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The Humanity Of WordPress – Rich Robinkoff

Rich Robinkoff “nails it” during his presentation titled The Humanity of WordPress!

Rich gave this presentation at WordCamp Columbus on August 27th and again at WordCamp Pittsburgh on September 17th. I was lucky enough to be in attendance in Pittsburgh.

He talks about human interactions and the fact that people may not realize the impact they might have on somebodies life in just a short conversation. Rich gives several examples of the relationships that can be built and the giving nature of the WordPress Community.

Please watch until the end as Rich talks about the contributions to the WordPress Community by #WPMOM.

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WordPress Community Interview With Daniel J. Lewis

Daniel J. Lewis has a passion for podcasting and for helping others in their podcasting endeavors. It is easy to get caught up in his enthusiasm. I feel fortunate to have been able to chat with him for a few minutes.

I thought it might be interesting to interview somebody who uses WordPress to leverage their business.

He is an Internet entrepreneur, award-winning podcaster, podcast consultant and has been the keynote speaker at several conferences.

Near the end of the interview, Daniel discusses his search for a plugin to meet certain needs and the steps he used to find what he needed. It is worth listening to.

With Daniel being a professional, I was somewhat hesitant to interview him as I feel that I have a lot of room for improvement as far as my podcasting skills. But like all of the other interviews, he was eager to talk about his profession and was a gracious guest!

WordPress Community Interview Series with Milan Ivanovic

Milan Ivanovic is a developer at ManageWP. He resides in Belgrade, Serbia and was an organizer for WordCamp Europe 2016.

When we had our Skype video call, Milan was working remotely as he was on a WordTrip (traveling between WordCamp Split and WordCamp Gdynia).

He is a member of the Polyglots Team as a translation editor and contributor.

I do have to apologize for my appearance. It was 6:00 AM and I had not been in the shower yet.

 

Data-Driven SEO with Google Analytics – Rebecca Haden

SEO can be confusing if you rely on tips and tricks. Instead, you can rely on data from your own website.This presentation by Rebecca Haden from  WordCamp Fayetteville 2016 helps you to get to know Google Analytics and other analytics tools with WordPress plugins, find the actionable information in your analytics reports, and implement your own SEO strategy.

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Sell All the Things – Patrick Rauland

With the power of open-source you can do just about anything with your WordPress site which means you can sell just about anything. In this talk from WordCamp Albuquerque 2016, Patrick Rauland walks you through how you can sell all the things on your website.

Selling physical products, digital products, subscriptions, bookable products, configurable products, donations, etc are all possible with your WordPress site. This talk covers WordPress plugins, 3rd party services, and some best practices for building an e-commerce site.

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WordPress Community Interview Series with Josepha Haden

I am very grateful to have been able to interview Josepha Haden this past Friday. This actually happened quickly and we were able to schedule a chat in just two days.

Joespha is an Automattician who is able to contribute to several area of the WordPress Community. She blogs at Stars And The Moon where she writes about a variety of subjects including food and Pepper.

She comes from a long line of writers and was challenged at a young age to be a life long learner.

At WordCamp US 2015, Josepha gave a presentation titled Communities and The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense which was based on a book written by her grandmother, Susan Haden Elgin. There are some very interesting concepts about communication skills and patterns which make a difference on how other people perceive you.

As with the other interviews I have recorded, I learned something new while talking with Josepha. Besides that, she is one of those people who always has a smile on her face and a kind word.

 

WordPress Community Interview Series with Cemal Tashan

Cemal Tashan is an Electronic Engineer, a photographer, a pilot and a WordPress enthusiast. He has spoken many times about designing websites for senior citizens. He has written three books about photography.

Cemal recently visited his native Turkey and states that there is a very active WordPress Community

He is active in the Orange County WordPress Meetup group and volunteered at the recent WordCamp Orange County.

 

WordPress Community Interview Series with Ahmad Awais

Ahmad Awais is a Core Contributor, a Plugin Developer and also on the Polyglots Team.

He is one of the organizers of the Lahore Pakistan Meetup. The group was featured on WPTavern  last December. Over 500 people attended the meetup.

After the release of WordPress 4.6, Ahmad wrote:

WordPress 4.6 has been released. It is the 4th major version release where I was able to contribute code to the WordPress core. Giving back to the WordPress community; especially in the form of core contributions — has been an incredibly empowering and inherently humble experience for me

He is one of the moderators on the Facebook Advanced WordPress Group. The group recently held a Giveaway after surpassing 20,000 members. The WordPress Community responded by donating several thousands dollars worth of prizes. Ahmad and Maedah Batool spent over one hundred hours managing the giveaway. A complete list of prizes and sponsors can be seen here

Setting Up Shop (E-Commerce) – Derek Schmidt

From the stage of WordCamp Asheville 2016 Derek Schmidt takes you through a demonstration on how you can setup an e-commerce website using WordPress and WooCommerce. This talk also goes on to cover setting up various products and product types, setting up taxes, payment gateways and shipping rates. Derek also shares how you can connect to your customers and keep driving them back to your website for more conversions.

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WordPress Community Interview With Tammie Lister

I was lucky enough to interview Tammie Lister recently. She lives in southern England and is a Tuxateer at Automattic. Tammie is a member of the Theme Review Team as well as the Core and Design Teams. She was one of the organizers of WordCamp Brighton 2016.

“WordPress is created by more than core committers and more than one company.” A Tweet by Tammie early this year.

Tammie has several videos available on WordPress TV.

As has been the case since these interviews started, I came away with more knowledge about WordPress world and the people who contribute. In addition, Tammie taught me some British Slang!

Ace!