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WordPress Community Interview With Florian Gottschall

Florian Gottschall is a professional videographer who fell in love with his trade at an early age. He attended the University of Applied Sciences in Landshut (Bavaria) and has had his own business since 2011. He became involved with WordPress in 2010.

Florian and a group of volunteers attended WordCamp Europe and spent their time recording videos of attendees, volunteers, speakers, etc. The videos can be seen on WordPress TV and the WordPress TV YouTube channel.

Because of his commitment to WordPress, Florian has offered WordCamps and Meetups a free subscription for the Vinubis video editor plugin. Feel free to contact him on the plugin website.

WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/07/01

If you have not noticed, WordPress TV videos are now being uploaded to YouTube. This task has been in the works for a while but in the last few months it has really taken off. Many thanks to the WPTV volunteers who are dedicating time to upload the videos.

From WordCamp Helsinki comes this video.

Daniel Koskinen: The Customizer – Present And Future

Daniel’s lighting talk covers how to create a better experience for your clients or users of your theme with the various core controls, custom controls and how to take advantage of selective live refresh and visible edit shortcuts (introduced in WordPress 4.7).

 

 

WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/06/23

WordCamp Europe was held last weekend and the videos are being posted on WordPress TV. Many thanks to the volunteers for getting those done so quickly!

With so many great videos to choose from, it was difficult to pick the first two that would be featured from that event. I decided to choose presentations from two people that I have met and have a lot of admiration for in the community.

Adrian Roselli: Selfish Accessibility

We can all pretend that we’re helping others by making web sites and software accessible, but we are really making them better for our future selves.

Slides for his presentation can be seen HERE.

Thabo Tswana: The Community That The Incubator Program Built

“No success is too small to celebrate”

In 2016, the WordPress Community Team selected Harare, Zimbabwe as one of the three locations for the WordCamp Incubator program.

Thabo talks about how the Incubator program created excitement about WordPress and kicked off the WordPress community in Harare. He also announced the WordCamp Harare will be held on November 4th of this year.

For more great videos from WordCamp Europe, click HERE.

 

 

WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/06/16

Have you ever been burned by not having current backups of your WordPress site? Uhh…well…uhh.Yep, that’s me.

I was somewhat surprised at how few videos are on WordPress TV that deal with backups. Here are three from 2016 of the handful of videos that I found.

Jasmine Brien: Faites des backups qu’ils disaient…

Oups, des affichages ne sont pas tels que conçus, pire mon site plante. À L’AIDE ! Partout on me répond :” Bien sûr, tu avais auparavant testé/validé ta modification hors ligne ?

Michael Oeser: Backup und Restore – Kür oder Pflicht

The importance of a backup can not be underlined often enough. If the website or the whole server has already been “smoked”, it soon becomes clear that this is a compulsory exercise. However, many of us often forget to restore (restore) the data. Numerous plug-ins are gobbling a one-click solution.

Patrick Alexander: How to Backup Your WordPress Site

This session will describe the ultimate safety net for one of your key investments: your WP site.

 

WordPress Community Interview With Catalina Alvarez

Catalina Alvarez in an Occupational Psychologist and resides in Spain. She is involved in the WordPress Community through her husband’s work. She has volunteered at several WordCamps in Spain and will be doing the same at WordCamp Europe 2017.

Catalina is pursuing her Master’s Degree by performing a survey about the Motivation and Burnout in the WordPress Community. She did an internship at HumanMade and found out that there is very little data available concerning a distributed workforce.

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WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/06/09

Several months ago, the WordPress TV Team asked for videos from Meetups and Testimonials. We are very please with the videos that have been submitted!

Testimonials

Meetup Testimonial Costa Rica

 

Ben Meredith – “One of my favorite things about going to a new town is I get to check out what WordPress is doing”

Meetups

WordPress Meetup Fryslân Aftermovie

An impression video of the WordPress Meetup Fryslân, Netherlands recorded on may 18th 2017.
Generally our meetings start with 2 different talks where we try to keep one talk developer focused with enough tech and code. The other talk is directed to a broader audience with more informative that is also use full without touching a line of code. We always close the evening with socializing, drinks and snacks.

Pablo Moratinos: Irun WordPress Meetup – Presentación

Meetup de presentación de la comunidad local de WordPress en Irun (Gipuzkoa).
Definición de objetivos de la comunidad e inquietudes de los participantes

Meetup of the local WordPress community in Irun, Spain.
Definition of community goals and concerns of participants

 

 

 

WordPress Community Interview With Marco Andrei Kichalowsky, Rodrigo Donini, Gustavo Tagliassuchi and Eduardo Pittol

When I first contacted Marco Andre about doing an interview, he stated that he would like to have some of the other organizers sit in and take part in the interview.

I did not realize how lucky I would get to interview the group while they were preparing for their Meetup.

Marco Andrei, Rodrigo, Gustavo and Eduardo were part of the ograinzing team for WordCamp Porto Alegre 2017, which was held on May 6th of this year. WordCamp Porto Alegre has been held three times in the past few years and this group hopes to make this an annual event.

We talk about their involvement in the WordPress Community, as well as being involved in other tech related groups in their area.

In preparation for their evening WordPress Porto Alegre Meetup, Marco Andrei, Rodrigo,  Gustavo and Eduardo had prepared a cake and cupcakes to celebrate the 14th anniversary of WordPress. Here is a short video of that event.

Here is the interview….

WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/06/02

Website security is something that I have been paying a lot of attention to the last few months. Not because a website that I own was attacked, just because I believe it is a good practice or habit to get into.

Sarah C. Hines: WP Security – That Boring Thing Until it Matters

At WordCamp Portland 2017, Sarah talks about the fact that WordPress is one of the most used content management systems in the world. Which also, inconveniently, makes it one of the most-targeted CMS’ for hackers. You know you should keep WordPress core, plugins, and themes up-to-date, but what else can you do to protect your system?

Matthias Kurz: Absicherung von WordPress durch Zwei-Faktor-Authentifizierung mit Security-Keys

From WordCamp Berlin 2017 – Noch immer ist das WordPress-Login eines der größten Einfallstore einer WordPress-Installation. Dies ist in den meisten Fällen auf unsichere Passwörter zurückzuführen, gerade wenn mehrere Benutzer Zugang zu einer Instanz haben oder wenn der / die Administrationsaccount(s) von mehreren Menschen verwendet wird.

Adam W. Warner: WordPress Security for Beginners – Simple Steps to Build Your Master Plan

And from WordCamp Louisville 2016, Adam has this for WordPress beginners and users.

Security can seem intimidating and complex for many of us, but we shouldn’t (can’t) let that stop us from making sure we’re doing everything we can to secure our WordPress sites. After all, our websites are often part of our livelihood.

Slides for this presentation can be found HERE.

WordPress Community Interview With Rocio Valdivia and Mathieu Viet – WCEU Contributor Day

WordCamp Europe is less than two weeks away, being held on June 16th and 17th. I had the opportunity to talk with two of the people who are involved in the Contributor Day event.

Rocio Valdivia is a Community Wrangler at Automattic. Mathieu Viet builds plugins, has a WordPress French podcast and is a founding member of @wpparis. They are the lead organizers for the WordCamp Europe Contributor day.

Contributor Day will take place on Thursday June 15th at Business Centre of “Les Docks de Paris”. Registration starts at 08:30 am, and opening remarks at 09:15. The Teams that are listed at make.wordpress.org will be represented and will be available to answer questions during the day.

You can read more about Contributor Day and what to expect HERE.

To see the talks and workshop schedule, click HERE.

 

WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/05/28

Before I get to the highlighted videos for this week, I want to call attention to the 14th birthday of WordPress.

I had originally thought of featuring some of the articles and blog post that were published yesterday. This turned out to be difficult because of all the great content to choose from. So, I am choosing just one.

Matt Mullenweg -WordPress 14

“Today is 14 years from the very first release of WordPress. The interface I’m using to write this (Calypso) is completely unrecognizable from what WordPress looked and worked like even a few years ago.”

Now, for the videos.

Website Maintenance is something that I take for granted, maybe because I am overly cautious about backups, updates, broken links, missing images, spelling, etc. But to a new user or a client, it can be somewhat overwhelming.

Nemanja Aleksic: Getting Started With Website Maintenance

The question of WordPress website maintenance is a polarizing one: people either hate it, or consider it a magical money tree.

Carmen Krupar: Website Maintenance with WordPress

This is a workshop that we offer on a regular basis for our customers. It has become very popular and many take the course multiple times. WordPress sites cannot be a set-it-and-forget-it website. Regular maintenance is required.