needed and it turned out great.

Many thanks to Caspar. As has been the case on most of these interviews, it took a few weeks to get together but (to me) it was well worth the wait.


WordCamp Video Highlight

This week we have two videos from two WordCamps. One for beginners and one for developers.

First up is Jerett Farmer and his presentation at WordCamp Los Angeles 2016 titled WordPress By A Dummy.

Jerett has some help from a special friend and the audience as he helps new users prepare for their first website.

“This presentation would be great for brand new or newish users who wants a brief over view of getting a secure and easy to administer site up with as little trouble as possible.”


Next, from WordCamp Pittsburgh 2016 is Josh Pollock with The WordPress API and the Evolution of WordPress.

Josh talks about the possibilities of using the REST API to deliver better experiences and break expectations to users.

“In this talk, I will cover many of the possibilities for using WordPress in new and exciting ways as well as to improve how we build the most common elements of a WordPress site.”

For more great WordCamp videos go to WordPress TV.


WordPress Community Interview With Doc Pop

Doc Pop (not his real name) is a Jack of all trades, a musician, artist, dramatic yo-yoist, and video game designer-wizard. He does the weekly WordPress News Drop at Torque. These are one or two minute videos talking about news in the WordPress world. I had been watching these for several months and finally decided to take a chance and contacted Doc about doing this interview. I honestly don’t know why I worry about being refused. The response and positive feedback is amazing!

Doc talks about his work at Torque (which includes the Torque Toons), attending WordCamps and creating videos.

To say that I get pumped up when I do these interviews is an understatement. I always learn something new about this Community that we are involved in.