Category Archives: Speaker feature

Ten Must-Do steps in converting to WordPress

It happens all the time. You’ve got a site that was brilliant four years ago, and the site developer has retired to a beachfront Internet cafe in the Cayman Islands, and you forgot or just never really knew how to … Continue reading

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Making your WP Site Social

These days we all want our content to be shared, to grow and market itself. As we all know, WordPress is a powerful tool, and it is positioned well for today’s web that requires sites and blogs to have some … Continue reading

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WordPress as a Higher-Ed Content Management Solution? Heck YES!

Are you in charge of a college or university website?  Has your website outgrown itself, is the creative inconsistent /outdated and static HTML pages a bear to maintain? If so, you will want to come to my session, WordPress as … Continue reading

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Web strategy in higher education: the good, the bad, the better

Effective Web strategy should be good strategy in any profession right? You start with a strong executive sponsor, clear governance, and business-critical goals. With roles, responsibilities, and processes well established, you nimbly prototype, test, and refine a product for clients. … Continue reading

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jQuery Performance and New Features

jQuery is the de facto standard library for building web applications – and it ships with WordPress! In this talk we’ll look at new improvements that’ve recently arrived in jQuery, changes that are coming, and solutions for optimizing the performance … Continue reading

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Tom’s Top Ten Tips for Blogging on WordPress

One year ago I launched three properties on the self-hosted version of WordPress – a professional association website (bostonsim.org), a cycling hobbyists site (Road Biking MA), and a personal blog (tomcatalini.com) – taking me on a journey of trial and … Continue reading

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Customizing the Admin Interface for Better Usability

By Jake Rainis and Niki Brown What the presentation is about We’ve been developing websites in WordPress professionally for several years now and have really been fascinated by the aspect of its use as full-blown content management system. WordPress is … Continue reading

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SEO Myths & WP Magic Session

Do you know which of these are true and which are false? Keyword density should be ~ 10% Site speed impacts rankings Content is King Paid links = Evil PPC helps SEO rankings If you answered yes, well, you probably … Continue reading

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Creating Content With Shortcodes

WordPress shortcodes are simple but powerful tools in your WordPress toolbox yet they get very little attention. Shortcodes were added in WordPress 2.5 as an easy way to create macros for use in your content. WordPress.com has a wide array … Continue reading

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Helping Your Small Business Client Take On Maintaining Their Own Site

Okay, so the new WordPress site you have developed for Joe’s Tax Service is just about done.  The site looks great, works great.  Joe will be happy.  Only one problem: Joe doesn’t have many clients yet, and won’t be making a … Continue reading

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