We just announced some really neat news around Yoast and his SEO Plugin, namely the fact that he’s going to be offering some premium features and support which I think has been a long time coming. To prime and prep you for that it might be a good idea, especially if you’re new to Joost de Valk‘s work, to hang out with Alex Vasquez for a few moments as he walks through the plugin in this workshop at WordCamp Orange County:
It’s exciting to hear the announcement that WordCamp Europe, 2013 is now open for registration – this plans to be one of the larger events and should it’s exciting because it really is the “first” large-scale WordCamp to be held in Europe as a whole. That’s what they are shooting for straight-up: WordCamp Europe is the first large-scale WordCamp to be held in Europe. By large-scale, we mean big. And by big, we mean awesome. This is a chance for the European WordPress community to gather together in the idyllic town of Leiden to geek-out, share experiences, do business, and […]
It takes time to code a decent WordPress plugin, more time if you don’t have the right plan of implementing and releasing it into the wild. If it’s your first time then here’s a great presentation that may save you more than a few hours of work – thanks to Jonathan Desrosiers for the presentation!
Joe Boydston keeps coming up on the radar and that’s because he’s got a powerful message that many people need to hear. He was here in Atlanta for our event and shared a killer presentation that many people came for. He also presented at Reno-Tahoe on free speech, free press, and free software:
For any designer and/or developer that stumbles into the WordPress community for the first time, they are bound to feel a bit overwhelmed. After all, we’ve got a near endless supply of themes, plugins, developers, designers, blogs, and other artifacts- all of which are surrounding our favorite blogging platform, CMS, and slowly-developing application platform. It seems almost like a gold mine, right?
I have a graduate degree in education and so it’s needless to say that I’m very passionate about the field and the importance of providing quality pedagogy to those that are coming up after us, who will eventually be our leaders and innovators. WordPress is a vital part of creating that fundamental foundation with it’s use in education and teaching – which is why I love this presentation by John Caserta in a 2012 presentation:
Every month there are tons of people gathered together at local WordCamps and it’s tough to keep track of all the great content that’s being shared and especially all the presentations and learnings that are being had. So it’s nice to see decent roundups that help provide a one-stop shop for all the presentations at an event, or at least a compiled list of the ones that really knocked it out of the park. Thanks to Brad Parbs, he’s got one for Milwaukee 2013:
There are a number of us who are making the transition from working a full-time job (that we may not necessarily love) into a more be-your-own-boss type lifestyle with freelancing, specifically with WordPress. This is a neat transition and one that is both very exciting but also fraught with tough decisions, a bit of anxiety, and let’s a honest, an unknown future. Be encouraged though as many have gone before you, and have lived to tell the tale! These two great WordCamp presentations may give you more fuel to your fire:
A full first week of June, can you imagine that? We’ll jump right into our weekly weekend roundup but first, make sure you check out our growing Job Board that has already gotten a lot of views and has been able to connect more than a few WordPressers with new gigs! Stoked about that as, well, that’s the point!
“Search engine optimization” – sometimes those words make me literally shudder on the inside. It’s mostly because there are 1,000 and 1 “seo experts” that are peddling their wares, products, and services when they have really no idea themselves what they are talking about. Even though I’ve been around the web and publishing for quite some time I’d be the very last to ever declare myself as “expert” at SEO – it’s just not what I do (and I don’t want to be). Just because you’ve been around the block or blogged a few times doesn’t mean you know much. This […]