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Making Money with WordPress: Oh the Places you will Go!

This session is all about getting paid with WordPress — and not making money offering WordPress services or building WordPress products, but actually accepting money through your WordPress website. If you have ever thought about selling something on your website or wondered about being able to accept payments or donations, this talk is for you. We’ll cover various reasons for collecting money through your website or blog and best practices to follow. We’ll also introduce you to several WordPress plugins and third-party tools — from the simple to the complex — that enable you to collect money, accept donations, sell digital and physical products, sell subscriptions, theme boxes, and more.

September 15, 2018
Best Practices on Providing Free Support for your Plugin or Theme

If you are a WordPress plugin or theme author, you probably have mixed feelings about the WordPress Support Forums. For many, they are a necessary evil of the WordPress product developer experience. While they are limited, the advantages they offer far outweigh the disadvantages when tackled well. I’ve been providing support on the support forums for over 5 years for a wide variety of plugins. I’ll share my experiences and provide insight and tools that will make you a believer both in free support and in the value the .org support forums can provide to you and your business. Attendees will gain a deeper knowledge of all the resources the Support Forums offer. They will also learn of new tools at their disposal to offer more effective technical support for their users on the .org forums.

September 22, 2018
Content Creation in a Gutenberg Era -- WCLAX 2018

A new block-based editor (aka Gutenberg) is coming to WordPress 5.0 in 2018. This update will radically impact how you imagine and conceptualize your website content. We’ll cover what exactly Gutenberg is and how to prepare for it. The key takeaway is an understanding of how Gutenberg will affect your existing content, and how to create exciting new layouts with it in the future. Bonus: Free downloadable resources and demos will be provided. If you want to get ahead of the curve with Gutenberg and be empowered to do more with your website; this is a must-see talk. More resources found here:

September 21, 2018
Using GiveWP for your Online Donations

A presentation on why Give is the best online donation plugin for WordPress and why every NGO needs it.

July 9, 2018