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WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/03/17

Survey

Before I get to the featured videos for this week, I wanted to call attention to the Editor Experience Survey. The survey is being conducted to learn how people use the wp-admin editor to create their content.

The survey only takes a few minutes (honest!!!) and can be accessed through this link: http://wordpressdotorg.polldaddy.com/s/editor-survey.

Testimonials

Testimonial videos continue to be submitted. The two featured below were recorded recently by Bridget Willard at the Orange County Women Who Wp meeting.

 

Jonny Allbut: Making WordPress Menus Smarter

This video was submitted from WordCamp Manchester 2016.

“WordPress editable menus rock – they empower the user to really take control of their website. I’ll demonstrate a ‘few tricks of the trade’ that I use to make them work even smarter, including filtering, custom menu walker classes and more.”

Slides for the presentation can be seen HERE.

 

 

 

WordPress Community Interview With Francesca Marano

Francesca Marano is a WordPress professional, community junkie, author, educator. She enjoys speaking/attending WordCamps and Meetups.

She is the founder of the website C+B, a blog for Italian female creative entrepreneurs, with an editorial staff of more than 50 professionals offering advice to women who work on their own. The website has 40,000 readers.

Francesca is a Deputy with the Community Team and helps mentor people in their efforts to organize WordCamps and Meetups.

She is also one of the organizers of WordCamp Torino and is active in the WordPress Torino Meetup group.

There is some lag between the audio and video. I tried to fix it but I was just making it worse.

For more interviews click HERE.

 

WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/03/10

On March 1st, Bridget Willard of the Marketing Team made a call to action and asked for Meetup Video Testimonials.

“Can you take a few moments to record a video testimonial with one of the attendees at each of your meetups? Nothing fancy, no special cameras, microphones or glaring lights. Just a camera phone and a good, honest story that will inspire others as they search for how to use WordPress for their own projects.”

In just a few days three videos testimonials have been published on WordPress TV.

Meetup Testimonial Costa Rica

This video is interesting in that hearing impaired people who participated in the WordCamp San Jose 2016 and 2017 meetups gave testimonies.

WordPress Meetup Chandigarh

Two videos came out of this meetup.

Alok Jain and his WordPress Story

Man Deep’s WordPress Story

Another member of the Marketing Team, Dave Navarro, says that impromptu videos are best.

“I work for a TV and Radio station in the midwest and I can tell you, from experience, that unpolished raw video has more of an impact on most people in social media than polished professional video.”

With all of the devices that are available to record video, don’t be afraid to take a few minutes to shoot testimonials and upload to WordPress TV.

 

 

 

WordPress Community Interview With Jenny Beaumont

Jenny Beaumont is a multicultural, multidisciplinary maker and writer of things. She is a leader of people and of projects, who values communication above all else as a means to successful collaboration.

Jenny and Paolo Belcastro, are the co-organizers of WordCamp Europe. She is the team lead of the local WordPress Community.

We chat about the upcoming WordCamp Europe and the WordPress Community in France.

The call for volunteers and speakers has been closed but applications for a host city for WordCamp Europe 2018 is open until March 15th. Also, as of today, Sunday March 5th, there are 500 tickets remaining.

Photographers are being sought to help document the event. you can see the post here.

Jenny also talks about WordCamp Bordeaux which is taking place on March 18th. She is giving a presentation titled Zen and the Art of Contribution.

WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/03/03

I think everybody would agree that there is some great content on WordPress TV BUT have you ever checked out the How To page?

Two of the most frequent contributors of How To videos are denisco and Jose Fremaint.

Обзор плагина Disable Comments. Отключаем комментарии на всем сайте.

A few days ago denisco submitted this video and talks about disabling comments.

 

How To Add Additional CSS To Your WordPress Theme

Jose talks about adding CSS to you theme and the benefits of doing so.

If you are interested in submitting a How To video, please feel free. Most computers have the ability to record screencast. A decent microphone completes the setup. There are plenty of of open source video editing programs available. Check the WordPress TV Submission Guidelines for details.

WordPress Community Interview With Luca Sartoni

Luca is Protector of Asynchronicity at Automattic, currently based in Vienna Austria. He is a media professional with more than a decade of technical and marketing expertise. Thanks to his extensive experience in business environments ranging from SMEs to large corporate projects, Luca helps companies scale up by implementing data-driven strategies.

Luca is an organizer for  WordCamp Europe 2017 and is leading the Volunteer Team, which comprises of 7 people. They are expected to have over 250 people volunteer for this event. Have you heard of ‘herding cats?’

We talk abut the several different roles that volunteers fill for this huge event.

Luca also talks about the Code or Conduct, which is a tool for WordCamp organizers to use to outlines the expectations for participant behavior as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

Luca has some great tips on how to be the perfect volunteer at the 16:50 mark.

WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/02/24

The WordPress TV Team wants to give a shout out to the WordPress Weekly podcast hosts Jeff Chandler and Marcus Couch. In their latest episode, they have started to highlight videos that have been published on WordPress TV. You can listen to WordPress Weekly Episode 264 here. Many thanks to Jeff and Marcus, we appreciate all of your hard work!

Child Themes

Even though this is a slow time of the year as far as videos being submitted, there is still a lot of great content that is worth mentioning.

This week we are going to feature two videos that discuss Child Themes. If you have been involved in WordPress for even a short amount of time, you have heard the benefits of using a child theme. You can read an article from the WordPress Codex here.

Nick Adams: Getting Started with Child Themes

At WordCamp Montreal Nick explains what child themes are and why they should be used. He then shows how to create a child theme using both a plugin as well as manually creating a new directory and putting in a custom style.css and functions.php file.

Torsten Landsiedel: The Child-Theme-Dilemma

From WordCamp Milano, Torsten has a presentation talk for people who don’t want to be a beginner any longer and need to be intermediates. Including a plugin solution.

Slides for this presentation can be found here.

 

WordPress Community Interview With Isabelle Garcia

Isabelle Garcia is a front-end web developer and social media geek. She is a “Digital Nomad” and travels the world working remotely. She has no fixed base, no office. Isabelle likes to frequent local libraries, not to borrow books but to take advantage of the quiet atmosphere. While other digital nomads meet at coffee shops or co-working spaces, she likes to spend entire days and even weekends in the common areas and desks of public libraries.

When I first contacted Isabelle, she was starting a new adventure she called #WCAsiaRoadTrip. She was going to spend 2 or 3 months traveling through Asia and attend WordCamps at Udaipur, Pune and Bangkok.

Isabelle records video interviews at WordCamps which she then uploads to YouTube. She uses the VINUBIS Video Editor Plugin to edit her videos.

She likes to give back to the WordPress Community by taking part in Translation events with the Polyglots Team.

You can see some of her WordPress TV videos HERE.

WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/02/17

There are a lot of great stories out there in WordPress Land! Ever since I was a kid (long, long ago in a land far away), I have had an interest in life stories. If you do a search for “life” on the WordPress TV website, you will find several videos available for viewing.

Jeff Matson: How the WordPress Community Changed My Life

I had the pleasure of sitting in on Jeff’s presentation at WordCamp Kent 2016 and a few months later, interviewed him for WordPress TV. Jeff talks about his accidental fall into the WordPress community, how it has changed both his personal and professional life forever (and has the cool tattoo to prove it).

 

Ricky Blacker: How WordPress Changed My Life!

This video comes to us from WordCamp Sydney 2016. Ricky tells his story of how he became involved with WordPress, the WordPress community and also how attending WordCamp Sydney 2014 changed my life.

He gives examples of how giving back to WordPress can be beneficial in many ways, and also hopefully inspire those just embarking on their WordPress journey to follow their dreams.

Slides for this presentation can be found HERE.

Visit WordPress TV for more great videos.

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“.

For more videos and interviews visit WordPress TV.