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WordCamp Video Highlight 2018/03/16

On March 3rd, I attended WordCamp Lancaster, which is a few miles west of Philadelphia, PA. I was very impressed with the organization of the event and volunteers who were involved. It was a great reminder of how the WordPress Community works. During Saturday I met people who I had heard of, chatted with on Slack and Twitter and caught up with some WordPress friends.

The two videos featured today discuss the WordPress Community and the benefits thereof.

At WordCamp Utrecht 2017, Carole Olinger tells the story of attending her first WordCamp, how she became a passionate volunteer and her journey after.

Carole Olinger: Aboard the WordPress Community – A Journey of Self-Discovery

This presentation by Alexander Founder at WordCamp Nashik 2017 shares his thoughts on leadership.

Alexander Gounder: Leadership lessons for Community organisers with the anology of a Tea Bag.

AS we approach the end of March, there have been 1703 videos published for the year 2017. This compares to the 1803 videos published for 2016. There may be a few more 2017 videos submitted in the next month or so. To see more videos visit WordPress TV.

WordCamp Video Highlight 2018/03/02

Lax: adjective, laxer, laxest: not strict or severe; careless or negligent; a lax attitude toward discipline.

That is pretty much me the last few months. I am making a concerted effort to get myself back on track. This weekend I am heading to WordCamp Lancaster and hope to get my WordPress mojo back in order.

This week I am trying to make up for the Friday’s I have missed by featuring four videos.

Ngonidzashe Mhuruyengwe: WordPress plugins… how many is too much?

Have you ever wondered just how many WordPress plugins you should use? Or how you ought to choose one from a hundred?

Michael Veenstra: The Anatomy Of A Hacked Site

In this talk, Michael will discuss the roadmap of a typical WordPress site getting “hacked”. From start to finish, he looks at how victims can be identified, how sites are breached, how persistent backdoors are established, and how the attackers will exploit the compromised site.

Luca Sartoni: The Art of Public Speaking – Italian

Communicating literally means sharing. It is something we do continuously, often without too much thinking about it, and communication experts tell us that it is impossible not to communicate.

Arturoquiros: Promoviendo el emprendimiento y creatividad con Neurociencia – Spanish

The guidelines for innovating in environments where people just do not want to “bother” and just want to earn a salary will be explored. It teaches the importance of being different and also shows the possible scenarios when someone “dares” to innovate and focuses a lot on human growth, as a main factor of innovation and shows from an entrepreneurial perspective, how to get to innovate and the challenges that suppose have the courage to do something new or improve the existing.

 

 

 

 

WordCamp Video Highlight 2018/01/19

We are almost three weeks into the new year and WordCamps are starting to get geared up. So far for 2017, 1,543 videos have been published on WordPress TV, with more videos being submitted. This is compared to the 1,804 total videos that were published for the year 2016.

I decided to feature two videos this week that are geared towards beginners.

Getting Started With WordPress

From WordCamp Kampala 2017 comes this video titled Getting Started With WordPress. Muakelele Rogers does a great job explaining how to perform a  basic installation of WordPress, setup a theme and creating a child theme.

Introduction to WordPress

And from WordCamp Ahmedabad 2017, Dhara Vihol has this Introduction to WordPress video. Dhara states: “WordPress” is a biggest buzzing word in the field of web development nowadays. Starting from 2003, WordPress has altered from just a blogging tool to a huge Web Development Platform.

If you have an interest in helping edit WordCamp videos, you can see a list here. Just jump in, download, edit and export. You can find editing instructions here.

Also, if you have any questions, you can reach out to the WPTV team members on the Slack channel – wordpress.slack.com.

 

WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/12/22

This week I have two videos highlighted and a website that has a mockup the Gutenberg Editor.

But first, some humor! I literally stumbled across this video while doing a search for some podcast information. It is flat out HILARIOUS! As someone who has had a passion for podcasting that went unfulfilled for several years, this is too funny not to pass along.

From the website College Humor is this video titled “Don’t Start a Podcast.”

WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE

Now, onto the video highlights. I am featuring two videos geared towards beginners.

Tessa Kriesel: Beginners Guide To WordPress Workflow

At WordCamp DC 2017, Tessa talks about migration, local environments and how to connect everything together to find your perfect developer workflow.

Justina Baskyte: Beginners guide to WooCommerce

And from WordCamp Riga 2017, Justina talks about how she fell in love with WordPress more than 10 years ago and never looked back. She specializes in e-commerce.

And last but certainly not least……

Tom J Nowell is a VIP Wrangler at WordPress.com VIP for Automattic. He reviews and deploys millions of lines of code each year for large sites at scale.

Tom recently created this website that allows visitors to experiment with the Gutenberg Editor without actually installing it on their websites.

https://frontenberg.tomjn.com

Check it out, it is pretty cool!

 

 

 

WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/12/15

WordCamp US is two weeks past and the videos are rolling into WordPress TV.

Apparently one of the presentations that created a lot of buzz was Morten Rand-Hendriksen and his talk on the Gutenberg Editor.

Morten Rand-Hendriksen: Gutenberg and the WordPress of Tomorrow

Also, you can find additional information on his personal blog HERE.

In the short time that I have been involved in WordPress, I have been impressed with the people that are involved in setting up KidCamps. One of my favorite people is Sandy Edwards She gave the following presentation.

Sandy Edwards: Kids and Code: The Facts and The Future

This session is all about kids and code. We will discuss why you should teach your kids to code. We will cover how to teach your kids to code. We will even talk about how to keep your young bloggers safe online.

 

WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/11/17

With the release of WordPress 4.9, which includes the Gutenberg Editor and all of the buzz leading up to it, I thought I would feature 2 videos that highlight the editor.

At WordCamp Sofia, Mauricio Gelves gave this presentation titled “The Gutenberg Project: pros and cons for this big change in WordPress.”

Gutenberg is the name of the new content editor you will be using in the version 5.0 of WordPress. After a lot of years using TinyMCE, WordPress will introduce a new editor in its administrator interface that will allow us to create and edit content in a more efficient and simple way. Join Mauricio Gelves in his talk to see the different pros and cons of this big change in the WordPress history.

And from WordCamp Dublin, Tammie Lister gave this presentation “Getting to know Gutenberg”

Gutenberg is the name of the new content editor you will be using in the version 5.0 of WordPress. After a lot of years using TinyMCE, WordPress will introduce a new editor in its administrator interface that will allow us to create and edit content in a more efficient and simple way. Join Mauricio Gelves in his talk to see the different pros and cons of this big change in the WordPress history.

Slides for her presentation can be found HERE.

Also, tickets are still available for WordCamp US!

 

 

 

WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/09/22

Noobs. Rookies. Beginners.

We’ve all been there at one time or another. Where to start, what theme do I use, which plugins to get started, etc., etc., etc.

Here are two videos for beginners that deal with security and plugins.

Christina Hills : A Beginners Guide to Free WordPress Plugins

One of the most confusing (and exciting) features of using WordPress is Plugins! But how do you know for sure which ones you absolutely need and which you should avoid at all costs?
In this session, Christina Hills will walk you though, step-by-step, the various types of plugins you might need as well as how to properly evaluate and install them.

Slides for this presentation can be found HERE.

Adam Warner: WordPress Security for Beginners

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.

 

WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/09/08

For the past several weeks I have been keeping my eye out for a WordCamp video that was about the Gutenberg Editor Plugin. All of my searches have returned this result…

I found several videos on YouTube but that wasn’t going to do me any good. This blog is about WordCamp videos submitted to WordPress TV.

So, my beady little mind started to churn and I decided to create my own video. I reached out to Tammie Lister, who is one of the leads for the Gutenberg project. My first thought was that Tammie could recommend someone that I could contact. I was pleasantly surprised when Tammie stated that she could show me some of the features of the plugin. So, after a little planning and a short discussion before we started the video, here are the results.

 

WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/09/01

Before I get to the videos this week, I would like to ask the WordPress Community for video submissions that would feature the Gutenberg Editor Plugin. I have been searching for a video related to this subject but none have been posted to WordPress TV. There are several on YouTube but I would much rather feature content from WPTV, because….well, you know.

The videos highlighted today come from WordCamp Kochi 2017 which was held in February. Before I get to the videos, let me say that the organizers came up with a really cool Wapuu! It was a couple named Ammu & Appu.

Pretty neat, eh?

Daphnée Laforest: Changing the Rules – Thoughts on Remote Work

Today’s technology and connectivity allows us to achieve the extraordinary. Remote work not only enables WordPress companies to access the best talents in the world, but, is also becoming an incredible opportunity to empower work-life balance, and happiness at work.

Yogesh Londhe: Hacking For Humanity With WordPress

Yogesh loves using WordPress because of the community around and its FOSS principles.

 

WordPress Community Interview With Ivica Delic

Ivica Delic is 45 years old, lives in Croatia and loves technology, especially WordPress.

Ivica was searching for WordPress groups on Facebook and decided that he wanted to create a comprehensive list of these groups. This was a way he could ‘give back’ to the WordPress Community. During his research, he became more and more active, eventually becoming an assistant administrator to several groups. He has also created groups such as WordPress Speed Up and Quality WordPress Groups. The later is a place for people to go, not to ask questions, but to find a group that could answer a specific question. You can a list of over 80 WordPress Groups on Facebook HERE.

He also created a closed group for Administrators only. Here, they discuss ways to combat spam, trolls and other issues that plague groups on Facebook.

Ivica also started a website, Free Lancers Tools which is a resource of various quality tools (some free, others paid) that freelancers may have a need for. There are 6 categories and 15 sub categories.