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.

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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.

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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.”

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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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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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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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How to Get 100 Content Ideas in an Hour: Nicole Kohler

If there’s one thing worse than writer’s block, it’s running out of ideas for your blog or business — or not having any to begin with. Luckily, the internet has made getting inspired an easy task, not to mention an incredibly quick one. In this talk, Nicole shares tips, tools, and content “lifehacks” you can use to generate 100 (or more!) content ideas in less time than it takes to settle on a new theme. Filmed at WordCamp Boston 2016

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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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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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