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WordPress Community Interview With Sandy Edwards

Sandy Edwards resides in Florida and is a WordPress Guru, Local SEO Pro and Marketing Master. She has created and manages websites for crafters, bloggers, small businesses and bands. Sandy helps people with local Search Engine Optimization(SEO), on page SEO, and SEO Rich Content Writing.

She is an advoctae of involving kids in WordPress and technology. WordCamps for Kids involves children in ages ranging from 6 to 14 and teaches them not only about blogging and content creation but also covers HTML, CSS and coding. Sandy has been involved in WordCamps for Kids in Miami, Orlando and Tampa.

Sandy explains to parents that a child posting information of where they live, the school they attend, and the sports teams they are on are all bad ideas. There are ways to lock down the WordPress site so that the rest of the internet can not access their child’s website. She states that “Kids are bombarded from every angle with media and created content. They should also be able to dive into the content creation world themselves“.

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WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/02/10

This week we are featuring two presentations about e-commerce.

According to Wikipedia,”E-commerce is a transaction of buying or selling online. Electronic commerce draws on technologies such as mobile commerce, electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, Internet marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems. Modern electronic commerce typically uses the World Wide Web for at least one part of the transaction’s life cycle although it may also use other technologies such as e-mail.

2016 total retail sales across the globe are estimated to have reached $22.049 trillion, up 6.0% from the previous year, according to eMarketer. They estimate that sales will top $27 trillion in 2020.

Since 2010 there have been 179 videos published on WordPress TV that are related to e-commerce.

The videos below come from WordCamps Stockholm and Ann Arbor .

Ulrich Pogson: Building Multilingual e-Commerce Sites

Ulrich recently built wpzoo.ch to sell a few WordPress products. It is available in English and German. He covers the challenges and decisions that were needed to make and how it has worked out for him.

Andrew Wikel: Ecommerce Fundamentals

Andrew answers audience questions and provides advice for those interested in getting started with ecommerce.

There are lots of awesome e-commerce videos available on WordPress TV, which can be found HERE.

 

 

 

WordPress Community Interview With Tsetan Dolkar

Tsetan Dolkar lives in Dharamshala, India which is located in northwestern India. Dharamshala is about 500 kilometers north of New Delhi. She got interested in technology while in school and spent all of her pocket money in internet cafes learning about the internet.

Tibetan I Tech

Tibetan I Tech

She founded Tibetan I Tech in May 2013 and it is the only female ran Tibetan IT services in India which offers uniquely secure IT services. They were the first Tibetan IT services firm that specialized in providing secure quality web & mobile app development and graphic design services for our clients worldwide.

Tsetan enjoys helping locals solve their WordPress problems and also spend time on the WordPress India Facebook Group page.

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WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/02/03

The two videos featured this week will have a different look when you watch them.

The WordPress TV Team has started the process of making videos available on YouTube. The official WordPress TV YouTube Channel can be seen HERE. Currently there are 200 videos available for viewing, with more being uploaded every day. The videos are grouped into Playlists to make them easier to find. The majority of videos are from WordCamp Europe and WordCamp US.

Lesley Molecke: Changing the world, one WordPress at a time – Building a firm serving nonprofits

Lesley is the co-founder of a boutique WordPress agency, Cornershop Creative, which focuses on helping nonprofit and small business customers set and meet their goals online.

Prior to founding Cornershop Creative, Lesley managed enterprise-level CMS rollouts for both the City of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Public Schools (one of the largest districts in the US) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Lesley and her co-founders have turned a pipe dream of a business into a reality that employs 10 remote employees, and helps more than 100 nonprofit customers each year.

Maile Ohye: A View From Google – The Latest in Google And Google

Hear Google’s latest stats on searcher and mobile trends, as well as how we’re trying to connect searchers with good content. Maile joined Google in 2005.She works on Google Search as a Developer Programs Tech Lead. A few of her projects include rel=”canonical” (co-author of the IETF RFC), and rel=”next” and rel=”prev” for paginated content.

Prior to Google, Maile was a systems integrator specializing in content management systems for organizations including AT&T and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. She earned a B.A. in Cognitive Science with a Computer Science emphasis from the University of California at Berkeley.

WordPress TV has received videos recorded by individuals in the past few weeks. Yea! These were videos from WordCamps, Meetups and How To’s. If you are interested in submitting a video, please read the guidelines HERE.

WordPress Community Interview With Krystal O’Connor

Krystal O’Connor lives near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and works at Libsyn, which is a podcasting hosting service. Libsyn has over 2.6 billion downloads and hosts over 25,000 shows with 44 million monthly audience members. Krystal provides technical support, writes and maintains the Libsyn Knowledge Base, produces the video tutorials, manages the Libsyn Tutor YouTube channel, and co-hosts Libsyn Live.

She spoke at WordCamp Pittsburgh 2016 with a presentation titled WordPress + Podcasting.

Many podcasters turn to WordPress to help build the website that will be the landing page for their podcast show, but did you know there were themes, plugins, and best practices geared directly toward marrying your podcast and your WordPress site?

Krystal is very active in the podcasting community and Podcamp Pittsburgh.

Krystal blogs at https://www.krystaloconnor.com. If you read her About Page, Krystal states that “We were the first house in the neighborhood with a computer (one of the IBM PC’s), and I distinctly remember installing a hard drive into the computer when I was about 7. That’s when I got my start in the tech world, right there on my grandparent’s den floor.”

We talk about podcasting in general, procasters versus podcasters,  audio versus video among other things.

WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/01/27

This week is a little different in that the videos shown were not recorded at WordCamps. The first two videos were submitted by individuals and the third came from a Meetup.

If you are interested in submitting WordPress related videos to WordPress TV, you can read the submission guidelines here. To upload a video click here. The maximum upload file size is 1GB. You can upload the following video formats:avi – mov/qt – mpeg/mpg- mp4 – ogv – wmv – 3gp/3g2.

Isabelle Garcia: WordCamp Asia Coming Soon?

Isabelle Garcia recorded this video at WordCamp US. She originally asked “What is your WordPress wish list for 2017?”

A few interesting conversations arose around the growth of the Asian WordPress community. Some of the main representatives of this community were present at WCUS and they shared with us their hopes for a “WordCamp Asia.” Probably not in 2017, but hopefully in 2018, as they all explain in this video.

denisco: Управление оформлением виджетов WordPress с помощью плагина Widget CSS Classes

denisco submitted this Russian language video and talks about design management WordPress widget with the plugin Widget CSS Classes.

Nikola Randjelovic: WordPress Starter Survival Kit for Developers

This video was recorded at the WordPress Nis Meetup in Nis, Serbia. Nikola talks about creating themes and plugins and the tools you might need.

As you can see, a lot of great content is being created by individuals. If you have an interest in recording a video, plug in a microphone and give it a try. As Corey Miller said at WordCamp Dayton 2014, “Just Click Publish.”

WordPress Community Interview With Dave Loodts

Dave Loodts is a self employed WordPress designer/developer, SEO and marketing consultant at www.davel.be.

He is a big believer in giving back to the WordPress community and is the co-organizer of WordCamp Antwerp as well as WordPress Meetup groups in Antwerp and Hasselt. Dave also is the Global Translation Editor of nl_be team as well as the administrator for the WordPress Dutch Belgium website.

Dave and I discuss the recent efforts of the local team to translate WordPress into 100% Dutch. I certainly learned a lot about translating as Dave talked about how he made the request, first steps on getting the glossary created, items needing special attention. Also finding others to help to translate, organizing remote and physical meetings, etc. He was very appreciative of the help that Pascal Casier provided. Dave was also inspired by Francesca Morena and the Italian community where the translation efforts resulted in a fresh, more active and broader community.  That’s one of the main reasons that Dave decided to pick up the role as GTE.

After the video was recorded, Dave wanted to say a big thank you to Veerle Verbert:

“Veerle introduced me in 2013 to the WordPress community during the first WordCamp Europe. I was a ‘rookie’ and didn’t knew really anyone in the community.  So, Veerle was a key-figure for me, giving me this opportunity to connect and give back to the WordPress-community. Together we’ve organized over twenty meetups in Antwerp so far and had the first WordCamp ever in Belgium. So proud on that. So, Veerle: thank you! “

Near the end of the interview, I surprised Dave by asking about his photo beer blog and his passion for local beers. You can see this at daveloodts.wordpress.com.

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WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/01/20

Even though January is a slow time of the year as far as WordCamps and videos being submitted, there is still plenty of presentations to choose from that can be highlighted. As of today, 1,529 videos have been published from 2016.

Angie Meeker: WordPress 101 – What IS WordPress Anyway?

Angie Meeker gave 5 WP 101 sessions throughout the day at WordCamp Cincinnati 2016.

WordPress 101 is a full-day workshop designed for those who are just getting started with WordPress, or who may not even have a WordPress website yet.

Petar Atanasovski: The Art of Proactive Support

Support is more important today more than ever before. People expect an answer NOW! At WordCamp Belgrade 2016, Peter discusses how vital support is to an agency and how you can be prepared to give it.

We will talk about growing your WordPress customer base by proactively improving the experience of your customers. I will introduce best practices for providing Proactive Customer Support for a WordPress startup and the impact it has on your WordPress business.

Slides for this presentation can be found HERE.

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WordPress Community Interview With Amanda Rush

Amanda Rush designs websites and web applications using various content management systems including WordPress, as well as testing websites for accessibility according to the W3C standards and for Section 508 compliance. She checks for usability with Jaws for Windows, Non-Visual Desktop Access, (NVDA), Window Eyes, System Access, and VoiceOver at Customer Servant Consultancy.

According to Wikipedia “The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are part of a series of web accessibility guidelines published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main international standards organization for the Internet. They are a set of guidelines that specify how to make content accessible, primarily for people with disabilities—but also for all user agents, including highly limited devices, such as mobile phones. The current version, WCAG 2.0, was published in December 2008.”

Amanda is an instructor at the Cisco Academy for the Vision Impaired, where she helps teach a class on HTML5, CSS and general web design which is inclusive of accessibility. She is also a member of the Accessibility Team where she helps test and makes recommendations for improvements to accessibility.

We chat about WordCamps, the WordPress Community, Assistive Technology and other things during the interview.

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WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/01/13

In the past year WordPress Meetup Groups have grown to 374 groups in 58 countries (this is up from 38 countries in 2015).

If you are interested in starting a WordPress Meetup in your area, you can find guidelines HERE on the Community page.

The videos featured today are from WordCamps held in 2016 – Denpasar and Europe. Both videos discuss how to organize and experience continued growth in a Meetup group.

Mayo Moriyama: Organizing a Meetup in Your City

Attending and organizing local Meetups is a great and enjoyable way to learn a lot of things!

 

Dee Teal: Keys to Growing and Developing your WordPress Meetup

Once you’ve started a WordPress Meetup the early rush of having people show up and participate is great, but once you’ve started, how do you keep building momentum?

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