WordCamps and local meetups are back! After a tough few years, we are finally able to get back together and celebrate all things WordPress under one roof. This year, we have covered WordCamp Europe and WCUS, but local and regional WordCamps are still just as important. That’s why we are excited for WordCamp Rochester 2023. This one day event is perfect for anyone looking to level up their website on Saturday and get back to work on Monday. Held on September 30 at the Rochester School of the Arts, this conference is jam-packed with talks from experts ranging from page […]
In this episode of Press This we talk with Thomas Fanchin, the partnership manager at Weglot, about the benefits of multilingual websites on WordPress. Thomas explains how translations can increase website traffic, improve accessibility, and boost SEO. We then dive into the steps necessary to set up a multilingual site using Weglot, emphasizing audience research, language selection, and SEO settings. He also highlights the importance of adapting images and marketing for different regions.
Come one, come all to the third annual WordPress Accessibility Day happening Sept. 27 and 28. The 24-hour free event covers all of the best practices to make your site as accessible as possible. Talks range from data visualization, audio descriptions, user tests, and more. The event was originally started by the Website Core Accessibility Team back in 2020 and has been carried on by volunteer organizers since. According to the website, “Our mission is to demystify website accessibility for WordPress developers, designers, content creators, and users so that they can more easily build websites that work for everyone, regardless […]
Get ready to dive deep into the world of affiliate marketing for WordPress companies with our special guest, Dustin Howes, the Chief Coach at PerformanceMarketingManager.com. Join us as we explore the fundamental purpose of affiliate marketing and how it can be a game-changer for businesses using WordPress. Dustin shares invaluable insights, strategies, and best practices that WordPress users can implement to leverage affiliate marketing effectively.
There are so many ways to reach your customers these days, but newsletters still stand out as one of the best ways to engage with your customers. In this episode of Press This, we talk to Lesley Sim, the co-founder of Newsletter Glue, about how you can easily integrate and send newsletters from your WordPress site. Lesley also tells us about why you should use newsletters for some things, and social media for others.
Ever since Faust.js officially came out of beta in June of 2023, the team has been collecting RFCs (or requests for comments) on Github to steer the direction of the project. In this episode, we talk with Joe Fusco, a Senior Software Developer at WP Engine, who tells us how listening to users will help to create a project for the community. We also talk about some recently added features and the state of headless WordPress
Landing in Washington DC you immediately feel the history. You feel the weight of the decisions being made in the city and it gives you a sense of pride for belonging to something bigger than yourself. That’s why it was such an apt setting for WordCamp US 2023, on the heels of the 20th anniversary of the CMS. Being around community members and seeing the work they’re doing shows how far we’ve come in 20 years and where the CMS can go in the future. The Gaylord National Resort was buzzing with the excitement of WordPressers eager to discuss the […]
How can WordPress help keep the web weird? In this episode of Press This, we talk with David Wolfpaw about the IndieWeb, a people-focused alternative to the “corporate web” that aims to keep the web independent. We talk about the philosophy behind the IndieWeb movement, how it can benefit the web for everyone, and what plugins and tools WordPress users have to take advantage of it.
In this episode of Press This, we talk with Rogier Lankhorst, the Lead Developer of Really Simple Plugins, about what WordPress users need to know about SSL.
Rogier discusses what inspired him to make the Really Simple SSL plugin and what it’s like maintaining the 9th most popular plugin in the WordPress plugin repository.
This is a great episode for anyone who wants to learn more about SSL certificates.
The country’s biggest WordCamp is back and bigger than ever! WordPressers from all over the world will descend on National Harbor, Maryland for WordCamp US 2023. You can expect informative talks, interesting networking, and killer after parties. Since 2015, WCUS has been a staple of the WordPress community providing a place to come to together to celebrate WordPress, meet new people, and catch up with old friends. This year’s conference will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Contributor Day is on August 24 with the conference occurring August 25 and 26. Organizers are expecting over 1,700 […]