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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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WordPress Community Interview With Petya Raykovska

I feel very fortunate to have been able to spend a few minutes interviewing Petya. I first contacted her in early May and we were finally able to get our schedules worked out a few days ago.

Petra is a native of Bulgaria and is currently employed by Human Made. She is a contributor to the Core, Community & Polyglots Teams and was one of the organizers for WordCamp Europe 2016.

She took a very active role in the Global WordPress Translation Day which was held on April 24th, 2016 and continued for 24 hours. A recap of the event can be found on the Polyglot P2 page here: Recap and Results. Also, videos of the event are available on WordPress TV.

On a side note, I am normally a very positive person. I try very hard to have a good attitude at work and at home. After Petya and I ended our Skype call, I found myself more upbeat than usual, a spring in my step and a song in my heart. Her excitement is very infectious!

Make sure to watch the video all the way through. I had a little surprise for Petya near the end!

 

WordPress Community Interview With John Sterrett

Are there other tech events similar to WordCamps?

You betcha! And this is a little different than my past post.

If you have been involved in WordPress for any length of time you have probably heard of Joomla Events and DrupalCon.

I had the pleasure of helping my good friend John Sterrett organize two events related to the SQL Server field in 2010 and 2011. These events are called SQL Saturdays and are low cost events which feature multiple tracks for beginners, intermediate and advanced users of SQL Server.

John is a Microsoft MVP and is a consultant who specializes in SQL Server performance tuning, high availability, disaster recovery, database design, development and database administration. He is a well rounded consultant who has worked on government projects, startup projects, ISV projects and projects for global corporations.

So, sit back and enjoy something a little bit different.

WordPress Community Interviews With Matt Cromwell and Jeff Matson

This week I have interviews with two people who are big proponents of the WordPress Community. WordCamps, Meetups, hallway tracks, community and WordPress TV are discussed.

Matt Cromwell

Matt is the Head of Support and Community Outreach at WordImpress, who built the Give Donation Plugin. He also is plugin and theme developer.

Matt is married with four children and also dabbles in U.S. history, politics, religion and music.

Jeff Matson

Jeff is a Documentation Mercenary at Gravityforms. He contributes to the WordPress and BuddyPress projects and is the  creator of the notifybot plugin.

Next week: We learn about another group that hold events similar to WordCamps.

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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WordPress Community Interviews With Ken Kramer and Topher DeRosia

I want to thank all of the people who have agreed to do the video interviews. Sometimes trying to get a day and a time scheduled is an issue but everything works out in the end.

As I do more interviews I find myself getting more comfortable while recording. Many thanks to the people who have made comments and suggestions for improvements. I am also learning more about editing the interviews and hope to make the videos more enjoyable to watch.

“Strive to improve!”

 

Ken Kramer

Ken has been involved in WordPress for 3 years and attended his first WordCamp in 2015. Ken, along with members of the Lehigh Valley WordPress Meetup, decided to organize WordCamp Lehigh Valley.

 

Topher DeRosia

Topher is a WordPress Developer who has a passion for life success stories. He started HeroPress (the first story appearing in March 2015) with the idea of people telling how being involved in the WordPress Community changed their lives.

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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WordPress Community Interview With Naoko Takano

When the idea of having video interviews on the WordPress TV blog was discussed during one of our weekly team chats, my mind immediately started to churn. I hope to make these interviews as varied and diverse as the WordPress Community itself. If you have an idea for an interview, please use the Contact Form on the WordPress TV blog page.

Also, I need to state that the Video Submission Guidelines will be followed for all interviews.

Naoko Takano

This week I had the privilege of talking with Naoko Takano, who is on the Global Team at Automattic. She discussed WordCamps, the WordPress Community and in particular the WordPress Community in Japan.

あなたの直子をありがとう!

 

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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WordPress Community Interviews – Adam Warner & Shelby Elliott

The following interviews are the final two that I was able to record at WordCamp Northeast Ohio. I’m not sure what WordCamp I will attend next but I have several Skype interviews lined up. My idea for the video interviews is NOT to have featured news but to have a varied selection of guest from several different areas of the WordPress Community

Adam Warner

Adam is a member of the SiteLock Team. He likes to say that “My job title is WordPress Evangelist and it’s one that explains not only my core values and my personality, but also my role in contributing to the WordPress project as a whole.”

Shelby Elliott

Shelby is the owner of Corner Market Media where she likes to help people solve their web design and marketing issues. She is a member of the WordCamp Columbus Team.

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